The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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, […]

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Backyard Retreats

Summer Projects 101: Swimming Pools

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 […]

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Summer Projects 101: Decks & Gazebos

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 […]

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Summer Projects 101: Treehouses

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 […]

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Global Inspirations

Decorating Influences From Abroad

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 […]

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2013 Senior Information Fair

Did You Miss Our Aging Fair?

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 […]

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