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Get Money Smart

The library is hosting a personal financial education event called Money Smart Kansas Day Saturday, April 4th from 9 am-12:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Classes will be going on all morning in the Marvin Auditorium Rooms 101B & C. Booths with financial information will be accessible in the Library Rotunda. Free […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 9:30 am-10 am

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized form letters, and directories by combining a word document and a data table. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 10:30 am-11 am

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm
    Registration required. A dedicated time to focus on technology questions. Please provide a description of the help you need when your register. Sessions do fill, so contact in advance by calling 580-4606 or emailing class@tscpl.org. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available to assist.

  • Open Mic Night

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [12-18 years]You are a natural performer and we want you to show off. So take the stage and strut your stuff! You can sing, dance, read poetry, tell jokes or play an instrument. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show or just come and watch.

  • Minecraft @ your library ®

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers.

  • Homework Center

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Baby Bookworms

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Baby Bookworms

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Homework Center

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Baby Bookworms

    | 5:30 pm-6 pm
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Master Gardeners: The First Time Gardener

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    Have you never gardened outside before or want to establish a flower, vegetable or herb garden/bed for the first time? If so, then join the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners for ideas and basic techniques related to gardening for the first time.

  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Registration required. Learn about tiles, the charms bar, and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator, snipping tool and WordPad.

  • Topeka Genealogical Society: My Most Interesting Ancestor

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    My Most Interesting Ancestor, presented by members of the TGS Family History Writers' Group. Participants in our writer's group have been hard at work, and have agreed to share some of their stories with us. Join us to listen as they read excerpts from their work, and be inspired to get to work on your own family stories. Program is free, and open to the public.

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • PowerPoint

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 11 pm-12:30 pm
    Registration required. A dedicated time to focus on technology questions. Please provide a description of the help you need when your register. Sessions do fill, so contact in advance by calling 580-4606 or emailing class@tscpl.org. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available to assist.

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Kids Craft at Monday Farmers Market

    | 8 am-11:30 am
    Our outdoor market features fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, honey baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Kids can make a different craft at the library booth each week.Parking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Monday Farmers Market

    | 8 am-11:30 am
    Our outdoor market features fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, honey baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Kids can make a different craft at the library booth each week.Parking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Taming Your Mouse

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons, scroll bars and more. If you can’t make one of these sessions, register for a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Medicare Monday

    | 1 pm-3 pm
    Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare. Repeated on the first Monday of each month.

  • Summerfest: DC Movie: The Dark Knight

    | 2 pm-4:30 pm

  • Honoring Our Veterans--End of WWII

    | 7 pm-8 pm

  • PostPublic Article Club

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    “Bite-size discourse in the Capital City”A public group to discuss interesting articles.Each month a “curator” is chosen to select an article for next month’s discussion. Additional articles of interest can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email abonnett@tscpl.org.

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Toddler Time 2 [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Share stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program [January 21-February 25] begins 9am, Tuesday, January 7. Call 580-4565.

  • Readapalooza [6-12]

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Stories and Crafts

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Toddler Time 2 [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    Share stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program [January 21-February 25] begins 9am, Tuesday, January 7. Call 580-4565.

  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Registration required. Learn about tiles, the charms bar, and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator, snipping tool and WordPad.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    Registration required. A dedicated time to focus on technology questions. Please provide a description of the help you need when your register. Sessions do fill, so contact in advance by calling 580-4606 or emailing class@tscpl.org. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available to assist.

  • tWiin xGaming

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [8-12 years]Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii or Xbox. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone).

  • Nature Walk

    | 6 pm-7 pm
    Take a nature walk and learn about birds, flowers, trees, and insects from members of the Topeka Audubon Society and Kansas Native Plant Society. Registration required. Call 580-4540. Limit 25

  • Toddler Time 2 [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Share stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program [January 21-February 25] begins 9am, Tuesday, January 7. Call 580-4565.

  • International Film Series: The Color of Paradise

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    1999Rated PG90 minutesIranSony

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