Author of The Depression Cure, Dr. Stephen Ilardi, comes to the library Dec. 5 to share some insight into why prescription medicine may not be the best cure for depressive illness and what else sufferers can try.
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The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will be closed on the following dates in observance of the holidays: Mon, Dec 24 Christmas Eve Tue, Dec 25 Christmas Day Mon, Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Tue, Jan 1 New Year’s Day Mon, Jan 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Additionally, Bookmobiles will [...]
Heavily influenced by powerful literary icon Edith Wharton, Jennie Fields has written a book that takes readers on an adventure back to the Gilded Age. In her novel The Age of Desire, Fields weaves Wharton’s actual correspondence into her fictionalized story. Watch the video below to see what Kathy and Diana liked and disliked about [...]
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the next book discussed by Bean There, Read That, a hip new book club for the 20s/30s crowd. Come for discussion of this popular book Nov. 27 at 7pm at the Flying Monkey at PTs.
In this edition of Library News, find the schedule of events, profiles on two of our board members and read about the transformation going on in our Kids Library (see cover story). Correction: The program below was listed in the Library News as Jan 2. It is Jan 9. Sing, Move & Learn [3–5 years [...]
Crafts are a wonderful creative outlet and a source for inexpensive gifts that allow you to share your creativity with friends, relatives and total strangers. Find out how inspiration can strike at the library.
Area art enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to see some of the finest examples of contemporary printmaking in the nation here in Topeka. View the amazing prints in the Printed Image 4, a juried, biennial exhibit starting Nov. 16 at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Hand-pulled prints are beautiful, velvety and can express any idea. [...]
Monday, November 12 marks the finale of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines. The program starts at 7pm and will be in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. A Marine in Vietnam Presenter Tad Pritchett, a veteran and author, served 13 months in Vietnam, starting in 1968. [...]
The Big Read is a big deal. It is an effort to encourage our community to be productive, civic-ly active and healthy. Good readers make that happen. Since 2003, your library has offered a community reading experience that helps combat the decline of civic, social, cultural and economic implications that occur when people spend less [...]
Tap into a list of events for teens through the end of November. One highlight of the month you won’t want to miss is the Twilight Fan Party on Nov. 15.
If history is what you’re interested in, attend Loss and Victory along the Washita. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle in 1868 in Oklahoma. Randy Standingwater, who is half Cheyenne and works at Brown v. Board, speaks and shows [...]