Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 3 pm-6 pm

  • Fun After School

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Check out a new craft, game, cool activity or whatever else we can find to play with. Amp up the fun by bringing some friends. It's something different every month!

  • 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

  • Use it or Lose it

    | 6:30 pm-8 pm
    The trick to slowing down aging can be as simple as playing a game of cards or having dinner with friends. Join Dr. Susan Kemper, senior scientist at the Gerontology Center at KU as she discusses the role of those and other “mental gymnastics” in aging and dementia.

  • 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 Thursday of every month. Email bookgoose@tscpl.org for upcoming titles. Age 21 +

  • Email for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to, and forward email messages. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Pinterest for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 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.

  • WU Papermaking Class

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

  • First Friday Art Walk Shuttle

    | 5:50 pm-8:35 pm

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 1 pm-4 pm

  • 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
Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Ebooks & Digital Music, Movies, and Magazines

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Access the digital branch anytime on your home computer or device using our free apps! Get a quick tour of our Digital Library and learn how to use ebooks with Overdrive, magazines with Zinio, music with Freegal, and movies with Hoopla.

  • Classics Made Modern

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm
    Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser hurls an impressionable 18 year old heroine into the amoral world of the big city and reveals the driving forces of our culture: American’s restless idealism, glamorous material seductions and spiritual innocence. Download the free ebook or audiobook. Find the complete schedule at or email classicsmodern@tscpl.org for more information.

  • Caregiver Support Group

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful, but you don’t have to go it alone. Come meet and talk to others who are in the same situation as you - moderated by Michele Dillon, caregiver support specialist at Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging.

  • Homework Center

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

  • Amazing Animals [grades 1-5]

    | 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
    Take a walk on the wild side with our naturalist librarians. Marvel at our featured creatures, get up close and personal with our amazing animal guests and make a memento of your encounter to take home.

  • Computerized Genealogy

    | 5 pm-6 pm
    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 251-2956

  • Teen Writers Group

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

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

  • Journaling with Words and Images

    | 10 am-11:30 am
    Explore personal writing and illustrated journals through creative prompts and art techniques around a monthly theme. Discover additional ideas through the works of others, in-session sharing and online sources. February's theme is 'Color and Contrast.'

  • 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

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 7 pm-8:30 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 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.

  • Crestview Book Discussion Group

    | 1 pm-2 pm
    Join this group for book lovers that like to talk lit. Unlike English classes, talk about books you want to and honestly will read. Call 580-4555 for the March title. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served. Call 251-2960

  • Computer Q&A

    | 1 pm-2 pm
    Beginning computer users, bring your questions to your community center where the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Computer Trainers will be available to assist you. Call 251-2950

  • Homework Center

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

  • Minecraft @ your library ®

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers.

  • 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.

  • TALK About Literature in Kansas Brick Lane

    | 7 pm-8:45 pm
    Monica Ali's novel focuses on a young Bangladeshi woman who is brought to Britain for an arranged marriage with an older man, though she does not speak English. Can she adapt to a strange land? Discussion led by Sara Tucker. Funded by the Kansas Humanities Council. Sign up in Topeka Room, 204.

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