Have you read Rowling’s new book yet? Find this week’s bestsellers at the library. There are two ways to get your hands on a title; place a request and wait for it, or try your luck and check the new title shelves the next time you come in!
On Sunday, October 21, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204) join Kansas Author Tom Mach as he talks about his newest book, Angels at Sunset which concludes the award-winning historical trilogy about Jessica Radford. The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA, […]
Each year, the Book Community comes together to celebrate the freedom to read materials that may include unorthodox or unpopular ideas and viewpoints. Books featured during this week have all been targeted for removal from school or public libraries and even bookstores. 2012 marks the 30th year of celebrating your right to read through this national […]
To each artist a sketchbook is a way of capturing ideas – there are no rules. What do you capture in your sketchbooks?
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At the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, we take the phrase “lifelong reader” seriously. And when it comes to spreading our love for books and other media, the library starts ‘em young. Babies in the Read with Me program receive a cute, free t-shirt to celebrate their first library card (must be 0-18months). Parents […]
Start learning a new language online at home, work, or on your smart phone, using Mango for Libraries, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s new online language learning resource. Choose from over 30 languages and learn the basics, for travel or casual conversation, or go in-depth with Mango’s basic and complete level courses.
Vote with confidence this November 6th by using Vote 411…a new tool created by the League of Women Voters. Tap into it inside this post.
Here’s an opportunity to learn more about hawks often seen in Kansas.
For Sean Frost getting nostalgic about his “college days” includes remembering how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library helped him through a tough year and propelled him toward graduation from college. After his struggles became apparent to his parents freshmen year, Sean’s father directed him to the library’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, a project from […]
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We all keep mementos to remind us of a special event, time or person. Our memories make stories. Our stories about these items create meaning and value.