The Big Read will move you beyond reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Attend one or more of these events to experience the Roaring ’20s, discover more about the author, enjoy amazing jazz from the era, learn about other interesting people from 20s, experience art from that time, watch a film or participate in a book discussion.
On the Shelf: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
This is a must-read boy-next-door romantic teen story, well-written, with compelling characters and real life family issues. Coming of age stories are always relevant because we are all making choices every day that determine who we are and who we become. Check it out – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
Painter Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912. Before he became famous for his abstract “action paintings” in the late 1940s, he studied art with Missouri-born artist Thomas Hart Benton in New York. Pollock’s early paintings of people and landscapes are so much different from his later Abstract Expressionist work that it’s hard to believe the same artist painted them.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by former Kansas City Star writer Candice Millard.
First off, this isn’t a novel about zombies, despite the deceptive title. What if the current pop-culture obsession with “brains” took a different turn? What if professional football declined, and professional trivia teams took their place, complete with overpaid players, competitive coaches, tabloid media, player infighting, rookies under pressure and all of the other fabulous [...]
A new family cookbook from Catherine McCord, Weelicious is subtitled “One Family. One Meal.” As a working mother, this is my dream. Being able to cook one meal that my whole family will eat. Fast, Fresh and Easy? Yes please. And if it makes leftovers or can be made ahead and frozen? Even better. I [...]