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All Booked Up: Fairy Gardens and Desktop Gardens

It’s show-and-tell time on All Booked Up. Guest co-host Bonnie walks us through her fairy desktop garden and shares how you can build your own. Look for inspiration to grow at the library.

National Library Week, April 14 through 20

Spread the Word about the Value of Libraries, April 14–20

Let us know what you value about your library – in person and online Forget “shhhhh-ing!” This week your library is making some noise. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins libraries across the country for Library Week, April 14–20. “All week we’ll be promoting the value of using your library. Come to one […]

Friends of the Library Book Swap Bazaar

Get up to 10 free books at the Friends of the Library Book Swap Bazaar April 27. Bring in books and get new-to-you titles to take home and keep. It’s all a benefit of being a Friends member.

SummerFest 2013 Schedule of Events

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.

Dream Rocket Art Project Focuses on My Favorite Story

You may have seen the artwork filling the windows of the Kids Library and David J’s Place in the library. The art was created by Topeka and Shawnee County elementary school children in partnership with Jennifer Marsh, of Washburn and the Dream Rocket Project. The works will be on display through April. Come in and […]

April 2013 Teen Schedule

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.

Stories, Music and Fun with Blocks during Week of the Young Child

Working together with parents and educators, the library is raising the next generation of readers. One part of that commitment is recognizing Week of the Young Child, April 14-20. Parents, bring the kiddos to our upcoming Week of the Young Child events and help build early reading skills.

Get Acquainted with Some New Authors

Trying a new author is like a first date. There’s some risk involved. We recommend these authors with the faith that you’ll find their stories well-written and interesting. Select from the list and take home something new to enjoy tonight.

SummerFest Is Fast Approaching

Summer at the library offers reading rewards that you and your kid will dig. Sign up for Summer Reading today and keep kids reading all summer long. When they reach 12 hours, teens and kids receive a free book, plus lots of prizes along the way.

Stones from the River Book Review

Stories are collected about many characters in this complex novel by Ursula Hegi. You’ll get to know an entire community whose story gets a little strange sometimes. Protagonist Trudi Montag, a Zwerg, a term for German dwarf woman, shares her secrets to survival through two wars living in Germany and describes her community in intimate […]

Give Green a Chance Green Fair April 13

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair, April 13 from 2–5pm, offers entertainment for all ages and eco-friendly ideas to incorporate into your daily life. Paper shredding and electronics recycling will also be part of the Fair.

Story of Human Consumption Told by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz

Consumed, an exhibit opening April 5 at the Alice C. Sabatini GAllery, looks at history, ecology, animals and people in Pop Art-style. Charming and whimsical works of art by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz tell stories about the past, present and future. Come in during First Friday and meet the artists.