Universal Class


Universal Class offers over 500 online courses in more than 30 areas of study. Take full courses with instructors to earn Continuing Education Units or just audit a class by viewing its videos. Since Universal Class offers everything from Microsoft Excel to parenting skills, you’ll be sure to find something of interest to learn.


To begin using Universal Class, you’ll need a Kansas Library eCard and to register for a Universal Class account.




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New Fiction 10/4

  • Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
  • A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
  • The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler
  • Enigma by Catherine Coulter
  • Proof of Life by J.A. Jance
  • A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré
  • Enemy of the State by Vince Flynn
  • Star Wars, Phasma by Delilah Dawson
  • Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen
  • Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
  • The Prisoner by Alex Berenson
  • The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream by Christina Dodd
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
  • The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • Execute Authority by Dalton Fury
  • Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn
  • A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
  • A Boy in Winter by Rachel Steiffert
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
  • Haunted by James Patterson
  • Close to Home by Robert Dugon
  • A Conspiracy Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
  • Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Dangerous Ladies Affair by Marcia Muller
  • The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
  • Black Rock White City by A.S. Patrić
  • The Cottingley Secrety by Hazel Gaynor
  • Cold Flash by Carrie Johnson
  • The Driver by Hart Hanson
  • The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths
  • If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
  • Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase
  • One Killer Force by Dalton Fury
  • A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
  • The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Moore
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble
  • All the Secret Places by Anna Carlisle
  • The Devouring by James R. Benn
  • Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
  • How to Find Love in a Bookstore by Veronica Henry
  • Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
  • The Devil’s Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstol
    Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
  • To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon
  • A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana Gray
  • The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
  • Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham
  • An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry
  • The Red Threads of Fortune by J.Y. Yang
  • Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  • Horizon by Fran Wilde
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
  • The Blind by A.F. Brady
  • Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
  • Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris
  • Before It’s Too Late by Sara Driscoll
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
  • Random Road by Thomas Kies
  • A Place in the Wind by Suzanne Chazin
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang
  • Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
  • Conspiracy of Ravens by Terrence McCauley
  • I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Scott
  • Passage by Khary Lazarre-Whtie
  • Two Can Play by Kat Kessler
  • Highlander Undone by Connie Rockway
  • The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
  • The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide by Schuler Benson
  • A Room in Dodge City by David Rice
  • The Girl Wakes by Carmen Lau
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Teen Book Review: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up written by Marie Kondo illustrated by Yuko Uramoto

Reviewed by Raven Holland


Have you ever been embarrassed when guests suddenly show up at your home and everything is scattered and a mess? Well today is your lucky day! The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo shows you how to tidy up your home with only a few simple steps starring the main character, Chiaki Suzuki. Chiaki, like most people, suffers from hoarding; an embarrassing realization for her when her attractive and tidy neighbor unexpectedly stops by. Uh-oh. Time to call in Marie Kondo, Chiaki’s tidy instructor who builds on her quote “It all starts with visualizing your ideal lifestyle.” There are many bumps along the way for Chiaki as she recovers from her obsession with past items; but, with time and effort, the before and after pictures are unrecognizable. Yours can be, too! As I read this book, I followed alongside Chiaki, step by step; and I’m impressed with the results of my room! It’s hardly recognizable. All thanks to The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, and Yuko Uramoto for making this a personal achievement for myself and others as well. I recommend this book to anybody who needs the support or the confidence in cleaning their home. Thanks to the illustrations, the book is easy to understand and even easier to read, making it a great book for younger people. I give this book a rating of five out of five stars. 


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New Nonfiction 9/28

  • Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Schuster
  • Raven Rock by Garrett Graff
  • It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan by Jerri Bell
  • Loved Back to Life by Sheila Walsh
  • Why We March by Artisan
  • The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham
  • The Little Book of Life Hacks by Yumi Sakugawa
  • Patient H96 by Vanessa Potter
  • Solar Rooftop DIY by Mike Sullivan
  • Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani
  • Recovering the Sacred by Winona LaDuke
  • The Leadership Gap by Lolly Daskal
  • The Perfect Mix: Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender by Helen Rothberg
  • Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays by Paul Kingsnorth
  • A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite
  • Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Sarah Scoles
  • Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon by Frank Close
  • The Fate of The West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea by Bill Emmott
  • Through the Shadowlands by Julie Rehmeyer
  • Buddha by Kieron Moore
  • Being the Change by Peter Kalmus
  • Wild Things by Bruce Handy
  • The Voynich Manuscript by Stephen Skinner
  • Install Your Own Solar Panels by Joseph Burdick
  • Make Great Art on Your iPad by Alison Jardine
  • Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker
  • What’s Gone Wrong With Developing Leaders by Mary Hladio
  • 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership by Hugh Blane
  • Are We Screwed? By Geoff Dembicki
  • Karate by Hidetaka Nishiyama
  • To Siri With Love by Judith Newman
  • Good Booty by Ann Powers
  • Shooting Ghosts by Thomas Brennan
  • Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder
  • Korea Reborn by Park Geun-Hye
  • Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena
  • Sight Words by Marv Loucks
  • The Joy of Less by Francine Jay
  • The Surveyors by Mary Salter
  • Ranger Games by Ben Blum
  • Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
  • The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • The Internationalists by Oona Hathaway
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a %@#$ by Mark Manson
  • The Natural First Aid Handbook by Brigitte Mars
  • Silencer by Marcus Wicker
  • Katie Luther: First Lady of the Reformation by Ruth Tucker
  • Putin by Richard Loure
  • Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus by Douglas Rushkoff
  • Sweet Paleo by Lea Valle
  • The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott
  • He’s Not Lazy by Adam Price
  • Single Gay Christian by Gregory Coles
  • Field Guide to the End of the World by Jeannine Gailey
  • Reset by Ellen Pao
  • Solstice to Solstice to Solstice by Allison Justus
  • Afterglow by Eileen Myles
  • Expect to Win by D. Scott Fritchen
  • Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
  • The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
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