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startegic plan elements April 9, 2024 · Marie Pyko Explore our new strategic plan Our library is prepared for an exciting future with a new strategy based on a planning process that includes your voice. old woman listening to headphones March 29, 2024 · Jayna McFarland Talking Books helps people with visual or physical impairment Talking Books Kansas ensures everyone in the state can access reading materials regardless of visual or physical impairment or reading disability. racial justice March 13, 2024 · Lissa Staley Racial Justice Challenge The YWCA of Northeast Kansas offers a month-long learning opportunity with daily suggestions for articles, podcasts and videos. diverse hands heart January 23, 2024 · Miranda Ericsson Celebrate Black History Month We shine a spotlight on experiences & accomplishments of Black Americans with memorable events & powerful reads. lowrider carshow banner September 20, 2023 · Ginger Park Lowrider Car Show 2023 winners Check out the unique rides that won our 2023 Lowrider Car Show. voting buttons on white background July 28, 2023 · Lissa Staley Finding nonpartisan government information Ballots & Brews, League of Women Voters & a reference librarian provide resources & tips to find unbiased info. serious conversation July 13, 2023 · Ginger Park Civic Engagement The library hosts events & programs that encourage discussion among residents and involvement in local government. Juneteenth flag June 19, 2023 · Sherri Camp Celebrating Juneteenth in Topeka Now that Juneteenth is a national holiday, many people are becoming aware of the significance of Juneteenth celebrations. tree on a hill, outside June 16, 2023 · Ginger Park Explore state parks with a free pass Visit the library to pick up a free pass for a single day vehicle entry into any of the 28 Kansas State Parks. Conversation Kit June 8, 2023 · Lissa Staley Try a Conversation Kit & start talking Sometimes we can all use a little help talking with people we don't know well or talking about difficult subjects. Learn and Play Bus June 6, 2023 · Sherry Hess Learn & Play Bus builds school readiness Explore our mobile and fun early childhood learning space that helps build school readiness skills. group of libray staff April 18, 2023 · Ginger Park Work at the library Your favorite place to spend free time could become your favorite place to work. marie featured 1920x500 March 27, 2023 · Ginger Park 2022 in Review Review the great strides your library made in 2022 with the help of library staff & customers. Community Navigator feature 1920x500 March 21, 2023 · Lissa Staley Community navigators are ready to help United Way trained volunteers at the library connect people to community resources & services they need. tax help featured 1920x500 January 31, 2023 · Intern Tax help You can pick up free tax forms at the library & schedule an appointment with VITA for personal tax help. image of Danielle Twemlow on a blue background with program title January 13, 2023 · Lissa Staley LWV hosts presentation: Racism is a Public Health Crisis Advocate Danielle Twemlow discussed public health inequities & suggestions for taking action. african american read-in logo January 12, 2023 · Sherri Camp African American Read-in National African American Read-In encourages communities to read African American authors. Learn about local event. illustration of a person reading, surrounded by stacks of books. January 3, 2023 · Guest Blogger Seeing yourself & other perspectives in reading A school librarian shares her passion for connecting with educators & librarians to discuss the power of YA literature. presentation title: Beyond Brown: Mexican Struggles for Equality November 21, 2022 · Lissa Staley Beyond Brown: Mexican struggles for equality Learn about about Mexican struggles for equality in Topeka before and after Brown v. Board of Education. text with kansas flag: Shawnee County legislative Candidate Forum October 14, 2022 · Ginger Park Legislative Candidate Forum Watch a recording of the Oct 4, 2022, Shawnee County Legislative Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters & partners. voting buttons on white background May 25, 2022 · Lissa Staley Civic Education: Getting involved in policy & change Find information & resources to get involved in policy & change in your community, state and country. bolero and kendama cup-and-ball toys April 7, 2022 · Natalie Moreland Explore toys from around the world Learn a bit about toys from around the world & a chance to play international games April 30. Group of Native American children at Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas, between 1880 and 1889. One of the children, is holding a sign "Haskell Babies". April 1, 2022 · Lissa Staley League of Women Voters hosts presentation on resettlement Dr. Eric Anderson, Haskell Indian Nations University professor, discusses resettlement & re-education of Native Americans. March 21, 2022 · Lissa Staley Stand Against Racism Challenge Build more effective social justice habits, particularly dealing with race, power, privilege & leadership.
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