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Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

My fellow Gatehouse Media editor Matthew Phillion is at it again: “The Indestructibles: Breakout,” his sequel to last spring’s young adult superhero saga “The Indestructibles,” comes hot on the heels of the last installment.But in this one, Phillion is unencumbered by the need to introduce all the characters and bring them together, “Avengers”-style, into a cohesive fighting force. And he uses that built-in momentum to send his story...

Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” By Margaret Atwood. Doubleday, 2014. 273 pages. $25.95.No matter how amusing, preposterous or absurd her characters’...

Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 11:24 AM

“How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food” By Mark Bittman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014. 1056 pages. $35 hardcover.In 1,056 pages, Mark Bittman, a food writer who wants us to eat...

Posted Nov 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Samantha Kirby of Hepler City Library and Brenda Banks of Arma City Library attended the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) workshop for members of the SEKnFind consortium on Excelling at Excel, at SEKLS headquarters, Iola, Kansas on...

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

“Best Food Writing 2014” Edited by Holly Hughes. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 400 pages. Paperback. $15.99.With summertime and Halloween now solidly behind us, we can tuck into one of our favorite topics —...

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records...

Posted Oct 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The preschoolers from Southeast Elementary School, Weir, made their way around town on Thursday, Oct. 2 visiting CBW Bank, the United States Post Office, and the Weir Public Library.Mrs. Godfrey’s morning and afternoon...

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM

“The Penguin Book of Witches” Edited by Katherine Howe. Penguin Group, New York, 2014. 321 pages, paperback. $17.Katherine Howe’s new book, “The Penguin Book of Witches,” will be a go-to fall...

Posted Oct 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Samantha Kirby of Hepler City Library attended the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) workshop on ShareIt at the Iola Public Library on Oct. 21. Brenda Cash, SEKLS Head of Resource Sharing, and Kim Burns, SEKLS Head of Technical...

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 12:23 PM

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande. Metropolitan Books, New York, 2014. 282 pages. $26.Society is slow to change. We’ve learned how to treat diseases and conditions that, in...

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Samantha Kirby, Hepler City Library, and Brenda Banks, Arma City Library, attended a Southeast Kansas Library System  titled "Cooking the Books" Oct. 7 at the Girard Public Library.Laura DeBaun, association...

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