Upcoming Events

Open Today 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.

  • Summerfest Video

    | 12 pm-5 pm

  • Tecumseh North Kindergarten Tour

    | 12:15 pm-1:45 pm

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • PowerPoint

    | 7 pm-8:30 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.

  • Bean There, Read That

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Join this library sponsored book group for young intellectuals in their 20’s and 30’s (and anyone young at heart)! We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 PM at the Classic Bean, 2125 Southwest Fairlawn Road, Topeka, Kansas. Find a copy of this month’s title at a book club meeting, from the library’s collection, or bring your own copy. Questions? Email beanthere@tscpl.org for titles and other inquiries. Join this book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s who like to talk lit. This month we will discuss 'The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America' by Erik Larsen. Questions? Email beanthere@tscpl.org.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Dia 2015 Kids Art Program

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Dia: Bilingual Storytime

    | 10 am-11 am
    Join us for a multicultural, multilingual storytime celebrating El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros - Children’s Day/Book Day. Kids enjoy a make-and-take art activity following storytime. Free book while supplies last. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Bishop Elementary Kindergarten Tour

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm

  • Open Mic Night: Poetry Edition

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [12-18 years]You are a natural performer and we want you to show off. So take the stage and strut your stuff! You can sing, dance, read poetry, tell jokes or play an instrument. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show or just come and watch. Bring your friends and your favorite verses to perform on our stage. April is National Poetry Month, so we're calling all poets and poetry fans for a special poetry-only edition of our popular Open Mic Night.

  • Homework Center

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

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

  • Dia: Bilingual Storytime

    | 10 am-11 am
    Join us for a multicultural, multilingual storytime celebrating El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros - Children’s Day/Book Day. Kids enjoy a make-and-take art activity following storytime. Free book while supplies last. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • 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

  • Family Caregiving Series for Alzheimer's

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm
    A free six-part series for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present each program. Resources from the Health Information Neighborhood of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will be available for checkout. This workshop series is not intended for professional caregivers. Preregistration is requested 785.271.1844 cindy.miller@alz.org

  • 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

  • Día: Children’s Day/Book Day Family Festival

    | 6 pm-8 pm
    Celebrate diversity through art, food, and music. Community partners will offer a range of hands-on activities and performances highlighting cultures from within our community and around the world. Free book while supplies last. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Día: Instrument Petting Zoo

    | 6 pm-8 pm
    Celebrate diversity through art, food, and music. Community partners will offer a range of hands-on activities and performances highlighting cultures from within our community and around the world. Free book while supplies last. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • 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 Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
  • Math and Science Exploration

    | 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. [5-10 years]

  • Free Comic Book Day

    | 2 pm-4 pm
    Are you DC, Marvel or neither? It won't matter on Free Comic Book Day because we will have a huge selection of free to take home titles for all ages, tastes and genders. Then the fun continues with comic book related crafts, and other activities. Community Partners: Gatekeeper Hobbies

  • Gaming for Adults [18 and older]

    | 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 board games. Bring your own or play ours. Staff favs will be queued up on the Wii and Xbox 360.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
  • Homework Center

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

  • Queen Bey

    | 3 pm-4:30 pm
    Kansas City's legendary Ambassador of Jazz is back in town! Queen will reminisce about her incredible career, starting with the Orchid Room at 12th St. & Vine at the age of eleven! Have a wonderful time listening to Queen singing Jazz & Blues standards and recalling Kansas City's great Jazz Legacy.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Family Place Learn and Play

    | 10 am-10:45 am
    Play together and participate in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role of being your child’s first teacher. Local partners will be present to share resources available to the community. Registration required for the 5 week program. Call 580-4565[Birth - 3 years]

  • Facebook for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 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.

  • Bishop Elementary Tour

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm

  • 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.

  • Girl Scout Troop #6017 Tour

    | 4 pm-5 pm

  • #WhatsNext

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    #WhatsNextAre you graduating soon? Looking for work? Going to college or leaving home? You probably have lots of questions. We have answers! Attend any or all of the sessions below and we will provide you with practical information on how to be ready for #WhatsNext.

  • 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.

  • Homework Center

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

  • Family Place Learn and Play

    | 6:30 pm-7:15 pm
    Play together and participate in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role of being your child’s first teacher. Local partners will be present to share resources available to the community. Registration required for the 5 week program. Call 580-4565[Birth - 3 years]

  • 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.

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