A new family cookbook from Catherine McCord, Weelicious is subtitled “One Family. One Meal.” As a working mother, this is my dream. Being able to cook one meal that my whole family will eat. Fast, Fresh and Easy? Yes please. And if it makes leftovers or can be made ahead and frozen? Even better. I [...]
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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Roughing It by Mark Twain (1872) is a semi-autobiographical account of his six years traveling in the West, including Nevada and San Francisco. Twain’s satiric humor and imagination freely inspire his memory of these adventures. Discuss at the library on Monday, February 11, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
It’s THE BIG READ –Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Tanya and Valerie about The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Listen in, get some background for your own reading, and join our discussion online.
Attend six sessions sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment for caregivers, friends and individuals with a chronic condition to learn how to manage their emotional, physical and social challenges. To register, call 785-580-4540 or email@example.com. The next 6 week series begins Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:30-8 pm in Hughes Room 205.
The Big Reads aims to have the whole community reading and talking about The Great Gatsby. Read through discussion questions for your book club’s discussion, or ponder your own answers to these questions while you are reading along with fellow community members.
Stop making excuses and increase your physical fitness activities. Saturday, January 12 from 1-2:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Receive exercise training and advice, and maximize what the library and community have to offer you.
It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (1:05:48) discussion with Stephanie, Megan and Kelli about the best books of 2012 and the Goodreads Choice Awards. What did you love in 2012? Share your recommendations with us!
There is still time before the holidays for handmade! Create a beautiful three dimensional paper star with these step by step photo-illustrated instructions. Use library books for Arts and Crafts inspiration and ideas.
It would be too easy as a librarian to just recommend: “Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” While preventable injury isn’t a happy holiday topic, it is an important one. The Health Information Neighborhood partnered with Safe Kids Kansas to promote safe toys for kids with an eye-catching display [...]
This debut novel from Amor Towles, a Manhattan investment banker, draws comparisons to The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1937 when Katey Kontent and her friend Eve Ross meet the wealthy Tinker Grey at a low-rent bar in New York City.
Who are the smartest people in Topeka? See the winners from the December 2012 trivia event! The next trivia program at the library is scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013 from 6:30-9PM and Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 3-5:30 pm. Registration for those events begins on December 1 – call 785-580-4540 to reserve a spot for your team.