‘Tis the Season to Track Your Health at the Library

Get a free blood pressure check while you’re at the library. Find out what else is right around the corner in the Health Information Neighborhood and how it might help you monitor your health this holiday season.

January 2012 Teen Events Schedule

Double Dueling: Yu-gi-oh [11–18 years] Magic the Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yu-gi-oh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games. ■ The Edge Mon    Jan 2    4:00–6:00 pm Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we […]

December Teen Schedule

No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years] Physical Therapist Natalie Sykes leads you in stress relieving aerobics, martial arts or meditative exercises. Learn to make healthy snacks at each program. ■ The Edge Thu    Dec 8, 22    3:30–4:30 pm Save Your Self  [12–18 years] Get inspired, educated and empowered at this series of monthly guest speakers. […]

New Ebook Service Is Here!

Take books with you wherever you go, courtesy of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. New and popular ebooks and digital audiobooks are available for your smart phone or ereader right now, free from your library! The library offers ebooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive ebook service. Try it here. For future reference, the […]

Discover your family history at the library

Start a Holiday Tradition: Light Up Your Family Tree

This holiday season when family from near and far are in town and sitting around talking, use this time to document – maybe even fact-check – those family stories. Let the library help separate family facts from fiction. Shari Schawo, our genealogy librarian, invites you and your gang to dig through the Baker Genealogy Center’s […]

Announcing a New Digital Audiobook Service called OneClick Digital

New Audiobooks Service Offered to Customers

As its contract with OverDrive expires, the State Library of Kansas announces another way for customers to access downloadable books. Learn about One Click Digital and why it’s an important tool for downloadable audiobook listeners.

‘Tis the Season for Caroling, Shopping and Reading

Books make the best Christmas gifts – at least we think so. And our Friends at the Chandler Booktique want to make sure the best gifts come with the best price tags. Shop the booktique’s upcoming 1/2 price book sales scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. (Store hours.) The library’s rotunda is a wonderful […]

New holiday books, music and movies

New Holiday Books, Movies and Music

Whether it’s a classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or something new like Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, ‘tis the season for gathering the family together for a great book or movie. Save money this season by checking out your holiday entertainment at the library – an opportunity to avoid crowded stores. Just like […]

Attend Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Nov. 15 and 16

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Develops Reading Skills Early

It’s not too late to sign your preschooler up for I Love Letters, an interactive storytime held in conjunction with Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. The library’s events are Nov. 15 and 16. Sign up by calling 785-580-4565.

Meet Dan Guenther, our Library Board of Trustees Chair

Meet the Trustee: Dan Guenther

Meet Dan Guenther, Library Board of Trustees Chair. He sat down with us recently and answered a few questions about why he serves on the board and what he loves about the library.

Join the Buy a Book Club - Donate to The Library Foundation

Your Invitation to the Buy a Book Club

JOIN THE BUY A BOOK CLUB We need more books than the library can afford to buy. Joining our Buy a Book Club replenishes our bookshelves and promotes self-directed learning in your community. Donate now. Your membership makes a difference where it’s needed most. By believing in the value of a great public library, your […]