Now that Breaking Dawn(part 1) is out in theaters, what’s next? The Hunger Games series is one option, also with a film companion coming soon. Learn about some other similar reads for your young adult (or even yourself).
Staff Picks: ‘Tis the Season
Despite all the publicity about the dangers of smoking, many Americans haven’t given up their cigarettes. And thousands of kids start smoking every day. Find local support, hear from a librarian who quit smoking, and check out library books on smoking cessation.
Winter is quickly approaching, and, according to weather forecasts, it’s going to be another brutal winter. Start planning now to stave off the winter blues by adding colorful plants around your home. One way you can do this is by forcing bulbs. The two easiest bulbs to grow indoors are paperwhites and amaryllis because they […]
Begin the holiday season with an old-fashioned prairie evening Dec. 1 at 7pm in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Marvin Auditorium. Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder from Laura McLemore, a Wichita educator and re-enactor, who will be assisted by volunteers from Old Prairie Town in Ward-Meade Park. Hear about Laura’s travels, the toys […]
Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving – known as Black Friday – millions of Americans hit the malls and big retail outlets in search of holiday shopping bargains. This year, nearly 138 million shoppers are expected to swarm retail stores the day after Thanksgiving — most of them lined up and ready to storm […]
The 1939 World’s Fair in New York City was supposed to usher in a new world of peace and prosperity from the depression that had gripped the nation. It was called the World of Tomorrow, but this glorious vision of the future would be disrupted by the beginning of World War II.