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Help Us Choose: 2017 Book Group in a Bag Survey

We are adding 10 new kits to the Library’s Book Group in a Bag collection this year. We’re excited about adding new kits to our collection, but it’s always hard to narrow down our list to just 10 titles. That’s where you come in. Please take our survey and help us narrow down our choices to the […]

Local Events: J.R.R. Tolkien and WWI

Topekans will get a chance to learn about the connections between World War I and The Lord of the Rings trilogy at a local event this weekend.

Local Events: Mother Earth News Fair October 22-23

From chickens to yogurt, those attending the Mother Earth News Fair this weekend will learn about all sorts of topics related to modern homesteading, green living, and natural health. The Library has many books and DVD’s featuring these authors in our collection, so stop by and check a few out after you attend.

Local Events: Science and Tech Fest October 15th

A new festival will delight young science and tech fans downtown this weekend. Hands on demonstrations and activities designed for children from toddler age to eighth grade will leave young attendees with a desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering, math and space. Fortunately the Library has plenty of resources to help them continue to learn and experiment at home.

Local Events: Apple Festival October 2nd

Fall has arrived and with comes the Apple Festival at Old Prairie Town. The whole family will enjoy displays and demonstrations of traditional pioneer skills and crafts. For whatever catches your interest, whether it be quilting or apple fritters, the Library has books and DVD’s to help you continue celebrating at home.

Local Events: Food and Culture Festivals September 24th

Two festivals will provide Topekans with an abundance of food, music, entertainment, and other kinds of family friendly fun this weekend. Your family can experience another culture without having to travel at the India Fest, then take a short trip across town to satisfy their sweet tooth’s at the Chocolate Festival.  After all of this excitement, […]

Local Events: Hot Air Balloon Rally

The Balloons are returning! The Huff ‘n Puff Hot Air Balloon rally is this weekend. Seeing hot air balloons in person may get you and your little ones curious about these beautiful flying vessels, and the library can help!

Local Events: Cycling Extravaganza

Need some tips on how to cycle safely? Inspired by the activities at the festival to try a new healthy activity? Stop by the library and we’ll fix you up with some books, DVD’s and even a fitness kit or two.