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Hedy reviews "The File"

“The File: A Personal History” by Timothy Garton Ash, 1997, 259 pages [327.12 Gar at Moline Public Library]

Garton Ash is an English journalist who lived in occupied Berlin, Germany, in 1978.  This was during the Cold War, and he spent time on both sides of the Berlin Wall.  When the Wall came … Read More…

Opera bus trip is a "go"!

Enough people have signed up to make our bus trip to see the Des Moines Metro Opera perform “La Traviata” viable.  If you haven’t signed up, you can still do so and be on the waiting list. Read More…

La Traviata bus trip update--Deadline April 15

If  you’ve been thinking about going on the “La Traviata” Opera bus trip, please register soon.   Our deadline is April 15 and we still need a handful of riders.   The trip is Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $66.00 which includes ticket and bus ride.   To register, … Read More…

Courtney reviews "The Lives of Tao"

“The Lives of Tao” by Wesley Chu, 2013, 460 pages, SF/FAN CHU

When out-of-shape IT worker Roen Tan begins hearing a voice in his head, he wonders if he is going crazy. He’s not. An ancient alien named Tao has symbiotically joined with Roen, and now he’s been thrust into the middle of a centuries-… Read More…

Muslim Journeys: American Stories

See the “Muslim Journeys” icon in the lefthand column of our homepage?  Click on it, and you’ll see the whole array of our programming in chronological order with descriptions of our Muslim Journeys: American Stories project, which is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Hum… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Deer Hunting with Jesus"

“Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War” by Joe Bageant, 2007, 273 pages, 305.5097 BA

Joe Bageant seems to me to be the liberal version of Rush Limbaugh with his commentary bordering on ranting.   The opinions are not buttressed by footnoted statistics, a bibliography, or … Read More…

Hedy reviews "I Am Malala"

“I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb, 2013, 327 pages, BIOG YOUSAFZAI

Malala Yousafzai’s family had a tradition of promoting girls’ education in Pakistan.  Right from the start, Malala’s father was proud of her.  … Read More…

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