For Sean Frost getting nostalgic about his “college days” includes remembering how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library helped him through a tough year and propelled him toward graduation from college. After his struggles became apparent to his parents freshmen year, Sean’s father directed him to the library’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, a project from [...]
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The library is in your neighborhood with two Bookmobiles serving the community six days a week. October 1 we start a new schedule, so you can start using the Bookmobile during its expanded hours to give you more access to the books, movies, audiobooks and other materials you like.
Kerry Onstott Storey’s long love of libraries has driven her involvement on the Library’s Board of Trustees – and beyond. She and her husband Bob came to Topeka in the 1970s and getting a library card was one of the first things she did. She remembers her first Friends Book Sale experience and said the [...]
Our hosts Kathy and Diana agree to disagree about the likability of Gillian Flynn’s latest novel, Gone Girl, a New York Times bestseller. Watch and listen (we promise no spoilers) and see which one of these gals you agree with the most.
Make autumn nights to remember with these recommended reads. Check out the new titles that surely will entice you to pick up a book and read for pleasure this fall.
It’s not a mystery the library loves books, but a book being serialized and published at the library sure is. Capital City Capers: An Ad Astra Per Aspera Adventure comes out in late September. The community novel features 20 different authors who each advance the story by writing a chapter. Keep reading on www.tscpl.org where [...]
Fill your brain with random trivia! We feature a new trivia question in each edition of the library newsletter, which is sent to subscriber’s inboxes every other Tuesday. Answers inside.
The Meet the Trustees series continues with Elizabeth Ross, who thought something was missing from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board of Trustees. Find out what it was and read more about Ms. Ross inside this post.
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For book bargains galore attend the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Sept. 14-16. Friday is “Friends Night,” but you can become a Friend at the door. Find out what awaits you at the sale and where the proceeds go.
A free and new way to learn languages online is now available to Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library cardholders. Mango for Libraries, a language learning web program, offers 40 different languages and 16 ESL courses. Access it via www.tscpl.org. Click here and scroll through our database list and select Mango. Once there, you will [...]