The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) by Thomas Hardy opens with a shocking act: a man sells his wife and child at a country fair in rustic England. In time, the man becomes successful and respected, but his shameful past makes this a tragic novel. Discuss at the library on Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
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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Just in time for Christmas! Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (31:31) discussion with a variety of guests about what they read in December. Get inspired with great holiday reads and share your recommendations with us!
Fold some paper into presents this Christmas! Find holiday origami patterns, recommended library books, and make a gift-card holder with step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions.
Once you’ve read the Hunger Games, what do you read next? Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a brief (41:44) discussion with Miranda about the popularity of this series and some of the similar books that came before it. Learn more about these books that relate back all the way back to the Roman Gladitorial matches, and continue to be popular today. Share your recommendations with us!
Great American Smokeout is a special day from the American Cancer Society to encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking on that day. Find smoking cessation resources at the library in the Health Information Neighborhood at call number 613.85.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865) creates a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The characters are familiar; the logic and literary nonsense are highly influential to other genres. Discuss at the library on Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C
The library partnered with Oral Health Kansas to create a display that asks people to consider how much sugar is in their drink. Tips to increase Health Eating for a Healthy Mouth, helping a reluctant tooth brusher, and general Tooth brushing are included.
Embrace your ereader and download free classic literature to read and discuss with others. Meet monthly for enriching conversation with other interested readers. Find the complete 2013 schedule of books to read here!
Download journaling tips and handouts on Capturing the Moment: Watercolor and Imagery. Our monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.
Learn how to use “Art as Hope” in the next session of the Cancer Survivor Education Series, at noon on Tuesday, October 23 in the Anton Room. Jane Hanni, Assistant Curator of Education at the Mulvane Art Museum, will help you look, create and understand. Check out art therapy resources from the library’s collection and the Health Information Neighborhood.
Free screenings, education and resources to improve your health, Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. In the Atrium and the Health Information Neighborhood at the library, provided by Nursing Students from the Baker University School of Nursing