April 2012 Teen Events Schedule

Here’s what’s happening in The Edge. April is full of creative, fun things to do with your friends. Make sure to take some time to attend one of these library programs. Perhaps you’ll even meet new friends. Double Dueling: Yu-Gi-Oh [11–18 years] & Magic: The Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits […]

Threading Body and Space by Carol Ann Carter

Threading Body & Space at the Sabatini Gallery Gives Everyday Objects New Meaning

Threading Body & Space, an exhibit by Carol Ann Carter, offers a mix of painting, drawing, papier mâché, sewing, digital imaging and non-traditional quilting for your exploration and reflection at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Opening reception will be 5:30pm April 6 during Topeka’s First Friday ArtWalk. […]

Use the library's speakers bureau

For Your Next Meeting, Use our Speakers Bureau

For an engaging speaker to wow attendees at your next meeting, look no further than the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Speakers Bureau. Choose from professionals with expertise, including technology, art, music, kids’ stories, local history and how to form and facilitate a book club. “All of them were just so professional and so […]

Come to the library April 4 for a Miss Nelson is Missing book event

Read the Book, See the Show: Miss Nelson is Missing

Miss Nelson is Missing! Join in the fun of finding her at 7pm on April 4 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Parents and children are welcome. The book is a favorite of kindergarten through third grade students and has been voted one of the most memorable books of the century. The Topeka Civic Theatre & […]

Learn More about Free Mailing Service for the Blind

The library is offering customers with blindness or low vision a way to get library books delivered to their home for free. This new service is part of our commitment to serving the community through Red Carpet Services outreach. Large print books and/or books on CD will be mailed to qualified customers in a zippered […]

Marie Pyko named Library Journal mover and Shaker

Marie Pyko Named “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal Magazine

Marie Pyko, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Public Services Director, has made the prestigious “Movers & Shakers” list of outstanding professionals selected by the editors of Library Journal Magazine, a highly regarded industry magazine. Annually Library Journal editors identify emerging leaders from across the United States who are innovative, creative, and making a difference […]

Meet Kansas Poet Matthew Porubsky

Matt Porubsky will join forces with Thomas Fox Averill, of Washburn University, for a night of fertile poetry Thursday, March 15 from 6-7pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Porubsky will read exclusively from his newest collection of poems Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets) recently released from Woodley press. The book takes a close look at the […]

Library 360 Learning about library outreach

Library 360: Oh, the Places We Go in Shawnee County

Welcome back to another edition of Library 360, your source for the inside scoop about your library. Today we’re talking with Thad Hartman, Community Services Manager, about ways we get out of the building and into your neighborhoods and some exciting research we’re doing on expanding our reach. As a community with just one main […]

Meet the Trustee Duane Johnson

Meet the Trustee: Duane Johnson

Meet Duane Johnson who volunteers his time serving the library’s Board of Trustees. He’s retired from a career as a librarian. Find out why, even in retirement, he likes working for the library.

Celebrating Teen Tech Week at the library March 4-10

Tech Week Offers Teens Ways to Geek Out at their Library

Techno-awesome teens maneuver the Internet with ease, text at ridiculously fast speeds and multi-task so well it blows the generations before them out of the water. But because technology is so commonplace in their world, they probably haven’t ever stopped to think about it. Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, gives teens the chance to come […]

March events at the library for teens

March 2012 Teen Events Schedule

Here’s what’s happening in The Edge. March is full of creative, fun things to do with your friends. Make sure to take some time to attend one of these library programs. Perhaps you’ll even meet new friends.

Staged Readings from Greek literature March 1 at the library

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry–Drama–Dialogue

New York City’s acclaimed Aquila Theatre will perform staged readings from Greek classics March 1. Find out about several opportunities to discuss these stories and how you can add some pretty fabulous Greek titles to your personal library.