Storytime with Santa

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 […]

Dec/Jan ConnectNow Library News – What’s Happening @ your library

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 […]

Honoring Our Veterans Nov. 12

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. […]

8 Reasons Why Reading Matters

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 […]

Ranger’s Guide to History: Loss and Victory along the Washita

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 […]