For an engaging speaker to wow attendees at your next meeting, look no further than the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Speakers Bureau. Choose from professionals with expertise, including technology, art, music, kids’ stories, local history and how to form and facilitate a book club. “All of them were just so professional and so [...]
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Miss Nelson is Missing! Join in the fun of finding her at 7pm on April 4 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Parents and children are welcome. The book is a favorite of kindergarten through third grade students and has been voted one of the most memorable books of the century. The Topeka Civic Theatre & [...]
The library is offering customers with blindness or low vision a way to get library books delivered to their home for free. This new service is part of our commitment to serving the community through Red Carpet Services outreach. Large print books and/or books on CD will be mailed to qualified customers in a zippered [...]
Marie Pyko, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Public Services Director, has made the prestigious “Movers & Shakers” list of outstanding professionals selected by the editors of Library Journal Magazine, a highly regarded industry magazine. Annually Library Journal editors identify emerging leaders from across the United States who are innovative, creative, and making a difference [...]
Matt Porubsky will join forces with Thomas Fox Averill, of Washburn University, for a night of fertile poetry Thursday, March 15 from 6-7pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Porubsky will read exclusively from his newest collection of poems Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets) recently released from Woodley press. The book takes a close look at the [...]
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in April(one of our busiest months) and May. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers – including free computer training classes. When it comes to book clubs, we’ve done the work for you. [...]
Welcome back to another edition of Library 360, your source for the inside scoop about your library. Today we’re talking with Thad Hartman, Community Services Manager, about ways we get out of the building and into your neighborhoods and some exciting research we’re doing on expanding our reach. As a community with just one main [...]
Meet Duane Johnson who volunteers his time serving the library’s Board of Trustees. He’s retired from a career as a librarian. Find out why, even in retirement, he likes working for the library.
Techno-awesome teens maneuver the Internet with ease, text at ridiculously fast speeds and multi-task so well it blows the generations before them out of the water. But because technology is so commonplace in their world, they probably haven’t ever stopped to think about it. Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, gives teens the chance to come [...]
Here’s what’s happening in The Edge. March is full of creative, fun things to do with your friends. Make sure to take some time to attend one of these library programs. Perhaps you’ll even meet new friends.
New York City’s acclaimed Aquila Theatre will perform staged readings from Greek classics March 1. Find out about several opportunities to discuss these stories and how you can add some pretty fabulous Greek titles to your personal library.