Hot, New Books for Fall

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.

Come to the Book Launch Party for our Community Novel Sept. 30

Community Novel Project: Capital City Capers

It’s not a mystery the library loves books, but a book being serialized and published at the library sure is. Capital City Capers: An Ad Astra Per Aspera Adventure comes out in late September. The community novel features 20 different authors who each advance the story by writing a chapter. Keep reading on where […]

Elizabeth Ross

Meet the Trustee: Elizabeth Ross

The Meet the Trustees series continues with Elizabeth Ross, who thought something was missing from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board of Trustees. Find out what it was and read more about Ms. Ross inside this post.

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Learn a New Language with Help from Your Library

A free and new way to learn languages online is now available to Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library cardholders. Mango for Libraries, a language learning web program, offers 40 different languages and 16 ESL courses. Access it via Click here and scroll through our database list and select Mango. Once there, you will […]

September 2012 Teen Schedule of Events

Find out what programs we’ve lined up for teens. From food to crafting to open mic, there’s sure to be something to suit your interests.

Hup, Hup, Read! Our Boys Selected as Washburn’s iRead Book

Be part of a shared community reading experience through Washburn’s iRead program this fall. Pick up “Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen” and you will find it’s much more than book on a winning football team. It’s about developing a winning culture in a small-town community.

Veterans Program Series Begins Aug. 16

Thursday, Aug. 16 marks the beginning of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines, which continues Sept. 19 and culminates Nov. 12. Come to one or all three for a more well rounded picture of our military history. All speeches start at 7pm and are held in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka […]

All Booked Up: Doc and The Yard

Kansas ties run deep in this edition of All Booked Up. Kathy and Diana discuss Doc by Mary Doria Russell and The Yard by Alex Grecian. Doc covers the adventures of Doc Holliday in Dodge City, while also alluding to his more famous exploits in Arizona. The historical fiction novel is true to the spirit […]

Sign up for the Women and Money series starting Sept. 11

Register for the Women & Money Series

Women of all ages, income and education levels are invited to enroll in the Women & Money Series to be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Sept. 11 through Oct. 30 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Marvin Auditorium. Registration is going on right now.

SummerFest 2012 Wrap-Up

Thousands of readers from across the county hit the books this summer as part of our summer reading program, which ended July 28. Thanks to all who participated in our reading challenge and attended SummerFest programs at the library. Library customers contributed reviews as they completed various reading milestones. We’ve compiled a collection of customer’s […]

Book Reviews by Summer Readers Part 2

Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. See if your review got featured.