The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is upgrading computers in the county’s community center thanks to a partnership with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department. Thirty-six new PCs in the county’s community centers will include Internet browsers, Microsoft Office and resume software. The community centers receiving equipment, including a print station, in 2013 are [...]
The basketball season is underway, and if you’re wanting to get out and take in some action on the hardwood this winter, you won’t have to leave Shawnee County!
Meet and get autographs from former big leaguers Mike Torrez and Ken Berry Wednesday, November 16 at Hy-Vee!
As Halloween approaches, many people seek out real-life hauntings to get spooked. Here is a list of towns in northeast Kansas that have haunting worth noting for a spooky time! There’s also information on books and movies from the libraries, as well as information on tours that take you on a supernatural journey!
My library is installing a new library computer system (ILS) next year. Today was our first meeting with our installation manager and the in-house team. This is exciting and will be both fun and nerve-wracking! A topic of conversation was how many days we would be down as we transitioned from one system to another. [...]
In the mood to attend a sporting event in person? Check out some of the local high school and college fall sports schedules. Not only will you not have to travel far, but it also won’t cost you upwards of thirty dollars to park.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library! Their support of the Topeka Competition 30 lets us add great art to our library’s collection. For more than 30 years, the Friends of the Library has sponsored the Topeka Competition. This is a national, juried, biennial exhibition, featuring the best in contemporary arts and crafts. It started [...]
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (52:05). Lissa and Thad discuss Newbery award books, Susie Marchant shares stories from the Topeka X-Files, Lena Vogt is the new Teen Librarian, and Nate Hohl recommends early American history titles. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
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 [...]
So, you want to find out more about your house in Topeka. This blog will tell you about some of the resources and search methods which might help you find out about your house and about the people who have lived there through the years. Throughout the history of Topeka from as early as 1870 [...]
Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine has named its “10 Best Cities for the New Decade,” and Topeka is ranked at #10. Many attributes were factored into the selections, particularly as related to being a great place to live, find a job, and to start a small business.