Travis is a frequent library user, and he knows that the library is the place to go to learn more about what interests him. Lately, he is interested in dragons! One benefit of using library books with preschool kids is that when they are ready to move on to their next interest, you can return all the dragon books and check out books on knights…or dirigibles…or whatever comes next!
Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Miranda about author Margaret Atwood. What is your favorite Atwood novel? If you haven’t read Atwood’s writing yet, this podcast will convince you to try one!
Prep for National Novel Writing Month. Take part in a frantic writing adventure in November with help from your library. Find out when the writing fun begins.
Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Sandy and Michelle about Doctor Who. Who is your favorite Doctor? What is your favorite episode? And if, like Lissa, you’ve never even watched Doctor Who, find out what all the fuss is about!
Who is the smartest of them all? See who took top prize at the library’s quarterly trivia weekend, find out what the most popular topics were, and learn how to get your trivia team signed up for the next trivia events at the library!
Just in time for Halloween — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Brian Adams about horror movies. Do you like your horror movies to be scary, funny, gory or classic? Share your recommendations with us!
It’s a chick-lit mystery with some history, written collaboratively by more than 20 local authors as part of the community novel project of the library. Meet the authors at the Book Launch on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3-5 pm. Purchase a copy of SpeakEasy for $6 in the Booktique during or after the Book Launch, online at amazon.com, or download the book or audiobook for free.
These books all have pictures — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Megan and Kelli about graphic novels. Share your recommendations with us!
In this author interview with SpeakEasy’s Chapter 20 author, find out what Lissa calls “most stressful and wonderful thing she has ever done, outside of parenting” and why she loves working with writers in our community.
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 20, author Lissa Staley tries to write a “happily ever after” ending onto Ronni and Pete’s budding romance, but she hopes you enjoy the concluding chapter of SpeakEasy anyway….
In this author interview with SpeakEasy’s Chapter 19 author, find out what Paul’s least favorite addition to the community novel is, what he learned about writing fiction from participating in this project, and who he called “evil beyond evil.” He’s got the gaping plot holes all wrapped up because there’s only one more chapter to go!
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 19, author Paul Swearingen gets Julia to stop fibbing and tell the truth about the missing jewels…