Get a free blood pressure check while you’re at the library. Find out what else is right around the corner in the Health Information Neighborhood and how it might help you monitor your health this holiday season.
Local teens had the opportunity to paint their fingernails in the Nifty Nail propram on November 21. Twenty-six people participate even a ROTC member who requested we not post his picture.There were blacks, brilliant greens, passionate purples, outlandish reds and even camouflage paints that were available to make artistic designs. There were stripes, dots, dominoes, flowers and [...]
A new program available via this website, called Muzzy, will help your child learn a new language. It’s free to access; All you need is a library card. Try it. The library has signed a one-year subscription that gives you and your child 24/7 access to 26 different learning modules that provide kids with an [...]
I know that it is December and everyone is thinking about Christmas. But yesterday, I got my first seed catalog for the 2012 garden season. And I have to say I was very excited. And now that I am looking at the calendar, I have noticed that the Master Gardeners will be coming back for the [...]
I don’t know how classic this cookbook is but it is definitely a bible on some really delicious dishes. What cookbook am I talking about? Well, Paula Deen’s new cookbook, Southern Cooking Bible. This cookbook is big and it has more than 300 recipes for some really delicious dishes. Of course, it is Paula Deen. [...]
This 2011 winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award is so many things- noir, urban, fantasy, and science fiction. It’s a wild ride about Zinzi December, a woman with a past and a sloth on her back- literally. In this alternate world those who have committed murder find themselves with an animal familiar. The animal is always nearby, and it’s hard to make it when the world sees your guilt, but Zinzi has a magical skill
Take books with you wherever you go, courtesy of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. New and popular ebooks and digital audiobooks are available for your smart phone or ereader right now, free from your library! The library offers ebooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive ebook service. Try it here. For future reference, the [...]
This holiday season when family from near and far are in town and sitting around talking, use this time to document – maybe even fact-check – those family stories. Let the library help separate family facts from fiction. Shari Schawo, our genealogy librarian, invites you and your gang to dig through the Baker Genealogy Center’s [...]
A young mother, Sigita, wakes confused and in the hospital. One of the last things she remembers before everything blacks out is a strange woman giving her young son chocolate. Frantic, Sigita realizes she was drugged so her son could be abducted, and now he is missing.
Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the [...]
Eric McHenry, local poet and Washburn University professor, shares poems and stories inspired by the witticisms of his two kids on Dec. 3 at 1-2:30 pm in Marvin Auditorium. The poems, along with charming woodcuts depicting scenes from each piece, are published in his latest book titled Mommy, Daddy, Evan and Sage. In it Evan, [...]