Discover all the fun events happening in The Edge, our space created by teens for teens, in July, including a chocolate program July 2.
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Library volunteer Joella Brown, a former children’s librarian, took home the “Inspiring Generations” award at the 2012 United Way of Greater Topeka Volunteer Awards banquet.
Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Her concert is family-friendly, but geared toward a teen audience. It’ll be held in The Edge, the teen space.
Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. With 5 weeks left in Summer Reading, your review could get featured. Keep reading and reviewing via summerfest.tscpl.org. [...]
Who wants to be inside during the summer? Not us! We’re going to be where you are this summer, creating some fun by bringing you the books, the critters, the convenience and the excellent library service you want, where you want it. We take the library on the road to 46 preschools, summer camps and [...]
Grab some carpet and let us entertain you with stories that will leave you wanting more. Be prepared to enjoy storytellers’ wit and senses of humor as you hear a different story each week. Readapalooza is a storytime for kids grade 2-5. (At the same time, Preschool Storytime for the younger kids is held in [...]
We continue the Meet the Trustees series with a Q&A with Melissa Masoner, secretary of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board. Find out what fuels her passion for libraries and why she thinks this library will be serving the community for years ahead.
Music fans, mark your calendars. Summer brings an impressive lineup of entertainers to delight young and old alike. Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Catch her act while you can; this artist’s [...]
A nationwide campaign is underway to urge publishers to provide wider access to ebooks for libraries and for those ebooks to integrate seamlessly into libraries’ catalogs. Learn more.
SummerFest at your library means great stories, games, entertainment and a chance to take home a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire – plus other great prizes like a book, free bowling passes, chocolate, pizza, sub sandwiches and ice cream, so everyone can reap the rewards of reading. Sign up for summer reading at summerfest.tscpl.org. There [...]
A Cut Above, a paper cut exhibit showing at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, features artists Béatrice Coron, Angie Pickman, Clay Rice, Cindy Ferguson and Nikki McClure, who have taken the art form way beyond the craft. Coron’s work includes dresses made from Tyvek, a synthetic, industrial material. Since the ‘80s, her papercuts have been [...]