Does your fireplace need an upgrade for the holidays? Are you looking for fresh decorating ideas to spruce it up a bit? Or does your fireplace simply not fit into your decorating style? Stop by the Library’s Home Neighborhood to search through an array of resources to help you dive deep into the design and construction of your […]
Kelli Smith is the Community Services Librarian. She can help connect you to whatever library services, programs, and information needs you are searching for. Visit with her on one of the library's bookmobile stops to see what she can do for you.
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I know it’s cliché, but The Book Thief by Markus Zusak really is one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life. The writing is beautiful, the story is heartwarming as well as tragic, and the narrator is written from a unique perspective… Death. The story’s lead character, Leisel Meminger, […]
Who needs a vacation when you transform your backyard into a private luxury resort? Adding a swimming pool or spa to your outdoor space is not an easy task but extremely rewarding once you finish. Just imagine all the hours you would spend outside relaxing with your family and friends as well as the exercise benefits […]
Are you looking for a fun summer project to spruce up your home or backyard? Try building a deck or gazebo. Just imagine all the hours you could spend outside with your family and friends as well as the extra value you could add to your home. The library has resources that can help you […]
Are you looking for a fun summer project to spruce up your home or backyard? Try building a tree house. It’s a project you can get the entire family involved with. Maybe you have grandiose ideas to include bridges, ladders, stairs and zip lines to connect two or three tree houses together… or maybe you […]
Decorating inspiration can come from anything. A decorating scheme can come from something as simple as a pattern, a color, a piece of furniture, or a photograph. But for me, my favorite decorating inspirations come from souvenirs and travel photos that I’ve gatherd over the years. There is something very appealing about showcasing exotic locales or cultures in home decorating […]
On January 30th, 2013 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted it’s 2nd annual Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging […]
For some people, the idea of decorating their home can be so overwhelming it brinks on the edge of nightmarish. What color scheme should be used? How should the furniture be arranged? What’s my decorating style? Should you mix patterns and textures or not? And what exactly does mixing textures mean anyway? Luckily, the Topeka & […]
The Senior Information Fair offers a one-stop-shopping experience for anyone who wants to learn more about what services the library and the community has to offer older adults.
by Megan Johnson & Kelli Smith Let’s face it…it’s hard for MLS soccer teams to compete in the U.S. professional sports market. It almost always ranks well below the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and even NASCAR in terms of popularity and merchandising numbers. But what most MLS teams don’t lack in, including our very own […]
They’re here! Check out all the hot new titles that are available in Large Print. There’s a little something for everyone with non-fiction, detective, romance, and inspirational works. You can get on the reserve list today, just click on the title to go straight to the catalog listing or call 580-4545 to place your order. […]