A monthly journaling workshop offers hands-on projects, ideas and encouragement for people pursuing personal writing with words and images. Handouts including writing prompts for reflecting back on your year are archived here. The workshop meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the library.
When people who love crafts become parents, their priorities and time for hobbies may shift, but crafting with kids is a way to continue to creating together. Find and share ideas of how to continue crafting by including your whole family in the experience.
Breathe new life into damaged or out-of-date books by altering them into a work of art.
It all started in Africa. At this upcoming program learn about gourds and their uses in many countries. See amazing gourd art influenced by different cultures. Thursday, July 28, 7:00–8:30 pm
The most common question I hear when I’m spinning on a drop spindle is “WHY would you spin yarn on something so slow and small when you could just go buy yarn?” It’s a legitimate question and spinning in this way isn’t for everyone, but here’s my answer.
“Commemorating Our Nation’s Struggle for Freedom: A Juried Art Competition” – no fee for submission. Kansas artists 18 and older are invited to submit one piece, in any two-dimensional medium, that addresses the theme. “Since the founding of the United States in 1776, the American people have struggled to overcome racism, prejudice, and discrimination. There […]
Jeanne Drewes gave her program last Tuesday, and asked us to share her list of websites and handouts. Below are some of the sites she used to gather instructions for different bookbinding styles. Step-by-step instructions go with many of them. Other sites are good resources. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Celebrates Preservation Week April […]
Jeanne Drewes, the Chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division and Program Manager of the Mass Deacidification Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress will lead a workshop on caring for your collection Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 8:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium, 101B. Along with other archivists and preservationists, Jeanne will show you what […]
There’s a sewing machine hiding in most of our homes, and perhaps it hasn’t been pulled out of the sewing cabinet or the closet for a long time, but I think it’s worth another look. The budding fashionista, the home decorator, and new (or experienced) quilters can all find inspiration here at the library.
Catch the camera bug and dig out your digital (or film) camera this Spring! Find resources at the library to maximize your photo’s potential.
Have you ever been to an art gallery, like the Alice C Sabatini gallery at TSCPL, and found yourself gazing at a piece that absolutely speaks to you? Wondering how it’s possible for paint on canvas or a statue to be so moving? Wikipedia says ”art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions” […]