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January 2014

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The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel

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The Last Kind Word

Get to know Mary Bennet. Page 2

Outstanding undercover thriller. Page 7

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What the Dog Knows Wonderful stories about working dogs. Page 8

Turn Left at the Cow Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs Quirk Books, $10.99, 352 pages Ransom Riggs will discuss his new book Hollow City on Jan. 20 at Hardesty Regional Library. See Page 4 for more details.

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman spent his childhood enthralled by his grandfather’s tales of attending an orphanage for kids with peculiar abilities: levitation, super strength and invisibility, just to name a few. Jacob believed these stories were far-fetched at best, but after a mysterious and tragic event, he begins to find clues that point

otherwise. He sets off to a remote Welsh island to find this magical school, and to discover the truth about his grandfather’s life and death. Fifty evocative black-and-white photographs accompany this novel, adding to its atmospheric feel. With intriguing and well-developed characters, a haunting setting and plot twists to keep you guessing, See Miss Peregrine, cont’d on page 11

Family ties that bind. Page 10

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War The year it all changed. Page 14

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Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Bread By Betty Crocker Betty Crocker, $19.99, 336 pages Check this out! While my review copy is trade paperback It’s worth paying extra to get The Big Book of Bread in hardcover as it is likely to be in heavy use in your kitchen. This Betty Crocker publication is excellent and, presumably, every recipe thoroughly tested in sponsor General Mill’s test kitchen. The recipe collection is very extensive and out of some two-hundred recipes you are likely to find many you want to test yourself. You’ll find anything and everything in here in the arena of baking breads and related goodies. The recipe writing is superb, each nicely confined to a single page to be cook friendly, and many illustrated by a gorgeous full-page photo. Each recipe is headed by prep time and start-to-finish time, and on the bottom complete nutritional information. Many recipes have an additional tip under a sidebar Bake Smart. Recipe variations have also been added. Besides the standards you have fourteen gluten-free items and many recipes for bread machine. You will find muffins, scones, biscuits, quick and yeast breads, pizzas, focaccia, even bagels, bread sticks and pretzels. Also some strange items like Beer and Pretzel Bread and S’more Bread. The well cross referenced index is excellent. Reviewed by George Erdosh

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Mary Engelbreit’s Fan Fare Cookbook: 120 Dessert Favorites By Mary Engelbreit Andrews McMeel, $18.99, 184 pages Check this out! Although Mary Engelbreit admits “if [her] family had to depend on [her] for food, they would starve to death in a really cute kitchen,” she has ventured once again into the cookbook world to share sweet treats from her friends and fans. I had expected to see more of Mary Engelbreit’s trademark style present in the book, but the book design is very simple. A repeated image heads each section. Scattered spot illustrations are adorable, but rare. The real treasure of this cookbook is the story accompanying each recipe—sharing the history of old family recipes or a new friend made over shared recipes. There’s something here for every cook— from simple microwave recipes to more complicated made-from-scratch cakes and candies. Ingredients can be found at any local grocery, and everything looks delicious. I know my family has enjoyed the recipes I’ve tried so far. The three-ingredient nobake Key Lime Pie has a lovely meringue-y mouth-feel without the work. Cherry Tortilla Dessert is one I will revisit often. I didn’t think I’d ever find better banana bread than my mother’s, but Nana O’s Banana Bread might present some competition if the smells wafting out of my kitchen are any indication. Reviewed by Randy-Lynne Wach

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel By Pamela Mingle William Morrow Paperbacks, $14.99, 320 pages Check this out! It has been three years since Jane and Lizzy were married. Now Lydia, who was also married three years ago, has run away from her marriage and returned home, very pregnant with a baby of questionable paternity. Mary and Kitty, the unwed Bennet sisters, are packed off to live with Jane until some of the talk of scandal dies down. Mary has resigned herself to being a spinster, caring for her parents as they age and helping her sisters with their own children. So no one is more surprised than Mary when the handsome and eligible Henry Walsh begins paying attention to her. Is she worthy of this gentleman? Can he really offer her what she would need in a marriage, or does he have other motives? A new addition to the world of Pride and Prejudice fan fiction, The Pursuit of Mary Bennet is sure to delight readers who cannot get enough of Austen’s beloved characters. Pamela Mingle breathes new life into the character of Mary, the middle Bennet sister who tends to mostly fade into the background in the original novel. Mingle’s portrayal is mostly realistic, if somewhat frustrating, and the story she weaves will keep readers eagerly turning the pages until the end. Reviewed by Holly Scudero

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Nostalgia: A Novel By Dennis McFarland Pantheon, $25.95, 336 pages Check this out! As the novel begins, Summerfield Hayes is a brash, confident nineteenyear-old, a gifted baseball player, bound for college and law school. In January 1864 he enlists in the Union Army. Five months later, his regiment and a multitude of other foot soldiers engage the rebels in a Virginia forest called the Wilderness. An estimated thirty thousand soldiers die in this encounter. Summerfield has not been killed. He is alive - drowning in fear and regret, crazed by the sounds of battle inside his head. He cannot speak. His hands tremble too much to hold a pen. By the time he arrives at a Washington DC hospital, he has been robbed of anything that would identify him. What transpires is a not-entirely welcome miracle. Dennis McFarland is a merciless, meticulous writer. He puts you in the world he depicts and never lets up. You can smell the putrefying flesh, watch the blood spurt, taste the ashes. You can slog through the skulls and skeletons, feel the blisters pop on your trigger hand as you reload until you run out of ammunition. One of the factors in bringing Summerfield back to the land of the living is the presence of Walt Whitman as a gadfly hospital attendant. It’s a wonderful and joyous portrayal of Whitman. Read it and weep. Reviewed by Elizabeth Benford


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FROM THE PUBLISHER Happy New Year! Tulsa City-County Library can help you with your New Year’s resolutions. Traditionally, public libraries have provided help with changing people’s lives via books. But as the Internet has opened up new vistas, so also has it offered up new tools for libraries. Not only can library customers easily apply for a library card online, at www. tccl.us/ApplyToday, but also they can shop the library online to borrow books, eBooks, DVDs, Blu-rays, audiobooks and CDs, plus request items be sent to the library of their choice for pickup. The library also offers music, magazines, newspapers, TV shows and movies for download or streaming via the Web, too. Further, the library provides online tutoring for K-12 students and adult learners, as well as online résumé help, job coaching and a Language Learning App, all available for free. The library’s latest pilot is the offering of more than 500 free, online, no-credit classes, powered by Universal Class.Within this month’s Tulsa Book Review you will find our Online Classes Spring 2014 course catalog. Customers register, sign up for classes and take the classes when it is convenient for you. Teachers can be reached via email. Whether your New Year’s resolution covers getting in shape or saving for the future, whether you want to improve your baking skills or learn to use Adobe InDesign, there surely is a course to help you incorporate your resolutions into your daily life. Libraries truly do change lives! We wish you and yours all the best in 2014. Remember: Your Tulsa City-County Library is here to help. Again, happy New Year! Warmest regards,

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than Joshilyn Jackson, quirky, delightfully twisted and dark novels filled characters so real, the reader wishes they could reach into the pages and grasp them by the shoulders if only to give a little shake or hug depending what’s on the page. With writing so rich and detailed, the novel causes readers to willing allow themselves to be led by the hand into what could either be the greatest heartbreak of their lives or something so wonderful as to ruin them for all stories thereafterlike love itself. Reviewed by Lanine Bradley

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Lake Como By Anita Hughes St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 274 pages Check this out! S a v e yourself the calories of a box of See’s candy and sit down and enjoy the jet set lifestyle of this San Franciscan heiress. Hallie has a fabulous career at the top interior design house, lives with a handsome wonderful man, but leaves it all to visit her sister in Lake Como. Hallie’s sister is struggling with an unfaithful husband while Hallie is uncertain about the status of her stateside relationship. As the plot thickens, other relationships are called into question and Hallie struggles with understanding her place with her Italian family and American mother and grandmother. When Hallie meets a reclusive but wealthy tech entrepreneur, she goes to work on his villa in Lake Como while he works on charming her. Lake Como is a wonderful way to pass the hours and is perfect for those days when one cannot make the effort to read heavier material. The author has written a frothy escape novel for those of us who can fantasize about being designer perfect while living the lifestyle of the rich and socially eminent. Reviewed by Julia McMichael Mother, Mother: A Novel By Koren Zailckas Crown, $24.00, 384 pages Check this out! Violet Hurst finds herself locked up in a psychiatric facility after one bad evening in which she chews on some mind-altering seeds with friends and supposedly cuts up her little brother’s hand after threatening her mother with a knife. But not only can she not remember hurting William, who’s only twelve and has some autism issues and seizures, she is sure she wouldn’t have. Her father was there but likely drunk, so he’s unreliable, and the strangest thing is

she thought she saw her sister Rose, who ran away a year earlier. Over the course of about a week, she tries to find the truth, before she feels truly crazy. One thing she’s sure of is that her mother, Josephine, is dangerous and manipulative. But how does her mother’s way of doing things play into the big picture? Could Rose really have anything to do with it? Readers learn the pieces of the story as Violet tries to make sense of them, even as the narrative switches between her point of view and William’s, and it becomes increasingly clear that something is seriously wrong. But who is to blame? And exactly how dangerous is Josephine? This novel is fascinating, disturbing, and almost impossible to put down. Reviewed by Cathy Carmode Lim Someone Else’s Love Story: A Novel By Joshilyn Jackson William Morrow, $26.99, 352 pages Check this out! The title says it all, warning readers from the onsetthe romance you see in front of you isn’t what you think it may be. In a dirty Circle K, William Ashe willingly slides half a step between a robbery gone badly and Shandi Pierce’s delightful threeyear-old genius son Nathan. In that breadth of a moment, she falls heart-wrenchingly and irrevocably in love with the man. Little does Shandi know however, that this isn’t her love story as she thinks it is. No one writes Southern drama better

Swimming in the Moon: A Novel By Pamela Schoenewaldt William Morrow Paperbacks, $14.99, 368 pages Check this out! The story is set in Italy, nineteen-hundred-five where Lucia and her mother Teresa work as servants at a villa in Naples. Teresa has a beautiful singing voice and one day, in an attempt to try and make a better life for them both, she winds up in an altercation with the famous opera singer, Toscanini. The ensuing drama resulted in Lucia and her mother fleeing Naples to live in Cleveland, Ohio. Swimming in the Moon traces their journeys, both the struggles and the successes, of finding their place in this new world. Lucia finds that she loves academia, and has a passion for exploring a potential

niche in the suffragette movement. But in finding her way, she also bears the task of caring for Teresa, who becomes unable to fight the demons of her past. Although this novel gave a specific look into the lives of both mother and daughter during that difficult time, I didn’t really feel Lucia’s struggle as much as I did Teresa’s. Lucia was the narrator, yet it was easier to sympathize with Teresa’s turn of events through life as a servant in Naples, to a career in vaudeville, and ultimately becoming maddened by the events of her personal history. What really won me over was the wrap-up of this novel. Both Lucia and Teresa’s story lines concluded beautifully such that I was left with a romanticized image of what life was like in the nineteen-hundreds for Americans and immigrants alike. Reviewed by Lenna Stites

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Fiction

Book Reviews The Heavens Rise By Christopher Rice Gallery Books, $26.00, 336 pages Check this out! Christopher Rice, son of bestselling horror author Anne Rice, returns with his next novel that is dark and tarrying and mystical in a number of ways, while capturing a feel of New Orleans and that part of the world postKatrina in a way that only someone deeply familiar with the area could. This is the story of the strange disappearance of the known and respected Delongpre family; mother, father and daughter lost to the bayou and the world. The daughter, Niquette, is mourned by her boyfriend Anthem and her close friend Ben, while the twisted person Marshall is pretty certain their death was due to his actions. Marshall then throws himself from a high-rise building and ends up in a coma, from which he has gained strange powers. As years pass and Marshall continues

to somehow control others to his whim, it seems perhaps the Delongpre may not be gone for good, as strange things continue to happen, as people fall under a spell, and not all controlled by Marshall. Told from various perspectives, Rice has crafted a chilling and thrilling story that abhors as well as entices, leaving the reader turning the pages until the astonishing finale. Reviewed by Alex Telander Box Office Poison (Linnet Ellery) By Phillipa Bornikova Tor Books, $24.99, 320 pages Check this out! S o m e might want to label Box Office Poison as urban fantasy, but the simple truth is that this is a highly entertaining legal thriller masquerading as fantasy novel. Yes it’s all about vampires, werewolves and elves, but that rather misses the point. The core of the story is an arbitration

action alleging discrimination in the casting of Hollywood movies. The humans are alleging the elves are unfairly using their power of glamour to win the leading roles. The magic only works face-to-face and not when the elf appears on the screen. Hence movies are not doing so well at the box office. So what should the limits be when it comes to casting. Are humans not allowed to have cosmetic surgery and, if the right gender, enjoy sex on the casting couch? The werewolf agents are up in arms so the vampire lawyers are called in to run the arbitration. Everything is running smoothly until an elf pulls out guns and shoots up a studio. Now the vampire and his human agent have their work cut out to identify who’s trying to sabotage the relationship between humans and the elves. The result is great fun. Reviewed by David Marshall Bleeding Shadows By Joe R. Lansdale Subterranean, $40.00, 488 pages Check this out! A stranger with a curious story to tell finds himself locked up by a local sheriff. An amateur detective hunts down a jazzman making some otherworldly music. The zombie apocalypse makes keeping friends and celebrating Christmas a little harder. A man discovers the unexpected dark side of an American icon. A buffalo soldier finds him-

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self at odds with local tr ibesmen. Huck and Jim encounter monsters on a bizarre island. Collecting L a n s d a l e ’s latest stories (including his contributions to the Matheson anthology He Is Legend and an Edgar Rice Burroughs-inspired collection), Bleeding Shadows is pretty evenly split between his signature East Texas gothic style, some inspired Lovecraftian horror, and a few wonderfully atmospheric tales where heroism crosses paths with the worst in human nature. Few writers can accomplish so much in just a few pages, but Lansdale is a true master of the short story, and his many gifts are here on fine display. A sharp wit, an unflinching grasp of what scares us (both horrifyingly real and beyond our imaginations), and a tongue-in-cheek down-toearth sensibility that adds charm to a few otherwise reprehensible characters. Chalk up another collection worthy of a place on your shelves to Mr. Lansdale. Reviewed by Glenn Dallas


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Montana By Gwen Florio Permanent Press, $28.00, 208 pages Check this out! Montana is a highly a c c o m plished first novel from Gwen Florio. She’s a seasoned journalist and, choosing to write about what she knows, this story introduces us to Lola Wicks. We start with her recalled from a dangerous freelance role as a foreign correspondent in war-torn Afghanistan, and follow her as she discovers the murder of her friend in Montana. Fearing the local sheriff isn’t up to solving the case, she decides to apply her investigative skills to solve it herself. The result is one of the most ingenious variations on a theme I’ve seen for years. I’ve spent years reading mysteries, and there are very few times when I can signal something different or unusual. This is one of those rare times. Our journalist is suffering from PTSD symptoms when she arrives in Montana, and so is not exactly in the best frame of mind to investigate. But her aggressive, not to say reckless, approach does produce some very interesting indications, one of which gives rise to the unexpected revelation. From that moment onwards, it goes into a more obvious thriller mode until we get to the “right” ending for Lola Wicks herself. This is one of the best murder mystery thrillers of the year. Reviewed by David Marshall Now You See It: A Grace Street Mystery By Jane Tesh Poisoned Pen Press, $24.95, 250 pages Check this out! Now You See It is the third in the series describing the lives of the people who live in a house on Grace Street, and it’s great fun! David Randall is the Private Investigator

who works out of his bedroom, occasionally assisted by Camden who can be persuaded to demonstrate psychic powers. To make life interesting, Randall is hired by a stage magician to find a box that’s gone missing. He’s also asked to find a missing diamond bracelet and, to make it more of a challenge, the brother of the first client turns up dead. He was locked inside a box. As an escapologist, he should have been able to get out. This is not quite a comedy mystery but it’s certainly infused with humor as our unlikely pair of investigators follow the trail of clues to find the diamonds, locate the lost box, and solve the locked-box murder. On the way, we explore the backstabbing word of stage magicians and decide whether romantic problems can also be solved within the group living on Grace Street. Put together as a package, this is one of the better cozy mysteries so far this year. Reviewed by David Marshall The Dinosaur Feather By S.J. Gazan, Charlotte Barslund (translator) Quercus, $24.95, 448 pages Check this out! The Dinosaur Feather carries the news all we readers have been waiting to hear. Danish readers voted this the best crime novel of the decade. So now translated

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Book Reviews into English how does it rate against the crime fiction of other countries? The answer is mostly good news if you approach it in the right spirit. This is not a classic whodunnit. Although there are three deaths at various points during the book, the real strength lies in the detailed characterization. We’re introduced to a PhD student just coming up to her final adjudication when her supervisor dies in a particularly unpleasant way. This introduces one of Denmark’s top inspectors into view except, of course, he’s been deeply traumatized and is not really bringing his A game to the table. Then there’s a Canadian professor who thinks birds and dinosaurs evolved from different stock. Indeed, this dispute about the origin of birds could be the motive for the first murder. By the time we get to the end, we know how and why everyone died. Two of the three point of view characters are beginning to find some peace of mind, and we know the truth about birds. It’s a fascinating read. Reviewed by David Marshall The Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin (Charlie Howard) By Chris Ewan Minotaur Books, $25.99, 336 pages Check this out! The Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin sees our heroic author as thief struggling with his writer’s block. With the threat of a delayed advance for his next book and royalty checks some time away, he’s using his burglary skills to pay the bills. When his “agent” comes to visit, they pick up a job for the British embassy. All our hero has to do is break into four apartments in one night and find the “package”. This should not be a challenge except, for security reasons the client will not say what he’s to steal. He’ll know it when he sees it. Then there are the spies who seem to know what he’s doing — effective spies: what a surprise! And if that’s not enough for our thief to contend with, he looks out of the window of the first apartment he breaks into and sees a murder. Well, that’s a dilemma for our career criminal. Is this the first time in his life to call the police? This is a highly entertaining romp through Berlin’s world of diplomacy and spies with a thief cast adrift without a clue what’s really going on. The blend of thriller and humor is irresistible! Reviewed by David Marshall

The Last Kind Word (McKenzie) By David Housewright Minotaur Books, $25.99, 320 pages Check this out! The Last Kind Word is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best thriller I’ve read this year. David Housewright has won an Edgar Award and three Minnesota Book Awards. This continues the trend of very high-class writing and deserves another award! This novel continues the story of Rushmore McKenzie, a retired police officer who freelances when the incentives are right. Against his better judgment, he’s persuaded to go undercover to recover guns that went missing in Operation Fast and Furious. After acquiring the identity of a hardened criminal, he and an arrested felon “escape” police custody and go on the run. A few days later, they meet up with the rest of his gang. This would be wonderful except the gang is an extended family who has been forced into attempting crimes as a means of paying the bills. There’s no way they have direct connections to Mexican gunrunners. With the local grapevine soon passing on the news of our hero’s arrival, everyone is suddenly watching to see what big robbery he will pull off. So now all he has to do is find the guns, plan a robbery, and keep all these homemakers from being killed. It’s a wonderfully human story. Reviewed by David Marshall

As the husband-and-wife team interviews suspects, it seems Archibald Scolfield wasn’t the sterling character his grieving cousin, Matilda, suggests. She was hosting a party for him the night he died and claims they were close. She lived at Montagu Manor with his permission. Incidentally, Lady Emily notes, Matilda stands to inherit Montagu Manor with “Archie” dead. Then Rodney Scolfield shows up from America, claiming to be the new Marquess. “Archie,” meanwhile, has left an unsavory trail. Any number of suspects could have reason to bash his skull. Still, I was taken by more than surprise by the end’s twist. There is so much to like about this Victorian Era mystery. The captivating characters. The lively writing. (The book is a pageturner.) But when the culprit was revealed, my reaction wasn’t the desirable, “Really? Oh. Of course.” Instead, it was more a disappointing, “Really! Oh. Okay.” Reviewed by Elizabeth Varadan

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Behind the Shattered Glass: A Lady Emily Mystery By Tasha Alexander Minotaur Books, $24.99, 304 pages Check this out! The shattered glass of the title refers to French doors that are shattered when Archibald Scolfield, the new Marquess of Montagu, bursts through them and falls dead from a bludgeoned skull. Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, were having a quiet week-end in Anglemore Park until that moment. Tulsa Book Review • January 2014 • 7

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What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs By Cat Warren Touchstone, $26.99, 334 pages Check this out! E v e n t h o u g h What the Dog Knows is an important scientific and academic study, most dog lovers will enjoy reading it; many parts your dog will enjoy listening to. The study is on working dogs but a significant part is about author Cat Warren’s German shepherd Solo, trained as a cadaver-sniffing dog. The study is thorough and extensive with many chapter-bychapter notes at the end of the book. The reader gets the bonus of Warren’s excellent writing skill that make this book easy and pleasant to read with many, many stories throughout and just as many examples of working dogs in action—specifically working dogs using their superb sense of smell. Warren reviews the history of working dogs and their training, such as how dogs are trained to sniff out land mines, punji pits and trip wires. The book includes Solo’s history from birth on, his training to become a cadaver dog, and his successes in his work. Each chapter starts with a black-and-white photo illustration of a dog (many of Solo) in action. This is far more than the average dog lover likes to read—the book’s readers are likely to be professionals in dog training and those using working dogs. Reviewed by George Erdosh Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie and Other Famous Cryptids By Daniel Loxton, Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press, $29.95, 432 pages Check this out! Sea serpents and living dinosaurs, Bigfoot and Nessie... the possibility that creatures like these (best classified as “cryptids”) are thriving in remote areas of the globe is an exciting and fascinating one. But for all

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the monster hunts and expeditions led to find them, for all the attempts to persuade skeptics of the legitimacy of cryptozoology, it seems less likely than ever that we’ll ever confirm their existence. Abominable Science! tackles these questions with scientific rigor and phenomenally-thorough investigation, not only putting the evidence as it stands to the test, but delving into history to see where the legends of these creatures originated in the first place. I can’t think of another book that has sought out the birth and evolution of the myths behind these cryptids. It’s a brilliant idea executed masterfully. The book also pursues valuable questions regarding cryptozoology, including how it can gain legitimacy as a scientific discipline, and whether cryptozoology is a positive or negative influence on scientific literacy in the United States and elsewhere. This isn’t an attack on cryptozoology, it’s a thoughtful and engaging exploration of it by two eminently qualified skeptical minds. Abominable Science! is science writing at its best. Reviewed by Glenn Dallas The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature By Richard H. Smith Oxford University Press, USA, $24.95, 256 pages Check this out! The Joy of Pain delves into that most human emotion of feeling good about the misfortune that happens to someone else. The Germans call it schadenfruede. Richard Smith takes a broad definition of this feeling and discusses how it makes us feel superior, or helps our own self esteem, or why we often feel that others must fail so we can feel more that we succeed. He tells of how delicate our idea of self can be as we compete with others, why we feel so good about See Joy of Pain, cont’d on page 15

Live Wire By Lora Leigh St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99, 384 pages The sixth installment of the Elite Ops series is about Jordan and Tehya. Both c h a r ac te r s have been present throughout the series so readers have been waiting a very long time to see how their relationship would develop. Jordan Malone is the mastermind of the Elite Ops. He has safely guided his crew through countless missions over the years. However, he has not been able to convince any of them that “happily ever after” are nothing more than a dangerous illusion; that love is as insubstantial as the wind. Instead of exploring the possibility of finding happiness with Tehya, Jordan maintains his distance for eight years limiting them to a strictly professional relationship. All of that changes when Tehya’s location and identity are compromised putting her life in peril. Tehya has loved Jordan since she first laid eyes on him and she plans to do everything in her power to make Jordan question his lack of belief in love. Lora Leigh is a master at weaving palpable danger, suspense, and romance into story so engrossing it will have readers turning pages late into the night. Visit with all of the members of the Elite Ops as the join forces once again to protect one of their own. Reviewed by Jennifer Moss

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The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo By Kerrelyn Sparks Avon, $7.99, 384 pages Check this out! I could kick myself for never h a v i n g picked up a Kerrelyn Sparks book before, as I couldn’t put this one down. She has forged my three favorite things together; Va m p i r e s , men in kilts, and accents. Sparks has molded these three beautifully together to make Dougal Kincaid, vampire and mortal protector. After losing the love of his life and his hand in battle, Dougal has turned into a self-loathing frump as everyone around him has gone on with their lives and families, and he seems destined to be alone. That is until hard-science genetics doctor, Leah, enters his world and turns it upside down. Can she really be his lost love? I loved this book. It wasn’t just a bunch of sappy superhero saves the girls plot. No, Sparks adds a touch of comedic reprieve to the storyline, which keeps any monotony at bay and helps bring depth to the characters. Humor is one of the most nixed traits in books in my opinion. Being that this is part of a series, I always recommend reading all of the prior books before picking up this one, unless you absolutely cannot resist - like me! Reviewed by Kim Heimbuch


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adult/teen events BixBy LiBrAry a-book-a-Month discussion group Wednesday, Jan. 15 • 2-3 p.m. We will discuss works by author Julia Glass: "Three Junes, "Whole World Over" and "I See You Everywhere." For adults. You should read the featured books prior to the program.

Broken ArroW LiBrAry Read or die Manga/anime Club Saturday, Jan. 18 • 12:30-2 p.m. For ages 12-18. Helping kids Sleep Strong Wednesday, Jan. 22 • 6-7 p.m. Is your child experiencing problems at school or home? Problem behaviors are sometimes caused by problem sleep. Sleep is a potent tool and has the power to prevent illness, encourage good health and growth, and improve behavioral problems and mood. Helping Kids Sleep Strong is a workshop designed to help parents and educators better understand the importance of sleep. The workshop provides adults with tools and strategies

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to foster high-quality sleep for children and addresses common sleep problems. Co-sponsored by the University of Tulsa. our Cosmic neighborhood ABCs Monday, Jan. 27 • 6:30 p.m. A is for Archeoastronomy, the global ancient and cultural way people viewed the stars. After the discussion we'll go outside for some star gazing (weather permitting). For all ages. Presented by the Broken Arrow Sidewalk Astronomers.

Broken ArroW LibRaRy/SoUTH eBook office Hours Monday, Jan. 13 • 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 24 • 10 a.m.-noon Get one-to-one assistance from trained library staff on accessing eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, music downloads, streaming movies and more. Bring your device, and we will walk you through setup and answer all your burning questions about library eContent. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7662 to register. For all ages.

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All Tulsa City-County Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day and on Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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school or home? Problem behaviors are sometimes caused by problem sleep. Sleep is a potent tool and has the power to prevent illness, encourage good health and growth, and improve behavioral problems and mood. Helping Kids Sleep Strong is a workshop designed to help parents and educators better understand the importance of sleep. The workshop provides adults with tools and strategies to foster high-quality sleep for children and addresses common sleep problems. Cosponsored by the University of Tulsa.

CoLLinSviLLe LiBrAry Job Lab Monday, Jan. 6 • 10 a.m.-noon Update your résumé, search for jobs online or explore a new career in this special computer lab just for job seekers. You will have access to Microsoft Office software and the Internet. USB flash drives are available for purchasing, or you can bring your own to save your work. Standard printing charges apply. Library staff and resources will be in the lab to provide assistance. For adults. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7528 to register. get Moving at your Library Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Join us for dancing through Wii Just Dance 4. For ages 10-18.

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All Thumbs knitting Group Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 22 • 1-3 p.m. All levels of knitting expertise are welcome to join us for this fun and instructional afternoon. For adults. Sukikyo! Anime Club Wednesday, Jan. 8 • 3-4:30 p.m. Join other anime/manga fans to discuss your favorite books, movies, characters and plot twists from this popular Japanese publishing trend. For teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Collinsville Library. Comedy of errors Book Group Tuesday, Jan. 14 • noon-1 p.m. Join this fun group of readers for a lively discussion. You should read the selected book prior to the meeting. Contact the library for the book title. For adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Collinsville Library. utime@yourlibrary Thursday, Jan. 16 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for fun activities, gaming and crafts. For ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Collinsville Library. Patchworkers Saturday, Jan. 18 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. If you want to learn to quilt or are an experienced quilter, join us for an informative and fun afternoon. For adults.


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Hardesty Regional Library Winter Break Gaming Thursday, Jan. 2 • 2-4 p.m. Location: Pecan Room Bored since the holidays are over? Join us for Xbox and board games. For ages 12-18. Class size is limited. Ancestry Library Edition: Searching Tips and Strategies Monday, Jan. 6 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Pecan Room Learn research tips and strategies for locating your ancestors in U.S. Census and military records. Join Lisa Hansen from the Genealogy Center and discover how to search more efficiently to get better results. For adults.

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Hardesty Book Discussion Group Wednesday, Jan. 8 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: first floor study room Read "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson and then join us for this lively discussion. Take a journey with us to the 1893 World's Fair and the shadow of a serial killer using the fair as a cover for his crimes. For adults. Copies of the book are available at the Hardesty Regional Library service desk. eBook and Audiobook Clinic Saturday, Jan. 11 • 9:30-11 a.m. Bring your e-reader, tablet or smartphone, and get assistance checking out and downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library's collection. If you don't have one of these devices yet but

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are curious about the process, we will have several kinds on hand for you to try. For adults. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7550 to register. Hardesty Teen Anime Club Saturday, Jan. 11 • 1-2 p.m. Do you enjoy reading anime and would you like to talk about it with others? Join us as we start a new teen anime club! For ages 12-18. Beginning Genealogy Workshop Thursday, Jan. 16 • 1:30-4 p.m. Location: Maple Room Learn how to start your family history research using Genealogy Center resources, tools and staff expertise. For adults.

A Peculiar Evening With Ransom Riggs Monday, Jan. 20 • 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Connor's Cove Join us for a creepy, strange, eccentric evening with best-selling author Ransom Riggs. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" was THE surprise best-seller of 2011 – an unprecedented mix of young adult fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. The second novel, "Hollow City," begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. A book signing will follow. For teens and adults. Sponsored by Tulsa CityCounty Library and BookSmart Tulsa. Savvy Social Security for Baby Boomers Tuesday, Jan. 21 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Ash Room Join Chuck Maddin for this valuable workshop that will answer Baby Boomers questions about Social Security. Seating is limited. Register at https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/SSA4Boomers. For adults. Great Decisions Kickoff Sunday, Jan. 26 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Frossard Auditorium Dr. Kalpana Misra, dean of arts and sciences at the University of Tulsa, will address "China's Foreign Policy" to kick off the eight-week Great Decisions discussion series. For adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. Teen Time Monday, Jan. 27 • 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy games, crafts and snacks. For ages 12-18.

Helmerich Library University Skills FAQ Tuesday, Jan. 7 • 4:30-6 p.m. Join us for tips on the university application process, college essay writing and techniques for successfully submitting university applications. A Spanish interpreter will be available. For teens. Call 918-549-7631 for more information.

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Books People Are Talking About Wednesday, Jan. 15 • 12:15-1:15 p.m. We will read and discuss historical fiction about the people, places, events and aftermath of our American Civil War. Featured books are "Nostalgia" by Dennis McFarland and "All Other Nights" by Dara Horn. For adults. Light refreshments are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Helmerich Library.


a d u l t / t e e n tad@H Tuesday! Tuesday, Jan. 28 • 4-5:15 p.m. Teens, join us for our monthly meeting of tad@H (teens actively discuss @ Helmerich). We will talk about our summer reading programming and NEED your input! Snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Helmerich Library.

HeRMan and KaTe kAiSer LiBrAry How does divorce affect your estate Plan? documents you need to Change Tuesday, Jan. 14 • noon-1 p.m. Join attorney Rita Foster as she discusses wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney and other estateplanning documents. Plus, learn how to avoid probate. For adults. For more information or to reserve a seat at the seminar, call 918-398-6681. Sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust. eBook and Audiobook Clinic Friday, Jan. 17 • 3-5 p.m. Bring your e-reader, tablet or smartphone, and get assistance checking out and downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library's collection. If you don't have one of these devices yet but are curious about the process, we will have several kinds on hand for you to try. For all ages.

JenkS LiBrAry January JTag: Making your Uberlist Tuesday, Jan. 7 • 4-5 p.m. Join the Jenks Library's Teen Advisory Group as we plan teen services for the library. We also will make uberlists for 2014! For ages 12-19. Jenks Library book discussion group Thursday, Jan. 16 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. You should read the selected book prior to the program. Contact the library for title. For adults. eBook and Audiobook Clinic Saturday, Jan. 18 • 10:30 a.m.-noon Bring your e-reader, tablet or smartphone, and get assistance checking out and downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library's collection. If you don't have one of these devices yet but are curious about the process, we will have several kinds on hand for you to try. For all ages.

JUdy Z. KiSHneR LiBrAry Wii@3 Wednesday, Jan. 15 • 3-4 p.m. Get your game on! For ages 10-18.

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Lego Freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23 • 4-5 p.m. Imagine. Create. Win! For ages 10-18.

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LibRaRiUM eBook and Audiobook Clinic: Kindle Fire Wednesday, Jan. 8 • 1-3 p.m. Drop by the library with your Kindle Fire and get assistance checking out and downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library's collection. For adults. Fab Lab: introduction to 3-d Printing Saturday, Jan. 18 • 2-3 p.m. The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa will present one of its most exciting machines: The Replicator 3-D Printer by MakerBot! Participants will learn how digital designs are transformed into real objects, literally turning ideas into reality. For all ages. introduction to your Library Wednesday, Jan. 22 • 2-3 p.m. Discover all the awesome resources the library has to offer! We'll show you how to read digital magazines, get job help, download free music and more! For all ages. Make it @ your Library: K'neX and Snap Circuits Saturday, Jan. 25 • 2-3 p.m. Get your build on at the library! We'll tap into our creativity by making rollercoasters, electronic circuits and more! For ages 8-18. Afternoons and Coffee Spoons Book Group Wednesday, Jan. 29 • 2-3 p.m. Read "Ghost Bride" by Yangsze Choo and then join us for this lively discussion. Set in the small port town of Malacca, Malaysia, this novel has intriguing twists and turns. For adults.

MaRTin RegionaL LiBrAry Health Care navigators @ your Library Tuesday, Jan. 7 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. A Navigator is trained and able to help consumers, small businesses and their employees as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms. Navigators will be available to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and to assist anyone needing help registering for and purchasing insurance through the Marketplace. For adults. Visit https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/librarynavigator to register. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Primary Care Association.

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Congregation B’Nai Emunah • 17th and Peoria The OCCJ Trialogue Series is made possible in part by the Tulsa Library Trust’s Alfred E. Aaronson Lecture Series Endowment. The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism. Call OCCJ at 918-583-1361 or visit www.occjok.org for more information.

Teen Time Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 4-5 p.m. • Join us for Wii and board games, plus other fun activities and snacks. For tweens and teens. Minecraft night Thursday, Jan. 9 • 6-8 p.m. Put your imagination to the test building your own world in the popular computer game Miinecraft. For tweens and teens. Manga ai! Saturday, Jan. 18 • 2-3 p.m. Munch on pocky and meet up with other manga fans to discuss your favorite books and movies, characters and plot twists. For sixth grade and up. Teen advisory board Saturday, Jan. 18 • 3:15-4:15 p.m. Munch on snacks, discuss programming, and help provide a teen perspective on the services and materials that the Martin Regional Library offers. For ages 12-18.

oWASSo LiBrAry Minecraft building Competition Thursday, Jan. 16 • 4-5 p.m. Participants will have 15 minutes to create an original structure. Structures will be judged and a prize awarded. For ages 11-16.

RUdiSiLL RegionaL LiBrAry Simple Steps for Starting your business: Start-Up basics Saturday, Jan. 18 • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Want to start a business? Get the help you need with SCORE experts. Learn the essentials of business start-ups, get action steps for your business and receive one-to-one mentoring. SCORE is a nonprofit association of volunteer business experts. Registration is required. Go to www. tulsa.score.org to register. For adults.

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One in six adults in the Tulsa area needs help improving his or her reading skills. They cannot follow instructions on a prescription label, complete a job application or read a bedtime story to a child. Tulsa City-County Library’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service needs volunteer tutors to help adults improve their reading and writing skills. Tutors must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated from high school. Each trained volunteer is matched with an adult student to provide oneto-one tutoring once or twice a week. Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment to tutor. Tutors must complete nine hours of initial training. Visit TulsaLibrary.org/literacy or call 918-549-7400 for details about upcoming training workshops.

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1/25th-Scale Model Car Show and Contest Monday, Jan. 20 • 1-4 p.m. The competition is open to ages 5 and older. Age categories are 5-11, 12-16 and 17 to adult. There are also professional and hydraulics categories. Winners will receive trophies for first, second and third place in each category. The show is for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rudisill Regional Library, Woodrow Street Hobbies, Liberty Baptist Church and 36th Street Auto. eBook and Audiobook Clinic: eBooks, iPads, Nooks, Wi-Fi Tuesday, Jan. 28 • 4-6 p.m. Location: Ancestral Hall Bring your e-reader, tablet or smartphone, and get assistance checking out and downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library's collection. If you don't have one of these devices yet but are curious about the process, we will have several kinds on hand for you to try.

SCHUSTERMANBENSON Library Mystery Readers Roundtable Thursday, Jan. 2 • 2-3 p.m. Stuck in a mystery rut? Come for coffee and share what you've been reading. For adults.

Suburban Acres Library New Year Sista' Chat Saturday, Jan. 18 • noon-2 p.m. Ring in the new year with these new reads by Bettye Griffin: "Isn't She

Lovely," "Lost That Loving Feeling" and "Love Will Follow." These books are available as eBooks. For adults and teens. Participants should read the books prior to the program. Seating is limited.

Zarrow Regional Library Louder Than a Bomb: Saturday Series Saturday, Jan. 11 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rooted in the crafts of poetry, creative writing, spoken word and new journalism, this workshop will culminate in opportunities involving publication and portfolio development. High-quality instructors will lead the workshop, which will focus on journalism from 10 a.m. to noon, and poetry and creative writing from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit http://teens. tulsalibrary.org or http://ahct.org/ programs/ltab/ for more information. For teens and adults. Sponsored by Tulsa City-County Library and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. eBook and Audiobook Clinic Wednesday, Jan. 22 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your e-reader, tablet or smartphone, and get assistance checking out and downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library's collection. If you don't have one of these devices yet but are curious about the process, we will have several kinds on hand for you to try. For teens and adults. Minecraft Night Thursday, Jan. 30 • 6-8 p.m. Put your imagination to the test building your own world in the popular computer game Minecraft. For ages 13-18.

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computer classes Collinsville Library Email 101 Monday, Jan. 13 • 10 a.m.-noon Learn how to set up a free account and how to use it to send and receive email. For adults. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7528 to register

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CLASSES ARE limited to 18 on a first-come, first-served basis. Getting Started With Zinio Digital Magazines Saturday, Jan. 4 • 9:30-11 a.m. Did you know that you can access more than 125 magazines anytime, anywhere for free – on PC or Mac or mobile device? Learn about Zinio. Requirements for this class are a valid Tulsa City-County Library card, a valid email address and basic keyboarding skills. You also can bring your iPad or smartphone if you would like to try the Zinio app. MS Word 1 Tuesday, Jan. 7 • 6-8 p.m. This class shows how to use toolbars and menus, set margins, apply spell check, and preview, save and print documents. You should have some experience using a computer keyboard and mouse prior to taking this class. Computers for Seniors Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Have you always wanted to learn to use a computer but were afraid to try? This series of classes is designed especially for older folks who need a slower-paced, encouraging atmosphere in which to learn new skills. Classes are: Jan. 9, "Hardware Boot Camp"; Jan. 16, "Beginning Internet"; Jan. 23, "Fun With Files"; and Jan. 30, "Email 101". Registration is required. Participants should register for the entire series. Call 918-549-7552 to register. For ages 55+. MS Word 2 Tuesday, Jan. 14 • 6-8 p.m. This class shows how to create and format tables, use bulleted and numbered lists, and apply and format columns in a document. You should take MS Word 1 prior to attending.

c l a s s e s MS Word 3 Tuesday, Jan. 21 • 6-8 p.m. This class shows how to create and use borders and shading, headers and footers, page numbering and drawing tools. You should take MS Word 2 prior to taking this class. MS Word 4 Tuesday, Jan. 28 • 6-8 p.m. Explore mail merge, use tables to perform calculations and create onscreen forms. You should take MS Word 3 prior to taking this class.

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CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 12 ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. MS Excel 1 Saturday, Jan. 4 • 10 a.m.-noon This class shows how to create formulas, use automatic fill and change basic formatting. You should take MS Word 2 and have some experience using a mouse prior to taking this class. MS Excel 2 Saturday, Jan. 11 • 10 a.m.-noon This class shows you how to create and edit formulas, apply functions, and apply advanced formatting to your spreadsheets and workbooks. You should take MS Excel 1 prior to taking this class. MS Excel 3 Saturday, Jan. 18 • 10 a.m.-noon This class teaches you how to use Excel to create visual representations of spreadsheet and workbook data. You'll learn how to create charts, apply conditional formatting and control the appearance of printed spreadsheets. You should take MS Excel 2 prior to taking this class. MS PowerPoint 101 Saturday, Jan. 25 • 10 a.m.-noon This class shows how to use this resource to create group presentations and slide shows. You should take an Intermediate MS Word class prior to taking this class.

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For all ages. registration is Required. Class SIZES ARE limited. Call 918-549-7645 to register. Really Basic Computer Class Friday, Jan. 3 • 9:30-11 a.m. This class is designed for new computer users who have little or no previous experience using computers, Windows, a mouse Hearing loop available. Switch hearing aid to T-coil.


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Broken Arrow Library My First Storytime Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30 a.m. • For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-10:50 a.m. • For ages 3-5.

Internet @ the Library Friday, Jan. 17 • 9:30-11 a.m. This class is designed for people with little or no experience using the Internet. You will learn to navigate the World Wide Web and use the library's catalog system and online resources.

Elementary, My Dear Book Club: Mystery Book Discussion for Kids Tuesday, Jan. 7 • 4 p.m. You should read the selected book prior to the program. Call 918-549-7500 or visit the library for title. For ages 7-12.

Email 101 Friday, Jan. 24 • 9:30-11 a.m. Learn how to set up a free account and how to use it to send and receive email.

Stay and Play Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 11 a.m. • For babies and toddlers, playing is learning! After our regularly scheduled storytime, join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills. For ages 1-5 and their caregivers.

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for adults. Class SIZES ARE limited. Really Basic Computer Class Wednesday, Jan. 8 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. This class is designed for new computer users who have little or no previous experience using computers, Windows, a mouse or the Internet, and little or no knowledge of basic computer terms. Internet @ the Library Wednesday, Jan. 15 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. This class is designed for people with little or no experience using the Internet. You will learn to navigate the World Wide Web and use the library's catalog system and online resources.

children’s events Bixby Library My First Storytime Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 10:30-10:45 a.m. • For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Preschool Storytime Mondays • 11-11:30 a.m. For ages 2-5. An adult must accompany 2-year-olds. Jan. 6 • Snow Jan. 13 • All Mixed Up Jan. 27 • Adventure

PAWS for Reading Wednesday, Jan. 8 • 4-5 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 7-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. Registration will begin at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program. Wii Hang Out Wednesday, Jan. 8 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children and teens who may struggle with skills such as taking turns and playing with peers are invited to enjoy games in a relaxed environment. Teen buddies are provided for each participant. Registration is encouraged. To register, call 918-549-7500 or email kmcdowe@tulsalibrary.org. For ages 8-18.

Broken Arrow Library/South Family Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30-10:50 a.m. • Enjoy stories, action rhymes, fun flannels, music and bubbles, plus meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood. For ages 3-5. Stay and Play Tuesday, Jan. 7 • 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 • 11-11:30 a.m. For babies and toddlers, playing is learning! After our regularly scheduled storytime, join us for

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games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills. For ages 5 and younger with an adult. My First Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10-10:20 a.m. • For infants to 18-month-olds and their caregivers. Toddler Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-10:50 a.m. • Enjoy stories, songs and fun! For ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Music and Movement Storytime Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30-10:50 a.m. • Stretch! Jump! Sing! Read! Join us for a storytime that is all about movement and motion. We will enjoy great books while we get all our wiggles out with fun group activities. For ages 5 and younger. Family Storytime: A Special Visit to Russia Tuesday, Jan. 14 • 10:30-10:50 a.m. At this special storytime, we will enjoy songs and stories in English and Russian. For ages 3-5. PAWS for Reading Thursday, Jan. 16 • 6:45-7:45 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 7-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.

Brookside Library Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10:15-10:45 a.m. • For ages 2-5. An adult must accompany 2-year-olds. My First Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 11-11:20 a.m. • For newborns to 24-month-olds and their caregivers.

Collinsville Library Stories From the Rocking Chair Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30-11 a.m. • Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. For newborns to 4-year-olds and caregivers. PAWS for Reading Wednesday, Jan. 15 • 3-4 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.

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glenpool Library Ms. Tatiana's Family Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-10:55 a.m. • Join us for songs, rhymes and books, and stay after for toys and activities that foster early literacy skills. For ages 5 and younger.

Hardesty Regional Library Toddler Time Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 10-10:20 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 11-11:20 a.m. Join Ms. Josie for stories, songs and finger plays. For ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Mr. Paul's Preschool Storytime Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 11-11:30 a.m. • For ages 3-5. Marvelous Monday Stories Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 6:30-7 p.m. • Join Ms. Karen for stories and other fun activities. For all ages. My First Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10-10:20 a.m. • For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Preschool Storytime With Ms. Kristie Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 11-11:30 a.m. • Join us for stories, music and activities. For ages 3-5. Cookie Construction Saturday, Jan. 25 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This event teams girls with women architects and engineers in a design contest to turn empty Girl Scout cookie boxes into free-standing structures based on a Winter Olympics theme in honor of the 2014 games. Watch the girls hard at work and cheer them on! For girls ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa Alliance for Engineering and Girl Scouts.

Helmerich Library Family Storytime Thursday, Jan. 23 • 10:15-10:40 a.m. Join us for new books and old favorites, music and more. For all ages. Preschool Storytime Tuesday, Jan. 28 • 10:30-10:55 a.m. Join us for books, music and more. For all ages.

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HeRMan and KaTe kAiSer LiBrAry Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-11 a.m. • Enjoy fun and imaginative stories, rhymes and finger plays that foster essential early literacy skills. For ages 5 and younger. PAWS for reading Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 22 • 3:30-5 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.

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My First Storytime Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and play time that fosters early literacy development. For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Sensory Storytime Saturday, Jan. 25 • 10:30 a.m.-noon Does your child have difficulty sitting through storytime? If so this inclusive, interactive program of stories, songs and activities may be just what you are looking for! Sensory Storytime focuses on learning with all five senses and is especially designed for children with a variety of learning styles or sensory integration challenges. Register online at http://

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kids.tulsalibrary.org/sensorystorytime or by calling 918-549-7542. For ages 1-7 and their caregivers

JenkS LiBrAry My First Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10-10:15 a.m. • For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Preschool Storytime Wednesdays • 10:30-11 a.m. For ages 3-5. Jan. 8 • Hats and Mittens Jan. 15 • Polar Bears Jan. 22 • Penguins Jan. 29 • Moose

tulsa city-county library locations 25 bixby Library 20 E. Breckenridge, 74008 • 918-549-7514 M, 10-8; T-Th, 12-8; Fri., 12-6; Sat., 10-5 19 Broken Arrow Library 300 W. Broadway, 74012 • 918-549-7500 M-Th, 10-8; Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5 23 broken arrow Library/South 3600 S. Chestnut, 74011 • 918-549-7662 M-Th, 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 17 Brookside Library 1207 E. 45th Place, 74105 • 918-549-7507 M-Th, 10-8; Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5 9 Central Library Closed for renovation 400 Civic Center, 74103 • 918-549-7323 8 Charles Page Library 551 E. Fourth St., Sand Springs, 74063 918-549-7521 • M-Th, 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 2 Collinsville Library 1223 Main, 74021 • 918-549-7528 M-Th, 12-8; Fri., 12-5; Sat., 10-5 24 Glenpool Library 730 E. 141st St., 74033 • 918-549-7535 M-Th, 12-8; Fri., 12-5; Sat., 10-5 22 Hardesty regional Library and Genealogy Center 8316 E. 93rd St., 74133 • 918-549-7550 M-Th, 9-9; Fri., 9-6; Sat., 9-5; Sun., 1-5 21 Helmerich Library 5131 E. 91st St., 74137 • 918-549-7631 M-Th, 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 18 Herman and kate kaiser Library 5202 S. Hudson Ave., Suite B, 74135 918-549-7542 • M-Th, 10-8; Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5 20 Jenks Library 523 W. B St., 74037 • 918-549-7570 M-T, 12-8; W-Th, 10-6; Fri., 12-5; Sat., 10-5 3 Judy Z. Kishner Library 10150 N. Cincinnati Ave. E., Sperry 74073 • 918-549-7577 M-T, 12-7; W, 10-5; Th, 12-7; Fri., 12-5; Sat., 10-5

11 Kendall-Whittier Library 21 S. Lewis, 74104 • 918-549-7584 M-Th, 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 10 Librarium 1110 S. Denver Ave., 74119 • 918-549-7349 M-Th, 10-8; Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5 15 Martin Regional Library and Hispanic resource Center 2601 S. Garnett Road, 74129 • 918-549-7590 M-Th, 9-9; Fri., 9-6; Sat., 9-5; Sun., 1-5 7 Maxwell Park Library 1313 N. Canton, 74115 • 918-549-7610 M-F, 10-6; Sat., 10-5 14 nathan Hale Library 6038 E. 23rd St., 74114 • 918-549-7617 M, 10-8; T-Th, 10-6; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 4 owasso Library 103 W. Broadway, 74055 • 918-549-7624 M-Th, 10-8; Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5 12 Pratt Library 3219 S. 113th W. Ave., Sand Springs, 74063 • 918-549-7638 M-Th, 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 6 rudisill regional Library and african-american Resource Center 1520 N. Hartford, 74106 • 918-549-7645 M-Th, 9-9; Fri.-Sat., 9-5; Sun., 1-5 13 Schusterman-benson Library 3333 E. 32nd Place, 74135 918-549-7670 • M-Th, 10-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-5 1 Skiatook Library 316 E. Rogers, 74070 • 918-549-7676 M, 12-8; T-Th, 10-6; Fri.-Sat., 11-5 5 Suburban Acres Library 4606 N. Garrison, 74126 • 918-549-7655 M-Th, 10-6; Fri.-Sat., 11-5 16 Zarrow Regional Library and American indian resource Center 2224 W. 51st St., 74107 • 918-549-7683 M-Th, 9-9; Fri.-Sat., 9-5; Sun., 1-5

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PAWS for reading Tuesday, Jan. 21 • 4-5 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7570 to register.

JUdy Z. KiSHneR LiBrAry Snip! Snap! Snow! Snowmen on the Go! Tuesday, Jan. 14 • 5:45-6:45 p.m. Children, slide into this "snowlicious" Terrific Tuesday event in your pj's! Go with the snowmen as they roll into some nighttime fun and adventure. For ages 5-10.


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Librarium Family Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 11-11:30 a.m. • For ages 5 and younger.

Martin Regional Library Fun Fun Music! Monday, Jan. 6 • 10-11 a.m. Are you ready to sing, hop, and jump to songs in Japanese and English? Join the Konnichiwa group for a fun-filled musical program. For ages 5 and younger. Book Buddies Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 • 4-4:45 p.m. Read books, play games and make craft with Miss Michelle. For second- through fourth-graders. Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 10-10:30 a.m. • For ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Child-care groups, please call before attending. Seating is limited so we may refer you to another library. Bilingual Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 10-10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish. For ages 5 and younger.

nathan hale Library Storytime With Miss Nha Thursdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30-11 a.m. • Join us for stories, finger plays, Mother Goose rhymes and dancing. For ages 4 and younger. PAWS for Reading Saturday, Jan. 11 • 2-3 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.

Owasso Library Sensory Storytime Friday, Jan. 3 • 4-5 p.m. Does your child have difficulty sitting through storytime? If so, this inclusive, interactive program of stories, songs and activities may be just what you are looking for! Sensory Storytime focuses on learning with all five senses and is

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especially designed for children with a variety of learning styles or sensory integration challenges. Registration is required. Register online at http:// kids.tulsalibrary.org/sensorystorytime or by calling 918-549-7624. For ages 1-7 and their caregivers.

I Love Paris! Saturday, Jan. 4 • 1-2 p.m. Celebrate "The City of Lights" through children's book characters such as Madeline, Fancy Nancy, Eloise and others! We will have fun, food and crafts. For ages 5-12.

My First Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30-9:50 a.m. • For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Rudisill Regional Library

Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10-10:30 a.m. • For ages 3-5. Stay and Play Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 10:30-11 a.m. • For babies and toddlers, playing is learning! After our regularly scheduled storytime, join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills. For ages 5 and younger with their caregivers. Homeschool Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 • 2-3 p.m. Join us as we read stories and make a craft. For ages 5-12. PAWS for Reading Thursday, Jan. 9 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. Class size is limited. Owasso Mother-Daughter Book Club Thursday, Jan. 16 • 6-7 p.m. Girls ages 9-12 and their mothers are invited to join us to discuss a great read. Copies of the featured book are available at the library. Participants should read the selected book prior to the program. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7624 to register.

pratt Library Preschool Storytime Thursdays • 10:30-11:30 a.m. For ages 5 and younger with an adult. Jan. 2 • Stories Without Words featured book: "Daisy Gets Lost" Jan. 9 • Robots featured book: "A Curious Robot on Mars!" Jan. 16 • Bears featured book: "Big Bear's Big Boat" Jan. 23 • Animals From Australia featured book: "Hello, Mama Wallaroo" Jan. 30 • Parts of the Body featured book: "My Octopus Arms"

Stay and Play Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 11-11:30 a.m. • For babies and toddlers, playing is learning! After our regularly scheduled storytime, join us for games, toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills. For newborns to 5-year-olds and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10-10:30 a.m. • For ages 2-5. An adult must accompany 2-year-olds.

My First Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10-10:20 a.m. • 10:30-10:50 a.m. For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

SchustermanBenson Library

PAWS for Reading Monday, Jan. 13 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.

Cold Weather Crafts Monday, Jan. 6 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. It is cold outside so come inside and craft with us! For ages 5-12. Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30-11 a.m. • For ages 5 and younger.

en español clases de informática BIBLIOTECA REGIONAL MARTIN ¡Año Nuevo, Habilidades Nuevas! Miércoles, 8 de enero 6:30-8:30 p.m. En esta clase aprenderás cómo utilizar la computadora para crear tu résume y cuenta de correo electrónico. ¡Verás que prácticas son las computadoras! Para todas las edades. Microsoft Word para Principiantes Viernes, 17 de enero 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. En esta clase te enseñaremos a usar el programa de Microsoft Word para formatear texto, escribir cartas y documentos. Para todas las edades.

Patrocinado por el Centro Hispano y el Fideicomiso de las Bibliotecas de Tulsa. Informes al 918-549-7597.

TulsaLibrary.org/hrc Correo Electrónico II Viernes, 31 de enero 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Les enseñaremos cómo usar el correo electrónico más eficientemente, creando carpetas, abriendo archivos, guardando fotos. Para todas las edades.

programas infantiles BIBLIOTECA REGIONAL MARTIN Cuentitos Bilingües Miércoles, 8, 15, 22, 29 de enero 6:30-7 p.m. Jueves, 9, 16, 23, 30 de enero 10-10:30 a.m. Disfruta cuentos, canciones, y actividades en inglés y español. Para niños de 0 a 5 años.

Correo Electrónico I Viernes, 24 de enero 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Les enseñaremos cómo crear una cuenta de correo electrónico y como usarla para enviar y recibir correo. Para todas las edades.

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Honoring Saturday, Feb. 8 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Rudisill Regional Library • 1520 N. Hartford • 918.549.7645 Susan L. Taylor, founder of the National Cares Mentoring Foundation and editor in chief emeritus of Essence Magazine, will receive the 2014 Sankofa Freedom Award. The award is given biennially by the African-American Resource Center and the Tulsa Library Trust to an African-American who has made a significant contribution to the history and culture of African-Americans. With a message of engaging adults to spend at least one hour per week mentoring young people, Taylor will address social, literary and economic issues facing communities today. A book signing will follow her presentation. A private breakfast for sponsors will take place at 8:30 a.m., followed by the public program at 10 a.m. To become a sponsor of the Sankofa Freedom Award, contact Alicia Latimer, AfricanAmerican Resource Center coordinator, at alatime@tulsalibrary.org.

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SkiATook LiBrAry Preschool Storytime Thursdays • 11 a.m.-noon Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. For newborns to 6-year-olds and their caregivers. Jan. 2 • Winter Wonderland Jan. 9 • Penguins, Penguins and More Penguins Jan. 16 • Polar Bears Jan. 23 • Snowman, Snowman! Jan. 30 • Author Day, Jan Brett PAWS for reading Saturdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 noon-1 p.m. • Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.

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Have you Heard? Thursday, Jan. 9 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Discover the "mystery" book with activities, snacks and a craft. Get hooked on a great read. For grades K-5.

SuBurBAn ACreS LiBrAry black History Month essay Contest Jan. 2-Feb. 26 • Entry forms for the 2014 contest are available at the Suburban Acres Library. Deadline to enter is Feb. 26. For grades 5-7.

ZaRRoW RegionaL LiBrAry Stay and Play Storytime Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs, and then stay

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after for games and activities that foster important early literacy skills. For ages 5 and younger. Legos and Minecraft Saturday, Jan. 11 • 2-3 p.m. Have a block-filled blast playing Legos and the popular computer game Minecraft. For ages 5-12. PAWS for reading Saturday, Jan. 25 • 2-3 p.m. Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. Family Fun night Tuesday, Jan. 28 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of fun stories, songs and crafts. For ages 10 and younger plus their families.

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 Chakra Clearing  Chakra Meditation 101  Chakras 101  Childhood Obesity 101  Comprehensive Medical Terminology 1 & 2  Crystal Therapy  Dream Interpretation 101  Drug and Alcohol Abuse 101  Emotional Healing 101  Energy Healing  Healing Affirmations 101  Homeopathy 101  How to Improve Your Memory  Life Coaching 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Medical Terminology 101  Medical Terminology 201  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Natural Skin Care 101  Nutrition 101  Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree  Reiki 1st Degree  Reiki 2nd Degree  Reiki Attunements  Reiki Essentials  Relaxation 101  Self Hypnosis 101: Reshaping Your Reality  Spiritual Counseling 101  Stress Management 101  Tarot Cards 101  Teaching Reiki  The Art of Breathing 101  Therapeutic Bathing 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Yoga 101

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 Adobe Photoshop 101  Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles  Candle Making 101  Creative Writing Workshop  Digital Photography 101  Event Planning 101  Fashion Design 101: An Introduction  Feng Shui 101  Film Appreciation 101  Floral Arrangement 101  How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food

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 Basic Research Skills  Budgeting and Saving 101  Business Consulting 101  Business Credit 101  Business Ethics 101  Business Management 101  Business Writing Basics  Call Center Customer Service 101  Call Center Management 101  Career Coaching 101  Concierge 101: How to Run a Personal Service Business  Confidence Building 101  Conflict Resolution 101  Creating an Effective Sales Team

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 How To Draw 101  Humor Writing 101  Interior Decorating Made Easy  Interior Design 101  Introduction to Music Appreciation  Landscaping 101  Party Planning 101  Philosophy 101  Photography 101: Beginner to Intermediate  Photoshop Elements 101  Poetry Writing 101  Traditional Scrapbooking 101  Travel Writing 101  Wedding Planning 101

BUSINESS  ABCs of Technical Writing  Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  Accounts Payable Management  Accounts Receivable Management  Administrative Assistant Fundamentals  Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing  Anger Management 101  Assertiveness Training 101

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 Crisis Management 101  Customer Relationship Management 101  Customer Service 101  Dealing With Difficult People  Economics 101  Economics 201  Economics: Complete Edition  Effective Communication 101  Effective Presentations  Estate Planning  Event Planning 101  Excel 2007  Freelance Writing 101  Fundraising 101  General Secretary 101  Google + for Business 101

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 Home Business  How to Improve Your Concentration  How to Improve Your Memory  How to Start a Craft Business 101  How to Start and Run an Online Business  How to Write a Business Plan 101  How to Write a Grant Proposal  Interview Skills 101  Introduction to Six Sigma  Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds  Investing 201: Intro to Commodity, Options, and Futures Markets  Life Coaching 101  Listening Skills 101  Marketing for Small Business 101  Marketing Outreach  Mastering Sales Skills 101  Mediation 101  MS Word 2007  Negotiation Skills 101  Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  Organizational Psychology 101  Payroll Management 101  Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  Professional Organizer Training  Project Management 101  Public Relations 101  QuickBooks 101  Quicken Deluxe 2010  Restaurant Management 101  Resume Writing 101  Retail Business 101  Sexual Harassment Compliance  Small Business Guide  Special Events Planning 101  Speed Reading 101  Statistics 101  Team Management 101  Telephone Skills and Quality Customer Service  Time Management 101  Timeshare Basics  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  Virtual Assistant 101  Virus Removal and Protection 101  Waiter and Waitress Training 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Workers’ Compensation 101  Workplace Safety 101  Writing Effective Persuasion 101

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 Telephone Skills and Quality Customer Service  Time Management 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  Virtual Assistant 101  Virus Removal and Protection 101  Waiter and Waitress Training 101  Wedding Planning 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Workers’ Compensation 101  Workplace Safety 101  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Effective Persuasion 101

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY  ABCs of Technical Writing  Adobe Acrobat 101  Adobe InDesign 101  Adobe Photoshop 101  Adobe Photoshop CS4  Applied Statistics 101  Call Center Customer Service 101  Call Center Management 101  Computer Basics 101  Digital Photography 101  Dreamweaver 101  Effective Communication 101  Effective Presentations  Electronics 101  Excel 2003  Excel 2007  Excel 2010  Excel 2013  Gmail 101  Google + for Business 101  How to Create Web Pages  How to eBay 101  How to Run an Effective Helpdesk 101  How to Use an iPad 101  Internet Fundamentals 101  Internet Specialist 101  Intro to PC Troubleshooting and Repair  Introduction to QuickBooks 2011  Microsoft Access 2010  Microsoft Project 2007  Microsoft Publisher 2007

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 MS Office 2003: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  MS Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  MS Outlook 2013  MS Publisher 2010  MS Word 2003  MS Word 2007  MS Word 2013  Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  OneNote 2013  Outlook 2007  Outlook 2010  Photoshop Elements Version 7.0 (or earlier)  Photoshop Elements Version 8.0 and 9.0  Photoshop Elements 101  PowerPoint 2003  PowerPoint 2007  PowerPoint 2010  PowerPoint 2013  Publisher 2013  QuickBooks 101  QuickBooks Online 101  Quicken Deluxe 2010  Social Media 101 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Virus Removal and Protection 101  Windows 7  Windows 8  Windows Live Email  Word 2010

COOKING  Bartending and Mixology 101  Cake Decorating 101  Candle Making 101  Catering 101  Cooking and Baking 101  Etiquette 101  Event Planning 101  Feng Shui 101  Housekeeping 101  How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food  Introduction to Gardening  Italian Cooking 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Nutrition 101  Party Planning 101

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 Pie Baking 101  Restaurant Management 101  Spanish Cooking 101  Spanish Culture 101  Tex Mex Cooking 101  Waiter and Waitress Training 101  Wedding Planning 101  Workplace Safety 101

CRAFTS & HOBBIES

 Adobe Photoshop 101  Advanced Dog Training  Anti Aging Techniques  Aromatherapy 101  Astronomy 101  Babysitting 101  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles  Cake Decorating 101  Candle Making 101  Canoeing 101  Catering 101  Chakras 101  Computer Basics 101  Cooking and Baking 101  Cosmology 101  Couponing 101  Creative Writing Workshop  Digital Photography 101  Dog Grooming 101  Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques  Dream Interpretation 101  Electronics 101  Etiquette 101  Event Planning 101  Face Painting 101  Fashion Design 101: An Introduction  Feng Shui 101  Floral Arrangement 101  Freshwater Fishing 101  Genealogy 101  Geology 101  Haunted Places 101  Housekeeping 101  How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food  How to Create Web Pages  How to Draw 101  How to eBay 101  How to Manicure

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 How to Start a Craft Business 101  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  Interior Decorating Made Easy  Interior Design 101  Introduction to Gardening  Introduction to Music Appreciation  Italian Cooking 101  Journaling and Memoir Writing 101  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Knitting Basics  Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties  Landscaping 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Mystery Writing 101  Nonfiction Writing 101  Party Planning 101  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  Photography 101: Beginner to Intermediate  Pie Baking 101  Poetry Writing 101  Romance Writing 101  Sewing 101  Soap Making 101  Spanish Cooking 101  Special Events Planning 101  Tarot Cards 101  Tex Mex Cooking 101  Therapeutic Bathing 101  Timeshare Basics  Traditional Scrapbooking 101  Travel Writing 101  Wedding Crafts and Projects  Wedding Planning 101  Weight Loss Management 101  Weight Training 101  Yoga 101

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  Accounts Receivable Management  Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing  Assertiveness Training 101  Babysitting 101  Budgeting and Saving 101  Business Consulting 101  Business Credit 101

Kinesics 101 – Learn to Read Body Language In this course you will learn what body language is, about different emotions, how to read body language and how to use the information to your personal and career advantage. You’ll learn about cultural differences as it pertains to body language, the power of first impressions and intuition and how to ask the questions and be an active listener when you get responses. Don’t shake another hand until you have learned all you can from the information in this course!

 Business Ethics 101  Business Management 101  Business Writing Basics  Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles  Call Center Customer Service 101  Career Coaching 101  Catering 101  Concierge 101: How to Run a Personal Service Business  Confidence Building 101  Creating an Effective Sales Team  Crisis Management 101  Customer Relationship Management 101  Customer Service 101  Dealing With Difficult People  Economics 101  Economics 201  Effective Communication 101  Effective Presentations  Estate Planning  Event Planning 101  Fashion Design 101: An Introduction  Freelance Writing 101  Fundraising 101  Google + for Business 101  Home Business  How to eBay 101  How to Improve Your Memory  How to Start a Craft Business 101  How to Start and Run a Daycare Service  How to Start and Run an Online Business  How to Write a Business Plan 101  How to Write a Grant Proposal  Interview Skills 101  Introduction to Six Sigma  Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

 Investing 201: Intro to Commodity, Options, and Futures Markets  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties  Life Coaching 101  Marketing for Small Business 101  Marketing Outreach  Mastering Sales Skills 101  Mediation 101  Microsoft Project 2007  Motivational and Public Speaking 101  MS Word 2007  Negotiation Skills  Party Planning 101  Payroll Management 101  Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  Project Management 101  Public Relations 101  Quicken Deluxe 2010  Restaurant Management 101  Retirement Planning  Small Business Guide  Special Events Planning 101  Team Management 101  Telephone Skills and Quality Customer Service  Time Management 101  Timeshare Basics  Travel Agent 101  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  Virtual Assistant 101  Wedding Planning 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Workers’ Compensation 101  Workplace Safety 101  Writing Effective Persuasion 101

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Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money During this course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of your individual financial journey in a fun and unique way – as a travel itinerary. You’ll be provided with everything you need to understand your spending habits, chart your progress, grow your current savings and achieve your dreams. This course is broken up into three parts: Plan, Execute and Travel. Plan: Learn to maintain checking and savings accounts, create assessments in order to understand your financial standing and create a foundation for your financial standing, Execute: Learn to manage debt, build and manage your credit score as well as balance accounts for future financial security. Travel: Live your dream by generating wealth and controlling spending, making sound investments in stocks and bonds, and even begin starting and growing retirement accounts. These are your steps to financial freedom and you can achieve them all from within the comfort of your home. No matter where you are in your journey, by end of this course, you’ll have a clear map to where you want to go and helpful hints to guide you along the way.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT  Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  Accounts Payable Management  Accounts Receivable Management  Applied Statistics 101  Basic Math 101  Budgeting and Saving 101  Business Credit 101  Business Ethics 101  Business Management 101  Business Writing Basics  Economics 101  Economics 201  Economics: Complete Edition  Estate Planning  Excel 2010  Excel 2013  Fundraising 101  How to Write a Business Plan 101  How to Write a Grant Proposal  Interview Skills 101  Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds  Investing 201: Intro to Commodity, Options, and Futures Markets  Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties  Mastering Sales Skills 101  Organizational Psychology 101  Payroll Management 101  Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money  QuickBooks 101

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 Quicken Deluxe 2010  Retirement Planning  Small Business Guide  Statistics 101  Team Management 101  Time Management 101  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  Workers’ Compensation 101

GENERAL EDUCATION

 ABCs of Algebra  ABCs of English Grammar  ABCs of Geometry  Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  Algebra 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  American Civil War 101  American Government  American History Review  American Revolutionary War 101  American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War  Ancient Civilizations 101  Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers  Astronomy 101  Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD  Autism 101  Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers  Babysitting 101  Basic Math 101  Basic Parenting 101

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S P R I N G

 Basic Research Skills  Behavior Management 101  Biology 101  Building Children’s Reading Skills  Business Ethics 101  Business Management 101  Chemistry 101  Child Psychology 101  Computer Basics 101  Cosmology 101  Dream Interpretation 101  Early Childhood Development  Economics 101  Economics 201  Economics: Complete Edition  Electronics 101  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  English Composition 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar  ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  ESL Basic Writing Skills  Essay Writing 101  Excel 2007  Film Appreciation 101  First Grade Curriculum 101  Fundraising 101  GED Test Preparation  Geography 101  Geology 101  Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  Global Warming  Greek Mythology  How to Improve Your Concentration  How to Improve Your Memory  How to Manicure  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  Journaling and Memoir Writing 101  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language

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 Listening Skills 101  Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  Meteorology Fundamentals  MS Word 2007  Organizational Psychology 101  Pre Algebra 101  Precalculus 101  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Punctuation and Grammar 101  Reading Comprehension 101  Second Grade Curriculum 101  Small Business Guide  Sociology 101  Solving Classroom Problems 101  Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges  Spelling 101  Third Grade Curriculum  Time Management 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Unit Studies 101  Vocabulary Building  Wildlife Rehabilitation for Beginners  World Religions 101  World War I  World War ll  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Improvement 101  Writing Women’s Fiction 101

HEALTH & MEDICINE

 Advocacy for Elderly Patients  Aging and Long Term Care 101

 Alzheimer’s Disease 101  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Anti Aging Techniques  Aromatherapy 101  Asthma 101  Biology 101  Careers in Healthcare  Caring for Seniors  Chemistry 101  Childhood Obesity 101  Comprehensive Medical Terminology 1 & 2  CPT Coding for Beginners  Depression Management  Diabetes 101  Drug and Alcohol Abuse 101  Emotional Healing 101  Healing Affirmations 101  HIV: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment  How to Quit Smoking  Lifetime Wellness 101  Medical Assistant 101: Career Overview  Medical Terminology 101  Medical Terminology 201  Medical Terminology for Medical Coders  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Microbiology 101  Natural Skin Care 101  Nutrition 101  Prenatal Care  Stress Management 101  The Art of Breathing 101  Therapeutic Bathing 101  Weight Loss Management 101  Weight Training 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Yoga 101

Medical Terminology 101 This medical terminology course covers the medical language and terminology used by health-care professionals everywhere. If you’re interested in pursuing a health and science career requiring the ability to communicate with physicians, dentists or other medical professionals, this class will meet all your needs. In easy to review lessons, you’ll find our user-friendly format will not only give you a solid foundation in medical language, but can be completed in less than 25 days! You will analyze individual word parts such as prefixes, suffixes and word roots, along with learning body system dynamics, basic medical language, body orientation, health, wellness and disease terms. You will learn the basic components of medical terminology as it relates to each body system plus the instruments used in assessment will also be reviewed.

HISTORY  American Civil War 101  American Government  American Heroes and Villains  American History Review  American Revolutionary War 101  American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War  Ancient Civilizations 101  Basic Research Skills  Bible Stories  Buddhism 101  Christianity 101: An Introduction  Cosmology 101  Economics 101  Economics 201  Egyptian Mythology 101  Genealogy 101  German Culture 101  Global Warming  Greek Mythology  Haunted Places 101  Historical Fiction Writing 101  History of the Universe  History of Terrorism 101  History’s Greatest Conspiracies  Introduction to Music Appreciation  Metaphysics 101  Norse Mythology 101  Philosophy 101  Social Studies Preparation for the GED Test  The Gulf War  Twenty African Americans Who Changed History  Twenty Women Who Changed American History  UFO Studies  US Citizenship Test Preparation  Vietnam War  World Religions 101  World War I  World War l and ll  World War ll

HOME & GARDEN

 Advanced Dog Training  Advocacy for Elderly Patients

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HOME & GARDEN CONTINUED

 Aromatherapy 101  Babysitting 101  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Braiding Hair 101  Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles  Cat Care and Training 101  Children’s Birthday Parties 101  Clutter Control 101  Cooking and Baking 101  Couponing 101  Dog & Cat First Aid, Care & Maintenance  Dog Grooming 101  Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners  Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques  Essentials of Ecology 101  Etiquette 101  Etiquette for Children and Teens 101  Event Planning 101  Feng Shui 101  Floral Arrangement 101  Freshwater Fishing 101  Geology 101  Homeopathy 101  Housekeeping 101  How to Care for House Pets 101  How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home  How to Start a Craft Business 101  Interior Decorating Made Easy  Interior Design 101  Introduction to Gardening  Landscaping 101  Nutrition 101  Party Planning 101  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  Professional Organizer Training  Snakes of the Western Hemisphere 101  Soap Making 101  Spanish Cooking 101  Spiders and Other Insects in North America 101  Tex Mex Cooking 101  The Art of Breathing 101  Traditional Scrapbooking 101  Tropical Gardening 101  Vegetable Gardening 101  Wedding Planning 101

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HOMESCHOOLING

 ABCs of Algebra  ABCs of English Grammar  ABCs of Geometry  American Civil War 101  American Government  American Revolutionary War 101  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Ancient Civilizations 101  Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers  Astronomy 101  Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD  Autism 101  Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers  Basic Parenting 101  Behavior Management 101  Biology 101  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Child Psychology 101  Early Childhood Development

 Etiquette 101  Etiquette for Children and Teens 101  Fundraising 101  GED Test Preparation  Genealogy 101  Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  Global Warming  Greek Mythology  How to Coach Little League Baseball  How to Coach Youth Basketball  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  Journaling and Memoir Writing 101  Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  Medical Terminology 101  Microbiology 101  Nutrition 101  Pre Algebra 101  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Punctuation and Grammar 101  Reading Comprehension 101  Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges  Spelling 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Unit Studies 101  Vocabulary Building

Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures This self-paced, stress-free course was developed not only for students wanting to improve their basic writing skills, but also for business writers, creative writers and office staff wanting to improve poor work related writing and avoid embarrassing their boss and themselves. This innovative course is designed as a refresher course for those who need to brush up on their skills and a reference for anyone who wants to be able to look up the rules for confusing grammatical questions quickly and easily. After you’ve reviewed the basic rules of grammar and spelling, you can move on to the lessons on writing style for tips on improving your sentence and paragraph structure, how to polish your writing and how to avoid common errors.

 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  English Composition 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Writing Skills  Essay Writing 101

C L A S S E S

S P R I N G

 World Religions 101  World War I  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Improvement 101

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HOW TO &

How to Draw 101

DO IT YOURSELF

 ABCs of Technical Writing  Anger Management 101  Aromatherapy 101  Bartending and Mixology 101  Business Management 101  Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles  Card Games Basics  Cake Decorating 101  Candle Making 101  Canoeing 101  Catering 101  Concierge 101: How to Run a Personal Service Business  Creating an Effective Sales Team  Creative Writing Workshop  Dealing With Difficult People  Dog Grooming 101  Effective Presentations  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  Essay Writing 101  Etiquette 101  Event Planning 101  Feng Shui 101  Fundraising 101  Genealogy 101  Home Business  Housekeeping 101  How to Draw 101  How to Improve Your Concentration  How to Improve Your Memory  How to Manicure  How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home  How to Start a Craft Business 101  How to Write a Business Plan 101  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  Landscaping 101  Listening Skills 101  Mediation 101  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Memory and Concentration Techniques  Nonfiction Writing 101  Party Planning 101  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  Pie Baking 101

This course is designed for beginner artists who have an interest in learning how to draw or sketch – or simply want to improve their skills. It covers the tools you’ll need to draw and also provides plenty of exercises to practice drawing using different techniques and styles. It covers drawing people, places, things and even abstract concepts. For best results, we highly recommended that you take your time going through this course.

 Professional Organizer Training  Resume Writing 101  Soap Making 101  Speed Reading 101  Speed Writing 101  Stress Management 101  Timeshare Basics  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Waiter and Waitress Training 101  Wedding Planning 101  Weight Loss Management 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Writing Effective Persuasion 101  Yoga 101

LANGUAGE ARTS

 ABCs of English Grammar  Basic Research Skills  Chinese Culture Studies 101  Creative Writing for Beginners  Egyptian Mythology 101  English Composition 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar  ESL Basic Writing Skills  Essay Writing 101  French Culture 101  German Culture 101  Greek Mythology  How to Write a Short Story 101  Japanese Cultural Studies 101  Journaling and Memoir Writing 101  Language Arts, Reading Preparation for the GED Test  Novel Writing 101  Philosophy 101  Poetry Writing 101

 Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Punctuation and Grammar 101  Spanish Culture 101  Spelling 101  Travel Writing 101  Vocabulary Building  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Improvement 101  Writing Women’s Fiction 101

LAW, LEGAL & CRIMINAL STUDIES

 ABCs of Technical Writing  Advocacy for Elderly Patients  Anger Management 101  Business Ethics 101  Business Writing Basics  Child Abuse Recognition, Investigation, and Protection  Conflict Resolution 101  Criminology Basics  Domestic Violence 101  Fundraising 101  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Negotiation Skills  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Retirement Planning  Sexual Harassment Compliance  Small Business Guide  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  Workers’ Compensation 101

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MATHEMATICS  ABCs of Algebra  ABCs of Geometry  Algebra 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  Applied Statistics 101  Basic Math 101  Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  Math Preparation for the GED Test  Microbiology 101  Physics 101: Beginner to Intermediate Concepts  Pre Algebra 101  Precalculus 101  Statistics 101

NEW AGE & ALTERNATIVE BELIEFS  Angels 101: History, Religion, Spiritualism and You  Aromatherapy 101  Auras: Viewing, Identifying, and Understanding  Buddhism 101  Chakra Clearing  Chakra Meditation 101  Chakras 101  Cryptozoology 101  Dream Interpretation 101  Energy Healing  Feng Shui 101  Haunted Places 101  Healing Affirmations 101  Homeopathy 101  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Life Coaching 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Metaphysics 101  Nutrition 101  Reiki 1st Degree  Reiki 2nd Degree  Reiki Attunements

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Homeopathy 101 This course clearly explains the use of homeopathic remedies in the treatment of various diseases and covers the basic concepts of homeopathy plus its application when treating illnesses particularly common to women, children, athletes, etc. In addition, the course highlights the effective homeopathic medication for psychological disorders, infections, allergies and viral conditions. By providing an interactive learning platform for homeopathy students and practitioners, the class equips them with accurate knowledge on common disorders and their homeopathic remedies.  Reiki Hand Placements  Relaxation 101  Soap Making 101  Tarot Cards 101  The Art of Breathing 101  Therapeutic Bathing 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Working with Your Animal Allies, Teachers and Totems  Yoga 101

OFFICE SKILLS  ABCs of English Grammar  ABCs of Technical Writing  Accounts Receivable Management  Administrative Assistant Fundamentals  Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing  Anger Management 101  Assertiveness Training 101  Budgeting and Saving 101  Business Credit 101  Business Ethics 101  Business Management 101  Business Writing Basics  Career Coaching 101  Computer Basics 101  Conflict Resolution 101  CPT Coding for Beginners  Creating an Effective Sales Team  Crisis Management 101  Customer Relationship Management 101  Customer Service 101  Dealing With Difficult People  Effective Communication 101  Effective Presentations

C L A S S E S

S P R I N G

 Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  Estate Planning  Excel 2003  Excel 2007  Excel 2010  Excel 2013  Fundraising 101  General Secretary 101  Home Business  How to Create Web Pages  How to Improve Your Concentration  How to Improve Your Memory  How to Start and Run an Online Business  How to Write a Business Plan 101  Internet Fundamentals 101  Interview Skills 101  Listening Skills 101  Marketing Outreach  Mastering Sales Skills 101  Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  Mediation 101  Medical Terminology 101  Microsoft Publisher 2007  Motivational and Public Speaking 101  MS Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  Negotiation Skills  Organizational Psychology 101  Outlook 2010  Payroll Management 101  Photoshop Elements 101  Project Management 101  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Public Relations 101  Punctuation and Grammar 101  QuickBooks 101  Quicken Deluxe 2010  Resume Writing 101  Sexual Harassment Compliance  Small Business Guide  Special Events Planning 101

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 Speed Reading 101  Speed Writing 101  Spelling 101  Team Management 101  Telephone Skills and Quality Customer Service  Time Management 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Virus Removal and Protection 101  Vocabulary Building  Workers’ Compensation 101  Workplace Safety 101  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Effective Persuasion 101  Writing Improvement 101

PARENTING & FAMILY

 Advocacy for Elderly Patients  Alzheimer’s Disease 101  Anger Management 101  Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers  Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD  Autism 101  Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers  Babysitting 101  Basic Parenting 101  Behavior Management 101

 Building Children’s Reading Skills  Building Self-Esteem in Children 101  Bullying in Elementary School 101  Caring for Seniors  Child Abuse Recognition, Investigation, and Protection  Child Psychology 101  Childhood Obesity 101  Children’s Birthday Parties 101  Clutter Control 101  Depression Management  Dog Grooming 101  Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners  Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques  Domestic Violence 101  Dream Interpretation 101  Early Childhood Development  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  Etiquette 101  Etiquette for Children and Teens 101  Genealogy 101  Healing Affirmations 101  Healthy Relationships 101  How to Coach Little League Baseball  How to Coach Youth Basketball  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  Interior Design 101  Negotiation Skills  Personality Development 101  Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges  Stress Management 101  Traditional Scrapbooking 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101

Early Childhood Development Research shows that the early years set the stage for all future development. We know more now than ever before about how young children learn, think and grow. All children are born eager to explore their world and master their development. From birth to a child’s third birthday, development proceeds at a pace exceeding that of any stage of life. Infants and toddlers rapidly develop capabilities in emotional regulation, relationships, cognition, motor development and language. These capabilities form the foundation from which all future development builds. This course is designed to help you do the following: follow a child’s growth and development from birth to three years of age; familiarize yourself with the developmental milestones of the first three years; learn and use the information and the skills needed to serve as a caregiver to children; examine the opportunities for a career in child development, child care or related fields; better understand the responsibilities of parenthood; and decide whether children will have a major or a minor place in your future.

PERFORMING ARTS

 Chakras 101  Digital Photography 101  Etiquette 101  Event Planning 101  Fashion Design 101: An Introduction  Feng Shui 101  Film Appreciation 101  Floral Arrangement 101  Introduction to Music Appreciation  Photography 101: Beginner to Intermediate  Screenwriting 101  Special Events Planning 101  Weight Loss Management 101  Weight Training 101

PERSONAL CARE

 Advocacy for Elderly Patients  Alzheimer’s Disease 101  Anger Management 101  Anti Aging Techniques  Aromatherapy 101  Assertiveness Training 101  Basic Parenting 101  Chakras 101  Childhood Obesity 101  Concierge 101: How to Run a Personal Service Business  Confidence Building 101  Depression Management  Dog & Cat First Aid, Care & Maintenance  Drug and Alcohol Abuse 101  How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food  How to Improve Your Concentration  How to Manicure  Interior Design 101  Life Coaching 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Memory and Concentration Techniques  Nutrition 101  Personality Development 101  Soap Making 101

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PERSONAL CARE CONTINUED

 Stress Management 101  Teaching Reiki  The Art of Breathing 101  Therapeutic Bathing 101  Weight Training 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Yoga 101

PET & ANIMAL CARE

 Finding Your Animal Teachers  Animals For Everyone: Mammals  Animals For Everyone: Penguins  Advanced Dog Training  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Cat Care and Training 101  Concierge 101: How to Run a Personal Service Business  Dog & Cat First Aid, Care & Maintenance  Dog Grooming 101  Dog Psychology 101  Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners  Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques  Horseback Riding 101  How to Care for House Pets 101  Marine Biology 101  Marine Life Rescue 101  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  Snakes of the Western Hemisphere 101  Wildlife Rehabilitation for Beginners

 Bullying in Elementary School 101  Child Abuse Recognition, Investigation, and Protection  Child Psychology 101  Childhood Obesity 101  Conflict Resolution 101  Counseling Psychology 101  Dealing With Difficult People  Domestic Violence 101  Dream Interpretation 101  Early Childhood Development  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  Emotional Healing 101  Healing Affirmations 101  Healthy Relationships 101  How to Be Your Own Life Coach  How to Improve Your Memory  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Life Coaching 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Listening Skills 101  Mediation 101  Memory and Concentration Techniques  Negotiation Skills  Organizational Psychology 101  Psychology 101

 Business Writing Basics  Estate Planning  Feng Shui 101  How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home  Interior Design 101  Introduction to Gardening  Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds  Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties  Landscaping 101  Professional Organizer Training  Retirement Planning  Timeshare Basics  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report

For most of us, our home represents the largest portion of our assets. Trying to sell a house, apartment or condo in today’s fast-paced market, quickly and profitably, has the potential for turning anyone’s world upside down. Knowing what is important so you can meet your buyer’s expectations is a necessity. As a seller, you will want to get the most value out of your home in the shortest time possible. This course will help the seller create an individualized house preparation timeline; outline simple steps to eliminate potential problems; give ideas about decluttering, cleaning, repairing; and show you how to stage your home for a successful Open House. The instructor will also offer personal assistance with student’s unique selling problems. Whether you plan on putting your house up for sale in 30 days or 6 months, or whether you are just beginning to think about the selling process for a distant future date, this course can help you maximize your profit and reduce your stress!

 Abnormal Psychology 101  Alzheimer’s Disease 101  Anger Management 101  Assertiveness Training 101  Autism 101  Basic Parenting 101  Behavior Management 101  Building Self-Esteem  Building Self-Esteem in Children 101

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 Sexual Harassment Compliance  Sociology 101  Stress Management 101  Wellness Coaching 101

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REFERENCE  ABCs of Algebra  ABCs of Geometry  ABCs of Technical Writing  Abnormal Psychology 101  Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  American Civil War 101  American History Review  American Revolutionary War 101  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Ancient Civilizations 101  Anti Aging Techniques  Astronomy 101  Autism 101  Basic Research Skills  Behavior Management 101  Bible Stories  Biology 101  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Business Management 101  Chemistry 101  Child Abuse Recognition, Investigation, and Protection  Child Psychology 101  Cosmology 101  Creative Writing Workshop  Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners  Early Childhood Development  Economics: Complete Edition  Effective Communication 101  Effective Presentations  English Composition 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar  ESL Basic Writing Skills  Essay Writing 101  Etiquette 101  Excel 2007  First Grade Curriculum 101  Genealogy 101  Geography 101  Global Warming  Greek Mythology  Haunted Places 101  History’s Greatest Conspiracies  Home Business  How to Improve Your Memory  How to Write a Grant Proposal  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101

 Interview Skills 101  Intro to PC Troubleshooting and Repair  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Mediation 101  Medical Terminology 101  Medical Terminology 201  Meteorology Fundamentals  Microbiology 101  Mystery Writing 101  Negotiation Skills  Novel Writing 101  Nutrition 101  Organizational Psychology 101  Philosophy 101  Project Management 101  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Reading Comprehension 101

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

 Ancient Civilizations 101  Angels 101: History, Religion, Spiritualism and You  Bible Stories  Buddhism 101  Chakras 101  Christianity 101: An Introduction  Cosmology 101  Metaphysics 101  Philosophy 101  Spiritual Counseling 101  World Religions 101

Astronomy 101 In this course we’re going to explore our night sky, constellations, our solar system, our galaxy and what lies beyond the far reaches of space. In addition, we’ll learn about past and current projects for space exploration, as well as future ideas for space travel. Our journey will also take us to black holes, quasars, supernovaes, brown dwarfs and the string theory. And Lastly, we’ll explore in depth on how we make observations from Earth, and touch on the mechanics of optical telescopes that aid us in exploring the night sky.

 Resume Writing 101  Retirement Planning  Second Grade Curriculum 101  Small Business Guide  Special Education 101: Foundations,  Purpose, & Challenges  Speed Reading 101  Speed Writing 101  Statistics 101  The Gulf War  Time Management 101  Traditional Scrapbooking 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  Vietnam War  Wedding Planning 101  Weight Training 101  Workplace Safety 101  World Religions 101  World War I  World War l and ll

SCIENCE  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Astronomy 101  Biology 101  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Chemistry 101  Comprehensive Medical Terminology 1 & 2  Cosmology 101  Dream Interpretation 101  Electronics 101  Essentials of Ecology 101  Geography 101  Geology 101  Global Warming  History of the Universe  Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

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 Marine Biology 101  Meteorology Fundamentals  Microbiology 101  Organic Chemistry 101  Physics 101: Beginner to Intermediate Concepts  Psychology 101  Science Preparation for the GED Test  Sociology 101

SELF-HELP  Abnormal Psychology 101  Anger Management 101  Anti Aging Techniques  Aromatherapy 101  Assertiveness Training 101  Budgeting and Saving 101  Building Self Esteem  Building Self-Esteem in Children 101  Career Coaching 101  Clutter Control 101

 How to Improve Your Memory  How to Quit Smoking  How to Write a Business Plan 101  Interview Skills 101  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Life Coaching 101  Lifetime Wellness 101  Listening Skills 101  Mediation 101  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Memory and Concentration Techniques  Motivational and Public Speaking 101  Negotiation Skills  Nutrition 101  Personality Development 101  Resume Writing 101  Retirement Planning  Sexual Harassment Compliance  Speed Reading 101  Stress Management 101  Team Management 101  The Art of Breathing 101  Virtual Assistant 101  Wellness Coaching 101  Yoga 101

 Bullying in Elementary School 101  Caring for Seniors  Child Abuse Recognition, Investigation, and Protection  Child Psychology 101  Confidence Building 101  Conflict Resolution 101  Depression Management  Diabetes 101  Domestic Violence 101  Fundraising 101  Healthy Relationships 101  HIV: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment  How to Write a Grant Proposal  Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  Life Coaching 101  Mediation 101  Medical Assistant 101: Career Overview  Negotiation Skills  Psychology 101  Sexual Harassment Compliance  Sociology 101  Stress Management 101

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Stress Management 101 Even though stress has become part of our everyday life, excessive stress can affect a person’s health and emotional stability. It can also affect our overall quality of life by reducing productivity, creating or exacerbating existing health problems, and contributing to premature aging. So what do we do about stress in our lives? How do we deal with it? Prevent it? This course comes in. Working through the lessons in this course will help you understand the origins of your stress and provide you with a practical approach for reducing stress in your life and thus, improving your health and emotional wellbeing.  Confidence Building 101  Dealing With Difficult People  Depression Management  Dream Interpretation 101  Drug and Alcohol Abuse 101  Effective Presentations  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  Estate Planning  Etiquette 101  Feng Shui 101  Fundraising 101  Healing Affirmations 101  Home Business  How to Be Your Own Life Coach  How to Improve Your Concentration

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SOCIAL WORK  Abnormal Psychology 101  Advocacy for Elderly Patients  Alzheimer’s Disease 101  Anger Management 101  Assertiveness Training 101  Autism 101  Behavior Management 101  Building Self Esteem

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 Abnormal Psychology 101  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers  Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD  Autism 101  Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers  Behavior Management 101  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders  Medical Terminology 101  Parent Advocacy in Special Education: Strategies, Supports and Quality Control  Personality Development 101  Psychology 101  Special Ed: Effective and Significant Approaches  Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges  Unit Studies 101

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Autism 101 Autism isn’t a result of inadequate parenting, nor is it a learning disability. And a diagnosis certainly needn’t be viewed as a lifelong sentence to mediocrity, emptiness, dissatisfaction, or lack of either fulfillment or productivity. Autism is plainly and simply a neurobiological condition (more specifically a neurodevelopmental disorder) that comes with lifelong challenges but also brings with it some fantastic lifelong opportunities for growth. Opportunities which are not only limited to the person who has the condition, but also for siblings and other family members, friends and supporters. This course will give you an insight into this condition (once considered very rare) which touches many more lives than people realize, or even care to admit. There is much reason for hope!

SPIRITUAL STUDIES

 Angel Healing  Angels 101: History, Religion, Spiritualism and You  Anti Aging Techniques  Aromatherapy 101  Auras: Viewing, Identifying, and Understanding  Become a Reiki Master  Buddhism 101  Chakra Clearing  Chakra Meditation 101  Cosmology 101  Cryptozoology 101  Crystal Therapy  Dream Interpretation 101  Energy Healing  Haunted Places 101  Healing Affirmations 101  Homeopathy 101  How to Be Your Own Life Coach  Life Coaching 101  Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  Metaphysics 101  Paranormal Investigation 101  Paranormal Investigation 201  Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition  Philosophy 101  Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree  Reiki 1st Degree  Reiki 2nd Degree  Reiki Attunements  Reiki Essentials  Reiki Hand Placements  Relaxation 101  Spiritual Counseling 101

 Tarot Cards 101  Teaching Reiki  The Art of Breathing 101  UFO Studies  Yoga 101

STAFF PICKS  American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War  Chakras 101  Early Childhood Development  Excel 2010  Medical Terminology 101  Statistics 101

TEACHER TOOLS

 ABCs of Algebra  ABCs of English Grammar  ABCs of Geometry  Algebra 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  American Civil War 101  American Government  American Revolutionary War 101  American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Ancient Civilizations 101  Astronomy 101  Autism 101  Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers

 Basic Math 101  Basic Research Skills  Behavior Management 101  Biology 101  Bird Watching 101: Food, Feeders and Behavior  Building Children’s Reading Skills  Bullying in Elementary School 101  Chemistry 101  Child Psychology 101  Creative Writing for Beginners  Early Childhood Development  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  ESL Basic Writing Skills  Essay Writing 101  Etiquette 101  Etiquette for Children and Teens 101  Excel 2007  Fundraising 101  Genealogy 101  Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  Global Warming  Greek Mythology  How to Be a Substitute Teacher  How to Teach Reading Fundamentals  How to Write a Grant Proposal  How to Write a Short Story 101  Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  Medical Terminology 101  Meteorology Fundamentals  Microbiology 101  Negotiation Skills  Nonfiction Writing 101  Nutrition 101  Personality Development 101  Philosophy 101  Pre Algebra 101  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Punctuation and Grammar 101  Second Grade Curriculum 101  Solving Classroom Problems 101  Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges  Speed Reading 101  Spelling 101  Third Grade Curriculum  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Vocabulary Building  World Religions 101  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Improvement 101  Writing Women’s Fiction 101

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Typing and Keyboarding 101 Today, knowing how to type fast is almost a necessity in the business world. More and more corporate-world employees are being asked to create reports, sales letters, business plans, blogs, Web content, forecasts and more. Knowing how to type can save you hours of valuable work time, increasing your productivity. This course is entirely self-teaching. Each lesson is short, simple and easy to master, with easy-to-understand text and custom-designed typing drills.

TERMINOLOGY  ABCs of Algebra  Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Comprehensive Medical Terminology 1 & 2  Computer Basics 101  CPT Coding for Beginners  Economics 101  Economics 201  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  Etiquette 101  How to Improve Your Memory  Internet Fundamentals 101  Medical Terminology 101  Medical Terminology 201  Small Business Guide  Vocabulary Building

TEST PREPARATION

 ABCs of Algebra  ABCs of English Grammar  ABCs of Geometry  American Civil War 101  American Revolutionary War 101  Anatomy and Physiology 101  Basic Math 101  Basic Research Skills  Biology 101  Chemistry 101  Child Psychology 101  Customer Service 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar  ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  ESL Basic Writing Skills

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 Essay Writing 101  Excel 2007  GED Test Preparation  Geology 101  Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  Greek Mythology  How to Improve Your Memory  Interview Skills 101  Language Arts, Reading Preparation for the GED Test  Language Arts, Writing Preparation for the GED Test  Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  Medical Terminology 101  Medical Terminology 201  Microbiology 101  MS Word 2007  Sociology 101  Speed Reading 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  US Citizenship Test Preparation  World Religions 101  World War I  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures

WEB DEVELOPMENT

 Adobe Photoshop 101  Adobe Photoshop CS4  Computer Basics 101  Excel 2013  Gmail 101  How to Create Web Pages  How to eBay 101  How to Take an Online Course at  UniversalClass  Internet Fundamentals 101  Microsoft Project 2007  Microsoft Publisher 2007  MS Publisher 2010  MS Word 2007

 Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  Photoshop Elements 101  Social Media 101 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)

WRITING HELP  ABCs of English Grammar  ABCs of Technical Writing  Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing  Building Children’s Reading Skills  Business Writing Basics  Creative Writing for Beginners  Creative Writing Workshop  Effective Presentations  English Composition 101  Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  ESL Basic Grammar  ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  ESL Basic Writing Skills  Essay Writing 101  Freelance Writing 101  Historical Fiction Writing 101  How to Write a Grant Proposal  How to Write a Short Story 101  How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  Humor Writing 101  Journaling and Memoir Writing 101  Marketing Outreach  Mystery Writing 101  Nonfiction Writing 101  Novel Writing 101  Paranormal Romance Writing 101  Poetry Writing 101  Proofreading and Copyediting 101  Punctuation and Grammar 101  Reading Comprehension 101  Resume Writing 101  Romance Writing 101  Screenwriting 101  Speed Writing 101  Spelling 101  Travel Writing 101  Typing and Keyboarding 101  Vocabulary Building  Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  Writing Effective Persuasion 101  Writing Improvement 101  Writing the Great American Short Story  Writing Women’s Fiction 101

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Fiendish Schemes By K.W. Jeter Tor Books, $14.99, 352 pages Check this out! W hether you’ll like Fiendish Schemes by the redoubtable K W Jeter will depend on a number of factors. The marketers trumpet this as steampunk and, in a way, they are right. But it’s not going to be what you expect from that label. Some twenty-five years ago, Jeter wrote a Victorian romp. It was very amusing. This

is a type of sequel but there are differences. The first is the language. It’s written in the style of a first-person Victorian peregrination, i.e., our hero describes his journey from the sea side to various locations in and around central London. Some of you may find this a deterrent. Then we come to the surreal or absurdist use of technology to explore a very different alternate reality or fantasy version of Britain. The steam is geothermal and its effect on the countryside and the fabric of London buildings is horrendous. The machines and their relationship to humanity is also radical. And then there are the slightly stolid debates which satirize many contemporary preoccupations. Although it lacks the humorous spark of the earlier book, I thought the overall effect very interesting even though the debating goes on a little too long. Reviewed by David Marshall

Zero Point (The Owner) By Neal Asher Night Shade Books, $15.99, 406 pages Check this out! It’s the after math of Alan Saul’s oneman crusade against the A ut h o r it y, the bloated bureaucracy that rules a staggeringly over populated Earth. The dangerous and capable Serene Galahad rises to power, culling the Earth’s population and blaming the holocaust on Alan. When Galahad sets her sights on the Argus Station Alan has stolen, as well as his sister’s rogue colony on Mars, the siblings find themselves under siege as new enemies emerge and alliances begin to fracture.

Zero Point is Asher’s staggeringly impressive follow-up to The Departure, and he improves on the foundation laid by the first book in every conceivable way. Zero Point encompasses environmental catastrophe, cutting-edge biotechnology, the corruption of power, and the deepest existential questions regarding what it means to human, all in a thoroughly entertaining sci-fi adventure. The narrative hinges on an intriguing dichotomy, presenting two dictators with supreme power and world-altering goals, yet who couldn’t be more different. You’re left to wonder... is Alan becoming less human, or more? I hesitate to use the word “masterpiece” without having read the next chapter in The Owner series, but between The Departure and Zero Point, Asher’s series is well on his way to truly deserving a word of that magnitude. Reviewed by Glenn Dallas

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Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club By Ben Bova Baen, $25.00, 356 pages Check this out! Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club by luminary Ben Bova is not an addition to his recent Mars Trilogy, but it does tell a different fascinating tale. Other characters seek to find a future and fortune on The Red Planet. As the US approaches the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, there is bound to be some predictable activism with Mars still being a unrequited dream and the future for some. Mars is also a way to beat China, since China is planning to send people to the moon soon. Mars, Inc. is reminiscent of Robert Heinlein’s The Man Who Sold the Moon, but has a lot more backroom wheeling, dealing and

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defenses, animal extremes, and the story of life, followed by detailed animal facts and a glossary, for further study or reference. The author adds a section near the end on the making of books to introduce children to the writing process. At the end is a Bibliography of books, as well as his other books. This makes for an exceptional science reference book on a child’s shelf for school projects. Even more importantly, however, is it entices children to scan on their own to

pick up interesting tidbits about the animals to which they find themselves attracted. This could be how the starfish reproduces by making another starfish from a small piece of its body, how an earthworm’s body has taste receptors over all of its body, or how a grizzly bear can outrun a horse. It contains the detailed information of a textbook while it remains a child-friendly read to capture them. Reviewed by Angie Mangino

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Turn Left at the Cow By Lisa Bullard Harcourt Children’s Books, $16.99, 304 pages Check this out! Thirteenyear-old Travis feels like an outsider in his step-father’s house. Travis leaves California for Minnesota and his grandmother. He wants to find out about his real father. What he finds is not what he hoped for. His father disappeared long ago, before Travis was even born, and right after his father had robbed a bank. Gram is pretty sure he is dead. He wouldn’t leave her wondering all these years. But she didn’t think he was the kind of person to rob a bank either. When Travis comes to town, Gram hands him money at several times to buy things. Suddenly the sheriff is at their door. Some of the robbery money has started turning up. People think Travis has the money. Travis has made friends with Kenny and Iz, kids his age who live next door. They are looking for the money, too. Iz thinks the reward will solve all her problems. The mystery deepens for these kid detectives. This is a terrific story with lots of fun, action, mystery, a little romance, and great characters. Kids will love it, but so will adults. It’s funny and smart. This is a real winner. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore By Jane O’Connor HarperCollins, $16.99, 32 pages Check this out! Fancy Nancy and her classmates, along with their teacher Ms. Glass, are taking a field trip to an apple orchard. That’s a fancy name for a garden of trees. On the bus ride, Lionel pretends he is getting sick. Ms. Glass tells the bus driver to stop. But Lionel is just

joking. Ms. Glass has to repr imand Lionel. That’s a fancy word for scolding. Lionel plays other jokes and pretty soon people learn to ignore Lionel. This might cause a problem for him. Jane O’Connor has written a cute story with some really good messages in it without being in the least heavy-handed. The illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser are simply enchanting and full of wonderful details to keep young readers busy looking for fun things. Perhaps the best thing about this early reader is the way challenging words are introduced by Fancy Nancy with her repetitive line of “that is a fancy word for…” It is a very clever device that allows youngsters to expand their vocabularies without even being aware they are learning. This early reader will give the emerging reader a lot of confidence and support while reading a really fun book. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck The Animal Book By Steve Jenkins Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $21.99, 208 pages Check this out! With illustrations that catch a child’s interest, this book of over 300 animals answers the questions posed at its beginning: “But what exactly is an animal? And why are there so many different kinds of animals?” Children learn of animals, their families, animal senses, predators,

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Dot to Dot By Malcolm Cossons, Neil Stevens (llustrator) Thames & Hudson, $15.95, 32 pages Check this out! Dot and her grandmother, whose name is also Dot, share something very special: the same birthday. But how can they celebrate with each other when Dot lives in London and Grandma Dot lives in New York and a wide and deep ocean separates them from each other? Dot is determined to deliver her hand-made birthday card to Grandma Dot, so Dot makes several attempts to make it to New York, including trying to dig a tunnel that will go under the ocean. But when all things fail, Dot is left wondering how she can get her card to Grandma Dot in time for their shared birthday. Dot to Dot is a touching story of the love between a grandmother and granddaughter and the lengths to which each one will go to see the other on their special day. This story illustrates how even in this modern world, when families tend to be scattered across the world, the love we share for each other can bridge any distance. With simple yet beautiful illustrations, Dot to Dot is full of sight words and highlighted words that are repeated, making the book perfect for the early reader. Reviewed by Kimberly Hudson

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Cub’s Big World By Sarah L. Thomson, Joe Cepeda (illustrator) Harcourt, $16.99, 32 pages Check this out! C u b knows her world very well. It is a cool, smooth place and she and her mom are the only ones in this tiny world. Cub is happy in her world where she can hear her mom’s heart beating and feel the soft fur that covers her mom. But one day, Mom pokes her way out of their world and Cub discovers there is a much bigger world outside. The new world is bright and windy and colorful. Cub, like most youngsters, decides to explore this new big, big world. Cub discovers the world is slippery, too, and speedy and fun. But before she knows it, Cub can’t see her mom anymore. Perhaps this is more adventure than a little cub can handle. What is Cub to do? Sarah L. Thomson has written a most charming story of a little one getting a first taste of independence. This is a story to which all youngsters will relate. There is just enough tension and fear of being alone for a very young audience to handle, and there is a very satisfying ending. The icing on this delectable cake is the enchanting artwork by Joe Cepeda. Everyone will love this book. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck


Book Reviews The Invisible Boy By Trudy Ludwig, Patrice Barton (illustrator) Knopf, $16.99, 40 pages Check this out! B r i a n seems to be invisible. No one seems to notice him. When all the children sit around the lunch table talking about the great birthday party Madison had over the weekend, Brian can’t talk about it because he hadn’t been invited. During recess when teams are chosen for games, the kids announce they have enough for the game without choosing Brian. Even in the classroom, the teacher spends all her time dealing with kids who whine and act out, leaving no time for Brian. Brian is all alone. A new boy, Justin, is introduced to the class. The other kids laugh at the food Justin brings for lunch, but Brian doesn’t. Brian leaves a nice note and picture in Justin’s cubby. This first step opens doors for the new boy and for all the children,

even Brian. This gentle story touches on problems faced by quiet children and the important subject of bullying in its earliest stages. Children will see themselves and their classmates and friends in these pages, and they will be reminded of how hurtful words and small actions can be. The enchanting illustrations by Patrice Barton complete the delightful and charming story written by Trudy Ludwig. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck Bedtime Monsters By Josh Schneider Clarion Books, $16.99, 32 pages Check this out! Raaaarrr! Who’s that destroying cities and biting the heads off of fierce animals? But when it’s time for Arnold to go to bed, he finds he is scared of the dark and the scary monsters that may lurk there. His mom tells him that monsters are just as afraid of him as he is of them, but Arnold finds that hard to believe; after all, he is just a little boy. And then Arnold meets some monsters, and discovers they’re each scared of something too! Maybe Arnold doesn’t need to be so afraid after all! Josh Schneider has written a book that

many children will identify with. It is fairly common to struggle with fears of the dark, and this book helps make light of the situation. The illustrations are fantastic, and the story is written in such a way as to make both kids and parents alike smile. And readers can’t help but love the ending! If you or one of your little ones is afraid of the dark or monsters or both, pick up a copy of Bedtime Monsters for them. Reviewed by Holly Scudero

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Miss Peregrine, cont’d from Cover Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a great pick for teen and adult readers alike. The sequel, Hollow City, which is due out on Jan. 14, has been kept under tight wraps and is sure to pick up right where this one left off. Reviewed by Christina Walsh


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Underdogs By Markus Zusak Arthur A. Levine Books, $12.99, 512 pages Check this out! Ruben and Cameron Wolfe are brothers, fighting the hardscrabble life and trying to make names for them. As close and combative as brothers can possibly be, they’re both desperate to prove their worth and discover who they truly are... to each other, and to those around them. Underdogs collects Zusak’s three Young Adult novellas featuring the Wolfe brothers, reuniting the exemplary Fighting Ruben Wolfe and the heartbreaking Getting the Girl with the previously-unavailable-in-theU.S. missing piece of the puzzle, the haunting story The Underdog. Each offers a different variation on the established theme: young men finding their way in the world. Possessing Zusak’s trademark flowing language and beautiful melancholy, these stories are down-to-the-bone heartfelt and honest. Ruben and Cameron are utterly believable as both brothers and aimless young men with big dreams, with Cameron cast in the familiar role of soft-spoken younger sibling in his brother’s shadow. Between I Am the Messenger and The Book Thief, Markus Zusak can do no wrong, and it was a delight to revisit the Wolfes and glimpse something new about them in The Underdog. These shorter works may lack the complexity and grace of Zusak’s later novels, but they’re still marvelously worthwhile. What a treat. Reviewed by Glenn Dallas

Inhuman By Kat Falls Scholastic Press, $17.99, 384 pages Check this out! A f t e r America has been ravaged by a biological virus; Americans split up into east and west. The east contains all of the people that have been unaffected by the virus, while the west is full of people who suffer from a mutation that gives them animal traits. Crossing beyond the giant wall that separates the two areas is illegal, but Lane has no other choice when she finds out that someone very dear to her is somewhere in the west. Out west Lane meets a young man named Rafe, who is human in every way, but Lane cannot find it within herself to trust him. As she treks further into the wilderness Lane learns that appearances are deceiving. Inhuman is fast paced and original. Kat Falls creates a world that is dangerous and shocking, with a relatable protagonist and an action packed plot. Inhuman has an intriguing and attention grabbing premise that lures the readers in and keeps them enthralled with the unpredictable plot twists. Kat Falls takes the readers on an adventure through a dystopian America as Lane tries to save her father. The ending of Inhuman will leave the readers craving for more. Reviewed by Kira Watson Heaven Is Paved With Oreos By Catherine Gilbert Murdock HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 208 pages Check this out! Sarah Zorn lives a completely unadventurous life in a small Wisconsin town. She goes to school, builds award-winning Science Fair projects with her best friend and fake boyfriend, Curtis Schwenk, and she

thinks that Oreos are the world’s most perfect food. But her grandmother (known as Z) insists that anything can be an advent ure and buys her journals so she can record and remember even the smallest of adventures. At least she thinks all she’ll be recording is small adventures. That’s before Z invites Sarah to join her on a weeklong pilgrimage to Rome. Heaven is Paved with Oreos is a title that just begs to be read, and the story is even better than the title. In journal entries spanning the summer before high school starts, Sarah explores family relationships, secrets, lies, first boy-liking and Renaissance art and architecture. While I definitely don’t share Sarah’s scientific fascination with dead animals and bones, her quirky personality is so natural, it’s easy to relate to her, join her in falling in boy-like with the adorable Curtis, and experience the very real emotions that

can come from a fake relationship. Girls from tweens to grannies will fall completely in love with this wholesome, honest adventure. Reviewed by Randy-Lynne Wach Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments By Brian Yansky Candlewick, $16.99, 336 pages Check this out! W e l l , that sucked. Aliens conquered the Earth, murdered millions, and enslaved the rest. But when the survivors began fighting back with newfound telepathic powers, a young man named Jesse killed a major alien leader and escaped. Now in hiding, Jesse has to deal with romantic dilemmas, alien hunters, and the possibility that he’s destined to save the planet. If the thirty

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Book Reviews million aliens en route to Earth don’t crush humanity first. Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments is a very solid YA outing that makes terrific use of the usual teen angst and drama, tying it effectively to the stresses of a post-alien invasion universe. The book is undoubtedly goofy, but contains more sympathy and sincerity than expected. The standard trope of teens worrying about the future transforms into a recurring plot point -- the fulcrum for Jesse’s story, really - and Yansky pulls it off with style. I didn’t read the first book (Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences), but the reader is brought up-to-speed quickly, and I never felt lost or like I was missing anything crucial to enjoying the novel. A sci-fi romp and mini-teen soap opera with humor and heart, Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments is great fun. Reviewed by Glenn Dallas The Paradox of Vertical Flight By Emil Ostrovski Greenwillow Book, $17.99, 272 pages Check this out! J a c k wakes up on his eighteenth birthday and decides it might be a good idea to almost commit suicide. His ex-girlfriend calls before he can figure out how to almost kill himself. She has just given birth to their son. Jack has not heard from Jess in quite awhile. She wants him to see their son before he is given up for adoption. Jack goes to the hospital and, when Jess hands the baby to him, everything changes. Jack decides he really wants to introduce his son to his grandmother, Bob, and he takes the baby and leaves. Being a student of philosophy (and not being very believable as a high school senior), Jack names the baby Socrates and begins to imbue the newborn with stories of ancient Greece and lots of mythology, a great foundation for any child. Jack corrals his best friend, Tommy, to help him get to grandma’s house and Jess comes along as well as they dodge police and take a journey of a lifetime. If one is looking for an entertaining read, look no further. This book is wacky and wild and funny, but a bit over the top. Teens will like this one a lot. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears: The Goblin Wars, Book Three By Kersten Hamilton Clarion Books, $16.99, 400 pages Check this out! In this final insta l lment of Kersten Ha m i lton’s Goblin Wars trilogy, Teagan and the hodgepodge of friends that she has collected a r o u n d herself are readying themselves to take down Queen Mab, Fear Doirich, and restore the magical land of Mag Mell to health. Her little brother Aiden is the key, with his power of words and song. Of course, that means every evil thing from Dump Dogs to Highborn Goblins are after him…and Teagan and Finn and everyone in their group may have to lay down their lives to keep him safe. This has been a fantastic series from start to finish. Readers with a love of Irish mythology will savor this imaginative tale, bursting at the seams with nearly every kind of folkloric creature! In comparison to the first two books, there is quite a bit less romance, with the impending war taking center stage. I did feel that the thick of the story took a while to get going, and with such a huge number of characters, most with very unusual names, it was at times hard to keep everyone straight. Still, it was an exciting conclusion and a touching, highpriced triumph for Teagan, Finn, Aiden, and their friends. Reviewed by Becky Vosburg Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book 1 By Melissa De la Cruz and Michael Johnston G P Putnam’s Sons, $17.99, 336 pages Check this out! In this vision of the future, a deep freeze has left the world in ruin. The entire planet is toxic, technological and artistic innovation has ceased, and the military has taken over. Into this world are born

people with special powers, people who are feared by the rest of society and hunted by the army. Natasha Kestal is one of these special people, and she is driven by a voice in her head to find “the Blue,” a mystical place rumored to be free of ice and pollution. To get there, she enlists the help of mercenary Ryan Wesson and his crew. Together, they must escape New Vegas, outrun the military, and survive such dangers as trashfilled waters, fearsome sea creatures, and ruthless slavers. Pursued, betrayed, and fighting a palpable (if terribly inconvenient) attraction, Nat and Wes are determined to reach the Blue, but will it be enough?

Frozen has everything you could want in a young adult novel. There is a strong female protagonist, a charming but complicated love interest, and minor characters that range from delightful to terrifying. The story is filled with life-or-death situations separated by intensely personal, touching moments, and the whole thing takes place in a supernatural dystopia that is completely engaging and beautifully crafted. Frozen is perfect, and I am already anticipating the sequel. Reviewed by Audrey Curtis

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Will in Scarlet By Matthew Cody Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 272 pages Check this out! Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, but until now, no one was aware how badly his unrequited love for Maid Marion affected him. This is really the story of Will Shackley, age thirteen, whose father went off to the Crusades with Richard the LionHearted and was captured and held, with Richard, for ransom. Will has to grow up in a hurry. Prince John is intent on usurping the throne and sends Sir Guy to take over the castle of Shackley with the help of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Will escapes and finds himself with a bunch of Merry Men in the Nottingham Forest, who would like to ransom him. He convinces them he can lead them to a great treasure, but he really plans

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revenge on Sir Guy. The surprises come one after another in this terrific page-turner for middle-grade boys, but since there is a little romance hinted at and such amazing action, girls and, heck, everyone will want to read this. Matthew Cody started creating comics for Marvel and DC Comics, but has made a seamless move to middle-grade author. This could be the beginning of a series and, if so, it will be a blockbuster. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck


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all sorts of things; for example, did you know paper can be made from any plant material? In Europe, until only about a century ago, most paper was made from old, dis-

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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War By Max Hastings Knopf, $35.00, 672 pages Check this out! We are coming up on the onehu nd re dt h anniversary of World War I. A war that is often ignored, and over looked, by World War II; but to understand the modern day Europe and the role it played in shaping twentieth Century politics, we need to understand World War I. This important anniversary will witness many books coming out on this war. Some of them will be general histories that cover the entire conflict, while some will only focus on the beginning; this book is the latter. It covers the year nineteen fourteen, from right before the Archduke gets assassinated; to the final days of nineteen fourteen as armies dug in across Western Europe for the long road ahead. Noted historian Max Hastings is very ambitious in this work. He attempts to cover the many aspects of the first year all in one volume. While he mostly succeeds, he leaves some parts uncovered and only briefly talks about the Eastern Front; which always was generally ignored. His main focus in the book is the Western Front. Mr. Hastings does a good job, though he gets bogged down in the minutiae of the primary sources, and at times has trouble working his way out; a worthy effort. Reviewed by Kevin Winter Honor and Betrayal By Patrick Robinson Da Capo Press, $26.99, 400 pages Check this out! I was torn with this book. As a Navy wife living in the heart of the SEAL community I know their temperaments and their god complex can be quite considerable.

Do I doubt that they roughed up al-Isawi? I do not at all. Do I feel they were handed an extreme punishment? I absolutely do. These men are trained mercenaries at the bidding of our often-corrupt government and put into situations the majority of Americans could never even imagine and so when they do their jobs, even roughly, they are persecuted to the fullest. I am proud these men stood their ground and refused to cave to the same agency that trained and placed them in their line of work. The legal system is often unbalanced and this is a perfect example. When we start showing our troops that we don’t always have their backs there might come a time when they second guess their orders and something major will happen. I commend these three SEALS, their lawyer and Patrick Robinson for bringing their story to light. It wasn’t an easy ordeal, but one that needed to be in the public light. If you are looking for a strong read, this is a no-brainer. Reviewed by Kim Heimbuch On Paper: The Everything of its TwoThousand Year History By Nicholas A. Basbanes Knopf, $35.00, 448 pages Check this out! What a fun book! Who would have thought such an everyday object as paper could be so fascinating? Nicholas Basbanes looks at every aspect of paper in this highly readable, engaging tome. It starts with a history of paper, beginning in China through to the giant paper mills of today; the author has great stories about his visits to as many mills as he can get to, and the papermakers who convince him that the making of paper itself is an art. Along the way we learn

carded rags rather than wood? Next our author takes us through a series of events where paper, or the document made out of it, had a crucial role. He tours the NSA and finds out how classified documents are disposed, for example, and discusses ways agencies have created or destroyed paper trails for various reasons, including among many others paper’s integral role in the Watergate affair. Part Three touches on paper as a medium for art, whether for painting, architecture, literature, or origami, and discusses the claims that the world is going paperless. As On Paper makes compellingly clear, we rely on this ubiquitous item now more than ever. Reviewed by Gretchen Wagner

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie Quirk Books, $19.95, 288 pages Check this out! Pr i ncesses are all young, sweet, and b e aut i f u l . They fall in love and live happily ever after. Right? Well, maybe not in real life. Take Olga of Kiev, for instance. Her husband was killed in a most spectacular and horrible fashion. Those who killed him decided to take Olga to be wife of their prince. Olga was having none of it and was responsible for over 5000 deaths as she defended against their plans. Or take Princess Caroline of BrunswickWolfenb?ttel who had given up personal hygiene. When she met her intended and he got a whiff, he fled the room and stayed drunk for three days. How about Elisabeth

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Book Reviews of Austria who, long before Lady Gaga came along, wore a mask made of meat in an effort to get rid of her (oh, horrors!) freckles? Pauline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon, had such a sex-fueled life it would make a porn star blush. This terrific collection of thirty stories of weird and wacky princesses, sometimes written in the style of tabloid newspapers, is a wonderfully entertaining tome. The stories are categorized in seven sections – Warriors, Usurpers, Schemers, Survivors, Partiers, Floozies, and Madwomen. This book is as addictive as popcorn and just as delicious. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools By Diane Ravitch Knopf, $27.95, 416 pages Check this out! Just last night I was thinking to myself how when I was in fourth grade I didn’t do nearly the work my daughter does and I like to think I came out of school just fine and had no problems with getting through my undergraduate studies; twice. So why are we still educating our children to a test and at such a financial and emotional cost? Dr. Diane Ravitch, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, goes into great detail of the nonsense the system has put upon schools, teachers, and students and what needs to be done to stop it. While I don’t agree with everything she says, especially about Charter schools, she makes a profound argument that needs to be heard and action taken. While I found her sources to be heavily biased and even extreme, common sense tells us this is a new age and we need to step out of our old archaic ways and I think this book is a great start! I would recommend picking this book up as Holiday gifts for all of the important people in your children’s lives. You won’t regret it. Reviewed by Kim Heimbuch The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide By Gary J. Bass Knopf, $30.00, 528 pages Check this out! Before nineteen seventy one, Bangladesh was East Pakistan, but separated from West Pakistan by a thousand miles of India and huge cultural and religious differences. Archer Blood, the American Consul in East

Pakistan, watched in horror as the West Pakistani military leader, disagreeing with the results of the national election, stormed in against his own citizens and massacred thousands of innocents. Blood’s accounts of the slaughter to the White House fell on deaf ears: Nixon, encouraged by Kissinger, continued to support the Pakistani government, even illegally supporting arms shipments which were used in the assault. India, trying but unable to absorb millions of refugees, was drawn into a war with Pakistan. Nixon and Kissinger antagonized India, decrying its involvement with the Soviet Union. In the shadows of all this, the White House was using Pakistan as a way to get through to China, leading to an alliance between China and the United States. Is that confusing enough? There is an enormity going on in this brief period (nineteen seventy to nineteen seventy two), but this book covers it thoroughly and with nail-biting drama. Excellently written, although not completely unbiased (Nixon and Kissinger are clear villains throughout), and based on newly released secret White House tapes, it is detailed, fast-paced, intense reading, and both fascinating and infuriating. Readers may find themselves more cynical about government after this book, but it recounts an important event that should not have been forgotten. Reviewed by Gretchen Wagner Tudors: The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I By Peter Ackroyd Thomas Dunne Books, $29.99, 528 pages Check this out! For history buffs, there may be no more fascinating period than the time of the Tudors. But this is also a popular period for many who only read history peripherally. Perhaps it is because there have been so many films and television shows about the era. Or perhaps it is simply because there were so many interesting, colorful people

in that time. The book begins with the marriage and coronation of Henry VIII. This handsome and promising monarch went on to become one of the most infamous and bloody of the English rulers, leaving a host of bodies in his wake including wives, friends, and close advisors. The short, sad reign of Edward VI followed, which was marked by great progress of the Reformation. Brief reigns of Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary lead to long, rather stable reign of the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I. This second book in what is expected to be a six-volume history of England reads more like a novel than might be expected in such a historical tour-de-force. Author Peter Ackroyd’s love of his subject shines through every page. This is a thrilling story that will delight readers interested in this period. Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck

Joy of Pain, cont’d from page 8 bad people getting their just desserts, and how entertaining it is to watch the great fall from the heights to the depths. He i l lu st r ate s this with a wealth of examples drawn from behavioral studies, sports heroes, entertainment figures, and politicians to name but a few. These illustrations of schadenfruede are universal; it is easy to identify this emotion in ourselves. The book is very readable, and the author does not moralize on schadenfruede; rather, he examines it in great detail. By so doing he lets us see schadenfruede for what it is, identify it in ourselves and see why we have it, and put schadenfruede in its proper place in our lives. Reviewed by Ralph Peterson

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