8 Reasons Why Reading Matters

The Big Read is a big deal. It is an effort to encourage our community to be productive, civic-ly active and healthy. Good readers make that happen. Since 2003, your library has offered a community reading experience that helps combat the decline of civic, social, cultural and economic implications that occur when people spend less […]

November 2012 Teen Events

Tap into a list of events for teens through the end of November. One highlight of the month you won’t want to miss is the Twilight Fan Party on Nov. 15.

Ranger’s Guide to History: Loss and Victory along the Washita

If history is what you’re interested in, attend Loss and Victory along the Washita. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle in 1868 in Oklahoma. Randy Standingwater, who is half Cheyenne and works at Brown v. Board, speaks and shows […]

Why I Like Murder Books

Why I Like Murder Books

We know there are some thrill-seekers out there just dying for a good book about murder. Here are some killer recommended reads brought to you by our Facebook friends.

All Booked Up: The Prophet

Kathy challenges Diana to read outside her comfort zone in this edition of All Booked Up. The woman talk about The Prophet, a thriller penned by Michael Koryta.

CRC’s Government Agency of Excellence

Thank you to the Community Resource Council for the 2012 Government Agency of Excellence award.The awards ceremony was held Monday, Oct. 22 at the Ramada. We are truly honored. We were up against Topeka Zoological Park, Topeka Public Schools Speed Networking Program and Topeka Code Enforcement. In recent years, USD 501 Topeka Public Schools and […]

Perfect time to join the Friends of the Library is now

National Friends of the Library Week – Oct. 21-27

Now is a great time to join the Friends. Friendship is good for you, but here’s three other compelling reasons why the Friends of the Library is THE organization to join. Other benefits: •    Receive 10% off on ALL purchases at the Chandler Booktique every visit •    Shop before anyone else at the annual book […]

Attend The Bones of Butterflies, a Dia de los Muertos–Topeka event

Break out the sugar skulls and paper mâché flowers. Topeka is holding its first ever Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival. The library is hosting one of the festival’s signature events, a concert reading of the play The Bones of Butterflies by Marcia Cebulska (its debut performance!) on Oct. 28 at 3pm […]

Red Carpet Services: A Lifeline to Reading

Read about the benefits of Red Carpet Services, from delivery of library materials to magnifiers. We’re focused on enhancing quality of life for seniors in the community.

Watch a video book talk about Little Bee by Chris Cleave

All Booked Up: Little Bee and a New Book Club

The younger sect infiltrates the set of All Booked Up to bring you news of a new book club starting Oct. 23. Bean There, Read That discusses books that appeal to young, hip professionals. And there’s even drinking (Gasp!). For the club’s first meeting, read Little Bee by Chris Cleave (check it via the web […]

Kids Library Receives $75,000 Boost from Junior League of Topeka

The Junior League of Topeka (JLT) marks its 75th year of community service with a $75,000 gift that will support the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Kids Library. The large gift makes the Junior League the lead donor on the Kids Library project. JLT President Stacie Borjon will present the award to The Library […]