Do you participate in Hogmanay? How about Kwanzaa or Ayyám-i-Há? If you don’t know what these celebrations are all about, come to the second floor of the library to check out our display showcasing these and many other Winter Holiday Traditions celebrated in Topeka. The display will be up until Sunday, January 6, 2013. OK, I [...]
On the Shelf: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
The holidays are such a crazy, busy rush, I’ve never thought of taking even a short trip around this time. But I did take a few days to go to Branson this year and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Maisie Dobbs was born in England before World War I when the roles between the landed gentry and the servants were strict and the lower classes were supposed to know their place. Maisie was a maid but her intelligence caught the attention of her employer Lady Rowan. Luckily for Maisie, Lady Rowan ignored convention and became Maisie’s sponsor guiding her to an education, but just as Maisie began college World War I started halting her education and changing both Maisie and England.
“Pin It Crafts” is an exciting, new program that we will be kicking off on January 19th. Starting at 1:30pm, in the Anton Room (second floor of the library), we will meet and discuss this new Pinterest based program. This first get-together is to let everyone know how “Pin It Crafts” will work – we [...]
This fun book shows you how to make something cute and simple each day of the year.
Has anyone ever asked you: “Do you want to be a fighter, a wizard, or a cleric?” If you answered “no,” then it’s time to play Dungeons & Dragons, a game that allows you to act out those adventure-bursting, dragon-slaying fantasies we all harbor. But if you have a hard time selecting a character type, [...]