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Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

William Poundstone’s new bookAre You Smart Enough to Work at Google? is a 21st-Century guide to landing a job in the competitive, creative world of today’s top companies. Interviewers at many of the largest companies- not just  hip Silicon Valley start-ups and Google – including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, and even Walmart […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm
  • Taming Your Mouse

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • 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.

  • iPad Workshop

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm
    Bring your iPad and your library card. Staff and participants share tips and tricks, iPad features and favorite apps, including our suite of digital offerings. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • SKITLS [8-12 years]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    The School Kids In The Library Society (SKITLS) laughs, learns and creates. Discover cool concepts, make real-life connections and create something exciting to remember it by - all before supper time. You can wow everyone with your newfound knowledge and know-how.

  • Homework Center

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    [5-18 years] 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!

  • Storytime with Daniel Tiger and KTWU [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!

  • Homework Center

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

  • K-State Extension FACS PDC

    | 4 pm-5:30 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!

  • Fantasy Football Draft

    | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Join the library’s fantasy football league, and get into football season this year. All experience levels are welcome - even newbies. Registration required. Call 580-4545 or email Nate at nhohl@tscpl.org.

  • Fantasy Football Draft

    | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

  • 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.

  • African-American Writers Book Discussion

    | 7 pm-8:45 pm
    There’s nothing like a good book, and the African-American Writers Book Discussion Group reads one each month. This club is open to all adults and meets the third Thursday of each month. August’s book: I Dreamt I Was in Heaven

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Registration required. Learn about tiles, the charms bar, and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator and WordPad.

  • Marilyn Film Series: The Misfits

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    The final film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe is a glorious, brave portrait of flawed people yearning for freedom and respect, but pulled by the primal urges of love, lust and pride. 124 minutes | Not Rated | 1961

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Local Author Workshop

    | 9 am-2 pm
    Calling all authors! Hone your skills in marketing/promoting your book and take a closer look at the publishing process (traditional & self-pub). Prepare for successful holiday sales and events, including the library’s Local Author Fair on Dec. 6. Reserve your spot in the workshop today; call 580-4540.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • Sing, Dance & Read [2-5 years]

    | 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.

  • Discovering the Secrets of Your House

    | 4 pm-6 pm
    Learn how to document your home using maps, online resources, government files and architectural styleguides. A great intro to filling out a local, state and national registry applications. In partnership with Kansas Historical Society Cultural Resources Division.

  • Movies Night Downtown- American Graffiti

    | 8 pm-10 pm
    Bring your friends, family and your own blankets; no chairs allowed on the grass. Cosponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and seveneightfive magazine.nCapitol Lawn Movie Night Downtown - Sat Aug 23 8:00-10:00 pm - On the street at 9th & JacksonBring your friends, family, lawn chairs and your own blankets. Cosponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and seveneightfive magazine. American Graffiti - Follow two high school grads as they celebrate their final night together before going to college. This movie is loaded with classic cars like the ones you will see for real this night. Part of Cruisin’ the Capitol Car Show.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
  • Altered Books Workshop

    | 2 pm-4 pm
    Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time. Hands-on demonstrations and books provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

  • Homework Center

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

  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    | 3 pm-4:30 pm
    Discuss The Chaperone by Kansas author Laura Moriarty. Silent movie star Louise Brooks and her chaperone, a 36-year-old woman, travel to New York City in 1922. Registration required. Call 580-4540.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm
  • 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

  • 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

  • Homework Center

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

  • Write-a-palooza Book Presentation

    | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Teen Writers Group

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    [12-18 yrs]Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we explore poetry and prose as a way to express ourselves and explore our world.

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Internet Introduction

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Learn basic Internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • 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.

  • 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 [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.)

  • Bean There, Read That

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Join this book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s who like to talk lit. Talk about books you want to read. Email Erin at eseeger@tscpl.org for August and September titles. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served.

  • 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.

Questions?