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.

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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 […]

Mother/Son Time at the Library Nurtures Reading Skills

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 […]

Meet the Trustee: Bob Harder

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.

The Waiting Room

Women’s Health Issues Depicted in Unique Fashion

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.