What’s New

Books, Movies & Music Hush Money

Murder: From Horses to Humans in Hush Money

Sydney Everett is a rich widow often with a drink in her hand and enough plastic surgery to knock off a decade her age (at least in low lighting); she also has a very expensive champion show horse, Hush Puppy, that has died under questionable circumstances and may have been killed.

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
  • R.E.A.D.

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Dogs are man's best friends, but a child's best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. They are registered therapy animals that volunteer at the library with their owners.

  • Homework Center

    | 2 pm-6 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • True Grit- Tallgrass Express String Band

    | 3 pm-4 pm
    The Big Read Celebration of True Grit opens with the Tallgrass Express String Band, pride of the Flint Hills. Annie and her band will lead you on a wild musical chase through the Old West.

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

  • True Grit: Make Your Own Mustache

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [8-12 years]Join the big, hairy, kick-off celebration for the Kids Big Read selection, Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. It's a hilarious salute to soup strainers and snot mops to get you ready for International Fake Mustache Day on February 3rd and send you home with a cookie duster of your very own.

  • Double Dueling: Yugioh and Magic the Gathering

    | 4 pm-6 pm
    Bring your cards and prepare for fierce battle with other Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering players.

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. Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program session begins 9 am January 6. 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.

  • Tuesday Topics- Bridges & Road Work

    | 11:30 am-2 pm
    Hear from Tom Vlach, director of Public Works/County Engineer, about bridges and road work using the half-cent sales tax. RSVP for lunch at 235-8452 by Jan. 27. 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

    | 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).

  • Homework Center

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

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • International Film Series: Wadjda

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    A 10 yr. old girl living in a conservative world determined to fight for her dreams. Part of the international film series.© Sony | Saudi Arabia | 2012 | Rated PG | 97 minutes

  • 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.

  • Excel: Lists

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Create field names, sort lists, and link worksheets. Learn to create lists that can be used in our Word Mail Merge & Mailing Lists class. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • 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 Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • 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
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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.

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn about 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 Center.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • 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.

  • Let's Make More Beer

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Combine cooking and crafting to express your individuality and create your own special beers at home. A home-brewer discusses both beginner and advanced techniques and will be open to questions. Sorry, no samples!

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

  • Computer Genealogy

    | 10 am-11:30 am
    Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources our library offers. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. Registration required. Limit 10. Call 286-0676

  • 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

  • Word II

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Use Microsoft Word to edit text, insert clipart, photos or Word art into your document, form a header or footer and create a Word table to organize information. Registration required. Call 785-580-5606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 3 pm-6 pm

  • Zoo Animals Live

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

  • 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

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • Book, Book, Goose!

    | 6:30 pm-8 pm
    Book, Book, Goose! is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials on the first Thurs of every month. Email bookgoose@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

  • Pinterest for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, project, ideas and favorites. Open an account, create boards and begin pinning! Learn to find pins in particular categories or follow other pinners. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have a Pinterest account, make sure to bring your password. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Today’s Bookmobile Stops View all

Questions?

Take Our Survey