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 [...]
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the next book discussed by Bean There, Read That, a hip new book club for the 20s/30s crowd. Come for discussion of this popular book Nov. 27 at 7pm at the Flying Monkey at PTs.
In this edition of Library News, find the schedule of events, profiles on two of our board members and read about the transformation going on in our Kids Library (see cover story). Correction: The program below was listed in the Library News as Jan 2. It is Jan 9. Sing, Move & Learn [3–5 years [...]
Monday, November 12 marks the finale of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines. The program starts at 7pm and will be in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. A Marine in Vietnam Presenter Tad Pritchett, a veteran and author, served 13 months in Vietnam, starting in 1968. [...]
The Big Read is a big deal. It is an effort to encourage our community to be productive, civic-ly active and healthy. Good readers make that happen. Since 2003, your library has offered a community reading experience that helps combat the decline of civic, social, cultural and economic implications that occur when people spend less [...]
If history is what you’re interested in, attend Loss and Victory along the Washita. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle in 1868 in Oklahoma. Randy Standingwater, who is half Cheyenne and works at Brown v. Board, speaks and shows [...]
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
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Here’s an opportunity to learn more about hawks often seen in Kansas.
National Novel Writing Month challenges participants to write 50,000 words in 30 days and create the first draft of a novel in a frantic but fun writing rush. Find out about the library’s programs in support of Nanowrimo and download free handouts and resources.
Thursday, Aug. 16 marks the beginning of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines, which continues Sept. 19 and culminates Nov. 12. Come to one or all three for a more well rounded picture of our military history. All speeches start at 7pm and are held in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka [...]