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 [...]
Drop Everything and Read: that’s the message you’ll get from your public library April 12 as we recognize a national initiative started by author Beverly Cleary. D.E.A.R. encourages everyone to read or recommit to making reading a part of your daily life.
Summer at the library offers reading rewards that you and your kid will dig. Sign up for Summer Reading today and keep kids reading all summer long. When they reach 12 hours, teens and kids receive a free book, plus lots of prizes along the way.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair, April 13 from 2–5pm, offers entertainment for all ages and eco-friendly ideas to incorporate into your daily life. Paper shredding and electronics recycling will also be part of the Fair.
In his book, Through My Eyes, Tim Tebow New York Jet’s football player, writes about his childhood dog, Otis. ”Otis was loyal and protective, traits you’d hope to find in a dog. If you came by, you would see blonde-haired Otis, who looked to be a mixture of half lab and half golden retriever, walking [...]
For the month of April Bean There, Read That will read and discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I am pretty excited to hear differing opinions, especially after talking with a colleague who hated the book, while I loved reading it. What is it about? Well… Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals [...]
Guests will be thinking about nothing but net at this basketball party. March Madness starts “Selection Sunday,” March 17. 2013 when 64 NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are selected to go to the “Big Dance—the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship tournament. The first weekend of tournament play is the safest time to have a [...]
Meet and eat at the library. We have meeting spaces for three to 300 people – plus catering, if you want to keep your group fed and alert. The library is one of the most cost-effective yet versatile meeting room spaces in Topeka. Find out how we can help with your group’s next meeting.
Why would you want to pick up and read Library News? Here are 5 quick reasons: Read a story on how you can get up to 10 free books at the Friends Book Swap Bazaar in April 27 from 1–3pm when you trade your own books in. (Friends membership required) For the bride-to-be, the library [...]
Listen in on a book discussion – Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Erin and Autumn about the book Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, which will be discussed at an upcoming Bean There, Read That book discussion group. Have you read the book? Share your thoughts with us!
Now is the time to prepare and implement a plan of action for outdoor home improvement projects.