Join Kansas Author Helen Alley-Taylor as she talks about her fictional memoir East Toward Home on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204). This fictional account of the lives of Eddy & Jessie who lived in Melvern, KS looks back over their relationship beginning during the great depression and lasting for almost [...]
Wanda Batton-Smythe had many enemies, actually almost the entire village of Nether Monkslip at one time or another probably could have strangled her. Wanda was a bit over the top- bossy, demanding, and not really caring what she said or the feelings she hurt. Still it was a shock to the small English village when she turned up murdered…
An early morning phone call asks Chief Deputy Kimble which he would prefer to investigate- a homicide or a suicide. Later, Wyatt French is discovered shot. French was something of an eccentric who drank too much but was known for building a lighthouse not by the ocean but in the mountains of Kentucky.
Get extreme and do the 2011 Wrestlemania Reading Challenge! Read five books, graphic novels, or magazines between October 25 and November 1 and fill out the log to win a WWE poster.
Chris Crutcher’s recent visit to the library reminded me how much of an impact his books, and other sports fiction, had on me while I was growing up. Like many kids, I liked to read, but only if the books were about subjects in which I was interested. Unfortunately for me, books on Bigfoot and [...]
Thirteen might be considered unlucky but in a collection of horror short stories it might be the perfect number. The Ones That Got Away is a collection of thirteen short stories by Stephen Graham Jones. Many of the stories take everyday or normal life events and masterfully twist them into disconcerting tales. Vivid and descriptive, these stories…
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October 16-22 is Teen Read Week. TSCPL is celebrating with many fun filled programs. Monday the library is sponsoring Books & Bites in David J’s. Teens listens to a short review about the top 25 teens books and share a snack. Wednesday Chris Crutcher will be coming to Highland Park High School and TSCPL. He will [...]
Islam in the Heartland of America by Imam Omar Hazim offers readers curious about the world’s fastest growing religion a close-up look at how Islam is taught and experienced in a mosque in Topeka, Kansas, America’s heartland. He will speak as part of the library’s Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Authors Series on Sunday, October 23 [...]
Four best-selling authors have applied their talents to the ghost story in The Ghost Quartet edited by Marvin Kaye. All the stories have ghosts with some bent on destruction while others are victims of fate, but beyond that each has its own disturbing story to tell.
TSCPL will be hosting Professor Dennis Etzel, Jr. on Sunday, October 16 from 3-4:30pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Tickets are NOT needed for this event. Professor Etzel will be discussing Sherman’s Alexie’s War Dances. Washburn University’s iRead event will be held Friday, October 21, 7pm at White Concert Hall. The library will have a [...]