Vote for the best books of 2012! Here is your chance to decide the best fiction and non-fiction works published in 2012. We have combed through Topeka’s most popular books this year, based on their number of check outs, to find the top five based on critical and popular reviews. Now it is your turn to decide the best book of 2012!
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 Friends of the Library sponsors our competitions. From their sponsorship, we are able to purchase art for the library’s collection. Here are this year’s purchase award winners.
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.
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.
Fill your brain with random trivia! We feature a new trivia question in each edition of the library newsletter, which is sent to subscriber’s inboxes every other Tuesday. Answers inside.
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 […]
Can I fix it myself? Get online access to automotive and small engine repair manuals from your home computer or mobile device using your library card. Learn about two great online resources that provide you free access to searchable Chilton, Mitchell, and other repair manuals for your car, motorcycle, lawn mower, jet ski, and snowmobile. Learn more about this valuable resource.
Looking for a scary movie? Try one of the many films from Britain’s Hammer Studios. These classic horror films update the familiar monsters from Universal’s horror cycle with added gore and special effects. A true delight for fans of the genre.
Stolen, then found: Jim Bass’s sculpture “Forgiven Man” is a bronze at First Congregational Church that speaks of hope and redemption.
Read about the benefits of Red Carpet Services, from delivery of library materials to magnifiers. We’re focused on enhancing quality of life for seniors in the community.