The library responds to the news of a devastating earthquake in Japan with books, information and online resources to help you learn more.
Protect your identity by gathering together unwanted personal documents and dropping them by our Shred-a-thon March 11 – one of many consumer protection events sponsored by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office for National Consumer Protection Week.
Digital Talking Books keeps avid readers connected to their passion even when their ability to see fails them. Talking Books Week, March 1-6, is a perfect time to try out this free service or inquire about it for a loved one. Staff can even personalize selections and customize due dates based on a customer’s reading [...]
A familiar face in the Youth Services area, Elaine O’Gara, known for her folk dancing expertise, will retire after 10 years of service. Her last day was February 25. In her career here, she’s led more than 30 school tours through the building and facilitated countless programs, including dance programs, Merry Library Band performances and [...]
From the forest to the beach, the walls in the Youth Services area take kids on a journey and engage them with the library, making memories to last a lifetime. From birth to middle school, the library encourages learning to read to reading to learn. A new mural has added vibrancy to the area stretching [...]
In just about any dresser drawer, there resides a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer needed or used. That same pair of eyeglasses could change another person’s life. How can one pair of eyeglasses make a difference? consider this: a pair of eyeglasses can: help a child read help an adult succeed in his job [...]
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes–Benjamin Franklin The library has started receiving tax forms, instructions, and publications for distribution to the public. Some forms, such as the instruction booklets for the Federal 1040 and 1040 A books have been delayed. We do not expect to receive these [...]
Give a child a gift that keeps giving all year round, a Junior Friends membership. For a $3 investment, cardholders receive $1 off used books in the Chandler Booktique for every month of the year, plus an extra $1 off on their birthday. The purpose of Junior Friends is to encourage literacy and create positive [...]
How to find the obituary index, search for your person, and locate or request the information you find for obituaries published in the local Topeka area newspapers. Here’s how to proceed with your search from anywhere on the Library’s Digital Branch. Click on the “Research” button and then click on “Genealogy and Local History” in the [...]
Michael Perkins, designer and webmaster for www.tscpl.org, will be adding quite a bit of color to the Youth Services area with a 1,050-square-foot mural, which is just the beginning of improvements that will turn the Youth Services area into a fantastic, engaging, learning environment for area children. Expect library books to shift and small areas [...]