The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s emphasis on reading and education doesn’t stop with the summer reading program. It is a year-round project that parents can use to help their children be successful: 1. SCHEDULE STUDY TIME “You can expect that your child will have homework of some kind,” said LeAnn Petrie, Youth Service […]
Multi-published historical romance author Cathy Maxwell will speak about the process of writing and publishing romance novels. Her latest novel, in stores on August 30, 2011 is The Seduction of Scandal. This is a participating book in the k.i.s.s. and teal campaign to fight ovarian cancer. Maxwell grew up in Olathe, KS and now lives […]
Twin sisters Fiona and Zelda didn’t get along, but their earlier fights were nothing compared to this. Zelda wrote a family story that she gave to the Carlton County Historical Society, and in this story she revealed a family secret
Manhattan’s fifth precinct has its fair share of drama with murder, robberies, gangs, and petty crimes. There’s Detective Leo Storgman, who on the verge of his retirement, decides to reexamine a murder case that never had closure, and then there is a new guy
When most people think of sports movies they think of films like Bull Durham, Hoosiers, or Field of Dreams. However, if you’ve seen the standard sports movies countless times and are looking for something new, the documentary section is a great option for entertaining and enlightening films about sports. Here are some recommended titles from […]
Teen 2011 Summer Reading ended with a rap concert featuring the well known rapper, Brail. Brail is best known for his song “Google Me” in support of the Think Big Topeka campaign to get Google’s fiber experiment to Topeka. Phillip Watson (Brail) is a Topeka native and attends Washburn University. He is working on a […]
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Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get […]
It is finally August and August is National Peach month. In the Cooking Neighborhood there is a display with all kinds of cookbooks featuring peach recipes. There are also cookbooks with panini recipes as well as brownie recipes because August is also National Panini month and National Brownie month. Be sure and check out the cooking […]
Friday Aug 5 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm our customers helped create the banners for NOTO. “The library was a terrific venue. We were able to finish 2 original silks,” said Carol Bradbury, project coordinator.
Prohibition conjures many images from speakeasies to mobsters, and the history of this movement is anything but simple. From the beginning this country has had a close relationship with alcohol, even more so then today. So it is surprising that what began as a small grass roots movement