Niche. It’s a funny word that has lots of different meanings and pronunciations. It can be a sheltered or private place, a place or activity best suited to a person or thing or even a habitat necessary for the existence of a species. Whether you say “neesh”, “nish” or “nitch” it means special.
As Halloween approaches, many people seek out real-life hauntings to get spooked. Here is a list of towns in northeast Kansas that have haunting worth noting for a spooky time! There’s also information on books and movies from the libraries, as well as information on tours that take you on a supernatural journey!
For decades, Gary K. Clarke led photography safaris all over Africa. He collected thousands of photographs, and presents them in a limited-edition, coffee-table size extravaganza, premiering in the Library’s Marvin Auditoriu. As Director Emeritus of the World Famous Topeka Zoo, and later as President-for-Life of Cowabunga Safaris, Clarke has built a wealth of knowledge about […]
Barbeque, Balloons, Beer and Big Tex! From comic books shows to chili cook-offs, fun fairs and festivals are held all across America. Whatever your interest, I’m sure someone, somewhere is celebrating it.
Pack some healthy snacks, enjoy the scenery, and discover something new.
Armchair traveler…it seems an ambivalent term to me. I think I would always rather be an active traveler, getting out there, doing and experiencing rather than just watching. But the library has so many great travel DVDs that I decided to see if I, too, could be an armchair traveler.
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.
Volunteer vacations can offer you a getaway to help others regionally, nationally, and worldwide. You have an opportunity to help people and animals in need. Whether its one week, one month, or one year, there is a volunteer vacation for everyone!
If you can’t manage an African safari this year, consider a different kind of safari. A trip to the zoo can provide lots of opportunities to vew exotic animals but with all the amenities close by…like bathrooms, drinks, ice cream and hot dogs. Almost every major city in the U.S. boasts a zoo and so do many not-so-major cities. Here is a top ten list from USA Travel Guide.
Airplanes, Motorcycles and the Dude.
Plan ahead for your Alaskan cruise if you want to go during the peak season in 2012. Or check for late summer cruise discounts now.