Heavily influenced by powerful literary icon Edith Wharton, Jennie Fields has written a book that takes readers on an adventure back to the Gilded Age. In her novel The Age of Desire, Fields weaves Wharton’s actual correspondence into her fictionalized story. Watch the video below to see what Kathy and Diana liked and disliked about [...]
On the Shelf: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Once you’ve read the Hunger Games, what do you read next? Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a brief (41:44) discussion with Miranda about the popularity of this series and some of the similar books that came before it. Learn more about these books that relate back all the way back to the Roman Gladitorial matches, and continue to be popular today. Share your recommendations with us!
In recognition of American Indian Heritage Month, I want to share the art of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell with you. We’ll take a closer look at her sculpture called “Laughing at the Ducks”, which is part of the library’s permanent art collection. Then we’ll hit the road to see examples of her work in museums in Kansas City and Denver.
Black Friday – the first shopping day after Thanksgiving – is fast approaching. Just about every major retailer will be offering super deals and super early opening times. Not only do we have “Black Friday” fast approaching, but hot on its heels are “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday.” Here are a few tips on [...]
When Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan landed on my desk as an Advanced Reader Copy, it intrigued me. Ten hours later, I had finished the book. I could not put it down. Written as a memoir, Brain on Fire reads like medical suspense novel. The book chronicles a month of [...]
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the next book discussed by Bean There, Read That, a hip new book club for the 20s/30s crowd. Come for discussion of this popular book Nov. 27 at 7pm at the Flying Monkey at PTs.