Stop! Don’t throw away that moldy gourd! I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they just threw away their gourds when they started looking like this. Don’t do that next time. Under all that mold is a gem just waiting to be uncovered.
Dennis Dinwiddie brought a variety of snakes to the Zoo Animals Live program for June. All of the snakes reside at the Topeka Zoo and are used in educational programs. Therefore, they are all accustomed to being held and are nonpoisonous. Many snakes benefit people. There are several different kinds of king snakes. The picture on the left shows […]
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts and dance. Watch this exciting sport in action with the Capoeiristas of Grupo Axe Capoeira Kansas City on Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 pm in Marvin Auditorium. This program is for age 10 to adults.
Start your summer off with a laugh by watching a performance by Laughing Matters Jr. on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 pm. The performance will be on the stage in the Edge teen activity room and is open to all ages.
The topic for May, Zoo Animals Live, was birds of prey. Jeff, who is now working at the Topeka Zoo with Dennis, was the presenter. Merlin represented all the Great Horned Owls that are widely distributed in the Americas. There are almost no predators of these adult owls. Their heads can turn 270′ and their […]
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 […]