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Take A Break In Beijing!

Beijing is a city with tremendous history and beautiful architecture. It was placed on display four years ago when Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics and presented one of the most breathtaking opening ceremonies seen in the modern Olympic games. We will be visiting just a few of the historic locations located in Beijing, China.

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm
  • Friday Flicks: Dolphin Tale

    | 2 pm-4 pm

  • First Friday Art Walk

    | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Have a gravity-defying First Friday at Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America, our annual art exhibit for children. We’re one of the ArtWalk shuttle stops.

  • First Friday Art Walk Shuttle

    | 5:50 pm-8:35 pm

  • Marilyn Film Series: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    Lorelei and Dorothy are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock,” lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way.91 minutes | Rated G | 1953

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Math & Science Exploration [5-10yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stand back! Experiments are underway. We have the whole wacky world to learn about. Bring a grownup and be prepared to discover, learn, and get dirty.

  • Gaming for Adults

    | 2 pm-5 pm
    [18 and older]If you love games and you need a new challenge, then join us on the first Saturday of each month as we play unusual board games. Bring your own, or play ours. We'll also play staff's favorite video games on the Wii and Xbox 360.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm
  • 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. Closed Labor DayParking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • 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. Closed Labor DayParking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Medicare Monday

    | 1 pm-3 pm
    Join counselors and agency staff from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program as they help you navigate through the complex web that is Medicare. SHICK staff will teach, answer questions, and give unbiased counseling for Kansas Medicare beneficiaries and their friends and families. The goal of SHICK is to educate and assist the public to make informed decisions on their Medicare choices. SHICK Counselors receive training on Medicare, including Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D (Prescription Drug coverage), Medicare Supplement Insurance, Long-Term Care, and other health insurance subjects that concern Medicare beneficiaries. The role of the SHICK counselor is to help people stay informed on changing conditions in health care insurance and to cut through the confusion. SHICK is a part of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.Repeated on the first Monday of each month.

  • Double Dueling [11-18 yrs]

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

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

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

  • Tuesday Topics- United Way Funding

    | 11:30 am-2 pm
    Miriam Krehbiel, CEO, and Kent Townsend, United Way Board chairman, inform us how they solve funding issues to support their organization’s main priorities of education, income and health. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch at 235-8452 by July 25. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County.

  • 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 [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.)

  • International Film: In the Mood for Love

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    A moody period drama, set in 1962, about unrequited love that swoons with romantic melancholy. Hong Kong | 2000 | Rated PG | 98 minutes

  • 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 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

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

  • 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 and WordPad.

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8 pm
    Learn what it takes to start your own business. Topics include business legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by the Washburn Small Business Development.

  • Financial Literacy

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn how to take control of your financial future, with information on debt management, college savings plans, personal investments, and retirement planning. Presented by financial professionals from Primerica.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Parents as Teachers Information Table

    | 9 am-11:30 am

  • 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 help develop school 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!

  • Word I: Introduction

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Preschool to High School: Smarty Pants Rule

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Come to our all ages, back-to-school blowout! With stylish crafts that make your backpack, locker and school stuff stand out. When school starts, you’ll be ready to step out like the smarty pants we know you are. Preschool-aged kids meet in the Story Zone. Elementary students gather at the T. Rex’s feet. Tweens go to the Tween Area, and teens gather in The Edge.

  • Preschool to High School: Smarty Pants Rule

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Come to our all ages, back-to-school blowout! With stylish crafts that make your backpack, locker and school stuff stand out. When school starts, you’ll be ready to step out like the smarty pants we know you are. Preschool-aged kids meet in the Story Zone. Elementary students gather at the T. Rex’s feet. Tweens go to the Tween Area, and teens gather in The Edge.

  • Preschool to High School: Smarty Pants Rule

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Come to our all ages, back-to-school blowout! With stylish crafts that make your backpack, locker and school stuff stand out. When school starts, you’ll be ready to step out like the smarty pants we know you are. Preschool-aged kids meet in the Story Zone. Elementary students gather at the T. Rex’s feet. Tweens go to the Tween Area, and teens gather in The Edge.

  • Preschool to High School: Smarty Pants Rule

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Come to our all ages, back-to-school blowout! With stylish crafts that make your backpack, locker and school stuff stand out. When school starts, you’ll be ready to step out like the smarty pants we know you are. Preschool-aged kids meet in the Story Zone. Elementary students gather at the T. Rex’s feet. Tweens go to the Tween Area, and teens gather in The Edge.

  • Zoo Animals Live [all ages]

    | 4 pm-4:45 pm
    [all ages]Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

  • 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!

  • Loving Your Stuff: Collectables

    | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    This workshop focuses on all things collectible. Identify when and where your stuff was made and how to take care of it. While you’re here, browse our Collectible Neighborhood for pricing guides. In partnership with Kansas State Historical Society.

  • Master Gardeners: Fall Lawn Care

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    Turf grass needs proper care in the fall to look good and survive the rigors of upcoming winter weather. Fall is also a great time to over seed an existing lawn or establish a new lawn. Join the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners in discussing proper fall lawn care.

  • Segregation in Housing: The Legacy of Brown v. Board

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    Examine government policy, racial restrictive covenants and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with Brown v. Board Park Ranger Nick Murray. Learn about their contributions to desegregation and current housing trends.

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