• ‘50 Licks’ documents half a century of classic rock band

    Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books have been published about The Rolling Stones. After more than 50 years recording and performing rock, blues and country music, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - each in their late 60s .

  • ‘Lost & Found’ offers equal parts humor, emotion

    Seven-year-old Millie Bird has the certainty that belongs only to that age; it is an assured precociousness that some adults despair as stubbornness or dismiss as silliness, whereas others recognize the wisdom of the archetypal fool. In this internationally best-selling .

  • The public library can help you tell a great story Librarian.danielle.schapaugh.phatch

    The act of storytelling is a big part of what makes us human. Nigerian writer Chris Abani told a TED audience “What we know about who we are comes from stories.” We share knowledge from generations past, explore meaning, delve .

  • ‘One Direction’ autobiography focuses on the group’s fans

    Singers and musicians come and go. Bands form, hit the charts and the road. Some are lucky and some are smart. Unfortunately, for many, much anticipated continued success is short-lived. And what about the fans? Isn’t it their hope .

  • ‘The Director’ brings intrigue, high-tech thrills

    David Ignatius is an outstanding columnist for the Washington Post, having covered the Middle East and the CIA more than 25 years. He’s also a good novelist, as his growing number of bestsellers suggests. In “The Director,” his trove of .

  • Christmas-themed novel set in Topeka offers readers a refreshingly kind story

    This delightful short novel is set in Topeka in late December and written by longtime Washburn University English professor and writer-in-residence Thomas Averill. Averill is also author of the novels “Secrets of the Tsil Café,” “rode,” and “The Slow Air .

  • ‘America 1844’ follows threads through an important year

    What important events come to your mind that happened in our country in the year 1844? Unless you’re a professional historian, chances are that you probably don’t come up with much. However, in this book, writer John Bicknell argues .

  • Latest adventure with ‘Hamish MacBeth’ still fun

    The MacBeth conjured up some yeas ago by M.C. Beaton might not rival Shakespeare’s character for great literature, But Beaton’s MacBeth has developed quite a following — in print and, for a time, as a television series on .

  • An abundance of magazines are available at the library Librarian.linda.henderson

    Escape the ordinary this summer by entertaining your brain with one of the more than 200 magazines available at the public library. A wonderfully varied collection stands ready to expand your reading choices this summer.  Familiar favorites such as “Time,” “.

  • ‘Women Heroes of World War I’ tracks hidden war service

    “My good lady, go home and sit still.” That is what the Director of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) told Dr. Elsie Inglis when she tried to volunteer for the Corps at the beginning of World War I. Not .

  • FBI agent, sleuths track down drug lord in ‘The Job’

    Evanovich and Goldberg have co-written several novels, and “The Job” is an entertaining one. It features FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and her team trying to nab one of the world’s worst drug lord’s in an enterprising .

  • Summer teen books, prizes at the public library Keri.mills

    Parents, are you trying to get your teens reading over the summer? Sign them up for the teen summer reading program where they can earn incentives such as restaurant coupons or a free book. Teens also have the chance to .


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