Chocolate, with some summer party ideas

    As the season of ice cream and cold desserts arrives, let's look at the attractions of chocolate.

When the earth moves--and the water responds

       Since all of earth's residents seem to be getting some shaking lately, even Michiganians, an article listing some informative materials and recommendations seems appropriate. For general information on earthquakes in the United States, visit the US. Geological Survey website at If you want to see what preparations can be made, visit

The Big Read: after you read A wizard of Earthsea, what next?

    One of the great things about this year's Big Read selection, A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin, is that there are three more books, equally enthralling, in the Earthsea series, plus Le Guin has written dozens of other wonderful books. If you have read this book with your children, there are numerous other authors in the children's section that both children and adults will enjoy.

Black History Month

     In honor of Black History month, the following new titles are recommended. color by Kenneth A. McClane is a collection of essays by Cornell University's W.E.B.

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