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 [...]
During the 1970s the last thing I was interested in was the laid-back, singer-songwriter music coming out of L.A. – The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, etc. If it wasn’t sporting a leather jacket, a spiked haircut and an electric guitar, I wasn’t interested. However, as a librarian I have to be prepared [...]
Words. Resumés are full of them, and job seekers need to make every word count if they are going to stand out in this competitive job market. At a loss for words? No problem. Our WinWay Resumé program provides a variety of power words that will win over hiring managers. After meeting with Terry Miller, [...]
Being a cop is Detective Stan Green’s life, even if he doesn’t want it to be. The time it takes and the stress from the job can be overwhelming. It costs him a lot – his ex-wife still hates him, his kids are tired of being second to his job, and his girlfriend has just about had it. Though Stan tries to change things with the people in his life it isn’t easy, especially after a vicious murder…
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
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.
Go to the outer limits of literature with us this fall during Fall Reading. Read 8 hours – in a book, magazine, even a web page – between now and Nov. 13 and reap the sweet rewards. Details inside.
Finding ideas on decorating smaller living spaces can be difficult in this era of suburban mini estates. The Home Neighborhood has many helpful books on decorating small homes and apartments.