You may be shopping for yourself, or considering a purchase of an ereader or tablet as a gift for someone else. While I can’t recommend a particular product for you to purchase, librarians can help you learn more about your options and the pros and cons of each for your needs. Research is one of our favorite things after all, right up there next to helping you find a good book!
Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts and Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her preschool children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved "Swordspoint" by Ellen Kushner, "Love and Other Perishable Items" by Laura Buzo and "The Reluctant Assassin" by Eoin Colfer and is looking forward to "Homeland" by Cory Doctorow.
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As a social experiment to complement her years of homeschool experience, Evie decides to attend the local public high school for her senior year. Culture shock!
Yes, the library is closed on Thanskgiving Day, but you can still make reading together or watching movies together a special part of your holiday celebrations. Find eight engaging ideas to make your holiday special!
Despite all the publicity about the dangers of smoking, many Americans haven’t given up their cigarettes. And thousands of kids start smoking every day. Find local support, hear from a librarian who quit smoking, and check out library books on smoking cessation.
Listen to the HUSH podcast (33:53) about books and movies. This episode focuses on what Library CEO Gina Millsap is reading on her Kindle. Reading is becoming situational — with ebooks, audiobooks, print books all meeting people’s needs in different ways. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
15 year old Kat Bishop is a thief. She can pick a pocket, sneak into a house at night, or steal something right from under the nose of her mark. But can she be a “normal girl” at an exclusive boarding school? And can she clear her father’s name by stealing back the painting that he is accused of stealing?
BOO! Late October is plenty scary, but without reflective tape, flashlights, flame-resistance, and adult supervision, some Halloween traditions are downright dangerous! Review safety tips, plus find out all of the local trick-or-treat events in Topeka with the Halloween Round Up from XYZ Topeka
The annual local Kickoff Event for people writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November 2011 is Monday, October 24 from 7-8 pm in Marvin Auditorium Room 101BC. If you can’t attend, many of the resources are provided online here.
Listen to HUSH -a podcast discussion of books and movies. This episode (33:48) focuses on WIlliam Alen White award winning books for children– have you read any of our recommendations? Or do you remember voting for William Allen White books when you were in school? Continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
With their display “Take a chance on me, I’ve gotten rave reviews,” two librarians are trying to give a second chance to some fiction books that customers might have overlooked.
A Flu Shot Clinic will be Thurs. Sept. 29th from 9am to noon at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Shots are $30 each and some insurance plans are accepted (see printable pdf flier). Please call 785-368-2025 for insurance details. Cash and checks are also accepted.The clinic is operated by the Shawnee County Health [...]