What will you be reading this summer? Get some recommendations from a room full of librarians as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview librarians about their great summer reads. Have you tried downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library’s Overdrive service yet? Stephanie will convince you to try it!
Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts and Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her preschool children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved "Swordspoint" by Ellen Kushner, "Love and Other Perishable Items" by Laura Buzo and "The Reluctant Assassin" by Eoin Colfer and is looking forward to "Homeland" by Cory Doctorow.
Contact Lissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn why one author of SpeakEasy Chapter 6 struggled with the story’s point of view and why research became her downfall in this behind the scenes interview. Find out how Chapter 6 became a sister girl project collaboration!
SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a Topeka author. In Chapter 6, authors A. M. Coffee and BlackRose help 108 year old Julia tell her story — and she has quite the story to tell! But what will Ronni do with this new information? And why is Charles so interested in what Julia reveals?
The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account) by Charles Dickens (1850) uses some incidents from Dicken’s early life. Discuss at the library on Monday, June 10, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In Chapter 5, author Nan Plum takes Ronni and Charles for a revealing coffee shop conversation…
Read Elaine’s Chapter 4 online or learn more about the Community Novel Project Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I participated in a similar project once before and I like to make things up. What do you like about the premise and characters of this year’s Community Novel Project [...]
SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In Chapter 4, author Elaine Greywalker gives Ronni several alarming phone calls and that awkward experience when the new man in her life meets her boyfriend Charles…
If you’ve ever read a Jane Austen novel or seen an Austen-themed movie, most of the plot lines in this adorable story will be predictable for you, but no less enjoyable.
Who was Sylvia Plath? Why is her poetry still read and discussed today? Find out as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview Miranda Ericcson about Sylvia Plath’s life and work in this illuminating and insightful podcast. Have you read Sylvia Plath’s poetry or her novel The Bell Jar? Share your thoughts with us!
The library’s popular Trivia Night event celebrated our 10th Anniversary with a weekend of …you guessed it…. trivia! At our April trivia weekend, our top trivia teams on Friday and Saturday BOTH correctly answers 75 questions correctly out of 100 possible.
In this interview, find out why Chapter 3 author Miranda asked “What did I get myself into?” when she was writing the Community Novel SpeakEasy!