Alice C. Sabatini Gallery staff members Brea Black and Zan Popp teach Altered Book Workshops every fall. Participants are given a book that has outlived its useful life and been discarded. They are then given the challenge of making that book into a work of art.
Just as the library concludes its second community novel penned by local authors, 22 young writers also celebrate their debut in publishing through a library program. “We’ve seen success with helping adult writers from all over the community get published, so we thought why not try it with the kids. Most of our literacy-based programs […]
Pick up a copy of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver for the Tuesday July 23, 2013 Bean There, Read That 7-8:30PM book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry Eva never really wanted to be a mother – and […]
Saturday May, 18th is Star Trek Day @ your library! We’ll celebrate all things Trek with crafts, trivia, spoofs, the 2009 movie Star Trek and other activities: Vote for your favorite captain Test your knowledge of Star Trek quotes, Compose and read original Star Trek Haiku. The interstellar fun starts at 10:00 am. Star Trek: […]
Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to get your free-to-take-home comic book. Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to provide the free comic books, and we will have comic book themed crafts and other activities including a DC vs. Marvel superhero/villain competition. Join us for all the fun and action on: Saturday, […]
Summertime is a busy time, but make time to visit your library. A world of fun and learning waits for you. Check out these library events for kids, teens and adults for June and July.
Drop Everything and Read: that’s the message you’ll get from your public library April 12 as we recognize a national initiative started by author Beverly Cleary. D.E.A.R. encourages everyone to read or recommit to making reading a part of your daily life.
Find something to do at the library. We’re more than just books. Hang with friends and enjoy these fun programs just for teens. You might even meet someone new, play a new game or find a new look.
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 […]
The smell of waffles drifted out of Lingo on Wednesday, September 19. Eighteen teens perfected their cooking skills by measuring, stirring and cooking various ingredients to make a tasty, nourishing breakfast. One teen found that because he didn’t follow the recipe his Orange Julius tasted funny. Lesson learned – follow the recipe! Using a large […]
There’s a Buckaroo Bike Rodeo at your library! When: Saturday, May 26th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Where: The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in the South West employee staff parking lot. See how long you can hang onto a wild, unbroken bicycle at our Buckaroo Bike Rodeo! Bring your trusty bike and we’ll show […]