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Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:49 AM

As a boy, Michael White was consigned to the “slow group” in school. He seemed to have trouble concentrating.In fact, White — who went on earn a Ph.D. — turned out to be a poet. He had a habit of locking onto objects and focusing on them obsessively, often to the neglect of whatever his teachers wanted him to be doing.That knack, or flaw, served him well in “Travels in Vermeer,” a memoir of his obsession with the 17th-century Dutch painter.

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 8:15 AM

KHC discussion on April 11

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:08 AM

“Little Black Lies,” by Sandra Block. Grand Central Publishing, New York and Boston, 2015. 352 pages. $15 paperback.

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM

“It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” By Lynsey Addario. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 357 pages. $29.95.

Posted Mar 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM

As part of Butler Community College's ongoing outreach to students, Director, Library Services Micaela Ayers and the staff of the L.W. Nixon Library welcomed speaker Lorraine Madway, curator and university archivist at Wichita State University...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:54 PM

“My Sunshine Away” By M.O. Walsh. Amy Einhorn Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2015. 320 pages. $26.95.

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Two presentations on March 5

Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Three-part book discussion series at local library

Posted Feb 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Local Christian author and artist publishes book

Posted Feb 13, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Asking local residents to share memories for book

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM

While some eager viewers are champing at the bit (or ball gag, as the case may be) for this weekend’s big-screen release of “50 Shades of Grey,” we’re more in the mood for levity than the lash. If the raunch of this year’s must-see Valentine’s Day...

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