During high school, we have the chance to redefine ourselves — to distance ourselves from our parents and experiment with defining ourselves through our friends, our music, our activities, our beliefs.
In Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald, the author cleverly confronts the idealism of high school environmental activism in a real world situation, and we all learn from the experience.
For one week, turn OFF your TV and TUNE IN to your family, friends and community. The library is offering events for all ages, including storytimes for children, special afterschool programs from 4-H and the Topeka Zoo, weekend specials like a multicultural book celebration, an outdoor challenge for kids, an art exhibit, board games for adults, drawing class for adults, and FREE comic book day. And of course, we’ve got many, many books for reading!
A monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. Handouts including writing prompts about personal growth and gardens are archived here. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.
“September is like a quiet day after a whole week of wind.”
The opening line of Mildred Walker’s most popular novel, Winter Wheat, sets the tone for the metaphors of the farming and natural worlds that bring this book to life.
Make your healthcare wishes known and guide you, your family and your friends through the process of Advance Care Planning for a living will and durable power of attorney for health care decisions.
Copies of Kansas State University’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and Living Wills Fact Sheets are available in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood.
Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 21, enjoy a discussion (26:27) about Medical Memoirs — books by doctors, nurses and patients about their experiences in unique or compelling situations. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
The premise of this book both intrigued and repelled me. People choosing to pay big bucks to marry a stranger? Even with the year of marriage counseling and the foundation in friendship rather than love, I was skeptical of the whole affair. I mean, I like to read romance novels. And I didn’t really see how this was going to turn out satisfying for any of us, the readers or the characters.
This children’s picture book will appeal to those adults with a yarn stash full of possibilities. For kids, in addition to the beautiful story of creating, sharing and brightening the town through colorful knitting, there is a bad guy who wants to steal the yarn box!
A monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. Handouts including writing prompts about ideas for garden journals are archived here. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.
His Grace Roman Montagu has just woken up, completely terrified, and tied to the rail of a ship named The Drake during a terrible storm –and the arrival of the Countess of Derby on the deck quickly takes things from bad to worse! Pick up this historical romance set in the Regency England, where Prinny himself makes a cameo appearance to twist the plot. The Art of Duke Hunting is a highly recommended and very enjoyable sensual historical romance.
A monthly journaling workshop offers ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. The tips and ideas shared by participants in our first few meetings are archived here. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.
In his new novel Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore is at his strange, fantastic, witty and sarcastic best – bringing history alive through quirky characterizations, mystical mystery and hilarious dialogue.