What do dogs have that no other animal has? Puppy Dogs! Come see the Puppies on the AdventureMobile July 16th-20th. Puppies make fun pets. Ours are on loan from the Helping Hands Humane Society and are up for adoption! Did you know? The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular [...]
Visit the Kittens on the AdventureMobile July 9th-13th. Remember kids-If you want a kitten start out by asking for a horse! Did you know? A cat sees about 6 times better than a human at night, and needs 1/6 the amount of of light that a human does – it has a layer of extra reflecting [...]
Hop on by the AdventureMobile July 2nd- July 6th and meet our bunnies. Bunnies make fun pets! There are over 50 varieties of rabbit, so you can find a pet that is right for you. Did you know? A rabbit can’t walk or run, but they can hop very well. In fact, their legs are [...]
Bugs are Taking Over the AdventureMobile June 25th-29th Bugs Are Cool The weight of all Americans is less than 1/50th of the insects, earthworms, and spiders in the United States 95% of all the animal species on the earth are insects. A tagged Monarch butterfly was released near Ontario, Canada and was recovered 4 months [...]
Stop by the AdventureMobile June 18th-22nd and meet our guinea pigs. Guinea Pigs make wonderful pets. Ours are on loan from the Helping Hands Humane Society and are up for adoption! Did you know? Guinea pigs love being petted and will fall asleep in your lap if they trust you. Another name for a guinea pig is a “cavy.” [...]
Visit the Chickens on the AdventureMobile June 11th-15th. Come see the chickens before they fly the coop! Did you know? The longest recorded chicken flight was 13 seconds and a total distance of 301. 5 feet. A Chicken can run about 9 miles per hour, a human can usually manage 12-15 miles per hour. In 2007, [...]
It’s Snake Week! Join us June 4th-8th on the AdventureMobile. See Lucille Ball Python in her 16th Year! Facts about ball pythons- There are 26 species of pythons; the ball python is one type in this reptile class of animals. Pythons are constrictors, which means they wrap their bodies around their prey and squeeze them [...]
Join us this summer on the AdventureMobile. See a new animal each week. We’re kicking off the summer on Tuesday May 29th with Amazing Regenerating Crawdads! What’s so amazing about crawdads? Why do crawdads build chimneys? What happens if a crawdad loses a claw? You’ll also get to try your hand at netting a crawdad!! [...]
School is out and summer is almost here. What is there to do in Topeka? There are a world of reasons for visiting an art gallery. I have listed my top ten for exploring the Sabatini Gallery.
There’s a Buckaroo Bike Rodeo at your library! When: Saturday, May 26th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Where: The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in the South West employee staff parking lot. See how long you can hang onto a wild, unbroken bicycle at our Buckaroo Bike Rodeo! Bring your trusty bike and we’ll show [...]
Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day. The Day’s purpose is to emphasis the importance of reading. Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. The library has a list of great books to read aloud to your child. Find out why reading aloud is important.