• Novel focuses on victims of Nazi medical research

    Don’t let the number of pages discourage you from reading this riveting historical fiction account about a group of prisoners in Ravenbruck, a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a German female doctor at the camp and an .

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookie cook books Pecoraro

    May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Ruth Graves Wakefield’s creation of the original chocolate chip cookie was a happy accident. Ruth intended to bake chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker’s chocolate. When she .

  • Key years in Washington’s life

    During this contentious time in the 2016 U.S. presidential nomination process, it is interesting to look back to our first presidential election. Only white males of property could vote and they were casting their ballots for other white males of .

  • Turkle details negative side of technology

    Sherry Turkle is the author of several books on people’s relations with electronic media, including “The Second Self” and “Alone Together.” Trained in sociology and clinical psychology, Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze professor of the social studies of .

  • Little known scientist subject of new biography

    Alexander von Humboldt is perhaps the most influential person in modern times of whom most people are totally unaware. As the author of this book notes, “More places are named after Humboldt than anyone else.” We in Manhattan have our .

  • Books about sports for children and parents alike Librarian.amber.keck

    With only a few weeks left of school, the Youth Services Department at Manhattan Public Library is gearing up for the summer reading program and all the summer events planned for children of all ages.  Parents: you might be .

  • More WWI spy shenanigans

    “One Man’s Flag” is just as its cover describes it, “A novel of espionage during the First World War.” It’s also a love story between individuals who can’t seem to be on the same side, and it’.

  • Unlikely friends face trials of high school

    You know that high school classmate you wouldn’t be caught dead associating with? Given the right cocktail of bad choices, dangerous circumstances and shared terror, they just might become the person you’re clinging to for dear life. “Rebel, .

  • Alter takes readers on Himalayan spy adventure

    Mussoorie, an anonymous town along the Indian border with Tibet, has a curious population breakdown. It draws a modest number of tourists, has a military detachment and is home to a number of Brits, some of whom have been there .

  • Read about plant, animal additions for your yard Janet.ulrey.librarian

    Gardening is a wonderful way to gain joy from the outside world. The visual beauty of flowers and plants is pleasing to the eye, but when a butterfly drops in for a visit, another dimension is added to heighten your .

  • Exile leads to mystery for Chinese librarian

    Recently participants in the Manhattan Public Library’s BookTalk spring reading program discussed what keeps readers interested in mysteries. Three main elements were identified — the challenge of solving the crime, the fascination with the geographical, political or historical aspects of .

  • Inspiring heroine takes on pre-WWII rescue mission

    The year is 1938, and Maisie Dobbs, a British woman, is a widow whose husband was killed while test-flying an aircraft some years earlier. Maisie was pregnant at the time, and because of grief and trauma, lost her baby not long .


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