Get a free blood pressure check while you’re at the library. Find out what else is right around the corner in the Health Information Neighborhood and how it might help you monitor your health this holiday season.
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A new program available via this website, called Muzzy, will help your child learn a new language. It’s free to access; All you need is a library card. Try it. The library has signed a one-year subscription that gives you and your child 24/7 access to 26 different learning modules that provide kids with an [...]
Double Dueling: Yu-gi-oh [11–18 years] Magic the Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yu-gi-oh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games. ■ The Edge Mon Jan 2 4:00–6:00 pm Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we [...]
No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years] Physical Therapist Natalie Sykes leads you in stress relieving aerobics, martial arts or meditative exercises. Learn to make healthy snacks at each program. ■ The Edge Thu Dec 8, 22 3:30–4:30 pm Save Your Self [12–18 years] Get inspired, educated and empowered at this series of monthly guest speakers. [...]
Take books with you wherever you go, courtesy of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. New and popular ebooks and digital audiobooks are available for your smart phone or ereader right now, free from your library! The library offers ebooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive ebook service. Try it here. For future reference, the [...]
This holiday season when family from near and far are in town and sitting around talking, use this time to document – maybe even fact-check – those family stories. Let the library help separate family facts from fiction. Shari Schawo, our genealogy librarian, invites you and your gang to dig through the Baker Genealogy Center’s [...]
Enjoy a the enchanting and delicate sounds of olden times during a holiday-inspired concert Dec. 4 from 3-4pm in Marvin Auditorium during A Renaissance Music Christmas. Castle & Cross Consort, Topeka’s early music ensemble, performs holiday tunes on the recorders and folk harp, as well as the krumhorn, a capped-double reed (similar to a bag pipe) [...]
As its contract with OverDrive expires, the State Library of Kansas announces another way for customers to access downloadable books. Learn about One Click Digital and why it’s an important tool for downloadable audiobook listeners.
The Call of Duty exhibit weaves history and art together in a moving tribute at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Experience the times during a show by Topeka Big Band and a dance in the library’s rotunda during December’s First Friday.
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in December and January. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers in December and January. Find some new holiday books and DVDs to check out. Research your family tree. The holiday time is [...]
Books make the best Christmas gifts – at least we think so. And our Friends at the Chandler Booktique want to make sure the best gifts come with the best price tags. Shop the booktique’s upcoming 1/2 price book sales scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. (Store hours.) The library’s rotunda is a wonderful [...]