2015 Green Fair

The 8th Annual Green Fair is this Sunday, April 19, 1-4 p.m.

Get a Jump on Spring Gardening

While the weather keeps trying to fool us into believing spring is here, it’s probably not a good idea to trust winter not to pop back in. But if you’re getting gardening fever, I found out it’s a great time to start growing seeds indoors.

Traveling in 2015

Where will you go in 2015? The old year is almost over and it’s time to think about what new and exciting travel destinations await you in the next one. It’s that time of year when everybody has a list. So check out these lists and see what appeals to you.

Spring Bulbs Chase the Winter Doldrums

Just because fall is behind us (almost) and spring is far, far ahead doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh blooming flowers. Forcing bulbs became popular in the 1800s and is still a great way to brighten up the winter months.

Smallin Civil War Cave

When traveling involves a road trip, I find it hard to pass up the chance to visit a cave. And I know I’m not the only one that feels this fascination with those mysterious places. On a recent vacation in Branson, my daughter and I saw a billboard advertising the Smallin Civil War Cave in Ozark, MO and we just couldn’t resist stopping.

Discover a New World in a Canoe

A canoe trip offers so much: closeness to nature, the exhilaration of adventure and the peacefulness of solitude. If you don’t mind putting in some effort to reap the rewards, this could be just the vacation for you.

Adventures in Herb Drying

As a gardener without a lot of time, I tend to grow a lot of things in containers and one of the things I like to grow is herbs. I think it’s because smells are important to me, I like my environment to smell good. So this year I grew spearmint and lemon balm and got the idea of trying my hand at preserving their scents to enjoy throughout the winter.

Bemused by the Beach

Pack up your inner tubes and sand pails, don’t forget a blanket and be sure you have enough sunscreen….we’re going to the beach!

Savor These Travel Memoirs

If you consider yourself a traveler, not a tourist or if you travel for the experience of traveling, you’re sure to enjoy these three memoirs by like-minded writers. Tales of backpacking in the Australian outback, hiking along the Brittany coast, riding a ferris wheel in the Paris rain….and more.

Visit Washington DC

Our nation’s capital is one of the most important, historical places in the United States. When you add in all the other attractions plus great shopping and dining, it makes a fantastic vacation destination.

Green Around the Library

The 7th annual TSCPL Green Fair is Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. but that’s not the only time the library shows concern for the environment. Here are some ways we’re doing our green part all year long.

Green Fair Promotes Sustainability

“Sustainability” is a buzz word we hear frequently. What does it really mean? The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s 7th Annual Green Fair is one place to find out.