Every week more than twenty thousand customers walk into the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and not just for our books. Over 7,000 meetings and programs take place each year in our meeting spaces. Library staff provide programs and services in schools, childcare facilities, community recreation centers, on library vehicles, at senior living facilities, […]
Step out of the summer heat and clap to the catchy grooves, sweet harmonies and upbeat lyrics of Slow Ya Roll, an energetic funk/soul/bluegrass/gospel/blues/jazz/rock/ reggae band here at the library.
It’s time to play chess. And if you’re between the ages of 11 and 18, the library has a Chess Club for you, whether you’ve played before or not. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll show you. If you’re an expert, we will challenge you. And if you already play chess and want to become […]
Each fall, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery staff members teach the Altered Book Workshops where participants given the challenge of turning a discarded book into a work of art.
Just as the library concludes its second community novel penned by local authors, 22 young writers also celebrate their debut in publishing through a library program. “We’ve seen success with helping adult writers from all over the community get published, so we thought why not try it with the kids. Most of our literacy-based programs […]
Pick up a copy of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver for the Tuesday July 23, 2013 Bean There, Read That 7-8:30PM book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry Eva never really wanted to be a mother – and […]