All Booked Up: The Astor Orphan

Kathy and Diana review a memoir that didn’t live up to the hype. Learn why they didn’t exactly love reading The Astor Orphan and what book they suggest instead.

July 2013 Teen Schedule

The library is a cool place to meet your friends and participate in one of our chill activities for teens. Get a load of the various events we’re holding just for teens.

August/September 2013 Library News

In this edition of Library News, learn when the biggest book sale in the Midwest will be held in Topeka. Plus, how you can get free magazine subscriptions for your computer, tablet, iPad or smart phone. The library schedule of events, classes and our Bookmobile stops is also inside.

Live Concerts for Kids and Teens

Listen up! We offer beats that will have you tapping your feet and swinging your hips. Live musical performances, some led by our own library staff, await you and your family at the library in June and July.

Got a Question? Ask a Librarian

Whether you need some advice on filling out a job application or you simply need a phone number, librarians are standing by to answer your questions. Talk to us how it’s most convenient for you: phone, text, email or online chat.

Hot, New Books for Kids

Introduce your child to a new cast of characters in these books for kids that are on-order or just arrived. Be among the first to check ’em out. Read for prizes through the end of July. We’ll tell you how inside this post.

Topeka Gives, a Fun Way to Support Your Library

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7am–6pm | inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn The Topeka Community Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a one-day fundraising event and will provide $30,000 in “match money” to be awarded proportionally to participating organizations. The Library Foundation will receive 100 percent of the donations made at the […]

It's Showtime! Watch Movies for Free at the Library

Don’t just check out movies from the library, watch them here. This summer, we offer movie screenings for everyone in your family. Entertain the kids with an animated movie or make it a date night with your significant other and come to one of our evening showings.

Oh My, These Reads Spill So Many Secrets

The library’s “secret” books, you won’t want to pass up these titles. From historical to suspense, even romantic, you’ll die to know what secret will be revealed next.

Why Read in the Summer

Prizes are only part of our Summer Reading Challenge. Keep reading this summer for sharper skills that will take you far in life. Grownups, model the way for children. Our summer reading program offers something for everyone.