November Teen Schedule

Save Your Self [12–18 years] This prevention program inspires, educates and empowers you. Teens gain the confidence to make respectful, empowering decisions regarding their bodies. Cosponsor: Women Empowerment, Inc. Thu | Nov 3, 10, 17 | 5:00–6:00 pm | Check the daily room schedule for locations Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Together we find inspiration […]

Call of Duty art exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery opens November 4

Discover What Kansans Endured During World War II

Experience the war years, how people got their news, what they endured and how they served their country. The Call of Duty exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is sure to engage your mind about American history, especially the role Kansas played during some of the country’s most trying times.

Chris Crutcher comes to the library Oct. 19

Author Chris Crutcher Visits Topeka

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will host award-winning young adult author Chris Crutcher Oct. 19. Crutcher will discuss his writing success – 11 novels, 2 short story collections and 1 autobiography – during a public talk at 10:30am and 1pm in Marvin Auditorium. Earlier in the day, he will visit Highland Park High […]

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Not Getting the Job You Want? Get a Resumé Makeover at the Library

Words. Resumés are full of them, and job seekers need to make every word count if they are going to stand out in this competitive job market. At a loss for words? No problem. Our WinWay Resumé program provides a variety of power words that will win over hiring managers. After meeting with Terry Miller, […]

Kevin Willmott to speak at the library October 23

Kevin Willmott Explains How to Get to Hollywood from Kansas

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is hoping to spark interest in filmmaking, especially among local teens, with its upcoming program “Off Screen:  A Conversation with Director Kevin Willmott” Oct. 23 from 3-5pm, Marvin Auditorium. Join us as Kevin weaves film clips and other media together to tell the story of his journey from […]

Constitution Day Features International Journalist Robin Wright

Presentation: “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World” 7pm, Washburn Room, Memorial Union Robin B. Wright, an internationally recognized journalist, author and foreign policy analyst, discusses her latest book in which she explores the Arab revolts, counter-jihad against extremism and the challenge to theocratic rule a decade after 9/11. She is currently […]

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Where’d my Books Move To?

Some of your favorite books might not be where you expect them next time you visit the library. Find out where we’ve shifted materials and why in this post.

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Librarians Scout Books Based on Your Reading Interests

We’re like for readers, hooking you up with the best books based on your interests. Have you tried our Personalized Reading List service? Give it a chance – it’s less risky than falling in love.

Teen Film Festival: Sign Up and Filmmakers’ Guidelines

Filmmakers’ Guidelines Make a short film inspired by one of your favorite books! Your film can be a summary of the book, a scene from the book, a trailer for the book or a spoof of the book. Entrees that meet the following criteria will be premiered at the Youth Film Festival on Friday, October […]

Teen Film Festival Showcase Your Film

Teen Film Festival: Showcase Your Film

This just in! Kevin Willmott, a movie director whose worked with the likes of Whoopie Goldberg, Spike Lee and Isaac Hayes, will be the juror. Teens will showcase their creative storytelling abilities through acting, directing and filming original movies for the library’s first-ever Teen Film Festival. A screening of the selected movies will be Oct. […]

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Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show Arrives in Topeka

The works of 56 of the state’s premiere artists will pack the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The exhibit, which opens Sept. 2, features art ranging from sweeping Kansas landscapes to contorted glass sculptures. The Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show includes Kansas artists who have attracted national attention, […]

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Great Books for Children II

Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get […]