The Topeka Zoo’s orangutan, Rudy, has just had a baby boy. Alice Sabatini drew portraits of lots of the zoo’s animals.
All Booked Up host Kathy does what she does best, tells us about a new, wonderful book to read. This week it’s The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. The Invisible Bridge tells the story of three brothers from a Jewish family. This work of historical fiction is set in Hungary and in Paris in the [...]
Movies, Cherry Blossoms, Cheese and Beer!
From comic books shows to chili cook-offs, fun fairs and festivals are held all across America. Whatever your interest, I’m sure someone, somewhere is celebrating it.
At the library we are committed to helping every child learn to read before they start school. Programs like our educational and interactive storytimes are, for many, the gateway to becoming a reader for life. The events nurture children’s social skills and give them a chance to be read to by someone different.
In this edition of All Booked Up, Diana gives you a sneak peek of an upcoming author talk with Debra Goodrich Bisel. The ladies talk about what surprised Bisel as she wrote The Civil War in Kansas. Non-historians and non-scholars will find Bisel’s book quite accessible. We hope to see you at her talk March 10.
While there is no substitute for good legal advice, sometimes all you need is a simple legal document or two. However, finding online forms that are accurate and work in Kansas can be frustrating and intimidating. Through the library you can gain access to hundreds of Kansas specific legal forms online through LegalForms, a new addition to the library’s online resource collection.
If you’re anything like me, you have a tendency to scour over the upcoming books section listed with online booksellers with the purpose of finding new cookbooks to obsess over! Below are my 10 favorite cookbooks that are fairly new (within the last 6 months!) or new to the collection. Modern Sauces by Martha Holmberg [...]
Okay, I admit that for the longest time I was not looking forward to reading this book, one reason being I tend to judge books by their covers (bad habit), and the cover of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin convinced me this would be a sad, depressing book, which I was not in [...]
Sometimes before you go forward, you must take a look back. 2013 will bring faster Wi-Fi inside the building and take more librarians out of the building. Reflecting on how we’ve arrived at this place, we keep circling back to you, our customer. We plan for the future with our customers’ needs in mind and promise to continue to listen as needs change.
Crazy cat lady is a label many of us wear with pride. Gina Gershon, star of great cinematic fare like Bound and Showgirls is no exception. In The Search for Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind, Gershon engagingly and humorously recounts returning from the Cannes Film Festival to discover that her [...]
While there are many ways to find read-a-likes, find that next great book using Novelist Plus, a powerful online resources that gives you access to thousands of professional reviews, book and author suggestions, and much more. Give it a try and I know you will be hooked.