A cancer memoir unlike any other, Meredith is by turns scathing, bitter, sarcastic, peevish, neurotic, and above all hilarious as her experience as a patient allows her to digress on the dilettante’s life she’s led and the assorted characters she’s met.
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.
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Each year in the United States, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 15,000 women die of the disease. Learn more about this cancer with reliable health information.
Like your bike? Learn more about the Bikeway Master Plan for Topeka — And also, check out books on bicycling from the library!
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (54:28). Lissa and Thad chat about recent reads. LeAnn Petrie share details of Summerfest summer reading programs. Jayme Lyons takes a break from the Bookmobile’s busy travel schedule and Kelli Smith shares foreign language film recommendations. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
From the New York Times recent article “Too Young for Finance? Think Again” comes practical advice on teaching children the basics of saving and spending. While other groups have offered free financial advice for children in the past, a very influential spokesperson has now added his voice to the refrain. Elmo, the preschool darling of [...]
Long before the “It Gets Better” video campaign, the library had resources on the shelf for teens and parents to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.
Whether you are working out with a new summer bikini in mind, or just looking to improve your overall health and fitness, the library has exercise DVDs for you! Browse in the 613.7’s in the Health Information Neighborhood to find something to motivate your workout!
Upcoming events in Summer 2011 include the Monday Market at the library, the Midweek Capitol Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and healthy eating choices from Shawnee County Extension Nutrition and Health.
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (52:05). Lissa and Thad discuss Newbery award books, Susie Marchant shares stories from the Topeka X-Files, Lena Vogt is the new Teen Librarian, and Nate Hohl recommends early American history titles. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
“The vast majority of the world’s books, music, films, television and art, you will never see. It’s just numbers.”
The FDA offers a new web-based recall search engine that makes it easier and quicker to learn about product recalls, as part of the historic food safety reform legislation.