Lawmakers, University of Kansas faculty and a veteran journalist will take part in a public panel discussion focused on top issues in the 2012 session of the Kansas Legislature. The panelists will offer insight into major topics including redistricting, school finance and tax policy. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn more during […]
A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.
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Reading is the basis for everything. Whether it’s success in school or in day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant. School isn’t that far off for ShaMecha Simms’ 4-year-old boy, Tatum. They frequently use the library to work on his reading skills, and she credits the library with many of Tatum’s reading […]
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in February and March. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers in those months. Find some new gardening books to check out Learn how the library’s helping pre-readers and find out about an […]
As part of our ongoing series to introduce you, the public, to our volunteer Board of Trustees we bring you a Q&A with Treasurer Bob Harder. Learn why he believes the library is a vital part of the community.
An art exhibit, theatrical performances and an artist talk offers strength and support to individuals affected by illness or domestic violence. See the exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Jan. 13 through March 16.
Thousands of people in the community are able to have a romance, ride along on the cattle trail, or solve a mystery through literature delivered directly to their homes. Red Carpet Services, an outreach service of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, visits 55 senior-living and 85 homebound sites a month. Customers for whom […]
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.
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 […]