Meet the Trustee Duane Johnson

Meet the Trustee: Duane Johnson

Meet Duane Johnson who volunteers his time serving the library’s Board of Trustees. He’s retired from a career as a librarian. Find out why, even in retirement, he likes working for the library.

Celebrating Teen Tech Week at the library March 4-10

Tech Week Offers Teens Ways to Geek Out at their Library

Techno-awesome teens maneuver the Internet with ease, text at ridiculously fast speeds and multi-task so well it blows the generations before them out of the water. But because technology is so commonplace in their world, they probably haven’t ever stopped to think about it. Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, gives teens the chance to come […]

March events at the library for teens

March 2012 Teen Events Schedule

Here’s what’s happening in The Edge. March is full of creative, fun things to do with your friends. Make sure to take some time to attend one of these library programs. Perhaps you’ll even meet new friends.

Staged Readings from Greek literature March 1 at the library

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry–Drama–Dialogue

New York City’s acclaimed Aquila Theatre will perform staged readings from Greek classics March 1. Find out about several opportunities to discuss these stories and how you can add some pretty fabulous Greek titles to your personal library.

The Northern Cheyenne Exodus graphic

The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory

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.

Banks Elected to American Library Association’s Executive Board

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 […]

Watch the library's annual report for 2011

Annual Report for 2011

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.

Jesse Brinson Called to Greatness

Called to Greatness: Jesse Brinson Shares Stories of Success with Teens

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 […]

Read the Book, See the Show: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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 […]

Come to Key Issues for the 2012 Legislative Session Jan. 31 at 6:30pm

Panel on Key State Legislative Issues Set for Jan. 31 at Library

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 […]