Behind the Scenes Q&A with SpeakEasy Author Aimee L. Gross

Each week, the library is publishing a new chapter in our 2013 Community Novel Project and sharing a behind-the-scenes interview with the Topeka author who brought that part of our collaborative story — SpeakEasy — to life. Read Aimee’s Chapter 1 online. Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I adore […]

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 38 – New Book Group in a Bag Titles

Find out about the best new titles for your book group – Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview Deb Bryan about the library’s Book Group in a Bag collection, including the titles being added in 2013. What books has your book group loved to discuss? Share your thoughts with us!

Toxins at Home and the Poison Purse

As part of national Poison Prevention Week, the library partnered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Safe Kids Kansas to create a Poison Purse display in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, showing how medicines and candies look identical to a child in search of something sweet to eat. In this article, the EPA urges adults to […]

Audrey, Wait! is a book that rocks

Sixteen year old Audrey Cuttler is thrust into the spotlight when her ex-boyfriend writes a hit song about their breakup. Audrey loves good music, but she didn’t sign up for fame. In fact, she was completely supportive of her ex, Evan, and his band when they were unknown musicians just practicing and sending out demos. […]