Kansas ties run deep in this edition of All Booked Up. Kathy and Diana discuss Doc by Mary Doria Russell and The Yard by Alex Grecian. Doc covers the adventures of Doc Holliday in Dodge City, while also alluding to his more famous exploits in Arizona. The historical fiction novel is true to the spirit [...]
The program, Double Dueling, meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. The teen room, The Edge, quickly fills up at 4 pm with teens that are interested in dueling other Yugioh and Magic players. 26 teens settled in to dual on Monday after much socializing and trading of cards. Experienced Yugioh players [...]
You won’t want to be left behind! Take a tour of our new and improved Bookmobile webpage. It’s a short “drive” with lots to see and do. It still has all the great information you have come to rely on– the regular bookmobile schedule and interactive map to show you just where we will be [...]
Thousands of readers from across the county hit the books this summer as part of our summer reading program, which ended July 28. Thanks to all who participated in our reading challenge and attended SummerFest programs at the library. Library customers contributed reviews as they completed various reading milestones. We’ve compiled a collection of customer’s [...]
Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. See if your review got featured.
Come see the Hermit Crabs on the AdventureMobile July 30th-August 3rd. Summer is almost over, but don’t be crabby, visit the AdventureMobile! Did you know? 1. Hermit crabs can live to 6 to 15 years, but many live only to 6 to 12 months. 2. Hermit crabs will eat apples, grapes, cheese, steak, and meatballs. 3. [...]
Back by popular demand, the Movie on the Lawn series will feature films that will get you and your family dancing. Bring the whole family for a showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Sept. 13 and Grease Sept. 27.
Come see Jackie & the Turtles on the AdventureMobile July 23rd-27th. If a turtle doesn’t have it’s shell, is it homeless or naked? Did you know? The ornate box turtle is the state reptile for Kansas. When frightened, box turtles retract their head, tail, and limbs into their shell and clamp it shut. If [...]
The teen program, Dark Chocolate Delight, featured chocolate in many different ways. There were the Hershey Kiss relay, chocolate taste test, balloon making chocolate bowls and chocolate trivia. The chocolate tasting booth featured six different types of chocolate from 86% pure chocolate to Hazel Hill’s milk chocolate. Of course, the favorite was the Hazel Hill [...]
Kathy and Diana, hosts of All Booked Up, share a passion for books and also for food. They love to have fun in the kitchen. (One is just a little more successful than the other.) Discover who is suffering from a bit of cooking impairment in this edition of All Booked Up.
What do dogs have that no other animal has? Puppy Dogs! Come see the Puppies on the AdventureMobile July 16th-20th. Puppies make fun pets. Ours are on loan from the Helping Hands Humane Society and are up for adoption! Did you know? The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular [...]