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‘Tis the Season for Caroling, Shopping and Reading

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 […]

New holiday books, music and movies

New Holiday Books, Movies and Music

Whether it’s a classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or something new like Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, ‘tis the season for gathering the family together for a great book or movie. Save money this season by checking out your holiday entertainment at the library – an opportunity to avoid crowded stores. Just like […]

Attend Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Nov. 15 and 16

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Develops Reading Skills Early

It’s not too late to sign your preschooler up for I Love Letters, an interactive storytime held in conjunction with Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. The library’s events are Nov. 15 and 16. Sign up by calling 785-580-4565.

Meet Dan Guenther, our Library Board of Trustees Chair

Meet the Trustee: Dan Guenther

Meet Dan Guenther, Library Board of Trustees Chair. He sat down with us recently and answered a few questions about why he serves on the board and what he loves about the library.

Join the Buy a Book Club - Donate to The Library Foundation

Your Invitation to the Buy a Book Club

JOIN THE BUY A BOOK CLUB We need more books than the library can afford to buy. Joining our Buy a Book Club replenishes our bookshelves and promotes self-directed learning in your community. Donate now. Your membership makes a difference where it’s needed most. By believing in the value of a great public library, your […]

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November Teen Schedule

Save Your Self [12–18 years] This prevention program inspires, educates and empowers you. Teens gain the confidence to make respectful, empowering decisions regarding their bodies. Cosponsor: Women Empowerment, Inc. Thu | Nov 3, 10, 17 | 5:00–6:00 pm | Check the daily room schedule for locations Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Together we find inspiration […]

Call of Duty art exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery opens November 4

Discover What Kansans Endured During World War II

Experience the war years, how people got their news, what they endured and how they served their country. The Call of Duty exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is sure to engage your mind about American history, especially the role Kansas played during some of the country’s most trying times.

Chris Crutcher comes to the library Oct. 19

Author Chris Crutcher Visits Topeka

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will host award-winning young adult author Chris Crutcher Oct. 19. Crutcher will discuss his writing success – 11 novels, 2 short story collections and 1 autobiography – during a public talk at 10:30am and 1pm in Marvin Auditorium. Earlier in the day, he will visit Highland Park High […]

a resume makeover awaits you at the library

Not Getting the Job You Want? Get a Resumé Makeover at the Library

Words. Resumés are full of them, and job seekers need to make every word count if they are going to stand out in this competitive job market. At a loss for words? No problem. Our WinWay Resumé program provides a variety of power words that will win over hiring managers. After meeting with Terry Miller, […]

Kevin Willmott to speak at the library October 23

Kevin Willmott Explains How to Get to Hollywood from Kansas

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is hoping to spark interest in filmmaking, especially among local teens, with its upcoming program “Off Screen:  A Conversation with Director Kevin Willmott” Oct. 23 from 3-5pm, Marvin Auditorium. Join us as Kevin weaves film clips and other media together to tell the story of his journey from […]

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Constitution Day Features International Journalist Robin Wright

Presentation: “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World” 7pm, Washburn Room, Memorial Union Robin B. Wright, an internationally recognized journalist, author and foreign policy analyst, discusses her latest book in which she explores the Arab revolts, counter-jihad against extremism and the challenge to theocratic rule a decade after 9/11. She is currently […]

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Where’d my Books Move To?

Some of your favorite books might not be where you expect them next time you visit the library. Find out where we’ve shifted materials and why in this post.