Baking Challenges

For a long time I have been wanting to try baking croissants at home. Every time I’ve watched a cooking show on food network or PBS that featured enriched breads, specifically croissants, I watch very carefully to see what exactly makes these dainty treats so difficult to make. Luckily, after reading many recipes and blogs, […]

The Hobbit: A Party at Bag End

J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit has finally been made into not just one but three live-action movies. Three movies? But it’s not a very long book! Oh well, we’ll trust Peter Jackson and his brilliant writing team to conjure up three excellent Hobbit films.  And you can celebrate this well loved novel and […]

TSCPL’s Best Books of 2012

Vote for the best books of 2012! Here is your chance to decide the best fiction and non-fiction works published in 2012. We have combed through Topeka’s most popular books this year, based on their number of check outs, to find the top five based on critical and popular reviews. Now it is your turn to decide the best book of 2012!

November 2, 1:30-2:30 PM in the Topeka Room 204

Join award winning author Linda Rodriques for a talk about her new book.

“Fans of Nevada Barr and Sara Paretsky will relish Linda Rodriguez’s stellar debut. Her sleuth, Skeet Bannion, is a keeper. Every Last Secret is a triple crown winner; superb writing, hell for leather plotting and terrific characters.” – Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier

Bean There, Read That: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Join us Tuesday November 27, 2012 7-8:30PM to discuss The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe for “Bean There, Read That,” a book discussion group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Don’t forget to bring some cash for food and drinks. In a future North America, where the rulers […]