"Our Boys" is Chosen As Selection for Kansas Reads

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA -- Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library presents Joe Drape, author and sports writer for The New York Times. From 1:00–2:00 pm, he shares stories that will appeal not just to sports fans but also to anyone who appreciates small towns and Midwestern values.

The conversation with Joe will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, in Marvin Auditorium 101BC.

"Our Boys," which chronicles the 2008 Smith Center football season and their historic winning streak with Coach Roger Barta, is a book you’ll want to read. It’s our state’s own version of Friday Night Lights. Coach Barta and his son, Brooks ­also have their own chat scheduled. They'll talk about the lasting legacy of the 2008 season on Sunday, March 4th from 2:00-3:00pm in Marvin Auditorium 101BC.

Attend other events held in conjunction with Kansas Reads. Casual and open to everyone, the Kansas Reads: Our Boys book discussion is Wednesday, February 29th, Leap Day, from 7:00-8:00pm in Marvin Auditorium 101BC.

The Kansas Reads project, sponsored by Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas, is a statewide initiative to unite communities by reading and discussing the same book. You can check out a copy of the book from the library. Reserve your copy online at catalog.tscpl.org.

While this is a reading initiative, we understand some folks’ preference is for non-print media. That’s why we are holding a Team Spirit Film Series on each Friday in February. Showtime is 6:30pm. Watch an inspirational sports story each week for free at the library. More information at: http://tscpl.org/books-movies-music/our-boys-the-2012-kansas-reads-choice or pick up a copy of ConnectNow magazine.

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