Come meet author Jean Grant, from Lawrence, who will talk about her book The Burning Veil on Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). The Burning Veil is a story of love and colliding cultures as American Sarah Moss travels to Saudi Arabia to discover more about the man she loves, his […]
Multi-published historical romance author Cathy Maxwell will speak about the process of writing and publishing romance novels. Her latest novel, in stores on August 30, 2011 is The Seduction of Scandal. This is a participating book in the k.i.s.s. and teal campaign to fight ovarian cancer. Maxwell grew up in Olathe, KS and now lives […]
Come meet the author on Sunday, August 21, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). You will hear about these adventures and find out more about how to become a published author. The memoir “It’s Within” tells the story of one Brown County, Kansas girl and her family during and after the great depression. The 5th […]
(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.
Kansas has many wonders, and Kansas author and explorer Marci Penner has seen them all. Hear about her 8 Wonders of Kansas project Aug. 23 at 7pm.
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.
More than 7,000 readers in our community spent part of their summer enjoying good books. And for doing so, some of them reaped really cool rewards, including free chocolate, free ice cream, gift certificates to businesses around town and Nook e-readers. Our reading incentives were a hit! Special thanks to the Friends of the Library […]
Wow, it’s official! 5,565 children, 718 teens and 1,326 adults signed up for summer reading, which is the largest enrollment since the library started keeping stats. The library sends a big thank you to those who read thousands of hours during summer break. Keep reading because prizes can still be had! Hours can be tracked […]
So what if you can’t play an instrument – here’s your chance to pretend you’re a real rock star! Learn more about the Art of Air Guitar and how you could win $50 and get your picture in Topeka Magazine.
Starting this week, library card holders will receive our connectnow magazine in the mail. This makes planning your time at the library more convenient and helps you become a walking encyclopedia of library activities and news. Keep an eye out for your copy. At-home deliver isn’t the only change to our bimonthly magazine. It’s now […]