Topeka Tornado 45th Anniversary
- Topeka Tornado 45th Anniversary Remembrance program
- 2-4 pm, Sunday, June 5, 2011
- Marvin Auditorium
Visit the Topeka Room on the 2nd floor of the library, read more stories online at the KTWU website and submit your own stories of the Topeka Tornado of June 8, 1966 with the library.
eBooks -free to download with your library card
Shari Schawo, eBook Specialist, explains how to download eBooks from the library, what to do if the eBook you want is checked out and shares her thoughts on the future of eBooks and print books in libraries. She also explains what people should look for when buying an eBook reader. Visit the library’s eReader display near the Reference Desk to compare a Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony Reader and more!
- Kansas Overdrive
- List of free ebook sources
Visit the Reference Desk for help from library staff trained with eBooks or make an appointment with an eBook specialist.
One World, Many Stories Children’s Art Show in the Sabatini Gallery
Zan Popp, Curator and Collections Manager at the library’s Sabatini Gallery promotes the 10th Annual Art Exhibit for Children at the library’s Sabatini Gallery.
- One World, Many Stories: pictures of people, places and animals from around the world
- Jim Richardson’s photographs from his travels as a National Geographic photographer
- Exhibit opens June 3 and runs through August 12
- Natural connections to learning about travel and other countries and using the non-fiction books to explore the world
Contact the Sabatini Gallery at 580-4515 for more information.
Travel Mysteries – murders with a strong sense of place
Christina Callison, Readers Advisory Librarian, recommends some mystery novels that have such great description and settings that they make you feel like you were there.
- The China Thrillers series by Peter May, Firemaker is the first book in the series, set in China with detective Li Yan and also features a forensic pathologist from Chicago
- Martin Walkers writes Bruno, Chief of Police and Dark Vineyard, set in a small village in southwest France
- Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill, set in rural southern Thailand
- Louise Penny writes a series set in Three Pines, a small village south of Montreal, that features Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. The first book in the series is Still Life
- Michael Stanley writes mysteries set in Africa, specifically Botswana. His first book is A Carrion Death: introducing Detective Kubu.