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An Interview with Ricky Roosevelt and… An Interview with Ricky Roosevelt and…

Friday, September 27th marks the next installment of our local music showcase, the Sound+Vision Sessions. The series highlights local…
Friday, September 27th marks the next installment of our local music showcase, the Sound+Vision Sessions. The series highlights local…

Find Your Artistic Voice with Artist… Find Your Artistic Voice with Artist…

There once was a time when I attended college to become an illustrator, then when that intention didn’t pan out, a printmaker. Warning, if…
There once was a time when I attended college to become an illustrator, then when that intention didn’t pan out, a printmaker. Warning, if…

The State of eBooks and Libraries The State of eBooks and Libraries

Lawrence, something tells us you love LPL’s digital collections. Within the last 12 months, LPL cardholders checked out 138,466‬ ebooks and…
Lawrence, something tells us you love LPL’s digital collections. Within the last 12 months, LPL cardholders checked out 138,466‬ ebooks and…

The Way Home The Way Home

By Jvail
Another scorching summer afternoon and a library patron walks up to the desk: "I remember when we didn't have air conditioning. These are the good old days." The past, they say, is a foreign country. They do things differently there.
Another scorching summer afternoon and a library patron walks up to the desk: "I remember when we didn't have air conditioning. 

Telling it True Telling it True

By Pkenn
I recently had the honor of moderating a Historical Fiction panel of four authors, Julie Berry, Rachel DeWoskin, Stacey Lee, and Ruta…
I recently had the honor of moderating a Historical Fiction panel of four authors, Julie Berry, Rachel DeWoskin, Stacey Lee, and Ruta…

Find Your Creative Community Find Your Creative Community

I have always been a person who “made stuff.” I dabbled in many arts and crafts, often made my own gifts, etc. But I would never have called...
I have always been a person who “made stuff.” I dabbled in many arts and crafts, often made my own gifts, etc. But I would never have called...

Well This is Embarrassing Well This is Embarrassing

By Mollyw
I’m just going to come right out with it when I was younger, I hated to read. As someone who works at a library, this isn’t something I’m…
I’m just going to come right out with it when I was younger, I hated to read. As someone who works at a library, this isn’t something I’m…

On Benevolent Ghosts, A Charismatic… On Benevolent Ghosts, A Charismatic…

I’ve recently been reading everything I can find by Téa Obreht. Her stories are vivid and heady with realistic insight into death and grief.
I’ve recently been reading everything I can find by Téa Obreht. Her stories are vivid and heady with realistic insight into death and grief.

The Mighty Pen The Mighty Pen

I vividly remember the first week of my high school journalism class. I already fancied myself a writer and was chomping at the bit to get…
I vividly remember the first week of my high school journalism class. I already fancied myself a writer and was chomping at the bit to get…

If You Can't Make Your Own Dopamine,… If You Can't Make Your Own Dopamine,…

About three years ago, I diagnosed myself with ADD. It was really a long time coming. Just out of college I was working an office job, and…
About three years ago, I diagnosed myself with ADD. It was really a long time coming. Just out of college I was working an office job, and…

Grit Lit Meets Chivalric Romance in… Grit Lit Meets Chivalric Romance in…

By Ksoper
If you had the pleasure of reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, you know Bryn Greenwood does not shy away from controversial…
If you had the pleasure of reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, you know Bryn Greenwood does not shy away from controversial…

They Came From Florida They Came From Florida

By Ballen
If you want to feel cooler during a Kansas summer, try reading books set in Florida! That’s what I’ve inadvertently and sporadically done…
If you want to feel cooler during a Kansas summer, try reading books set in Florida! That’s what I’ve inadvertently and sporadically done…

Read Adventurously Read Adventurously

When I was first asked to take over LPL’s Speculative Fiction Book Club, I had my doubts that it would be something I would be good at…
When I was first asked to take over LPL’s Speculative Fiction Book Club, I had my doubts that it would be something I would be good at…

Kansas Needs Diverse Books Kansas Needs Diverse Books

We’ve been updating the Children’s Biography section lately, clearing out some older, neglected titles (so long, Brad Johnson and Hannah…
We’ve been updating the Children’s Biography section lately, clearing out some older, neglected titles (so long, Brad Johnson and Hannah…

And Who Wants a Sadly Ever After, Really And Who Wants a Sadly Ever After, Really

By Pkenn
As we slowly roll into August, which also happens to be Read a Romance Month, I am taking some time out from sweating profusely to speak a…
As we slowly roll into August, which also happens to be Read a Romance Month, I am taking some time out from sweating profusely to speak a…

Books Worth Waiting For: A Peek Into… Books Worth Waiting For: A Peek Into…

By Klopez
I have a multitude of personality flaws, but perhaps one of the most detestable things about me (or at least that one that is most…
I have a multitude of personality flaws, but perhaps one of the most detestable things about me (or at least that one that is most…
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