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2012 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

The Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens from around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.  You can vote for your favorites on the list during August and September and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. We’ll be having a Books […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm
  • SBA ENCORE Business Event

    | 9 am-12 pm

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stories, songs, and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.

  • Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple functions or formulas, and page setup features. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • iPad Workshop

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    Bring your iPad and your library card - Learn to download free library eBooks. Staff and participants share favorite apps or iPad features with each other.

  • 4-H in the Library [6-11 years]

    | 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.

  • SKITLS [8-12 years]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    The School Kids In The Library Society invites you to join us as we laugh, learn, and create. We'll discover cool concepts, make real life connections, and create something exciting to remember it by - all before supper time, where you can wow everyone with your new found knowledge and know-how.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stories, songs, and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

  • Excel: Lists

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn the basics of data lists. Create field names, sort lists, and link spreadsheets. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • TSCPL Board of Trustees Meeting

    | 4 pm-8:45 pm

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

  • African-American Writers Book Discussion

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Discussion Join this multicultural opportunity to discuss books written by African American writers. On February 20 discuss Mayday over Wichita by local author and historian D. W. Carter. On March 20 discuss Act of Grace by Karen Simpson. Anton room 202

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm
  • BlockFest™ [0-8 years]

    | 9 am-12 pm
    BlockFest™[0-8 years]Experience block fun with your child while they increase their math and science knowledge. Enjoy this block buffet with Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers BLOCKFest™. Parent educators will be on hand to demonstrate techniques that parents can use to help their child become more of a math thinker through block play.

  • Musical Storytime for Everybody

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Bring the whole family, daycare or preschool for some guitar pickin' music, dancing, whimsical books and great big smiles with Kyler!

  • Opening Reception: The Printed Image 5

    | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Meet some of the artists, have some snacks, and see the newest innovations of contemporary printmaking. Artists from all over the country were chosen by Tom Huck for this exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Movie Night: 42 The Jackie Robinson Story

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s.128 min | Rated PG-13 | 2013

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Stories & Art [3-8 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-8 years]Share a story or two, encourage creativity and make memories. All you need is a fun-loving grown-up, a curious kid, “okay to get messy” shirts and smiles.

  • Preserve Topeka: Gems in the Attic

    | 10 am-3 pm
    Preserve Topeka - Gems in the Attic Want to know more about your stuff from the experts? In addition to speaking with appraisers attend workshops on saving textiles, donating to a museum or library and learning how to research and document your antiques and collectibles.Kansas Museum of History at 6425 SW 6th Ave.

  • Green Fair:LifeCycle

    | 12 pm-2 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Green Fair: Metro Bus on Display

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • 7th Annual Green-Green Today, Save Tomorrow

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608. Join us and over 30 partner organizations at our 7th annual Green Fair. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals, and learn exciting new ways to be green today and save tomorrow.

  • Green Fair: Kids Crafts

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Green Fair: Teen Crafts

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Green Fair: KDHE-I Breath What?

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Green Fair: Booths

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Green Fair: Concert

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

Closed Sunday for the holiday
Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Double Dueling

    | 4 pm-6 pm
    Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yugioh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Facebook for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have an account, please bring your Facebook password. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Tot Time [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 yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stories, songs, and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.

  • Tot Time [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.

  • eContent and Catalog @ Your Library

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    Registration required for these casual help sessions. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, ereader, digital camera or cell phone. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner or work on job applications and resumes. Call or email before the session and tell us what gadget you’re bringing so that we can best serve you. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • tWiin Xgaming [8-12 years]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii or Xbox in our new tween space. 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.)

  • Tot Time [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.

  • Bean There, Read That

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Join this book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s that like to talk lit. Unlike English classes, talk about books you want to and honestly will read. Discuss Brain on Fire: My Month of Maddness by Susannah Cahalan. A gripping memoir and medical suspense story about a young New York Post reporter’s struggle with a rare and terrifying disease, opening a new window into the fascinating world of brain science. Call 580-4555 for more information. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk the month before, first come, first-served.

  • Tom Huck: Artist's Talk

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Tom Huck is the juror for The Printed Image 5. His woodcuts and lithographs are satiric and socially critical, inspired by living in a small town in Missouri. He describes the work as 'rural satire.' Huck is the juror for The Printed Image 5. Learn about his satirical, funny and socially critical prints, which he calls 'rural satire.' He studies the odd practices of midwest culture, everything from rodeos with 'kid' cowboys to nightclubs to demolition derbies.

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