In our second podcast hosted by Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, find out about our featured guests and the events, books, resources and services they are promoting.
- Cinderella: inside the rise of mid-major college basketball by Michael Litos
- When March went mad: the game that transformed basketball by Seth Davis
- Last dance: behind the scenes at the Final Four by John Feinstein
Major League Baseball
- Cobb: a biography by Al Stump
- 27 men out: baseball’s perfect games by Michael Coffey
- Satchel : the life and times of an American legend by Larry Tye
New sports books
- 56 : Joe DiMaggio and the last magic number in sports by Kostya Kennedy
- The games that changed the game: the evolution of the NFL in seven Sundays by Ron Jaworski
- Bigger than the game: Bo, Boz, the punky QB, and how the ’80s created the modern athlete by Michael Weinreb
Good sports books for any reader
- The Junction boys: how ten days in hell with Bear Bryant forged a championship team by Jim Dent
- The greatest game ever played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the birth of modern golf by Mark Frost
Authors to watch for and local connections
Find more of Nate’s recommendations in his blog colum: Uncommonly Good Books Read By Two Common Guys
Book Group in a Bag
Susan Schafer, Readers Advisor, recommends the library’s premier service to book discussion groups and answers questions about the easiest way to track down multiple copies of a book for your next book group.
With Book Group in a Bag, receive 10 copies of one title, plus discussion resources. Reservations are for 6 weeks. Browse titles and make your reservation at bgib.tscpl.org.
- The Help
- Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
- The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates
- The Art of Racing in the Rain
- The Book Thief
Trivia Night @ your library
- If you like listening to Thad and Lissa on this podcast, just imagine how much you would like joining us for a Friday night or Saturday afternoon of team-based trivia competition!
- Enter as a team of coworkers, friends or family. Each team can have 5-8 people, who work together to answer each round. 10 questions per round, 10 rounds total, each from a different category. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.
- Upcoming trivia weekends at the library include April 29 & 30, July 29 & 30, and September 23&24, 2011. Registration is required and begins about 8 weeks before each event by calling 785-580-4540.