Be part of a shared community reading experience through Washburn’s iRead program this fall. Pick up “Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen” and you will find it’s much more than book on a winning football team. It’s about developing a winning culture in a small-town community.
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.
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.
Each summer on the AdventureMobile, our mobile library for kids, customers get to meet and touch a new critter as part of the Critter Club! You too can join the adventure. These critters range from tame snakes owned by library staff to kittens who are up for adoption at the Helping Hands Humane Society. As […]
We share good news about a petition that reached its goal of 10,000 signatures all in the spirit of bringing you more ebooks at your library. In early May, the library built a website and hosted an electronic petition urging the big six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette) to […]
A new memoir provides an intimate look at the fascinating and glamorous life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir is a first-person account of the First Lady’s life during the years 1960 through 1964. Clint Hill, a former Secret Service agent who was assigned to Mrs. Kennedy, penned the memoir […]