A birdwatcher, musketeers, vampires, and a documentary on Prohibition are all on tap for book loving movie watchers this fall. Read on to see what to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater or turn on the TV. This list is gleaned from […]
The Obelisk is an action-packed thriller. Gideon Davis, a peace negotiator for the United Nations, has brokered many peace accords around the world. Tillman Davis, Gideon’s older brother, has taken the route of warrior and apparently turned rogue mercenary. Their parents died when they were youngsters. Tillman took on the role of protective older brother. […]
The McNaughton Corporation is a force in the world with their inventions like airships and guns, and in the center of it is the city they created, Evesden. A sprawling city teaming with people who are either trying to find their fortune or more likely have given up hope. In the middle of it all is Cyril Hayes, a man with a secret talent
Celebrate your freedom to read with these Banned Books Week events!
Newbery-award-winning author and Kansas native Clare Vanderpool visited the library Tuesday, September 20.
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 […]