Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to get your free-to-take-home comic book. Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to provide the free comic books, and we will have comic book themed crafts and other activities including a DC vs. Marvel superhero/villain competition. Join us for all the fun and action on: Saturday, [...]
Come visit our Green Fair, being held at the library from 2:00 to 5:00 this Saturday, April 13. We’ll have exhibits, booths, games, crafts and more to show everyone how to give GREEN a chance. What does it mean to be GREEN? It could mean the color of your skin, like Kermit the Frog. It [...]
Drop Everything and Read: that’s the message you’ll get from your public library April 12 as we recognize a national initiative started by author Beverly Cleary. D.E.A.R. encourages everyone to read or recommit to making reading a part of your daily life.
A New Day, A New Artist, A New Art Medium This week in Art Club at Lowman Hill the third graders were introduced to the finer art of watercolor. This art medium takes a lighter approach and finer motor skills which the students have been working up to all year. The Master Artist we looked [...]
My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet [...]
No school on Friday?! A three-day weekend?! That’s like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s as good as discovering a lucky four leaf clover. By golly, it’s better than pouring a bowl of Lucky Charms and getting nothing but marshmallows. Sweet! If you’d like to sprinkle some shenanigans into [...]
The first of a new tween feature, patron-extraordinaire and Guys Read conspirator, Skylar, gives us his review of the tween scary novel, Juniper Berry.
The real men of the Mustache Killers, the library’s Guys Read field office, recommend their favorites.
What’s that? You have homework or a special project due and you need a helping hand? The Oveson-Campbell Homework Center is the place for you!
Pink cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies and Valentine’s candies and Valentines……and then After-School Art Club! Too good to be true? No, seriously. Last Thursday just happened to be Valentine’s Day as well as Art Club. Mr. Kerr’s third-graders had a fabulous after-party celebrating African American History Month. We talked about the collage artworks of Romare [...]
New DVDs are on the way! Here is a list of children’s DVDs that will appear soon on the library’s shelves. Many of these titles are new to the library while others may be replacements or extra copies of already owned titles. Bark, George. . .and More Doggie Tails Buddy The Chubbchubbs Dino Dan: To [...]