Nov 04

Library Hours in November

The Library will be open regular hours on

Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11

The Library will close at 3:00 PM

on Wednesday, November 25.

We are CLOSED Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving.



Oct 29

December Storytime!

Come one, Come all to Storytime at the Overbrook Public Library!
Every Wednesday at 10:15 we have stories, snacks, crafts, and FUN!! Led by our very own Hattie Lee, each week explores a different exciting theme.
See you there!


Aug 22

Crafterhours at the Library!

Crafterhours at the Library is a monthly craft class series! We will be showcasing a different FREE* class on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm in our spacious community room!

We are very excited to announce our December Crafterhours Class:
Ruffle Yarn Scarves!

These quick and easy scarves are the PERFECT gift for everyone on your list this season! They work up beautifully thanks to a special yarn, no knitting or crochet experience necessary!  You won’t want to miss this, sign up today!

rufflescarvesDecember’s class will be taught by our very own Hattie Lee!
Hattie has been crafting everything under the sun for as long as she can remember, and loves to share her love of creating. As well as serving as the Children’s Librarian here at the library, Hattie also works as the Engagement Manager at 712 Innovations, a new Makerspace in beautiful downtown Topeka. Be sure to stop by and visit her at either location!

Space is limited!! Register today at the library or online!

*Free Will Donations toward supplies and instructors are welcome.

Jul 07

November Book Club Selection


The Book Club selection for November is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.   A World War II story of survival and redemption of Louis Zamperini.  This book was recently made into a movie.

The Overbrook Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library East Community Room, and is open to all.  Come to the Library and ask for a copy of the month’s selection at the information desk.



Book selections in 2015:

January — Orphan Train by Kristina Baker Kline

FebruaryGoldfinch by Donna Tartt
March A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
May  The Giver by Lois Lowry
June  The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jona Jonasson
July  The Husband Secret by Liane Moriarty
August The Round House by Louise Erdrich
September The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
October  Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
November  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Dec 01

Overbrook Friends collecting Best Choice Labels

Canned Food

The Overbrook Friends of the Library organization is collecting Best Choice product labels for its efforts to support fundraising for the Library.  A large container is at the front desk at the Library for those persons wanting to make a contribution of their labels.  If you have questions, contact Carol Baughman, Friends Chairperson, at 785-665-7180

Nov 14

Announcing: Bakeware Lending Program


The Overbrook library now has a specialized bakeware collection that is available for checkout to library card holders.  Overbrook Library Board Member Lynn Drake and Assistant Librarian Pam Johnston have worked hard to assemble, package and label an initial collection of over 80 items.   A catalog of bakeware materials is available on this website and also in printed form at the Library’s Service and Information Desk.

For more information, click on the link below.   This webpage can also be found on the Overbrook Library Website under the menu item “Library Information”

Nov 07

A Month of Thanks

givethanksThis month we are celebrating everything we have to be thankful for!
Good books, wonderful patrons, fantastic volunteers, and an awesome staff are just a a few of the the blessings we’re counting, and we would love to hear about yours! For the month of November, we’ll be featuring a “Wall of Thanks” where our patrons and community members can share what they are most thankful for this season. Be sure to stop in and contribute!

Oct 31

A Howlin’ Great Halloween Party!

halloween collage

The annual Overbrook Public Library Halloween Party was a BLAST! We boogied with over 70 kids and their parents! This year’s party feature the Topeka Zoo and an assortment of creepy crawly critters! We also had crafts, face painting, game, and more! Everyone had a great time, and we’re already excited about next year!

zoo CollageFrom all of us at the Overbrook Public Library, Have a safe and happy Halloween!


Oct 09

We GNOME you love Crafterhours!

We had a great time at Novmeber’s Crafterhours Class!
This month we Stabbed Gnomes into Existence with Anna Walker! Anna taught us to use a special needle to literally stab wool into a three dimensional figure, perfect for working out all that stress!

gnomiehomiesThanks for joining us everyone! Don’t forget to check out next month’s class: Ruffle Yarn Scarves with Hattie Lee!

Miss out on the class? Anna will be doing a series of felting classes at
712 Innovations in beautiful downtown Topeka!
Feel free to contact Hattie at the Library or visit Anna’s website for more information!

Sep 19

Listen away with Playaway!

playaway2We have expanded our Playaway audio book selection! These are preloaded digital audio players, just plug and play! Simple, compact, and convenient, these are sure to satisfy your audio needs. Stop by to see the new titles!

Aug 28

Thanks to local donations, library teen area now complete


With the addition of a rustic pine and tile coffee table, the Young Adult and Teen area of the library has been completed.   Youth can socialize, play board games, read, study, use the gaming station, and browse new books and materials for their age group.



The Teen area furniture was paid through the general donations of The Friends of the LIbrary and from the more than 30 people who contributed to the Beth Sisson Memorial Fund.   The TV and PS3 Gaming Console were made possible by the gifts of Bob and Ruth Von Stein and the Kansas State Library Gaming Grant.  These contributions will serve the youth of Overbrook for many years to come!

Jul 24

Service Project for Armed Forces Big Hit

OMK3 Jo Ellen Arnold (left) and Jessica Flory (right) from the Lyndon Extension Office presented Operation Military Kids to over 30 Children and Adults in the Overbrook Community Room.  Children and youth became heros supporting our nation’s heros by writing letters and assembling care packages OMK4 OMK2 OMK 1for service men and women.




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