Drop Everything and Read: that’s the message you’ll get from your public library April 12 as we recognize a national initiative started by author Beverly Cleary. D.E.A.R. encourages everyone to read or recommit to making reading a part of your daily life.
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Find something to do at the library. We’re more than just books. Hang with friends and enjoy these fun programs just for teens. You might even meet someone new, play a new game or find a new look.
Working together with parents and educators, the library is raising the next generation of readers. One part of that commitment is recognizing Week of the Young Child, April 14-20. Parents, bring the kiddos to our upcoming Week of the Young Child events and help build early reading skills.
Trying a new author is like a first date. There’s some risk involved. We recommend these authors with the faith that you’ll find their stories well-written and interesting. Select from the list and take home something new to enjoy tonight.
Summer at the library offers reading rewards that you and your kid will dig. Sign up for Summer Reading today and keep kids reading all summer long. When they reach 12 hours, teens and kids receive a free book, plus lots of prizes along the way.
Stories are collected about many characters in this complex novel by Ursula Hegi. You’ll get to know an entire community whose story gets a little strange sometimes. Protagonist Trudi Montag, a Zwerg, a term for German dwarf woman, shares her secrets to survival through two wars living in Germany and describes her community in intimate […]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair, April 13 from 2–5pm, offers entertainment for all ages and eco-friendly ideas to incorporate into your daily life. Paper shredding and electronics recycling will also be part of the Fair.
Consumed, an exhibit opening April 5 at the Alice C. Sabatini GAllery, looks at history, ecology, animals and people in Pop Art-style. Charming and whimsical works of art by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz tell stories about the past, present and future. Come in during First Friday and meet the artists.
Meet and eat at the library. We have meeting spaces for three to 300 people – plus catering, if you want to keep your group fed and alert. The library is one of the most cost-effective yet versatile meeting room spaces in Topeka. Find out how we can help with your group’s next meeting.
The first Medicare Mondays is held April 1 at 1:00 pm in Menninger Room 206. Join Medicare Mondays at the Library! Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) counselors help you navigate through the complex web that is Medicare. Bring your questions.
Librarians Dave and Nate write mostly about books guys dig. Their reviews appeal to the sports enthusiasts or even to readers simply fascinated by stories of perseverance, leadership and competition. Dave likes to throw in a few history books for your enjoyment too. Their blog Uncommonly Good Books Read by Two Common Guys is published periodically on tscpl.org. If you’ve missed their previous posts, here’s a few we think you might like.