Shopping for a new eReader can be confusing. Try our eReader Demo station to touch and interact with several of the most popular devices on the market.
From comic books shows to chili cook-offs, fun fairs and festivals are held all across America. Whatever your interest, I’m sure someone, somewhere is celebrating it.
Are video games art? The Museum of Modern Art in New York says “Yes”.
December 8, 2012 at 3 pm in Marvin Auditorium In Topeka, few people are remembered more fondly than Zula Bennington Greene, the longtime columnist for the Topeka Capital-Journal. Now, nearly a quarter-century after her death, Woodley Press is publishing Peggy of the Flint Hills, a beautiful memoir of her childhood and young adulthood that Greene [...]
Your heating bills are high, and your windows and door are drafty. It is time to make your house energy efficient, but you’re at a loss on where to begin. The Home neighborhood at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a great resource to access reliable information. A good example of what you will [...]
Vote for the best books of 2012! Here is your chance to decide the best fiction and non-fiction works published in 2012. We have combed through Topeka’s most popular books this year, based on their number of check outs, to find the top five based on critical and popular reviews. Now it is your turn to decide the best book of 2012!
Whether it’s family time or time for a romantic evening by the fire with the one you love, music is a perfect mood-setter. Think of the library when you think of what holiday music to play. Check out or download tunes instead of buying them and save your money for something nice for yourself or the kids.
The Friends of the Library sponsors our competitions. From their sponsorship, we are able to purchase art for the library’s collection. Here are this year’s purchase award winners.
The library helps get kids excited about reading. Boomer, our beloved storytime bear, travels with the library’s five Outreach Storytellers to 75 daycare centers and preschools, helping tell stories to more than 3,700 children ages 3–5 each month. Learn more about our effort to spread literacy.
Stay informed as you shop this holiday season using Consumer Reports online, free from your library.
The Library provides free access to ConsumerReports.org the subscription website of the Consumer Reports magazine.The website provides full text copies of the Consumer Reports magazine and access to exclusive online only reviews for thousands of products. Save money this year by checking consumer reviews, product rankings, and money-saving information found in Consumer Reports for the best and most reliable products.
Crafts are a wonderful creative outlet and a source for inexpensive gifts that allow you to share your creativity with friends, relatives and total strangers. Find out how inspiration can strike at the library.