About The Big Read Book: The Great Gatsby

What makes up the American Dream? Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald certainly had an opinion of that dream in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is his interpretation of it and its limitations.

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Matthew Polly in an MMA match with David Cexton

Author Matthew Polly to present Friday November, 16 from 2-3pm

Fifteen years after traveling to the Shaolin Temple in China and training with the monks who invented the art of kung fu, Matthew Polly’s weakness for Chinese takeout had taken its toll. His new book, Tapped Out chronicles his redeeming two-year journey through the sport of mixed martial arts. Marvin Auditorium 101AB, Fri  Nov 16      […]


Joe Drape, author of Our Boys to speak at Washburn University

iRead, Mabee Library & Washburn FYE present the 2012 iRead Lecture – Joe Drape, Author of the 2012-13 iRead featured book, Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains With the Smith Center Redmen. September 18, 2012 7:00 pm White Concert Hall Washburn University Free and Open to the Public Tickets available at the Topeka […]

community novel chapter 19

Read the Community Novel: Chapter 19 by Jason Whisnant

Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Gold. Gold everywhere. On the frames of the doors, the murals on the ceilings, even worked into the grout between the tiles on the floors. “Dear lord,” Kate murmured. “It’s like Liberace’s wet dream.” Kevin turned to his dad. “What in the world is this place?” […]

community novel chapter 18

Read the Community Novel: Chapter 18 by Marla Holt

Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! The SUV pulled up to the state capitol building just after nightfall. The full moon illuminated the Ad Astra statue atop the dome in a cosmic taunt: Why didn’t you put the pieces together sooner? After standing guard over the capitol building for nearly ten years, […]

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