Summerfest 2012 means great stories, games, entertainment and a chance to take home a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire – plus other great prizes. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library wants everyone in the community, young and old, to sign up for summer reading at summerfest.tscpl.org. << Click the link Watch our SummerFest video […]
Join Professor Pamela Gordon for this final lecture of the Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue.
Of all the ancient Athenian philosophical schools, the Garden of Epicurus (as one of the schools was called) was reputedly the only one that accepted women and slaves as students. Professor Gordon explores fact and fiction about the Garden, and describes why it would have attracted her over two millennia ago.
Go back in time to when ballroom dancing hit the silver screen while you enjoy two classic films with two classic dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Join us in celebrating an out-of-this-world anniversary with a viewing of Star Wars on Friday, May 11 in Marvin Auditorium. Crafts and activities begin at 6:00pm, and the film starts at 6:30pm. May 2012 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars movie (now more formally known as Episode IV: A […]
Families can immerse themselves in the traditions of the Hispanic and Latino cultures at El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) Friday, May 4 – perfect timing for those planning family friendly activities in honor of Cinco de Mayo. El Día offers visitors free snacks, free books and exposure to […]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosts Discover Kansas Archaeology from 2pm to 3:30pm Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Take a walk through prehistoric displays, examine an archaeologist’s toolkit and find out what an archaeologist does after discovering an artifact. Marvin Auditorium will take on a fair feel with tables for sponsor […]
Learn about the birds of our region and how to identify them by attending Wild Birds of Kansas, a presentation by members of the Topeka Audubon Society on April 23 at the library.
Come check out two of Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s newest additions of books on the subject of home brewing and be sure to attend Let’s Make Beer on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 7pm–8pm in Marvin Auditorium 101BC.
April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic disaster. Constructed to the highest standards of luxury, Titanic was the ship to sail on when she debuted in 1912. Her opulence captured headlines before her departure from Europe, and her tragic ending still fascinates the public to this day. Everyone knows the basic facts of […]
Coming soon, it’s the 5th annual Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair being held Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. right here at the library. We’ll have booths manned by more than 25 different organizations all geared to helping you help the earth.
Miss Nelson is Missing! Join in the fun of finding her at 7pm on April 4 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Parents and children are welcome. The book is a favorite of kindergarten through third grade students and has been voted one of the most memorable books of the century. The Topeka Civic Theatre & […]