Meet Duane Johnson who volunteers his time serving the library’s Board of Trustees. He’s retired from a career as a librarian. Find out why, even in retirement, he likes working for the library.
The Topeka Room (204) at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosts Kansas author Jennifer Marie Brayton on Sunday, March 4, 2-3pm. She will talk about her new book series featuring Alana Marie McClaire, set in wild west era Kansas and researched, in part, in the Topeka Room. The Adventures of Alana Marie McClaire: […]
Historicals epics, steamy romances and lizard-faced aliens. From the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, one of the most popular television formats was the miniseries. Airing over the course of several nights these multi-part tales attracted huge audiences.
A very unique program was going on in the Edge on Valentine’s Day. After school, teens were invited to make their own special Valentine Candy to eat themselves or give to someone special. One table featured Buckeye Balls, which are similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The recipe suggested using plastic gloves to mix the peanut butter, margarine, […]
Help keep ebook hold lists short by returning your econtent early! The ebook and digital audiobook service provided by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is incredibly popular and our ebooks are seemingly flying off our virtual shelves. Hold lists and wait times are getting longer and the Library is doing its best to […]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is making a difference in the community. Here’s our report for 2011. It takes you through the year in review (in video!) at the library and highlights ways that your library is making a difference.
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.