New Books, bestsellers, literature and reading
Every third Friday, join librarians Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley as they host a topical discussion with special guests from the library and community. These chatty, conversational interviews about library resources and collections will help you learn about new bestsellers and emerging genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post for each podcast for your convenience. Continue the conversation on the library’s Goodreads page. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode, librarian Valerie Reif recommends a selection of books about some very interesting people.
In this episode, alternative history and sci-fi author James Young discusses his books, self-publishing and engaging in local writing communities.
In this episode, popular middle grades author Angela Cervantes talks about growing up in Topeka and shares details about her second book.
In this episode, librarian Deb Bryan shares stories of local adults overcoming literacy challenges, plus opportunities for adult learners.
In this episode, Stephanie, Autumn and Miranda dish on books made into movies.
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.
In this episode, we celebrate Poet Annette Hope Billings and Journalist Jeffrey Ann Goudie, who join us for a discussion of their inspirations, literary lives, and connections to Topeka.
In this episode, Joey Scaletta shares his frontline experiences volunteering in a West African Ebola Treatment Unit. Hear more stories and see photos from his journey on Monday June 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
In this episode, our guest is novelist Sandra Moran, who will present History of Lesbian Literature June 18.
In this episode, Julie Nelson recommends the newly annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, along with other books for fans of the Little House on the Prairie series. Explore the “Wilder” life!
Listen local! In this episode, Martie Rison talks about a downtown Topeka bookstore and the Topeka History Geeks group.