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, 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.
In this episode, Autumn and Stephanie talk about watching “classic” movies with their kids. Which legendary 80’s films make the cut at family movie night?
Topeka poets Dennis Etzel Jr. and Eric McHenry talk about the writing process and read from their work.
In this episode, Miranda Ericsson talks about a dozen classic romance novels, from the 18th century through the 1980’s.
In this episode, Miranda, Amber, Lissa and Thad talk about the library’s 2015 Big Read Selection – True Grit by Charles Portis. Listen in on their candid book discussion. This podcast will inspire, enlighten and entertain!
In this episode, local genealogist, librarian and author Sherri Camp talks about her book featuring stories and photographs that place the history and experience of African Americans in Topeka in the context of American history.