Making Lit Hip for the 20s/30s Crowd

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the next book discussed by Bean There, Read That, a hip new book club for the 20s/30s crowd. Come for discussion of this popular book Nov. 27 at 7pm at the Flying Monkey at PTs.

The cover of Dec/Jan Library News pick it up and read it

Dec/Jan ConnectNow Library News – What’s Happening @ your library

In this edition of Library News, find the schedule of events, profiles on two of our board members and read about the transformation going on in our Kids Library (see cover story). Correction: The program below was listed in the Library News as Jan 2. It is Jan 9. Sing, Move & Learn [3–5 years […]

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Browse our crafting books

Poke Around in our Crafting Books

Crafts are a wonderful creative outlet and a source for inexpensive gifts that allow you to share your creativity with friends, relatives and total strangers. Find out how inspiration can strike at the library.

View Printed Image 4 starting Nov. 16

Printed Image 4 at the Sabatini Gallery

Area art enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to see some of the finest examples of contemporary printmaking in the nation here in Topeka. View the amazing prints in the Printed Image 4, a juried, biennial exhibit starting Nov. 16 at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Hand-pulled prints are beautiful, velvety and can express any idea. […]

Attend Honoring Our Veterans Nov. 12 at the library

Honoring Our Veterans Nov. 12

Monday, November 12 marks the finale of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines. The program starts at 7pm and will be in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. A Marine in Vietnam Presenter Tad Pritchett, a veteran and author, served 13 months in Vietnam, starting in 1968. […]


8 Reasons Why Reading Matters

The Big Read is a big deal. It is an effort to encourage our community to be productive, civic-ly active and healthy. Good readers make that happen. Since 2003, your library has offered a community reading experience that helps combat the decline of civic, social, cultural and economic implications that occur when people spend less […]