Live music at the library all summer long

Live Music at the Library All Summer Long

Music fans, mark your calendars. Summer brings an impressive lineup of entertainers to delight young and old alike. Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Catch her act while you can; this artist’s […]

You could win an eReader by participating in summer reading

Read this Summer for Your Chance to Win an eReader

SummerFest at your library means great stories, games, entertainment and a chance to take home a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire – plus other great prizes like a book, free bowling passes, chocolate, pizza, sub sandwiches and ice cream, so everyone can reap the rewards of reading. Sign up for summer reading at There […]

Marvel at the Details, Stories in A Cut Above, Opening June 1

A Cut Above, a paper cut exhibit showing at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, features artists Béatrice Coron, Angie Pickman, Clay Rice, Cindy Ferguson and Nikki McClure, who have taken the art form way beyond the craft. Coron’s work includes dresses made from Tyvek, a synthetic, industrial material. Since the ‘80s, her papercuts have been […]

Tips and Tricks to Using the New Catalog

New and Improved Catalog Tips and Tricks

You may have noticed new functions and a new design at We just upgraded our catalog and hope everyone finds it easy to navigate. For those who don’t catch on as quickly, here are some tips and tricks to using the catalog.

To the Stars Scavenger Hunt

We’ve taken the summer night sky and brought it in doors – at least for the summer. Pick up a star-hunting form from the Kids Library. Travel the library for an out-of-this-world experience. This scavenger hunt ends at the end of July with a drawing for a prize bag. Make sure to turn in your form.

June 2012 Teen Schedule of Events

Get the lowdown on all the exciting events for teens in June. We’re hosting country pop singer Megan Leigh and a Murder Mystery Event just to name a few!

Summer Reading is About to Begin! Are You Signed Up?

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 << Click the link Watch our SummerFest video […]

Come to our Monday Farmers Market

Library's Monday Market Crops Up

Shop for fresh veggies and plants at Monday Market @ your library. Kansas farmers will be set up in the parking lot. Come on in for great ideas for cooking with seasonal produce.

Friends of the Library Need Donations

Got old books and movies cluttering your shelves? Our Friends of the Library group is looking for gently-used books and DVDs. Tap inside to find out how to donate your unwanted stuff.

May 2012 Teen Schedule of Events

From beading to board games, get the lowdown on events for teens at the library in May. And check back for a jam-packed summer schedule in The Edge, our space created by teens for teens.