A Tribute to the R.E.A.D. Dogs Program

A delightful bronze bench – featuring a little girl and a dog so cute they beckon kids to sit and enjoy a good book with them – was unveiled at Wednesday, April 18 in the Kids Library. Eight famous (at least around the library) Reading Education Assistance Dogs, including Waverly, the Labrador-mix who was the model […]

Come to our Green Fair April 21

Green Fair is This Weekend!

Come to the Library between 2 and 5 April 21 for electronics recycling, demos, free plants, live music, crafts and games. Our Green Fair is family friendly.

Drop Everything And Read with Us April 12

Visitors to the library Thursday will see an unusually large number of people with their noses in a book. Our librarians will be reading at the desks in recognition of National Drop Everything and Read Day. Please feel free to ask for assistance from them, even if they look like they can’t be interrupted, This […]

Summer Schedule

Summer Schedule – What’s Happening at the Library

Summer is coming, and we’re excited to tell you about the great line-up of programs and classes awaiting you and your family at the library in June and July. And don’t forget to sign up for summer reading at summerfest.tscpl.org.

April 2012 Teen Events Schedule

Here’s what’s happening in The Edge. April is full of creative, fun things to do with your friends. Make sure to take some time to attend one of these library programs. Perhaps you’ll even meet new friends. Double Dueling: Yu-Gi-Oh [11–18 years] & Magic: The Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits […]

Threading Body and Space by Carol Ann Carter

Threading Body & Space at the Sabatini Gallery Gives Everyday Objects New Meaning

Threading Body & Space, an exhibit by Carol Ann Carter, offers a mix of painting, drawing, papier mâché, sewing, digital imaging and non-traditional quilting for your exploration and reflection at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Opening reception will be 5:30pm April 6 during Topeka’s First Friday ArtWalk. […]

Use the library's speakers bureau

For Your Next Meeting, Use our Speakers Bureau

For an engaging speaker to wow attendees at your next meeting, look no further than the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Speakers Bureau. Choose from professionals with expertise, including technology, art, music, kids’ stories, local history and how to form and facilitate a book club. “All of them were just so professional and so […]

Come to the library April 4 for a Miss Nelson is Missing book event

Read the Book, See the Show: Miss Nelson is Missing

Miss Nelson is Missing! Join in the fun of finding her at 7pm on April 4 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Parents and children are welcome. The book is a favorite of kindergarten through third grade students and has been voted one of the most memorable books of the century. The Topeka Civic Theatre & […]

Learn More about Free Mailing Service for the Blind

The library is offering customers with blindness or low vision a way to get library books delivered to their home for free. This new service is part of our commitment to serving the community through Red Carpet Services outreach. Large print books and/or books on CD will be mailed to qualified customers in a zippered […]

Marie Pyko named Library Journal mover and Shaker

Marie Pyko Named “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal Magazine

Marie Pyko, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Public Services Director, has made the prestigious “Movers & Shakers” list of outstanding professionals selected by the editors of Library Journal Magazine, a highly regarded industry magazine. Annually Library Journal editors identify emerging leaders from across the United States who are innovative, creative, and making a difference […]

Meet Kansas Poet Matthew Porubsky

Matt Porubsky will join forces with Thomas Fox Averill, of Washburn University, for a night of fertile poetry Thursday, March 15 from 6-7pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Porubsky will read exclusively from his newest collection of poems Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets) recently released from Woodley press. The book takes a close look at the […]

Library 360 Learning about library outreach

Library 360: Oh, the Places We Go in Shawnee County

Welcome back to another edition of Library 360, your source for the inside scoop about your library. Today we’re talking with Thad Hartman, Community Services Manager, about ways we get out of the building and into your neighborhoods and some exciting research we’re doing on expanding our reach. As a community with just one main […]