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College Basketball is Here!

The Big XII basketball season started at the beginning of January and it is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. Of the ten teams in the conference six of the teams are currently ranked (as of January 20, 2015) and could potentially win the conference title. That should make […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 3 pm-6 pm

  • 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

  • Candidate Chat

    | 5:30 pm-7 pm
    Chat with City Council Candidates at the Millennium Café Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm | Millennium Café, Topeka &Shawnee County Public LibraryMeet the candidates who will be on the April 7 City Election ballot. Visitdirectly with the candidates who are available to attend and chat one on oneto learn about their views on the future of Topeka and share your views.Each candidate will be at a table, and you will be able to choose whichtables to join (as many as you'd like or just a few), then ask questions.All candidates have been invited to attend. The Millennium Café will close at 4:45 pm on Thursday to accommodate this event.

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • Topeka Genealogical Society: Displaying Old Family Photos

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Displaying Old Family PhotosDon't let those old family photos languish in files or in the back of the closet! Get them out, and display then with honor. Join us and be inspired by the beautiful collection of ancestral images and antique frames that Topekan Brian Stever has assembled. Program is free, and open to the public.

  • Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas, and page setup features. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    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.

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
  • Musical Storytime for Everyone

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin’ with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests! Grab some breakfast in the Millennium Café before showtime.

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 1 pm-4 pm

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • 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.

  • Homework Center

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

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • PowerPoint

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    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

    | 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.

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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).

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • 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.

  • Library Ebooks for Nook Tablets

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Bring in your Nook tablet and library card and learn how to get free Ebooks anytime! Email and app store login required.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beginning Embroidery

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Embroidery can be used to embellish fabric items or to create original art. It can be as traditional or modern as you choose! Learn several basic embroidery stitches, and get help planning your embroidery project. Registration required. Limit 15. Call 862-1630

  • 4-H in the Library

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Have fun creating a variety of crafts and projects with Shawnee County 4-H as they bring youth and adults together to learn everyday skills.

  • Homework Center

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

  • Art and You

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Art classes for 10-16 yr olds offer hands-on art experiences including multi-level instruction and discussion of related artworks. Call 251-2953

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • Sing, Move and Learn [3-5 yrs & family]

    | 6:30 pm-7:15 pm
    Connect your child through music, movement and books. A fun shaking wiggling, dancing way to learn. Cosponsored with Child Care Aware® of Kansas. Registration required. Call 440-4524.

  • TALK About Literature in Kansas Things I've Been Silent About

    | 7 pm-8:45 pm
    Azar Nafisi's memoir covers her increasing alienation from the theocratic state in Iran and a complex relationship with her parents. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funded by the Kansas Humanities Council. Register in Topeka Room, 204, or email mericsson@tscpl.org for more info

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