Whether it’s a classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or something new like Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, ‘tis the season for gathering the family together for a great book or movie. Save money this season by checking out your holiday entertainment at the library – an opportunity to avoid crowded stores. Just like [...]
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Begin the holiday season with an old-fashioned prairie evening Dec. 1 at 7pm in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Marvin Auditorium. Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder from Laura McLemore, a Wichita educator and re-enactor, who will be assisted by volunteers from Old Prairie Town in Ward-Meade Park. Hear about Laura’s travels, the toys [...]
It’s not too late to sign your preschooler up for I Love Letters, an interactive storytime held in conjunction with Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. The library’s events are Nov. 15 and 16. Sign up by calling 785-580-4565.
The way you download e-books and digital audiobooks from the library will soon change. On Dec. 5, your access the OverDrive service, which provides our ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, will end. Find out more by clicking into this post or ask a librarian.
Meet Dan Guenther, Library Board of Trustees Chair. He sat down with us recently and answered a few questions about why he serves on the board and what he loves about the library.
Take a journey back to the days of World War II through music from that era during Honoring Our Veterans through Song, a 1940s radio-style show on Nov. 9 at 3:30pm in The Edge. Live music will be interspersed between oral history reports including one on the Pearl Harbor bombing, which happened 70 years ago. [...]
JOIN THE BUY A BOOK CLUB We need more books than the library can afford to buy. Joining our Buy a Book Club replenishes our bookshelves and promotes self-directed learning in your community. Donate now. Your membership makes a difference where it’s needed most. By believing in the value of a great public library, your [...]
Save Your Self [12–18 years] This prevention program inspires, educates and empowers you. Teens gain the confidence to make respectful, empowering decisions regarding their bodies. Cosponsor: Women Empowerment, Inc. Thu | Nov 3, 10, 17 | 5:00–6:00 pm | Check the daily room schedule for locations Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Together we find inspiration [...]
Experience the war years, how people got their news, what they endured and how they served their country. The Call of Duty exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is sure to engage your mind about American history, especially the role Kansas played during some of the country’s most trying times.
Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 14th annual Silents in the Cathedral Friday, Oct. 28 at 7pm. This year we feature The Magician, a screenplay adapted from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Funny and thrilling, The Magician follows a beautiful female spellbound by a magician seeking artificial life and the doctor who [...]
The only librarian with her own action figure, Nancy Pearl will dazzle the audience with her insight about literature and her love of books and libraries. Bibliophiles will not want to miss Nancy Pearl Nov. 3.