Join Dave and Nate as the discuss the book, “Sum it Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective” by Pat Summitt, the winningest Division I basketball coach in history.
A review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo I would have sworn I was listening to a novel as I followed the saga of Abdul, a “trash-picker”, and his neighbors–all of whom live in Annawadi, a slum that sits right next to the airport in Mumbai, […]
Join Nate and Dave as they discuss the book “Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine” by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf.
It’s time to start enjoying your yard! What would you add to the outside of your house to help you enjoy the great outdoors? A deck? Gazebo? Or just a shed to help you stay organized? We have some great resources to help make your yard work for you!
What will you be reading this summer? Get some recommendations from a room full of librarians as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview librarians about their great summer reads. Have you tried downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library’s Overdrive service yet? Stephanie will convince you to try it!
Spring is a time of color. If you don’t think you are brave enough to paint a whole room in a bright hue, try small touches of color. Look for, or make, colorful pillows. Or a great flea market side table painted a shocking color. We have lots of great resources to bring a touch […]
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the amazing true story of the life of Louis Zamperini as depicted in Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by former Kansas City Star writer Candice Millard.
Vote for the best books of 2012! Here is your chance to decide the best fiction and non-fiction works published in 2012. We have combed through Topeka’s most popular books this year, based on their number of check outs, to find the top five based on critical and popular reviews. Now it is your turn to decide the best book of 2012!
I’m addicted to tales of survival, whether real or fiction, that show the power of the human spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles and challenges and live to fight another day. Here are some of my favorites: Real Life Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them by John […]
Do you enjoy books about underdogs? Then join Dave and Nate as they talk about the book, “One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season”, by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard.