All Booked Up: The Book Thief

This novel is unique because it is narrated by death. Death is a busy man in Nazi Germany, and as you can imagine some of the stories revealed tug at your heartstrings. One of our reviewers was moved to tears. Our All Booked Up hosts assure us, however, that we won’t cry through every page […]

Honoring Those Who Supported the New Kids Library

Kids’ eyes light up with surprise when they cruise through our nonfiction area and find Tyrannosaurus Rex legs standing in the stacks. An octopus-wrapped aquarium and a school bus pulling up to a schoolhouse add to their fascination. Truth be told, adults dig the new Kids Library too. Come in and see for yourself the […]

All Booked Up: Ordinary Grace

In this episode of All Booked Up, get caught up in a good story about secrets surrounding a small town. Will Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger keep you turning the page? Certainly worked for Kathy and Diana. Tap into this post to listen as these two ladies discuss why they recommend this book.

Come to the Kids Library Grand Opening Oct. 12

A New Kids Library Opens Oct. 12

Join us for a day of entertaining stories, live music and treats, Saturday, Oct. 12. It’s a chance to explore a new learnscape for kids and hear some pretty awesome entertainment.

Painting the Gallery Red! Immerse Yourself in Color

“Red: Discover the Power of Color” is an exhibit that invites you to share what responses you have to this primary color and provides a deeper understanding of the many conflicting meanings and interpretations of the color.

Library Programs Coming to the Community Centers

The library, in consultation with the community center staff, announces a slate of programming offered off-site at the centers. Community participation will determine what programs work best in what neighborhoods. Please come to the programs that interest you and let us know what you’d like to see.

Pete the Cat Author Is Coming!

Sing, dance, laugh and fall in love with books, especially the popular Pete the Cat stories. The New York Times bestselling author of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes will be singing, guitar-strumming, harmonica blowing and banjo picking Oct. 9.

New Bookmobile Arrives in 2014 Thanks to Gift from Capitol Federal®

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and The Library Foundation will announce the receipt of a major gift from Capitol Federal® Foundation to fund a new bookmobile in 2014. John B. Dicus, Capitol Federal® Chairman, and Gina Millsap, TSCPL CEO, will reveal the amount of the major gift on Thursday, September 26.

Library to Test Wi-Fi Access in Remote Locations

Topeka has been tapped to participate in a national initiative to experiment with sending wi-fi signals from public libraries to remote locations. Find out what locations will be seeing a temporary boost.

Cool Community Art Project Needs Your Help

From NYC to NOTO, an art installation that’s sure to wow you is coming to a NOTO art gallery. And, you can help make community art. Find out how used clothing will be used in a big art installation piece.