Learn Origami at the library - Find more origami books in the Arts and Crafts Neighborhood at Call Number 736.982

Learn Origami at the Library

Enjoy an origami class Tuesday, June 18 or Tuesday, July 9 from 1-3 pm in the Menninger Room 206. Download the handouts from the class. Find more origami books in the Arts and Crafts Neighborhood at Call Number 736.982

Speak-Easy Author Interview diana marsh

Author Interview Chapter 10 Diana Marsh

An Interview with Diana Marsh Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I participated last year and thought it was such a fantastic, creatively energizing experience that I didn’t have to even think twice about participating again. There’s just something amazing about getting a group of people together, under the auspices […]

Speak-Easy Chapter 10 Diana Marsh

SpeakEasy Chapter 10 by Diana Marsh

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 10, author Diana Marsh has Julia unveil the surprising contents of the bottom compartment of her jewelry box. Ronni and Pete take Julia out to dinner, where they engage in equal parts historical research and banter, until a shocking phone call cuts short their conversation.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 41 – SpeakEasy: 2013 Community Novel Project

Hear from 6 of the 20 local authors who are contributing a chapter to this year’s Community Novel Project. What is it like to write just one chapter and then trust other people with “your” characters and plot? How do 20 creative types successfully work together to write a novel? Find out as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley wrangle a roomful of writers to get you the behind-the-scenes gossip on SpeakEasy in this podcast.

Behind the Scenes Author Interview with Marian Rakestraw

Read Marian’s SpeakEasy: Chapter 9 or learn more about the Community Novel Project. Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time last November and had a fabulous time, but after my novel was done I didn’t let anyone read it. Zero people. Committing to writing […]

SpeakEasy Chapter 9 Author Marian Rakestraw

SpeakEasy Chapter 9 by Marian Rakestraw

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 9, author Marian Rakestraw lets Ronni give Julia a brief recap of recent events, and in return Julia shares the details of how she disposed of Billy’s body, which is just the beginning of the mysteries from her past….Having Julia’s trust is crucial for Ronni, without it all of her goals are out of reach. Can Ronni reveal just enough of her own truth to forge an alliance with Julia?

Speak-Easy Author Interview with Stacy Spilker

Behind the Scenes with Author Stacy Spilker

Read Stacy’s Chapter 8 online or learn more about the Community Novel Project Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? Lissa seemed a little desperate, and I’ve never let anyone read my writing before, so it seemed like a safe way to start. What do you like about the premise and […]

Speak-Easy Chapter 8 by Stacy Spilker

SpeakEasy Chapter 8 by Stacy Spilker

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 8, author Stacy Spilker races Ronni back to Topeka to confirm Julia’s personal safety at the Manor, but when Ronni meets someone from Julia’s past, she has more questions than answers.

Behind the Scenes with Author Janet Jenkins Stotts

Read Janet’s Chapter 7 online or learn more about the Community Novel Project Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I had just completed the NaNoWriMo challenge and was looking for a reason to keep writing. What do you like about the premise and characters of this year’s Community Novel Project […]

SpeakEasy Chapter 7 by Janet Jenkins Stotts

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 7 by Janet Jenkins Stotts, Ronni reveals why she is dating Charles, someone at the Manor is seriously hurt in an accident, and suddenly no one seems safe.

Episode 40 great summer reads

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 40 – Great Summer Reads

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!