In our fifth 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.
What are we reading?
Thad just finished Lawrence Block’s The Burglar who Studied Spinoza. He is looking forward to reading Iain Levison’s Dog Eats Dog, and he also enjoyed Since the Layoffs and How to Rob an Armored Car by the same author.
Lissa recently read Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson as part of the library’s Literature with Lunch Book Discussion Group. Next month, that group will discuss The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler on June 13 from 1-2:30 pm (everyone welcome!)
LeAnn Petrie invites everyone in Shawnee County to register for the Summerfest reading program.
- Kids, Teens, Adults and Groups can all participate in the program, which runs May 31 through July 29, 2011. Find out how Kids and Teens can receive prizes for each two hours of reading this summer at summerfest.tscpl.org.
- Read about programs in June and July at the library in the Connectnow schedule.
- Plus! –Visit the library to see progress on the new murals being painted in the Kids area by artist and Digital Services Supervisor Michael Perkins.
Adventuremobile, Bookmobiles and Critter Club
Jayme Lyons, Bookmobile Wrangler, talks about why to visit a bookmobile and what to expect to find there. The Adventuremobile in the summer also hosts a different “critter” each week for children and adults to visit and enjoy. Come see puppies, kittens, a snake, and more!
Bookmobiles are not in service during their scheduled maintenance period from May 16-21, 2011.
Foreign language films
English language movies with subtitles
- Hard Boiled
- Run Lola Run
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Killer instinct
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Search the library catalog for your favorite foreign language film actors or directors. Use the subject keyword search for Foreign Films and browse, or add the country of origin for a more specific search.
Your turn to talk
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Watch Thad and Lissa promoting HUSH on local news stations WIBW with Ralph Hipp.