Newbery-award-winning author and Kansas native Clare Vanderpool visited the library Tuesday, September 20.
Go to the outer limits of literature with us this fall during Fall Reading. Read 8 hours – in a book, magazine, even a web page – between now and Nov. 13 and reap the sweet rewards. Details inside.
Join Nate as he shares with prospective Dads the difference between store brand and name brand groceries as taught to him by his pregnant wife.
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 […]
Sometimes being a Dad can bring tears of sorrow, as well as laughter to your eyes. This is nowhere more true than in the case of a baby’s bodily functions. Join Nate this week as he shares his first funny poop story.
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 […]
When people who love crafts become parents, their priorities and time for hobbies may shift, but crafting with kids is a way to continue to creating together. Find and share ideas of how to continue crafting by including your whole family in the experience.
Babies and sleep. Sometimes the two go together like peanut butter and jelly, but other times more like oil and water. In this post Nate explores the latter view with a look at the mind boggling difficulty of nap time.
(For ages 2-4 with an adult)
Saturday, August 20
10:00–11:00 am – Marvin Auditorium
Join “Miss Carole”,Dubbed “the Pied Piper of children’s music”, as she shows how songs, stories, fingerplays, rhythmic movement and instrument play will expand a child’s musical experience in a fun way.
Dennis, from the Topeka Zoo, brought a variety of snakes and reptiles to the August Zoo Animals Live. The Blue Tongue Skink is one of 300 reptiles that live in Australia. They do have a blue tongue that they use to discourage predators. Also, from Australia, Dennis brought a Bearded Dragon. They have adapted well […]
We have had several Saturday morning make & take crafts programs in 2011. Lots of themes were covered from bugs to pizza. Read more for links to all the handouts for these programs.