Oct/Nov Library News – What’s Happening at Your Library

In this edition of Library News, get your invitation to the grand opening of the Kids Library and find out when you can meet Eric Litwin, award-winning musician, teacher and author of the popular Pete the Cat books. And streaming video now from your library.

Library Sparks an Interest in Writing

Just as the library concludes its second community novel penned by local authors, 22 young writers also celebrate their debut in publishing through a library program. “We’ve seen success with helping adult writers from all over the community get published, so we thought why not try it with the kids. Most of our literacy-based programs […]

Books Suited for a King or Queen

Being a king, queen or prince is harder than these titles of royalty would imply. This book list shows you why. Enjoy some fictitious stories of royalty and some real stories that are stranger than fiction.

Women & Money 2013

Don’t be in the dark about your financial future. Sign up for Women & Money, a seven-week financial series which begins Sept. 5. Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., along with area experts, teach budgeting, retirement planning, banking and credit building. Designed for women of all income and education levels.

All Booked Up: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Buckle up and prepare for a scary ride in NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. And oh, this story is so haunting it’s got to make a proud father out of him. Find out what weird, scary characters and places await readers of this novel; watch this video book review.

Playing in the Key of Art

Pretty soon everybody will be asking “what’s the story with the painted piano outside the library?” Well here you go. Be the first to know how this painted piano project came about and why it matters.

Keys to Your Home Improvement Projects

Think “library” when you are searching for ideas and inspiration to turn your house into a home. For folks who are starting their projects, check out how-to guides. Tap inside to learn about a digital place that can become your place for credible information on home improvement projects.

Let the Ugandan Orphans Choir Lift Your Spirit

From Africa to Topeka, these talented young musicians offer you an evening of culture Aug. 2. You’ll be tapping your feet to the beat of their drums. Come for a night of music you soon won’t forget.

Coming Soon: A New Way to Pick Up Your Stuff

You may soon be able to request books, movies and other items to be picked up from a locker near your home, work or school. In 2014, your library will be testing out two reserve pickup lockers at two community centers.

What Topeka is Reading this Summer

This (mostly fiction) book list represents just the tip of the iceberg of what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading in our summer reading program. Skim through it or click down deep to read reviews until your heart’s content.