Matt Porubsky will join forces with Thomas Fox Averill, of Washburn University, for a night of fertile poetry Thursday, March 15 from 6-7pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Porubsky will read exclusively from his newest collection of poems Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets) recently released from Woodley press. The book takes a close look at the […]
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in April(one of our busiest months) and May. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers – including free computer training classes. When it comes to book clubs, we’ve done the work for you. […]
No Couch Potatoes is a teen program that meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday in the Edge. Natalie Sykes, a trained physical therapist, leads the program with her knowledge of cardiovascular excercise, muscle training and kickboxing techniques. At the end of each program participants are offered a healthy snack. Last Thursday the snack included fruit salsa and […]
Nebraska author Jeff Barnes promotes his brand new historical travel guide about George Custer’s activity on the Great Plains on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the library. Get ready for a great program!
Heartland: the Cookbook by Judith Fertig is the featured cookbook for Cooking by the Book. Judith Fertig will also be here to talk about making your own cookbooks.
The Topeka Room (204) at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosts Kansas author Jennifer Marie Brayton on Sunday, March 4, 2-3pm. She will talk about her new book series featuring Alana Marie McClaire, set in wild west era Kansas and researched, in part, in the Topeka Room. The Adventures of Alana Marie McClaire: […]
New York City’s acclaimed Aquila Theatre will perform staged readings from Greek classics March 1. Find out about several opportunities to discuss these stories and how you can add some pretty fabulous Greek titles to your personal library.
Two authors will discuss alternative versions of American Indian history the evening of Feb. 22 at the library. Their presentation ties back to their book, The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory, which you can check out from the library.
Guardians of Havenshire is 9-11 meets the Alamo. It’s an edge-of-your-seat action-packed novel you won’t want to put down. Join the author, George Ismael Feliu, Jr. in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, February 12 from 2-3pm to learn more about the process of writing a novel in 30 days with the NaNoWriMo challenge each November […]
On Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6:30–8:00pm, teens and their parents will find guidance for life as they hear stories of success from Jesse Brinson, youth director for Called to Greatness Ministries and a former University of Kansas football player. The event will be held in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Jesse will talk about self-empowerment, how to […]
On January 18th, 2012 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted a Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The 250 attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging from health, nutrition, veterans’ benefits, legal, finance, volunteering, realty, tax assistance, athletics, and in-home care to maintain one’s independence.
If you missed the fair, you can still check out the list of exhibitors below and see what products, services, and information they offered to the attendees.