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Green Around the Library

The 7th annual TSCPL Green Fair is Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. but that’s not the only time the library shows concern for the environment. Here are some ways we’re doing our green part all year long.

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Green Fair Promotes Sustainability

“Sustainability” is a buzz word we hear frequently. What does it really mean? The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s 7th Annual Green Fair is one place to find out.

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Traveling with the Whole Family

They say, “the family that plays together, stays together,” but I don’t think that means they all stayed in one room. Here’s some tips on planning the perfect travel experience for the whole family.

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Seniors Go Places

Now that I’m approaching the age where I’m no longer reluctant to ask if there’s a senior discount, I started to wonder about traveling as a senior. As it turns out, I have joined the fastest growing segment of the population.

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Living Outside the Box

If you travel for the adventure of immersing yourself in another way of life, I’ve got just book for you. There’s no best restaurant list or recommendations of must-see places here. There is real-life experience of the thrills, the rewards and the problems of living abroad from people who are doing it.

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The Family Reunion Road Trip

What could be more fun than driving half-way across the country in a July heat wave? How about spending a day and a half with more than 100 of your closest relatives? Factor in road construction, traffic delays, torrential rains and ‘no room at the inn’ and you have….my vacation.

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Hit the Road and Put the Recreational in RV

I remember summer vacations when I was a kid, driving cross-country in the station wagon. Then my parents bought a pull-along trailer to save money on motels and we experienced life in the campgrounds. My and my sister’s favorite was called Cata Cove and had endlessly tall trees and a thick carpet of soft pine needles.

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Tales, Tips and Tactics for Traveling the 7 Continents

If you like to travel for the adventure of it or just enjoy visiting different places, “The Globetrotter Diaries” by Michael Clinton may be just your cup of ouzo. This book is packed with anecdotes as well as travel tips for the consummate traveling experience.

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Wandering About Walking Tours?

Whenever I come across the words “walking tour” I always think of the poet William Wordsworth. I see him wandering his beloved Lake District, lonely as a cloud, coming upon a field of daffodils. Actually, the walking tour is alive and well in this century and can take several forms.

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One-Stop Recycling

Come to our 6th annual TSCPL Green Fair, Saturday, April 13, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. There’ll be booths, displays, live animals and crafts for the kids. You can also recycle your surplus electronics and get your sensitive documents shredded. Read on for more information…

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"Most Beautiful…" Series is Worth a Look

One of publisher Thames & Hudson’s most popular series is “The Most Beautiful Villages of…” photography books. You may have noticed them scattered throughout the Travel Neighborhood—large-sized books with gorgeous covers, inviting you to wander through the most beautiful villages in various places in Europe and the US. Let’s take a look at just a few…

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From the Travel Neighborhood

This find in the Travel Neighborhood is only one of the fun and interesting books just waiting for you there.