Community’s Most Valued Possession Revealed

On Friday, Jan. 18, an exhibit of collectible, rare and homespun objects will be on display as the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery opens its doors for Most Valued Possessions, a community-based exhibit. You may learn a new meaning of the word “value” from fellow citizens.

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Feb/March 2013 Library News – What’s Happening at Your Library

This edition of Library News has everything you need to know about The Big Read, a community reading initiative held Feb. 1–March 2. This community reading initiative is about much more than reading. We offer you art, music and history. And as always there’s a schedule of computer classes.

Ideas for Selecting, Training and Caring for Your Pet

Create peace for yourself and your pet and save money by checking out pet books instead of buying them. Inside you’ll find 15 books to a better dog. We have hundreds of titles dedicated to everything pets.

The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Eric Melin, film critic for Kansas First News, is critical of the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. Read and leave your comment about this or other adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Melin teases us with a few facts about the new Gatsby film coming out in May.

Roaring into the ’20s Classic Car Show

Check out some fancy rides and judge for yourself whether Jay Gatsby would have driven them. (He was a Rolls-Royce kind of guy.) The Big Read presents The Great Gatsby Roaring in 1920s Classic Car Show Saturday, February 2 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Fairlawn Plaza Mall Browse through classic cars of the […]

All Booked Up: Cutting for Stone

What’s fantastic about All Booked Up vlog hosts Kathy and Diana? They are always talking about good books to read, and this here one is a peach. While it’s a thick novel (at more than 600 pages), Kathy’s review has intrigued Diana to pick it up. Find out why you should too.

January

January 2013 Teen Events Schedule

Teen events are a fun place to hang with friends or get to know a librarian. Whether you are a gamer, singer or writer, we have a program to suit your needs. Bring a friend and attend one of our teen events. Many are held in The Edge, a space dedicated solely to teens.

Watch All Booked Up Video Blog to hear about good books to check out

All Booked Up: 2 Great Cookbooks for Holiday Meal Planning

Kathy gives Diana a little culinary coaching in this edition of All Booked Up. Holidays are coming, and you too may have some meal planning needs. Two new titles Kathy highly recommends – and that have made headlines – are Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Watch the video. […]

Snow Much Fun Crafts

Come for this craft-tastic event Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 10am in the Story Zone. When it’s snowin’ and blowin’, drift into the library to have a blizzard of crafting fun. Swirl in, settle softly down and enjoy a flurry of cutting, pasting and creating.

The Stars Come Out In February for The Big Read

This February, the library is celebrating the 1920s as we unite in reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for The Big Read 2013, a community reading initiative. Choose from around 30 events that capture the essence of the book and are geared toward readers and nonreaders alike. Catch star performances by Angela Hagenbach […]

Computer Upgrades Coming to Community Centers Thanks to Library-County Partnership

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is upgrading computers in the county’s community center thanks to a partnership with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department. Thirty-six new PCs in the county’s community centers will include Internet browsers, Microsoft Office and resume software. The community centers receiving equipment, including a print station, in 2013 are […]