For Teens, By Teens: TAB Gavel an Original

The sound of a gavel calls Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to order. But the gavel that TAB president, Colleen Kelly, uses isn’t just some run-of-the-mill gavel. This gavel was hand-carved by one of TAB’s very own members. Learn about this unique gift to the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

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5 Tips for School Success @ the Library

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s emphasis on reading and education doesn’t stop with the summer reading program. It is a year-round project that parents can use to help their children be successful: 1. SCHEDULE STUDY TIME “You can expect that your child will have homework of some kind,” said LeAnn Petrie, Youth Service […]

Ten minutes to delicious with healthy recipes

With this handy recipe from Heidi Swanson’s cooking blog, you can avoid the guilt (and pounds) that come with “eater’s remorse,” even as your taste buds tell you that you’re cheating. Best of all, most of these ingredients can come from your home garden.


Seven steps to a hassle free garden

When juggling the demands of summer, it’s easy to decide that mowing your lawn every other week is as good as your yard is going to get. But you don’t have to sacrifice your home landscaping needs to summer’s craze.