Wednesday, April 11 is National Bookmobile Day, a part of National Library Week. Learn what surprises await you this week on a bookmobile.
April 14-15 marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Want to know more of the story? Look for these films about the “unsinkable” ship.
The landmark case of Parents v. Kids has been argued onscreen in dozens of television series since the 1950′s. One classic of the type is nearly as old as television. Leave it to Beaver began in 1957 and ran for six seasons. The family situations are viewed today as nostalgic, wholesome, middle-class stories of [...]
So, with this really warm weather, is your garden growing like mine is? Let me qualify that. What is left of my garden from last year is growing like crazy. My lilacs are blooming right now and smell divine. My tulips have bloomed too and look beautiful. My japanese maple tree is just starting to [...]
Laura Resau met Maria Virginia Farinango in Colorado where Virginia was a student. They became fast friends and decided to tell Virginia’s story as a young girl growing up in the Ecuadorian Andes. Maria Virginia is a descendant of the Incas, an ancient people of South America.The Spanish conquistadors conquered the Incas and became known as the [...]
Coming soon, it’s the 5th annual Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair being held Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. right here at the library. We’ll have booths manned by more than 25 different organizations all geared to helping you help the earth.
It was Friday, the last day of Spring Break. Parents and grandparents were looking for something for the kids to do. The Library just happened to have a program for kindergarteners through second graders at 3 pm, Cooking With Dr. Seuss. Since March is Dr. Seuss’s birth month, using the cookbook, Green Eggs and Ham [...]
For an engaging speaker to wow attendees at your next meeting, look no further than the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Speakers Bureau. Choose from professionals with expertise, including technology, art, music, kids’ stories, local history and how to form and facilitate a book club. “All of them were just so professional and so [...]
In this edition of All Booked Up! Kathy and Diana share stories of Martha Stewart and explain why for those planning a special event the library is a great place to start. How many of you remember the entertaining book that Martha Stewart wrote in the 1980s? I do, and I have that book in [...]
Miss Nelson is Missing! Join in the fun of finding her at 7pm on April 4 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Parents and children are welcome. The book is a favorite of kindergarten through third grade students and has been voted one of the most memorable books of the century. The Topeka Civic Theatre & [...]
The library is offering customers with blindness or low vision a way to get library books delivered to their home for free. This new service is part of our commitment to serving the community through Red Carpet Services outreach. Large print books and/or books on CD will be mailed to qualified customers in a zippered [...]