Dennis Dinwiddie brought a variety of snakes to the Zoo Animals Live program for June. All of the snakes reside at the Topeka Zoo and are used in educational programs. Therefore, they are all accustomed to being held and are nonpoisonous. Many snakes benefit people. There are several different kinds of king snakes. The picture on the left shows [...]
On the Shelf: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Thanks to the Friends of the Library! Their support of the Topeka Competition 30 lets us add great art to our library’s collection. For more than 30 years, the Friends of the Library has sponsored the Topeka Competition. This is a national, juried, biennial exhibition, featuring the best in contemporary arts and crafts. It started [...]
In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to make a list of my favorite dads on film. These gentleman have made us laugh and cry over the years and even offered us a little bit of fatherly advice. Check out my top 5 super dads below. If I missed your favorite, please let me know. [...]
When Vicki Forman’s twins were born at twenty-three weeks, weighing barely one pound each, she pleaded with the doctors not to save them. This Lovely Life is not so much the story of raising a special needs child, but of a mother’s journey with premature motherhood.
If you are a trivia buff, you will be happy to know that Ford Motor Company was officially created on this very day back in 1903. And thanks to Henry Ford and others, the automobile evolved in the movie industry into an element that gave us thrilling cinematic action scenes. Apparently, the squealing tires, the [...]