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Get Crafty – It’s Good for You!

Studies have shown that crafting has effects that are similar to meditation, and it can help folks who suffer from anxiety, depression, or chronic pain.

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Edible Landscaping

More people are growing their own food these days. There are lots of new ideas and approaches to gardening … and the library’s Lawn and Garden Neighborhood has the resources to help!

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Need A Dessert?

Have you planned a romantic night with your sweetheart and realized that you forgot dessert? I know that I have. One of the best solutions is to quickly make a dessert that takes very little time to throw together and will get you rave reviews: chocolate fondue. I’ve known people who didn’t want to give fondue a try because it […]

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2016 Master Gardener Programs @ Your Library

Ready to get growing in the new year? Anyone who has ever tried to grow anything knows it’s not as easy as it looks. Luckily, the Master Gardeners are here to help with tried and true tips and practical advice for everyone from the novice to the old hand. Join us for the first program of 2016, Starting Seeds, Thursday, January 7 here at your library, 7 – 8 pm.

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Dip Time!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for dips! I don’t know about you, but I love dip-able foods.

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Handcrafted Holidays!

Here come the holidays – time to gather up the art and craft supplies and get busy!

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It’s Not Too Late!

On my morning walk today, I could feel the season beginning to shift from autumn to winter. This brings to mind all the things I want to do before it winter truly arrives! I definitely want to plant some spring-flowering bulbs, but I was concerned about whether it is getting too late to plant them.

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A Garden to Treasure

Topeka has many beautiful gardens and one of the most interesting is the Ward Meade Botanical Garden located on the grounds surrounding Ward Meade house built in 1860.

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Migrating Monarchs

Monarchs are southbound to Mexico where they will overwinter. Watch for them as they continue to pass through Kansas on their journey.

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Upcycle Your Wardrobe!

There are lots of ways to update your wardrobe – and they don’t all involve sewing! You can go for a look that is edgy, off-beat, casual or haute couture.