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In this episode, Stephanie, Autumn and Miranda dish on books made into movies.
Join us for a discussion of Sag Harbor, by Colson Whitehead, September 16, at 7 pm, in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor John Edgar Tidwell, a Professor of English for the University of Kansas with a specialty in African American Literature.
I love to experience different cultural traditions, and over the next couple of weekends I can do that right here in the Topeka area! After I have fun trying different foods, watching some dancing, perusing the crafts for sale, and maybe even getting a henna tattoo there are a variety of books I can read […]
Anne O’Neill has a weak spot and it is her father. He died when she was a child and she knows very little about him, and though she has friends and a book store she still feels like there is something missing in her life. Then on a seemingly ordinary day a man enters her bookstore claiming to be her father’s oldest friend.
June 1940 marked the beginning of the occupation of Paris by the Germans during World War II and of the terrible war years that followed as Parisians were subject to harsh laws, retaliation, and food shortages that bordered on starvation. The French Resistance fought back and recruited…
Another series of KHC TALK discussions begins in September with four great titles! Join us in Marvin Auditorium on August 19th, from 7-8 pm, to chat about the series theme and pick up all four of your books. If you haven’t joined us for a while, this interesting and upbeat series is a great opportunity to get back into the groove.
When I go to one of the many great events that happen in Topeka I love to find some books to go along with what I just experienced. It’s a great way for individuals or families to keep learning and to extend the fun memories of that event. This weekend it’s all about Civil War […]
The Lost Generation and the expats living in Europe between the wars is something of legend with their experiments in art and life. Sara and Gerald Murphy were a real couple whose home was called the Villa America, which became a stopping place for F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Cole Porter, and including other celebrities of the time.
In this episode, Dave Coleman recommends three books about World War I and shares why reading and talking about this primarily European war from a century ago is still important today.
Be Cool this Summer–watch a New Movie or TV show! You can use this handy list, or make your own lists of new and on order titles in the new drop-down menu on our catalog’s front page. ADVENTURE • 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window • Bad Asses On The Bayou • Big Game […]
When I go to one of the many great events that happen in Topeka I love to find some books to go along with what I just experienced. It’s a great way for individuals or families to keep learning and to extend the fun memories of that event. This weekend it’s all about dinosaurs as […]
The Kingdom is at war in a distant land filled with dense jungles and where the Kingdom’s soldiers battle an unseen enemy who seems to attack at will. The enemy’s magic is unknown and their guerrilla warfare is making the Kingdom’s soldiers disillusioned as they struggle…