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I Want a Good Book: Tips & Tricks

Explore ways to find that next great book with library resources, social media sites, and other tools. Your next great book awaits!

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Car, Motorcycle, and Mower Repair DIY

Can I fix it myself? Get online access to automotive and small engine repair manuals from your home computer or mobile device using your library card. Learn about two great online resources that provide you free access to searchable Chilton, Mitchell, and other repair manuals for your car, motorcycle, lawn mower, jet ski, and snowmobile. Learn more about this valuable resource.

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Language Help and Education

Get extra help learning a language with our two online services offering over 30 language options. From two to 102, we’ve got you covered.

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Digital Movies and TV Shows Now Available

Get access to thousands of movies and television programs, plus audiobooks and music albums through our newest digital service, Hoopla! Try it out today.

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Changes Coming to OverDrive Ebook Website

On April 29, improvements will be made to OverDrive, the library’s ebook website, changing the look, feel, and experience of checking out ebooks!

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Online Legal Forms through the Library

While there is no substitute for good legal advice, sometimes all you need is a simple legal document or two. However, finding online forms that are accurate and work in Kansas can be frustrating and intimidating. Through the library you can gain access to hundreds of Kansas specific legal forms online through LegalForms, a new addition to the library’s online resource collection.

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A Novel(ist) Approach to Finding Books

While there are many ways to find read-a-likes, find that next great book using Novelist Plus, a powerful online resources that gives you access to thousands of professional reviews, book and author suggestions, and much more. Give it a try and I know you will be hooked.

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And the Best Books are….

Here are the winners in our TSCPL’s Best Books of 2012 poll. We started out with 100 of our most checked out books and asked you to vote for the best fiction and non-fiction books published this year. The results are in.

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TSCPL’s Best Books of 2012

Vote for the best books of 2012! Here is your chance to decide the best fiction and non-fiction works published in 2012. We have combed through Topeka’s most popular books this year, based on their number of check outs, to find the top five based on critical and popular reviews. Now it is your turn to decide the best book of 2012!

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OverDrive App for NOOK

NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet. and NOOK Color owners can now download the OverDrive Media Console app from the NOOK Apps storefront. The app is streamlined and allows for simpler browsing and wireless borrowing.

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Learn Languages Online

Start learning a new language online at home, work, or on your smart phone, using Mango for Libraries, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s new online language learning resource. Choose from over 30 languages and learn the basics, for travel or casual conversation, or go in-depth with Mango’s basic and complete level courses.

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Get Crafty with this Online Resource

Find inspiration for your next craft or hobby project by easily searching hundreds of magazines and books in one place: the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center online database. Search full text articles for creative ideas on that next sweater, model train and scrapbook from today’s most popular craft and idea magazines and books.