Why would you want to pick up and read Library News? Here are 5 quick reasons: Read a story on how you can get up to 10 free books at the Friends Book Swap Bazaar in April 27 from 1–3pm when you trade your own books in. (Friends membership required) For the bride-to-be, the library […]
No school on Friday?! A three-day weekend?! That’s like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s as good as discovering a lucky four leaf clover. By golly, it’s better than pouring a bowl of Lucky Charms and getting nothing but marshmallows. Sweet! If you’d like to sprinkle some shenanigans into […]
The library has two dedicated teen spaces and offers a variety of programs – from cooking to gaming to fashion – each month. A highlight of every month is Open Mic Night, where teens show off their various talents.
Experience the stories and songs of Bessie Smith, the most popular female singer of the ‘20s, Sat., March 2 at 6:30pm in Marvin Auditorium at the library. Bessie’s Blues is the finale of the NEA’s The Big Read, a community reading initiative. Kansas City Ambassador of Jazz Queen Bey recounts the story of Bessie Smith, […]
Sometimes before you go forward, you must take a look back. 2013 will bring faster Wi-Fi inside the building and take more librarians out of the building. Reflecting on how we’ve arrived at this place, we keep circling back to you, our customer. We plan for the future with our customers’ needs in mind and promise to continue to listen as needs change.
If you missed us at last week’s Garden Show at the Kansas Expocentre, here are a few tips and tricks our librarians handed out to more than 600 people who stopped by our booth. Get a library card, and start using the gardening books mentioned in this post, plus hundreds others in our collection.
Embrace your inner flapper and join Topeka as we celebrate the end of The Big Read with our Gatsby inspired Great Gala.
Here’s a book list for all you Gatsby lovers out there. Feed your hunger for the wealth and glamour of the Roaring Twenties with these read-a-likes to The Great Gatsby. You will find flappers have all the fun! It’s mostly fiction, but we threw a few nonfiction titles in there as well.
Teens congregate at the library for fun, crafty and sometimes tasty programs (and some book-related events thrown in for good measure). Find out what’s happening at the library for teens.
The Great Gatsby, considered the “Great American Novel,” has been adapted for the big screen four times in the 20th Century, with a new version coming to theatres in May. Kirk Curnutt offers you a multimedia presentation Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1pm.
Saturday mornings at the library will offer a little different experience for children than in the past, but they’ll still be plenty of fun to be had! Bring the kiddos into the library for programs ranging from Kyler, our guitar-playing librarian, to math and science experiments.