Upcoming Library Closed Dates

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will be closed on the following dates in observance of the holidays: Mon., Jan 20, 2014     Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mon., Feb. 17, 2014 – Presidents’ Day The Millennium Café and the Chandler Booktique inside the library will also be closed during those dates. Additionally, Bookmobiles will […]

Book Locker Comes to Oakland Center

The library has made it even easier for Oakland-area families to use the library: introducing the Oakland Community Center Smart Locker. Books, movies, music and DVDs can all be picked up and dropped off in your neighborhood.

New Director Named to The Library Foundation

There’s a change at the helm of The Library Foundation. Topekan Nancy Lindberg will lead the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts in supporting this community resource. She comes highly qualified; find out what her credentials are.

January Events for Teens

Hang with friends and create, write, play games, cook, sew, sing and maybe even learn something cool! There’s something to appeal to every interest or hobby. Check out these programs geared toward teens.

Feb/Mar Library News – What’s Happening at Your Library

We’re heating things up just in time for Valentine’s Day. So, take a look at the romance book list our librarians have rounded up and read a column from Librarian Stephanie about why she likes her stories on the spicier side. Plus, activities and classes for all ages inside this edition of Library News.

Join the Friends, the Heart and Soul of the Library

Friends of the Library members make a difference at the library, often through volunteering. Hear from a few folks who might just compel you to come in and fill out our volunteer application.

What You Read in 2013

This best-books-of-2013 list is culled from our Facebook friends, who periodically answer “what are you reading.” Thanks for the year of inspiration and for talking books with us online. Tap into reading inspiration brought to you by readers like you.

South Dakota Comes to You at Brown v. Board Event

A Ranger’s Guide to History offers you information on two awesome national parks, one that makes a great family vacation that’s only a 10-hour car ride away. Come hear about our nation’s national parks January 2 at 7pm.

Makin’ Moves Wellness Conference Dec. 14

At the Makin’ Moves Wellness Conference, learn how to balance your life with intellectual and spiritual growth, healthy eating, and exercise. Come prepared to learn and do a few light exercises.

Craft Handmade Holiday Creations

Create to your heart’s content and when you’re done, you’ll have a gift that touches the heart of your special someone. Come to our crafting day Dec. 5 at 3:30pm in the Kids Library.