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 […]
Get a free blood pressure check while you’re at the library. Find out what else is right around the corner in the Health Information Neighborhood and how it might help you monitor your health this holiday season.
Double Dueling: Yu-gi-oh [11–18 years] Magic the Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yu-gi-oh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games. ■ The Edge Mon Jan 2 4:00–6:00 pm Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we […]
No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years] Physical Therapist Natalie Sykes leads you in stress relieving aerobics, martial arts or meditative exercises. Learn to make healthy snacks at each program. ■ The Edge Thu Dec 8, 22 3:30–4:30 pm Save Your Self [12–18 years] Get inspired, educated and empowered at this series of monthly guest speakers. […]
Take books with you wherever you go, courtesy of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. New and popular ebooks and digital audiobooks are available for your smart phone or ereader right now, free from your library! The library offers ebooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive ebook service. Try it here. For future reference, the […]
This holiday season when family from near and far are in town and sitting around talking, use this time to document – maybe even fact-check – those family stories. Let the library help separate family facts from fiction. Shari Schawo, our genealogy librarian, invites you and your gang to dig through the Baker Genealogy Center’s […]
As its contract with OverDrive expires, the State Library of Kansas announces another way for customers to access downloadable books. Learn about One Click Digital and why it’s an important tool for downloadable audiobook listeners.
The Call of Duty exhibit weaves history and art together in a moving tribute at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Experience the times during a show by Topeka Big Band and a dance in the library’s rotunda during December’s First Friday.
Books make the best Christmas gifts – at least we think so. And our Friends at the Chandler Booktique want to make sure the best gifts come with the best price tags. Shop the booktique’s upcoming 1/2 price book sales scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. (Store hours.) The library’s rotunda is a wonderful […]