A beautiful and promising college student, Teresa Steiner, is found murdered with her body left among the bones in the crypt below Naples. Though young, Teresa’s life was already complicated from her possible connections to organized crime to the affair she ended with a distraught professor.
For decades, Gary K. Clarke led photography safaris all over Africa. He collected thousands of photographs, and presents them in a limited-edition, coffee-table size extravaganza, premiering in the Library’s Marvin Auditoriu. As Director Emeritus of the World Famous Topeka Zoo, and later as President-for-Life of Cowabunga Safaris, Clarke has built a wealth of knowledge about [...]
On this day sixteen years ago, Oprah Winfrey launched her book club and selected Jacquelyn Mitchard’s The Deep End of the Ocean as her first pick. I don’t think Oprah was aware at that moment that her choices over the years would influence America’s reading habits so aggressively and that any endorsement by her would [...]
With an intro joke about a mistyped text message to his wife and segueing into an absurdly worded announcement that he has a child on the way, Patton Oswalt‘s album “My Weakness is Strong” starts with a bang. This album, like typical Patton fare, is a romp through the convoluted mind of an unapologetic geek. His witticisms pull [...]
Buildings can be iconic works of art, but buildings are also built by people for people. So, the story of architecture is also about the people involved. Triumvirate: Mckim, Mead, & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America’s Gilded Age by Mosette Glaser Broderick is the story of one of the most famous architectural firms of the Gilded Age and it also explores the architects’ friendships, marriages, divorces, and scandals.
What I thought was going to be a foray into the interesting and closely guarded world of avant-garde graffiti art turned into a strange story about a French emigrant with mental issues and a camera. At least I think that’s what it was about. Sound interesting? That’s because Exit Through the Gift Shop is one wild ride [...]
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Check out some of the newest sports titles we have added to our collection. From baseball to poker, we have something of interest for fans of just about any sport.
Orphaned when he was very young, Moon has been traveling between settlements trying to survive. Though he is an adult, it has not gotten any easier because of his secret- he can transform into a winged creature. This ability has always kept Moon apart from others, and he has no idea what kind of creature he really is until one day he meets someone just like him.
Oh those madcap Jazz Age writers! The insults fly, the gin flows and the quips are unending as Marion Meade takes you on a boisterous romp through the 1920s.