My favorite part of Summer is the abundance of fresh, local produce available for months on end. Yes, you can find local produce the rest of the year, but there is nothing like juicy, succulent tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, fresh herbs, did I mention tomatoes? You get the idea. A wonderful offering of Topeka & Shawnee [...]
This is a big accomplishment. Instead of playing a stately piece over and over, let’s step things up! We came for the ceremony, not an organ recital.
Come to the library and listen to home-brewers from the Greater Topeka Hall of Foamers, a local brewing club, as they discuss different aspects of home-brewing. In April we listened as they presented a basic session on how to get started. Plan attending every third Thursday through July to hear about other advanced brewing topics [...]
The bookmobiles will be out of service Monday May 20 through Saturday May 25th for scheduled maintenance. They will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday May 28th. Remember the bookmobiles will also be out of service Monday May 27th due to the Memorial Day holiday. Reserved items scheduled to be picked up from a bookmobile [...]
In our Computer Training Center, you’ll learn from experienced trainers in a private room that’s outfitted with 16 computers as well as two large monitors attached to the trainer’s computer for in-class demos. More than 300 individuals use the library to learn computer skills at 30-40 classes each month. Find one that suits your needs.
The library offers you three free music downloads a week from our Freegal Music Service, and we have thousands of CDs to browse. Stock up on some good tunes so when you hit the road this summer you have plenty of music to entertain you.
For high-quality locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, live chickens, bedding plants and fresh cut flowers, the Monday Farmers Market has something for everyone. The Market opens May 13. Make sure to come in and browse the bounty harvested by local farmers.
Saturday May, 18th is Star Trek Day @ your library! We’ll celebrate all things Trek with crafts, trivia, spoofs, the 2009 movie Star Trek and other activities: Vote for your favorite captain Test your knowledge of Star Trek quotes, Compose and read original Star Trek Haiku. The interstellar fun starts at 10:00 am. Star Trek: [...]
The library is your destination for wedding magazines to borrow, read in the library and even take the I DO magazine home with you to keep for yourself!
Spring is a time of color. If you don’t think you are brave enough to paint a whole room in a bright hue, try small touches of color. Look for, or make, colorful pillows. Or a great flea market side table painted a shocking color. We have lots of great resources to bring a touch [...]
The Topeka Metro makes connecting to local destinations possible for kids by offering free bus rides this summer. That’s great news for the kids who want to attend our awesome line-up of summer programs but don’t have a ride. Learn more about this summer bus promotion.