When my husband and I first started cooking on our own I barely cooked with meat for two reasons: 1.) It grossed me out to touch it and 2.) I wanted to experiment more with meat-free cooking. Okay, there is also an element of laziness added in this equation, but we will ignore that [...]
Pick up a copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky for the May 28, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for young professionals. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through [...]
On April 29, improvements will be made to OverDrive, the library’s ebook website, changing the look, feel, and experience of checking out ebooks!
It’s show-and-tell time on All Booked Up. Guest co-host Bonnie walks us through her fairy desktop garden and shares how you can build your own. Look for inspiration to grow at the library.
Wednesday, April 17th is National Bookmobile Day! This day is designated by the American Library Association as a day to celebrate the wonderful service bookmobiles provide communities throughout the nation. In addition, it’s a great day for bookmobile fans to show their support and appreciation for these mobile neighborhood libraries. Bookmobile service in the Topeka area [...]
The library has volunteer opportunities for you, whether it’s a short-lived “gig” to keep you busy before your family goes on summer vacation or more of a commitment that will look great on college scholarship applications. Great teens help make a great library. How can you help?
Come to the library Wednesday April 24, from 7-8:30 and spend an evening with the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, as he is brought to life in a one-man play by Dr. Bill Worley, instructor of history, from the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City Blue River campus. Dr. James Naismith was born near Ottawa, [...]
Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz ask us to think about our environment and history as a whole, and how it changes through time. What would dinosaurs think of today’s technology?
Let us know what you value about your library – in person and online Forget “shhhhh-ing!” This week your library is making some noise. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins libraries across the country for Library Week, April 14–20. “All week we’ll be promoting the value of using your library. Come to one [...]
Besides the wedding reception, photography may well be the most expensive line item in a wedding budget. An average price tag of $4,000 for wedding photos plus video is common. DIY wedding photos and video would be much more affordable, but remember you only get once chance to capture the cherished images of this day. Are [...]
You may have seen the artwork filling the windows of the Kids Library and David J’s Place in the library. The art was created by Topeka and Shawnee County elementary school children in partnership with Jennifer Marsh, of Washburn and the Dream Rocket Project. The works will be on display through April. Come in and [...]