Sometimes I have a hard time being ready for winter. When I feel the winter blues coming on, I know it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the beauty and FUN this season can bring. What does your holiday season look like for this winter? Whether your weekends are booked, or you are looking for […]
If you have ever said “I wish I knew the story behind the writing of [insert name of Christmas Carol here]” then you need to come to the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, December 8, 7:00-8:00pm to find out more about some of the most beloved Christmas Carols. We will explore the history behind eight […]
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 […]
There is still time before the holidays for handmade! Create a beautiful three dimensional paper star with these step by step photo-illustrated instructions. Use library books for Arts and Crafts inspiration and ideas.
Come for this craft-tastic event Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 10am in the Story Zone. When it’s snowin’ and blowin’, drift into the library to have a blizzard of crafting fun. Swirl in, settle softly down and enjoy a flurry of cutting, pasting and creating.
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? How long have they been traditions for your family or in the American culture? We owe a lot of our Christmas traditions to the people of the Victorian Era (1837-1901). Come find out which traditions the Victorians either popularized or created in a special Topeka Room celebration from 2:00-3:00pm […]
Just in time for Christmas! Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (31:31) discussion with a variety of guests about what they read in December. Get inspired with great holiday reads and share your recommendations with us!
Santa is coming to the library to lead storytime! Dec. 1 | 10:00–11:00am | Story Zone Ho! Ho! Ho! A special visitor from the North Pole stops by to read some fun stories and visit with kids. Parents and grandparents, bring your cameras and take advantage of this photo opportunity. Kids can make a craft […]
Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the […]
Books make the best Christmas gifts – at least we think so. And our Friends at the Chandler Booktique want to make sure the best gifts come with the best price tags. Shop the booktique’s upcoming 1/2 price book sales scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. (Store hours.) The library’s rotunda is a wonderful […]