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Story of Human Consumption Told by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz

Consumed, an exhibit opening April 5 at the Alice C. Sabatini GAllery, looks at history, ecology, animals and people in Pop Art-style. Charming and whimsical works of art by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz tell stories about the past, present and future. Come in during First Friday and meet the artists.

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Hold Your Meeting at the Library

Meet and eat at the library. We have meeting spaces for three to 300 people – plus catering, if you want to keep your group fed and alert. The library is one of the most cost-effective yet versatile meeting room spaces in Topeka. Find out how we can help with your group’s next meeting.

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Introducing Medicare Mondays

The first Medicare Mondays is held April 1 at 1:00 pm in Menninger Room 206. Join Medicare Mondays at the Library! Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) counselors help you navigate through the complex web that is Medicare. Bring your questions.

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Uncommonly Good Books Round-up

Librarians Dave and Nate write mostly about books guys dig. Their reviews appeal to the sports enthusiasts or even to readers simply fascinated by stories of perseverance, leadership and competition. Dave likes to throw in a few history books for your enjoyment too. Their blog Uncommonly Good Books Read by Two Common Guys is published periodically on tscpl.org. If you’ve missed their previous posts, here’s a few we think you might like.

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Chat with City Candidates for Office March 25

Monday, March 25, 2013  |  6:30–9:00 pm |  Marvin Auditorium It’s like political speed dating. Meet the candidates who will be on the April 2nd City Election ballot. Visit directly with candidates who are running for the Topeka City Council and Mayor races. Each candidate will be at a table, and you will be able […]

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Library News April/May 2013 – What's Happening at Your Library

Why would you want to pick up and read Library News? Here are 5 quick reasons: Read a story on how you can get up to 10 free books at the Friends Book Swap Bazaar in April 27 from 1–3pm when you trade your own books in. (Friends membership required) For the bride-to-be, the library […]

Friends of the Library Swears in New Board Members

The Friends of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library announce new leadership on its board. Learn who’s leading the Friends board and what this volunteer, non-profit organization is all about.

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All Booked Up: The Invisible Bridge

All Booked Up host Kathy does what she does best, tells us about a new, wonderful book to read. This week it’s The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. The Invisible Bridge tells the story of three brothers from a Jewish family. This work of historical fiction is set in Hungary and in Paris in the […]

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Library Programs for Your Toddler

At the library we are committed to helping every child learn to read before they start school. Programs like our educational and interactive storytimes are, for many, the gateway to becoming a reader for life. The events nurture children’s social skills and give them a chance to be read to by someone different.

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All Booked Up: The Civil War in Kansas

In this edition of All Booked Up, Diana gives you a sneak peek of an upcoming author talk with Debra Goodrich Bisel. The ladies talk about what surprised Bisel as she wrote The Civil War in Kansas. Non-historians and non-scholars will find Bisel’s book quite accessible. We hope to see you at her talk March 10.

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March 2013 Teen Schedule

The library has two dedicated teen spaces and offers a variety of programs – from cooking to gaming to fashion – each month. A highlight of every month is Open Mic Night, where teens show off their various talents.

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The Jazz Era Comes to Life during Bessie’s Blues, featuring Queen Bey

Experience the stories and songs of Bessie Smith, the most popular female singer of the ‘20s, Sat., March 2 at 6:30pm in Marvin Auditorium at the library. Bessie’s Blues is the finale of the NEA’s The Big Read, a community reading initiative. Kansas City Ambassador of Jazz Queen Bey recounts the story of Bessie Smith, […]