Bean There, Read That: Perks of Being a Wallflower

Pick up a copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky for the May 28, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for young professionals. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through […]

Bean There, Read That: Glass Castle

For the month of April Bean There, Read That will read and discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I am pretty excited to hear differing opinions, especially after talking with a colleague who hated the book, while I loved reading it. What is it about? Well… Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals […]

Uncommonly Good Books Round-up

Librarians Dave and Nate write mostly about books guys dig. Their reviews appeal to the sports enthusiasts or even to readers simply fascinated by stories of perseverance, leadership and competition. Dave likes to throw in a few history books for your enjoyment too. Their blog Uncommonly Good Books Read by Two Common Guys is published periodically on tscpl.org. If you’ve missed their previous posts, here’s a few we think you might like.

Dystopian Novels for Younger Readers

My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet […]

All Booked Up: The Civil War in Kansas

In this edition of All Booked Up, Diana gives you a sneak peek of an upcoming author talk with Debra Goodrich Bisel. The ladies talk about what surprised Bisel as she wrote The Civil War in Kansas. Non-historians and non-scholars will find Bisel’s book quite accessible. We hope to see you at her talk March 10.