In a land once dominated by dragons, the descendents of the dragon’s experiments still live. There are thirteen different types of humans- some engineered for war while others for tasks ranging from mining to more intellectual pursuits- though the largest group is the Firstblood, the unaltered humans. The dragons might be gone, but war continues to threaten the land as tension grows between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne.
Guardians of Havenshire is 9-11 meets the Alamo. It’s an edge-of-your-seat action-packed novel you won’t want to put down. Join the author, George Ismael Feliu, Jr. in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, February 12 from 2-3pm to learn more about the process of writing a novel in 30 days with the NaNoWriMo challenge each November [...]
On Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6:30–8:00pm, teens and their parents will find guidance for life as they hear stories of success from Jesse Brinson, youth director for Called to Greatness Ministries and a former University of Kansas football player. The event will be held in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Jesse will talk about self-empowerment, how to [...]
On January 18th, 2012 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted a Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The 250 attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging from health, nutrition, veterans’ benefits, legal, finance, volunteering, realty, tax assistance, athletics, and in-home care to maintain one’s independence.
If you missed the fair, you can still check out the list of exhibitors below and see what products, services, and information they offered to the attendees.
More than 300 individuals each month use the library to sharpen or to learn computer skills. For Kay Coward and her husband, Terry, it’s a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B. Kay has been using a computer for years, but her husband has not. The couple was motivated to [...]
Secrets can fester and grow, and Moe Prager’s secret hovers over him like death waiting to drop. He and his brother own wine shops, but in Moe’s heart he is still a cop. Though he had to leave the force, he occasionally works as a private investigator. It’s through his work as a PI that he met his wife; it’s also how he got his secret.
The evil villain, Acheron Hades, has stolen the manuscript of Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens. The authorities want to capture him before Hades kills one of the characters and makes the character disappear from the story. So Special Operations contacts one of the few people who have seen Hades, Thursday Next, the gun toting Special Ops from the Literary Division.
You’re engaged and the world seems like such a lovely, wonderful place! Once you come back down to earth, here’s a list of items to get you started on your path to Happily Ever After.
Of course you do! And now you can, sort of, by reading The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh. Gresh provides character profiles and examines plot elements such as oppressive governments, survival strategies, weapons, and reality television. Here are some of the things you can read about in this book: [...]
Reading is the basis for everything. Whether it’s success in school or in day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant. School isn’t that far off for ShaMecha Simms’ 4-year-old boy, Tatum. They frequently use the library to work on his reading skills, and she credits the library with many of Tatum’s reading [...]