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  • Anthrax’s anarchy on America

    Shortly after 9/11, someone dropped a number of letters into the US postal system tainted with highly toxic aerosolized anthrax spores. The letters were non-descript, and for all practical purposes, apparently non-traceable. After the first set, another set were sent. Ultimately, .

  • Prepare for Paris at the library Librarian.janene.hill1

    Paris is a city of legendary charm and for centuries has been an international center of political power and social change, culture and the arts, science and learning, Epicureanism, sensuality, and fashion.  The past few years have seen a .

  • Former K-State student impresses in debut novel

    Many of us around K-State’s English and Modern Languages Departments knew her as Sarah Greenwood. But the front cover of her impressive first novel, “Last Will”, calls her Bryn Greenwood. And, whether they knew her or not, anyone who .

  • Murder at the London games

    If you have any interest in the 2012 London Olympics, you’ll probably find “Private Games,” an action-packed mystery,especially enjoyable. Peter Knight is a single father of twin toddlers who once was a special investigator to the Central Criminal Court. .

  • The key ingredients of SARS

    It is hard to get a true sense of how close humanity may have come to a runaway pandemic. Karl Taro Greenfield, in “China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century’s First Great Epidemic,” portrays Severe Acute Respiratory .

  • A day at the 2012 KLA

    That was the theme of the 2012 Kansas Library Association Conference in Wichita, which took place last Wednesday through Friday. The annual convention is touted as the state’s premier opportunity for librarians to gather, learn, and network, then “return to .

  • Technology blues? The library has your cure linda.henderson

    Have a new E-Reader?  Want to know how to use your E-Reader?  Want to download e-books and audio books to your mobile device?  Manhattan Public Library scheduled four help sessions in April which, to our delight, filled .

  • Defined by haystacks, birds, and grass

    If you are looking for a thoughtful, engaging environmentally oriented romp, “Man Killed by Pheasant” is for you. John Price begins with his childhood and we learn about his family and how he overcomes his shyness and lack of growth .

  • The strange language of love and law

    Charlotte Gold meets Brian Warrington in law school while interning with the international war crimes tribunal at The Hague. They fall in love and return to New York City, where they move in together. She soon finds out that Brian .

  • The outbreak stopper

    “Only about one out of every ten cells between your hat and shoes is human-the other nine belong to the masses of bacteria that coat our skin, live in our guts, and thrive in our mouths. When we consider the .

  • Death in a small town

    BENT ROAD Lori Roy Dutton 2011 $25.95, 354 pages “Bent Road,” Lori Roy’s first novel, is a suspense story that takes place in rural Kansas. Roy is no stranger to Kansas — or to this area. As a teenager, Lori Harold, she graduated .

  • You don’t break habits, you just change them

    “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.” — William James (1892) Ingrained habits affect many parts of human lives, and once learned, they cannot be unlearned-but only over-written. Habits that become entrenched are .





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