Turtles and tortoises were the animals on display at the April, Zoo Animals Live program. Dennis, from the Topeka Zoo, points out that turtles live in the water and tortoises live on land. So the Box Turtle that you see in Kansas is actually a tortoise and lives on land. The Indian Star Tortoise is [...]
We made it with extras to boot! Don’t forget to come see us at the fair this Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm. Read on to see our complete list of 150 Ways to Get Your Green On!
As local partners gear up for our popular Green Fair April 16 – a day where “green” rules and vendors, demos and literature explain why – it’s time we gauge the return on our own green efforts. Does the library practice what we preach – I mean aside from being Topeka’s No. 1 book recycler? [...]
Sunnyside Up Saturday’s – Make & Take program was all about Quilts. Kids created small fabric quilts that could be a doll blanket or a wall hanging. Shapes out of paper could create colorful quilt blocks. Samples of many common quilt patterns were available for inspiration. Examples were Grandmas Garden and Spinning Star. Testing their [...]
Dennis Dinwiddie, who is now the Topeka Zoo’s Education Director, brought a variety of animals to share with patrons of the library on Thursday, March 3. The Blue-Tongue Skink is native to Australia and does have a blue tongue. Most animals in nature do not have blue tongues so this skink is able to fool predators [...]
Edible Book Festival is just around the corner! Open another chapter in your culinary accomplishments. Participate in our 5th annual Edible Book Festival. All ages are encouraged to create a culinary masterpiece based on the content or shape of a book—from puns to literal interpretations. Join the festivities starting at 5:30 pm on Friday, April 1 (April [...]
Electronic Recyling Saturday, April 16th Library Parking Lot 2:00-4:00 pm During the Get Your Green on 150 Ways – Green Fair Clean out your closets, basements and storage areas, wherever you keep your surplus or obsolete electronic equipment. Now is the time to get rid of your excess electronics. Just drive up and drop off [...]
Teen Tech Week 2011 is March 6-12. This week is a celebration of teens using technology and the library. The theme for Teen Tech Week 2011 is “Mix and Mash @ your Library,” which refers to the way that teens can customize technology and make it their own. There is a lot of fun and [...]
We host the biggest and most fun Green Fair in Northeast Kansas. Come to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library April 16 for giveaways, information, tips and tricks, live music and fun.
The community reads a book of essays inspired by our home state. Library materials move to one area, creating Collectibles Neighborhood. And, how your library is recognizing the influences of African-Americans during Black History Month. Plus, computer classes and hot new books and movies in this edition of connectnow.
Discover events you just can’t miss this winter. We offer events to get you in the mood for the holidays. Your library’s involved in the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood. Learn what we’re doing to commemorate this significant milestone. Plus, how to get free (and legal) downloadable music from your library. Tap inside to flip through the pages of connectnow.