Manhattan’s fifth precinct has its fair share of drama with murder, robberies, gangs, and petty crimes. There’s Detective Leo Storgman, who on the verge of his retirement, decides to reexamine a murder case that never had closure, and then there is a new guy
I tried another Kansas author this month by reading Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts. This heartwarming romance about a rodeo queen drew me in with its depiction of a young woman’s struggle to find faith after her world falls apart. Natalie was on her way to seeing her dreams come true, she was in […]
Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get […]
More than 30 authors will participate in the Kansas Book Festival which will promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading for Kansans of all ages. It is free and open to the public from 9 am – 4 pm on September 24th.
Prohibition conjures many images from speakeasies to mobsters, and the history of this movement is anything but simple. From the beginning this country has had a close relationship with alcohol, even more so then today. So it is surprising that what began as a small grass roots movement
Presley dies at age 42 “MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley, the Mississippi boy whose rock ‘n’ roll guitar and gyrating hips changed American musical styles, died Tuesday afternoon of heart failure.” So began the story on the front page of the Wednesday August 17, 1977 Topeka Daily Capital. Elvis Presley made headlines for over […]
SPOILER ALERT: A new study shows that readers seem to prefer books when the introduction gives away the ending. What do you think?
August 15th will mark the 42nd anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival where over half a million people showed up to that infamous dairy farm in Bethel, New York. The line-up consisted of 32 acts and many were heavy hitters in the music industry like The Who, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix. Thanks […]
If you like the dark humor and crime writing of Carl Hiaasen or Elmore Leonard, this new madcap mystery from Eoin Colfer is sure to please!
With the release of Wilson’s penultimate Repairman Jack novel, the series is coming to an end. However, there are many novels and series that can occupy your time once Repairman Jack has performed his last “fix.” Check out these titles and authors to help you fill the void. The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston […]
It is troubled times for the Duchy of Khalakovo even with their great windships and trade. The tension grows between the landed ruling classes and the native population of the Aramahn that could erupt into violence. At the same time a wasting disease is killing both people and crops that weakens the Duchy further. It seems that nothing could get worse until