Repairing Your Old Home

Plans for your property? Use the library for home maintenance books, magazines, how-to guides and DVDs. Our Home Neighborhood can help you with many, many housing needs, from changing out an electrical outlet to installing a backyard water feature. Browse these titles for inspiration on how to make your living spaces more homey.

Open “Love the house you're in : 40 ways to improve your…” in catalog Love the house you're in : 40 ways to improve your… Open “Modern retro : from rustic to urban, classic to co…” in catalog Modern retro : from rustic to urban, classic to co… Open “Simple matters : living with less and ending up wi…” in catalog Simple matters : living with less and ending up wi… Open “Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art…” in catalog Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art… Open “Tile makes the room : good design from Heath Ceram…” in catalog Tile makes the room : good design from Heath Ceram… Open “Tiny houses built with recycled materials : inspir…” in catalog Tiny houses built with recycled materials : inspir…

Attend a program when you need a little more instruction or have a specialized question.

Attend Your Old House
June 10, 2014 | 6:30pm | Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, in the Museum classroom
Staff from the Kansas Historical Society will provide tips on maintaining and repairing old houses and share checklists for seasonal and routine maintenance. Focus will be given to the importance of proper maintenance and basic historic preservation techniques. In addition, there will be resources on making your home a community showcase. Admission is free.
The Loving your Stuff series is part of Preserve Topeka project sponsored by TSCPL, Kansas Historical Society, and Topeka Landmarks Commission. Preserve Topeka will be hosting events during the 160th anniversary year of the founding of the city.

Future topics include:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Loving Your Stuff – Collectibles – Menninger Room 206
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Loving your stuff – Digital Memories – Topeka Room 204

Learn more on the Kansas Historical Society’s website.

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