(Or not the king, but a prince, of fruit) Let me pose to you a theory I recently overheard, a conversation in which the jackfruit was being called “the new kale”. I remember earlier this year that the entertainment umbrella E! announced that the jackfruit was the hot new vegetable of 2013. Being called […]
Be part of the library’s first community video! As part of the festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Doctor Who franchise, the Topeka and Shawnee County Library is asking members of the community to help create a Doctor Who inspired spoof entitled, Don’t Blink in the Library! Get started with instructions inside this post.
In this edition of Library News, get your invitation to the grand opening of the Kids Library and find out when you can meet Eric Litwin, award-winning musician, teacher and author of the popular Pete the Cat books. And streaming video now from your library.
Back by popular demand, the Movie on the Lawn series will feature films that will entertain you and your family September 21 and October 5 on the south side of the Statehouse lawn. Movies start at sundown. See you at the movies.
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Gardening is one of my favorite past times. I love being able to harvest the fruits/vegetables of my labor. Even though there is plenty of harvesting yet to do this year, winter will be here before you know it. Looking at my garden I can tell what worked and what didn’t work so well and […]
Pick up a copy of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold for the September 24, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for young professionals. When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, […]
Sometimes life deals us a curve ball that forces us to adapt. Adapt to the circumstance and sometimes adapt our lifestyle and the place we call home. Statistics to consider: 3 out of 100 babies born in the United States have significant birth defects. Healthy, adults have a 1 in 4 chance of being disabled at least 3 months at some point in their lives with the average long term disability lasting 2.5 years. Add to that age and illness and there is a good chance that many of us will need to make a home accessible.
Just as the library concludes its second community novel penned by local authors, 22 young writers also celebrate their debut in publishing through a library program. “We’ve seen success with helping adult writers from all over the community get published, so we thought why not try it with the kids. Most of our literacy-based programs […]
The bookmobiles will be out of service Monday August 26th through Saturday August 31st for scheduled maintenance. They will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday September 3rd after the Labor Day holiday. Reserved items scheduled to be picked up from a bookmobile stop may be picked up at the main library during this time. They will also be available […]
Digging Beneath the Surface was one of the teen summer reading programs. It featured archaeology studies of prehistoric people and their cultures. There were several activities where the kids could participate. Virginia Wulfkuhl from the State Historical Society talked to the teens about all the interesting artifacts that have been found in Kansas, like Indian pottery or […]