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Happy Holidays with the Tri-Percussion Music Ensemble

Listen to songs that will get you in the holiday spirit during our Music for a Sunday Afternoon series. The free show starts at 3pm Dec. 15 and stars John Currey, one of KC’s best percussionists.

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Buy A Book Club To Support New Bookmobile

Will you help fill the shelves of a brand new Bookmobile with best-selling books and chart-topping media? Here’s your invitation to support the community by giving to The Library Foundation.

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Help Select the 2015 Big Read Book

The Big Read is an initiative that gets everyone in the community to read the same book. This year we need the community’s help in deciding what to read. You can cast your vote for the next community read inside this post.

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Rock Out to a Teen-Created Playlist

Listen to the tunes tastemakers love! We’ve polled some teen customers on artists they’ve checked out. So, what are waiting for? Free music from the library is always in vogue. Get rockin’ with these teen picks.

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Be Charmed by the Folk Music of Kelly Werts

Come listen to this beguiling folk singer and fingerstyle guitarist Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3pm. You’ll be delighted at his take on favorite tunes from early America.

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November 2013 Teen Events

Come hang with friends and create, write, play, cook, dress up in costume and maybe even learn something cool! Talk books with your friends and our teen librarian. There’s something to appeal to every interest or hobby. Check out these programs.

Gary K. Clarke Shares African Adventures, Misadventures

For decades, Gary K. Clarke led photography safaris all over Africa. He collected thousands of photographs and has authored three books previously, which are in the library’s collection. He discusses his newest book, Once Upon a Time in Africa, Nov. 10 at 7pm in Marvin Auditorium. As Director Emeritus of the World Famous Topeka Zoo, […]

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6 Holiday Cookbooks and 3 Thanksgiving Tips for the Host

Forget the carols and prayers, the only sound coming from your family’s mouths will be “mmmm, mmmm, mmmm” when you make a mouth-watering dish from one of these cookbooks. Tap into some great holiday recipe ideas.

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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2013

Dog is ready for a colorful adventure and so are we. Join us Nov. 19 and 20 for this Kansas Reads to Preschoolers special storytime, featuring Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd.

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Author Gives Hope to Those Dealing with Dementia

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey is a performance of inspiring stories dealing with the complex issues of loss and change, flexibility and acceptance. The stories offer humor and information. Join us Nov. 17 at 2pm.

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Dec/Jan Library News – What’s Happening at Your Library

Tap into this holiday edition of Library News. We’ll help make the new year as awesome as it can be. Let us help you figure out what to do with family members visiting from out of town. There’s always something happening at the library.