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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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.
We’re like match.com for readers, hooking you up with the best books based on your interests. Have you tried our Personalized Reading List service? Give it a chance – it’s less risky than falling in love.
Filmmakers’ Guidelines Make a short film inspired by one of your favorite books! Your film can be a summary of the book, a scene from the book, a trailer for the book or a spoof of the book. Entrees that meet the following criteria will be premiered at the Youth Film Festival on Friday, October […]
This just in! Kevin Willmott, a movie director whose worked with the likes of Whoopie Goldberg, Spike Lee and Isaac Hayes, will be the juror. Teens will showcase their creative storytelling abilities through acting, directing and filming original movies for the library’s first-ever Teen Film Festival. A screening of the selected movies will be Oct. […]
The works of 56 of the state’s premiere artists will pack the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The exhibit, which opens Sept. 2, features art ranging from sweeping Kansas landscapes to contorted glass sculptures. The Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show includes Kansas artists who have attracted national attention, […]
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Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get […]
Book pickers will bargain for nearly 100,000 books on September 16, 17 and 18, at the Agricultural Hall at the Kansas Expocentre at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. “Each book a person buys at the Friends Annual Book Sale helps us put a book in the hands of each child enrolled in our […]
You’ve all seen (or at least heard of) Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign, right? Well, there’s another campaign targeting real people – this one emphasizes what’s on the inside – and it’s giving Topekans a chance to appear on TV. The tour, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha, is setting out to capture Americans’ “aha” moments for […]
More than 7,000 readers in our community spent part of their summer enjoying good books. And for doing so, some of them reaped really cool rewards, including free chocolate, free ice cream, gift certificates to businesses around town and Nook e-readers. Our reading incentives were a hit! Special thanks to the Friends of the Library […]