Two authors will discuss alternative versions of American Indian history the evening of Feb. 22 at the library. Their presentation ties back to their book, The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory, which you can check out from the library.
Robert Banks, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Chief Operating Officer, has been elected to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Executive Board to a three-year term beginning July 2012. ALA represents libraries and librarians with a membership of more than 60,000. The ALA executive board provides leadership and vision for the association. Banks will also […]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is making a difference in the community. Here’s our report for 2011. It takes you through the year in review (in video!) at the library and highlights ways that your library is making a difference.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6:30–8:00pm, teens and their parents will find guidance for life as they hear stories of success from Jesse Brinson, youth director for Called to Greatness Ministries and a former University of Kansas football player. The event will be held in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Jesse will talk about self-empowerment, how to […]
A new video series gives you a peek behind-the-scenes at the library and helps make you more familiar with all the library has to offer.
Judy Blume’s, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, from the Fudge series, is the book upon which our next Read the Book, See the Show event is based. The Fudge series is a favorite with young readers. But even if you’re family isn’t familiar with it, bring the kids in to our event Feb 1 […]
Visit one-on-one with preschool staff from 25 childcare centers around the county at the Parents as Teachers Preschool Fair Feb. 6.
Lawmakers, University of Kansas faculty and a veteran journalist will take part in a public panel discussion focused on top issues in the 2012 session of the Kansas Legislature. The panelists will offer insight into major topics including redistricting, school finance and tax policy. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn more during […]
Reading is the basis for everything. Whether it’s success in school or in day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant. School isn’t that far off for ShaMecha Simms’ 4-year-old boy, Tatum. They frequently use the library to work on his reading skills, and she credits the library with many of Tatum’s reading […]
As part of our ongoing series to introduce you, the public, to our volunteer Board of Trustees we bring you a Q&A with Treasurer Bob Harder. Learn why he believes the library is a vital part of the community.
An art exhibit, theatrical performances and an artist talk offers strength and support to individuals affected by illness or domestic violence. See the exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Jan. 13 through March 16.
Thousands of people in the community are able to have a romance, ride along on the cattle trail, or solve a mystery through literature delivered directly to their homes. Red Carpet Services, an outreach service of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, visits 55 senior-living and 85 homebound sites a month. Customers for whom […]