Sunflower Music Festival 2013

27th Annual Sunflower Music Festival   Washburn University’s White Concert Hall will feature a free concert series, the 27th annual Sunflower Music Festival, June 7th through 15th.  Professional and student musicians from around the country will perform chamber and orchestral classical works, as well as a program of jazz music. Major pieces featured this year […]

Star Trek Day @ Your Library!

Saturday May, 18th is Star Trek Day @ your library!  We’ll celebrate all things Trek with crafts, trivia, spoofs, the 2009 movie Star Trek and other activities: Vote for your favorite captain Test your knowledge of Star Trek quotes, Compose and read original Star Trek Haiku. The interstellar fun starts at 10:00 am. Star Trek: […]

Free Comic Book Day

Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to get your free-to-take-home comic book. Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to provide the free comic books, and we will have comic book themed crafts and other activities including a DC vs. Marvel superhero/villain competition. Join us for all the fun and action on: Saturday, […]

Dystopian Novels for Younger Readers

My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet […]