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Candy: The Trick is How You Treat

Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids. Get ideas from library books and tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods to make your Halloween a little less scary for your health!

Ebola: What You Need to Know

Sensational media headlines can be very scary to read. Are those news outlets providing you with useful and accurate information? Find out how to evaluate health information online!

Help for Families Dealing with Dementia

Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, Thursdays at 1:30 pm.

See Artwork Through Different Eyes

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is hosting the traveling art show “Through Different Eyes: Achieving a New Perspective” from September 9-29, 2014 in the Library Rotunda. View the exhibit online This exhibit, curated by Kansas Talking Books, showcases the artistic talents of the blind, visually impaired, and physically impaired Kansas Talking Books patrons. […]

New Resource for Caregivers

There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who  have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. — Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady and founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving A recent article on a new Caregiver Support Group […]

Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day is March 25th. At the library, Shawnee County Health Agency staff will provide a Diabetes Risk Test and provide information on diabetes prevention and treatment.

New Fitness and Exercise DVDs in the Health Information Neighborhood

  Don’t let wintery weather be your excuse! Find these new fitness DVD titles and many more options to inspire your indoor winter workout in the Health Information Neighborhood — plus check your blood pressure and then use the digital scale to check your weight and BMI. Place requests at http://catalog.tscpl.org. 30 Minutes to Fitness. Body Shop Health Information Neighborhood […]

Author Gives Hope to Those Dealing with Dementia

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey is a performance of inspiring stories dealing with the complex issues of loss and change, flexibility and acceptance. The stories offer humor and information. Join us Nov. 17 at 2pm.

Spring is Here! Time For Exercising Outdoors

Spring is now in full swing and it is time to go outside and finally enjoy the beautiful weather. Running and walking are great ways to enjoy nature, while exercising at the same time. There are a few places around Topeka where you can enjoy the great outdoors. I personally like going out to Lake […]

Prescription medicines: researching what you need to know

Find out what you need to know about buying prescription drugs from online pharmacies and how to spot a potentially dangerous fake pharmacy. Learn more about your prescription drugs with MedlinePlus. Get advice on avoiding drug interactions and medication errors. Browse library books about the prescription drug industry.

Toxins at Home and the Poison Purse

As part of national Poison Prevention Week, the library partnered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Safe Kids Kansas to create a Poison Purse display in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, showing how medicines and candies look identical to a child in search of something sweet to eat. In this article, the EPA urges adults to […]

Did You Miss Our Aging Fair?

On January 30th, 2013 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted it’s 2nd annual Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging […]