At the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, we take the phrase “lifelong reader” seriously. And when it comes to spreading our love for books and other media, the library starts ‘em young. Babies in the Read with Me program receive a cute, free t-shirt to celebrate their first library card (must be 0-18months). Parents […]
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Author Linda Polly will talk about her new book, Midwest Moms: Recipes and Advice from the Heartland, in a three-part presentation at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library on Thursday, September 27, 7:00–8:45 pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Polly is a nationally known author and an award-winning photographer who will share how she developed […]
Learn about changes to our Bookmobile service, discover why the library is a crafter’s paradise and get the schedule of library events for October and November – plus, free computer class listings.
You’re going to wish smells and tastes could transfer via the Web because Kathy and Diana bring you a mouth-watering edition of All Booked Up. They discuss one of their favorite topics: food! Bestselling author Amanda Hesser and food writer Merrill Stubbs have curated the first-ever online community cookbook, the basis for this gorgeous full-color […]
Members of the Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association will showcase the latest in contemporary work in clay, fiber, metal and mixed media at the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery Oct. 5 through Nov. 2. The highest caliber of craftsmanship and artistic expression can be seen in this exhibit. Judge for yourself. Come in and help select […]
Clear out those closets and dressers and feel good doing it. Your gently used clothing will warm dozens of people this winter, but first your donations will become part of a cool replication of the classic painting Starry Night. Donate new or used winter clothes at the library.
For Sean Frost getting nostalgic about his “college days” includes remembering how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library helped him through a tough year and propelled him toward graduation from college. After his struggles became apparent to his parents freshmen year, Sean’s father directed him to the library’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, a project from […]
The library is in your neighborhood with two Bookmobiles serving the community six days a week. October 1 we start a new schedule, so you can start using the Bookmobile during its expanded hours to give you more access to the books, movies, audiobooks and other materials you like.
Kerry Onstott Storey’s long love of libraries has driven her involvement on the Library’s Board of Trustees – and beyond. She and her husband Bob came to Topeka in the 1970s and getting a library card was one of the first things she did. She remembers her first Friends Book Sale experience and said the […]
Our hosts Kathy and Diana agree to disagree about the likability of Gillian Flynn’s latest novel, Gone Girl, a New York Times bestseller. Watch and listen (we promise no spoilers) and see which one of these gals you agree with the most.
Make autumn nights to remember with these recommended reads. Check out the new titles that surely will entice you to pick up a book and read for pleasure this fall.