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Great writers are people too

What’s it like to be an author at Great Writers, Right Here? It might be more fun than attending as a reader. Find out in person Sat. Dec. 6, 1- 5 p.m.

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Capturing the Storm in Image and Word

Are cold temperatures giving you the winter blues? Visit the library for a fresh breath of spring Sunday Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Marvin Auditorium as former Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and photographer Stephen Locke present their new book, Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word & Image. If you have not seen […]


Poetry is Alive and Well, Right Here

Meet these writers carrying on the proud tradition of poetry in the state of Kansas on December 6th, from 1-5 pm at our second annual literary fair! Denise Low Low, 2nd Kansas Poet Laureate, has over 25 books, including Mélange Block (Red Mountain Press) and Ghost Stories (Ks. Notable Book; The Circle -Best Native American […]

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Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!

Although he died 15 years ago of a heart attack, Shel Silverstein‘s books are still enjoyed by children and adults today. Known for his willingness to try unusual ideas without concern for social conventions, Silverstein authored 20 books, which are now available in more than 30 different languages. With a quirky sense of humor some […]

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Sonny Kenner’s Red Guitar by Kevin Rabas

Kevin Rabas’s third collection of poetry is a new addition to our library’s shelves. Read on to find out more, and check out our original interview with the award-winning Kansas poet.