Try out a style of the 1920s. Learn how to knit or crochet a Cloche hat. Be fashionably dressed for The Big Read in February when we read and discuss The Great Gatsby. Knit or crochet one of these hats based on styles that have started showing up in stores. Why spend the money when [...]
Author of The Depression Cure, Dr. Stephen Ilardi, comes to the library Dec. 5 to share some insight into why prescription medicine may not be the best cure for depressive illness and what else sufferers can try.
This is your opportunity to go beyond peanut butter and jelly. Create an afterschool snack. Do you enjoy meat, cheese and mayo or something more creative like bean sprouts, spinach and hummus? All ingredients are provided. Just bring your appetite. Monday, November 26, 4:00-5:00 PM, The Edge
In this edition of Library News, find the schedule of events, profiles on two of our board members and read about the transformation going on in our Kids Library (see cover story). Correction: The program below was listed in the Library News as Jan 2. It is Jan 9. Sing, Move & Learn [3–5 years [...]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Mary Ann Wittman talk about her new children’s books. The Little Christmas Tree, Muffy And The Big Pink Ball & Clemmie and the Mailman are delightful tales for children of all ages. Get a head start with a new [...]
As you may know, the final movie in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn Part 2, will hit theaters on Friday, November 16. To celebrate, we’re having a twilight party at the library on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. It’s for ages 12 through adult and will be in the Edge. We’ll be cooking [...]
Monday, November 12 marks the finale of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines. The program starts at 7pm and will be in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. A Marine in Vietnam Presenter Tad Pritchett, a veteran and author, served 13 months in Vietnam, starting in 1968. [...]
If history is what you’re interested in, attend Loss and Victory along the Washita. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle in 1868 in Oklahoma. Randy Standingwater, who is half Cheyenne and works at Brown v. Board, speaks and shows [...]
Attend our first ever Read Between the Times event Saturday, Nov. 17. How many minutes will you sit and read? Help us set a fantastically high number of minutes read on a Saturday afternoon. Bring your favorite books or read some of ours.
Join award winning author Linda Rodriques for a talk about her new book.
“Fans of Nevada Barr and Sara Paretsky will relish Linda Rodriguez’s stellar debut. Her sleuth, Skeet Bannion, is a keeper. Every Last Secret is a triple crown winner; superb writing, hell for leather plotting and terrific characters.” – Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier
Join us Tuesday November 27, 2012 7-8:30PM to discuss The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe for “Bean There, Read That,” a book discussion group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Don’t forget to bring some cash for food and drinks. In a future North America, where the rulers [...]