Dig into Reading with Soil Tunnels, Stories & Big Equipment

Go deep into a soil tunnel and get behind the controls of big digging equipment June 1 from 10am–2pm for Dig into Reading. Children will laugh and learn while their parents sign them up for a whole summer of fun. Join us as we kick-off our summer reading program


Free Computer Classes at the Library

In our Computer Training Center, you’ll learn from experienced trainers in a private room that’s outfitted with 16 computers as well as two large monitors attached to the trainer’s computer for in-class demos. More than 300 individuals use the library to learn computer skills at 30-40 classes each month. Find one that suits your needs.

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Have a Rockin' Road Trip with Library Music

The library offers you three free music downloads a week from our Freegal Music Service, and we have thousands of CDs to browse. Stock up on some good tunes so when you hit the road this summer you have plenty of music to entertain you.


A Fresh Idea Each Week at the Monday Farmers Market

For high-quality locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, live chickens, bedding plants and fresh cut flowers, the Monday Farmers Market has something for everyone. The Market opens May 13. Make sure to come in and browse the bounty harvested by local farmers.

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Open House Set for New Computers at Community Centers

This tech upgrade is a result of collaboration between the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. Many children and adults will benefit from improved access to touch-screen computers and new printers. This is a big deal, so we’re marking the occasion with an Open House/ribbon cutting May 15.


All Booked Up: The Language of Flowers

This time on All Booked Up, Kathy and Diana recommend a book you just have to read. Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh tells an interesting tale involving a woman who’s been in foster care who becomes an expert florist. She harbors a secret, and someone comes along to help pry her secret out. Will she let the truth out?