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JOIN THE BUY A BOOK CLUB We need more books than the library can afford to buy. Joining our Buy a Book Club replenishes our bookshelves and promotes self-directed learning in your community. Donate now. Your membership makes a difference where it’s needed most. By believing in the value of a great public library, your […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm
  • Excel: Lists

    | 1 pm-2:30 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.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    | 1 pm-1:30 pm
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more!

  • Chess Club [11-18 yrs]

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    [11-18 years]Do you like to win? When you play chess, your chances of winning are 50/50! So join us for the fun and strategy of chess. If you haven’t played before, we’ll teach you and give you tips on how to win.

  • 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!

  • Word: Graphics

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn to use advanced graphics features such as WordArt, watermarks, templates, shapes and fill, text boxes and more. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Topeka Genealogical Society

    | 7 pm-8:45 pm
    Whether you are just starting to put together your family tree or a seasoned researcher, this program is for you. Enjoy this fact-filled session that could help you complete your family story.

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. Registration required. Learn about tiles, the charms bar and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator and WordPad.

  • Friday Flicks: The Lorax

    | 2 pm-4 pm

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • 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.

  • Bag Day Book Sale

    | 10 am-4 pm
    All the books you can stuff into a brown grocery bag (purchased at the door for $5.00 each) are yours. There will be books of all topics to cruise through. This book sale event will be a true scavenger hunt. Don’t miss it! For information call 785-580-4444.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
  • R.E.A.D. Dogs

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Dogs are man’s best friend, 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.

  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    | 2:30 pm-5 pm

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

  • Parents as Teachers @ Monday 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

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 10 am-11 am
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 1 pm-2 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • 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.

  • Chef Competition: Pasta Cook-Off

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Show off your culinary talents by creating an appetizing masterpiece in this fast paced cooking contest. We'll supply the equipment, cooked pasta and other ingredients, or you can bring your own. Will you be crowned a Master Chef?

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 3 pm-4 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • 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
  • Stories & Crafts

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Readapalooza [ages 6-12]

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Writeapalooza

    | 1 pm-2 pm

  • Writeapalooza

    | 3 pm-4 pm

  • tWiin Xgaming [8-12 years]

    | 3 pm-4 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.)

  • 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.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Wings of Love

    | 9:30 am-10:30 am
    Wings of Love and Yvonne Patterson’s talented feather friends entertain and educate with this a bird program. Meet a naughty Toucan and watch parrots play sports. A lory dances & drives a fire truck. Be amazed by Patterson's graceful owls. Families with elementary-aged children will love this showMarvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • Wings of Love

    | 11 am-12 pm
    Wings of Love and Yvonne Patterson’s talented feather friends entertain and educate with this a bird program. Meet a naughty Toucan and watch parrots play sports. A lory dances & drives a fire truck. Be amazed by Patterson's graceful owls. Families with elementary-aged children will love this showMarvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 1 pm-2 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 3 pm-4 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Open Mic Night [11-18 yrs]

    | 4 pm-5:30 pm
    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 or tell jokes. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • Wings of Love

    | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Wings of Love and Yvonne Patterson’s talented feather friends entertain and educate with this a bird program. Meet a naughty Toucan and watch parrots play sports. A lory dances & drives a fire truck. Be amazed by Patterson's graceful owls. Families with elementary-aged children will love this showMarvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

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