This edition of Library News has everything you need to know about The Big Read, a community reading initiative held Feb. 1–March 2. This community reading initiative is about much more than reading. We offer you art, music and history. And as always there’s a schedule of computer classes.
Stop making excuses and increase your physical fitness activities. Saturday, January 12 from 1-2:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Receive exercise training and advice, and maximize what the library and community have to offer you.
Check out some fancy rides and judge for yourself whether Jay Gatsby would have driven them. (He was a Rolls-Royce kind of guy.) The Big Read presents The Great Gatsby Roaring in 1920s Classic Car Show Saturday, February 2 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Fairlawn Plaza Mall Browse through classic cars of the […]
Teen events are a fun place to hang with friends or get to know a librarian. Whether you are a gamer, singer or writer, we have a program to suit your needs. Bring a friend and attend one of our teen events. Many are held in The Edge, a space dedicated solely to teens.
“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 […]