This just in! Kevin Willmott, a movie director whose worked with the likes of Whoopie Goldberg, Spike Lee and Isaac Hayes, will be the juror. Teens will showcase their creative storytelling abilities through acting, directing and filming original movies for the library’s first-ever Teen Film Festival. A screening of the selected movies will be Oct. [...]
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The works of 56 of the state’s premiere artists will pack the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The exhibit, which opens Sept. 2, features art ranging from sweeping Kansas landscapes to contorted glass sculptures. The Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show includes Kansas artists who have attracted national attention, [...]
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Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get [...]
Book pickers will bargain for nearly 100,000 books on September 16, 17 and 18, at the Agricultural Hall at the Kansas Expocentre at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. “Each book a person buys at the Friends Annual Book Sale helps us put a book in the hands of each child enrolled in our [...]
You’ve all seen (or at least heard of) Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign, right? Well, there’s another campaign targeting real people – this one emphasizes what’s on the inside – and it’s giving Topekans a chance to appear on TV. The tour, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha, is setting out to capture Americans’ “aha” moments for [...]
More than 7,000 readers in our community spent part of their summer enjoying good books. And for doing so, some of them reaped really cool rewards, including free chocolate, free ice cream, gift certificates to businesses around town and Nook e-readers. Our reading incentives were a hit! Special thanks to the Friends of the Library [...]
Women of all ages, income and education levels who want to manage their personal finances well, build assets, and strategically plan ahead for life changes will have the opportunity at the Women & Money Series. Classes will be held on Thursdays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Topeka and Shawnee [...]
Wichita author Clare Vanderpool won the 2011 John Newbery Medal for children’s literature for her first book, Moon Over Manifest. The Newbery is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author who has made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Vanderpool will share stories about the joy of writing and [...]
Brides-to-be, grooms-to-be, parents, hosts and friends – whatever your role in a wedding – we want you to know about all the useful books and DVDs in our new Wedding Neighborhood. For your convenience we’ve created neighborhoods where related materials are housed together in one area, creating an engaging hub of inquiry and activity that [...]
Wow, it’s official! 5,565 children, 718 teens and 1,326 adults signed up for summer reading, which is the largest enrollment since the library started keeping stats. The library sends a big thank you to those who read thousands of hours during summer break. Keep reading because prizes can still be had! Hours can be tracked [...]