“Bean There, Read That,” the book club for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, will meet once again on Tuesday January 22, 2013 7:00-8:30PM at PTs Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe to discuss The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. The Year of [...]
Eighteen lucky teens got to make holiday sugar cookies from scratch on Monday, December 10. Most of the teens were inexperienced in the kitchen so they were given very simple detailed instructions. Lesson 1: read the recipe before you start adding the ingredients. Lesson 2: fill your measuring cup to the top, don’t scoop the Crisco from [...]
Who are the smartest people in Topeka? See the winners from the December 2012 trivia event! The next trivia program at the library is scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013 from 6:30-9PM and Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 3-5:30 pm. Registration for those events begins on December 1 – call 785-580-4540 to reserve a spot for your team.
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) by Thomas Hardy opens with a shocking act: a man sells his wife and child at a country fair in rustic England. In time, the man becomes successful and respected, but his shameful past makes this a tragic novel. Discuss at the library on Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30-3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
Come for this craft-tastic event Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 10am in the Story Zone. When it’s snowin’ and blowin’, drift into the library to have a blizzard of crafting fun. Swirl in, settle softly down and enjoy a flurry of cutting, pasting and creating.
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? How long have they been traditions for your family or in the American culture? We owe a lot of our Christmas traditions to the people of the Victorian Era (1837-1901). Come find out which traditions the Victorians either popularized or created in a special Topeka Room celebration from 2:00-3:00pm [...]
For the December meeting, Bean There Read That will meet 7-8:30PM on Tuesday December 18, 2012 at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe located at 17th and Washburn in Topeka. Plan to bring a book that is your favorite, one you recently read, or are currently reading. We’ll be discussing all books over hopefully a cup of [...]
This February, the library is celebrating the 1920s as we unite in reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for The Big Read 2013, a community reading initiative. Choose from around 30 events that capture the essence of the book and are geared toward readers and nonreaders alike. Catch star performances by Angela Hagenbach [...]
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 [...]
The library his a hip place for teens to hang out. From gaming to arts and crafts to writing, programs appeal to a wide range of teens and educate while entertaining. Check out December’s lineup of teen programming.
Library staff adopted two animals from the Topeka Zoo this year. How much do you know about coyotes and pronghorns?