Books

  • Carter’s ‘Call To Action’ puts spotlight on women, struggles

    Jimmy Carter, U.S. President from 1977-1981, has sometimes been called the most active and distinguished ex-President in history.  Since his retirement from the White House, Carter has founded The Carter Center, which works to improve the lives of .

  • Library offers plenty of guides, books for keeping kids safe online Pecoraro

    Is the Internet safe for my children? This is the question most parents want answered. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers all want to keep their children safe wherever they are and whatever they are doing. That certainly includes online. But it’.

  • ‘Wish’ pulls off intensity of magic

    You might be thinking to yourself: “If I’ve seen one fairy in fairyland, I’ve seen them all.” Of course, there are exceptions. And the proof lies in the enchanting and mysterious “Wish,”  the first in the Faerieground .

  • ‘Sitcom’ offers deep reflection and outlook on TV staple

    Sometimes it’s important to read about television. ‘Sitcom’  reviews the history of the situation comedy in 24 chapters, each focusing on a particular sitcom, in roughly chronological order from “I Love Lucy “ to modern shows like “Community.” Many of .

  • ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ a beauty in language and in story Marcia.allen1

    Are you looking for a novel with exquisitely beautiful language? If so, I have the perfect story for you. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is a book that will dazzle you with its turn of phrase, .

  • Bipolar disorder workbook educates

    It scares and confuses family members, friends and co-workers. Documentaries elaborate on the seriousness of it. Scientists and psychiatrists are fascinated and puzzled by it.  It is not the same as occasionally feeling down in the dumps or having .

  • ‘Truth About Style’ explains complexities of fashion

    In my pre-teen years at which time my identity was unknown, I dressed like a hippie. I loved Peter Max scarves, suede handbags with fringe, “Easy Rider” sets (minus Dennis Hopper’s motorcycle) and those long bell-bottoms. Everything was cool .

  • Stuck on ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ wait-list? Check out these titles Keri.mills

    With the acclaim of both the book and the resultant movie, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Gree is the hot book to read this summer for teens and adults alike. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, there is a .

  • Debut novel demands a tissue

    “The Light Between Oceans” which takes place in the years following World War I, is a tear-jerker, but a good one. The novel is a story of Tom Sherbourne and his wife, Isabel, who live on Janus Rock, an island .

  • ‘Ozarks’ rich in Missouri, social history

    The Ozarks form a rugged, mountainous area in southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas-an area which has an interesting character and history of its own that is not well known. Lynn Morrow selected 14 articles, taken from the “Missouri Historical Review” of 1973.

  • Asperger’s ‘Survival Guide’ discusses workplace challenges

    You have seen them in your workplace. They are a little bit different. They are not very social, may not understand what you say, may get immersed in a project and become oblivious to their surroundings,. They can be bothered .

  • Be a ‘dummie’ and check out the library’s how-to book selection Librarian.linda.henderson

    Interested in understandable information? Hungry for a new hobby? Manhattan Public Library offers over 300 “For Dummies” and “Complete Idiot’s Guides” that you can borrow today. “For Dummies” books provide newcomer-friendly information and instruction on a broad variety of topics — .





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