The Friends of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library know when the winter weather takes hold nothing offers more comfort than cuddling up with a good book. These upcoming book sales will have your “to-read” list growing and have your pocketbook saying thanks.
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Kathy gives Diana a little culinary coaching in this edition of All Booked Up. Holidays are coming, and you too may have some meal planning needs. Two new titles Kathy highly recommends – and that have made headlines – are Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Watch the video. [...]
Shopping for a new eReader can be confusing. Try our eReader Demo station to touch and interact with several of the most popular devices on the market.
Come for this craft-tastic event Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 10am in the Story Zone. When it’s snowin’ and blowin’, drift into the library to have a blizzard of crafting fun. Swirl in, settle softly down and enjoy a flurry of cutting, pasting and creating.
This February, the library is celebrating the 1920s as we unite in reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for The Big Read 2013, a community reading initiative. Choose from around 30 events that capture the essence of the book and are geared toward readers and nonreaders alike. Catch star performances by Angela Hagenbach [...]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is upgrading computers in the county’s community center thanks to a partnership with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department. Thirty-six new PCs in the county’s community centers will include Internet browsers, Microsoft Office and resume software. The community centers receiving equipment, including a print station, in 2013 are [...]
The library his a hip place for teens to hang out. From gaming to arts and crafts to writing, programs appeal to a wide range of teens and educate while entertaining. Check out December’s lineup of teen programming.
Government Issues Forum | Dec. 4 | 12:00–1:00pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Members of the Topeka City Council and Shawnee County Commission share information on the issues that affect our community at this forum event. After each elected official is given time to speak, there will be a question and answer session. Lunch, provided by [...]
Santa is coming to the library to lead storytime! Dec. 1 | 10:00–11:00am | Story Zone Ho! Ho! Ho! A special visitor from the North Pole stops by to read some fun stories and visit with kids. Parents and grandparents, bring your cameras and take advantage of this photo opportunity. Kids can make a craft [...]
Whether it’s family time or time for a romantic evening by the fire with the one you love, music is a perfect mood-setter. Think of the library when you think of what holiday music to play. Check out or download tunes instead of buying them and save your money for something nice for yourself or the kids.
The library helps get kids excited about reading. Boomer, our beloved storytime bear, travels with the library’s five Outreach Storytellers to 75 daycare centers and preschools, helping tell stories to more than 3,700 children ages 3–5 each month. Learn more about our effort to spread literacy.