I tried another Kansas author this month by reading Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts. This heartwarming romance about a rodeo queen drew me in with its depiction of a young woman’s struggle to find faith after her world falls apart. Natalie was on her way to seeing her dreams come true, she was in [...]
On the Shelf: Explore Kansas
When most people think of sports movies they think of films like Bull Durham, Hoosiers, or Field of Dreams. However, if you’ve seen the standard sports movies countless times and are looking for something new, the documentary section is a great option for entertaining and enlightening films about sports. Here are some recommended titles from [...]
Teen 2011 Summer Reading ended with a rap concert featuring the well known rapper, Brail. Brail is best known for his song “Google Me” in support of the Think Big Topeka campaign to get Google’s fiber experiment to Topeka. Phillip Watson (Brail) is a Topeka native and attends Washburn University. He is working on a [...]
Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (34:14), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode – Time Travel books and movies — what are your favorites? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get [...]
It is finally August and August is National Peach month. In the Cooking Neighborhood there is a display with all kinds of cookbooks featuring peach recipes. There are also cookbooks with panini recipes as well as brownie recipes because August is also National Panini month and National Brownie month. Be sure and check out the cooking [...]