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 […]
As part of our ongoing series to introduce you, the public, to our volunteer Board of Trustees we bring you a Q&A with Treasurer Bob Harder. Learn why he believes the library is a vital part of the community.
Teen gaming has returned to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. On the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 4-6 pm in the Edge (teen room) young adults and adults will be able to duel other gamers whether it be Yu-gi-oh (11-18 yrs) or Magic the Gathering (14 + yrs). Magic:The Gathering was the first collectible card game created by mathematics […]
The Senior Information Fair offers a one-stop-shopping experience for older adults and their caregivers who want to learn more about what the library and the community has to offer senior citizens. The Senior Information Fair, Jan. 18 from 10am-2pm, is a perfect time to ask about how we can bring the library to you. Our […]
Community Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive for whole blood donations on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Another new cookbook is here and it is one that I have been anxiously waiting to see. The Food52 Cookbook: 140 winning recipes from exceptional home cooks is just that. Recipes from great cooks at home. There are many I want to try but I settled on the cider brined pork with calvados, mustard and thyme by Oui, […]