On January 18th, 2012 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted a Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The 250 attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging from health, nutrition, veterans’ benefits, legal, finance, volunteering, realty, tax assistance, athletics, and in-home care to maintain one’s independence.
If you missed the fair, you can still check out the list of exhibitors below and see what products, services, and information they offered to the attendees.
More than 300 individuals each month use the library to sharpen or to learn computer skills. For Kay Coward and her husband, Terry, it’s a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B. Kay has been using a computer for years, but her husband has not. The couple was motivated to [...]
Eight state championships, a 79-game winning streak, an .825 winning percentage, and over 300 career wins. Amazingly, these aren’t the most important things Coach Roger Barta has brought to the football program at Smith Center High School in Smith Center, Kan. His philosophy – of always putting forth your best effort, striving to improve every [...]
Judy Blume’s, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, from the Fudge series, is the book upon which our next Read the Book, See the Show event is based. The Fudge series is a favorite with young readers. But even if you’re family isn’t familiar with it, bring the kids in to our event Feb 1 [...]
Join author Patsy Redden on Tuesday, January 24, 7-8pm in the Library’s Marvin Auditorium (101B) for a lively program about Kansas History. The true story of the life of Russell Scott Osborn, Civil War soldier, stonemason, Congregational minister, and Populist Party leader who was elected Kansas Secretary of State, therefore becoming an integral part of the [...]
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in February and March. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers in those months. Find some new gardening books to check out Learn how the library’s helping pre-readers and find out about an [...]
Join author Eleanor Liu in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 2-3pm as she talks about her biography, The Red Thread, and her new children’s book Lao Li and His Beancurd which was illustrated by her granddaughter Melisande Liu. The Red Thread recounts events and circumstances that shaped and determined the course [...]