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.
The Topeka Zoo’s orangutan, Rudy, has just had a baby boy. Alice Sabatini drew portraits of lots of the zoo’s animals.
All Booked Up host Kathy does what she does best, tells us about a new, wonderful book to read. This week it’s The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. The Invisible Bridge tells the story of three brothers from a Jewish family. This work of historical fiction is set in Hungary and in Paris in the […]
Movies, Cherry Blossoms, Cheese and Beer!
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.
At the library we are committed to helping every child learn to read before they start school. Programs like our educational and interactive storytimes are, for many, the gateway to becoming a reader for life. The events nurture children’s social skills and give them a chance to be read to by someone different.