Thursday, Aug. 16 marks the beginning of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines, which continues Sept. 19 and culminates Nov. 12. Come to one or all three for a more well rounded picture of our military history. All speeches start at 7pm and are held in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka [...]
Thursday, August 2, 7:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101C Despite the name, Death Valley is a beautiful place full of life waiting to be explored. Join Ranger Justin Sochacki, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to learn about the hottest, lowest, driest place in the United States and those who have explored it, including [...]
Find out what there is for teens to do in Topeka in August with this library schedule. From gaming to writing to eating, we got fun events to keep teens occupied.
Listen to fabulous stories from the Pinkalicious series, take part in a pink exchange and watch a preview of the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy’s Youth production of Pinkalicious the Musical during the Pinkalicious Party, August 1 at 7pm in Marvin Auditorium. Youngsters enjoy this silly book about a little girl who LOVES the color [...]
The next exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery will change your perspective about what a book can be. Telling Stories showcases artists’ books, taking storytelling beyond traditional words on pages. Attend the opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk and visit with the show’s curators, enjoy finger foods and mingle with friends and gallery [...]
Back by popular demand, the Movie on the Lawn series will feature films that will get you and your family dancing. Bring the whole family for a showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Sept. 13 and Grease Sept. 27.
Help make library history! SummerFest, our summer reading program, culminates Sat., July 28 as the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library tries to break a record for our Biggest Storytime Ever! Families are invited to drop in anytime between 10:00 and noon – or stay for the entire 2-hour mega storytime. Kids can get a [...]
We share good news about a petition that reached its goal of 10,000 signatures all in the spirit of bringing you more ebooks at your library. In early May, the library built a website and hosted an electronic petition urging the big six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette) to [...]
Enjoy this world-class opportunity to hear young musicians from around the globe perform at the library. This free performance by young pianists attending the 2012 International Institute for Young Musicians at KU is sure to delight.
There’s plenty of time to read this summer (sign up through July 20) and plenty of time to win (through July 27) in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s SummerFest program. 5,810 (and counting) community members are already reading for a chance to take home a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire.
Discover all the fun events happening in The Edge, our space created by teens for teens, in July, including a chocolate program July 2.