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  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Tuesday, May 26 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Tuesday, May 26 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, May 26 | 3:30 pm-5 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Registration required. A dedicated time to focus on technology questions. Please provide a description of the help you need when your register. Sessions do fill, so contact in advance by calling 580-4606 or emailing class@tscpl.org. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available to assist.

  • tWiin xGaming

    Tuesday, May 26 | 4 pm-5 pm | Tweens Area

    [Kids Programs] [8-12 years]Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii or Xbox. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone).

  • Homework Center

    Tuesday, May 26 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Bean There, Read That

    Tuesday, May 26 | 7 pm-8:30 pm

    [Book Programs] Join this library sponsored book group for young intellectuals in their 20’s and 30’s (and anyone young at heart)! We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 PM at the Classic Bean, 2125 Southwest Fairlawn Road, Topeka, Kansas. Find a copy of this month’s title at a book club meeting, from the library’s collection, or bring your own copy. Questions? Email beanthere@tscpl.org for titles and other inquiries.

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Wednesday, May 27 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    Wednesday, May 27 | 9:30 am-10 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs]

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    Wednesday, May 27 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized form letters, and directories by combining a word document and a data table. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Wednesday, May 27 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    Wednesday, May 27 | 10:30 am-11 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs]

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Wednesday, May 27 | 1:30 pm-3 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Registration required. A dedicated time to focus on technology questions. Please provide a description of the help you need when your register. Sessions do fill, so contact in advance by calling 580-4606 or emailing class@tscpl.org. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available to assist.

  • Open Mic Night

    Wednesday, May 27 | 4 pm-5 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] [12-18 years]You are a natural performer and we want you to show off. So take the stage and strut your stuff! You can sing, dance, read poetry, tell jokes or play an instrument. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show or just come and watch.

  • Minecraft @ your library ®

    Wednesday, May 27 | 4 pm-5 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Kids Programs] Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers.

  • Homework Center

    Wednesday, May 27 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    Wednesday, May 27 | 6:30 pm-7 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs]

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Thursday, May 28 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, May 28 | 9:30 am-10 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Thursday, May 28 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, May 28 | 10:30 am-11 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Homework Center

    Thursday, May 28 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, May 28 | 5:30 pm-6 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Master Gardeners: The First Time Gardener

    Thursday, May 28 | 7 pm-8 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101AB)

    [Adult Programs] Have you never gardened outside before or want to establish a flower, vegetable or herb garden/bed for the first time? If so, then join the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners for ideas and basic techniques related to gardening for the first time.

  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    Thursday, May 28 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Registration required. Learn about tiles, the charms bar, and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator, snipping tool and WordPad.

  • Topeka Genealogical Society: My Most Interesting Ancestor

    Thursday, May 28 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Adult Programs] My Most Interesting Ancestor, presented by members of the TGS Family History Writers' Group. Participants in our writer's group have been hard at work, and have agreed to share some of their stories with us. Join us to listen as they read excerpts from their work, and be inspired to get to work on your own family stories. Program is free, and open to the public.

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Friday, May 29 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • PowerPoint

    Friday, May 29 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Friday, May 29 | 11 pm-12:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Registration required. A dedicated time to focus on technology questions. Please provide a description of the help you need when your register. Sessions do fill, so contact in advance by calling 580-4606 or emailing class@tscpl.org. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available to assist.

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Saturday, May 30 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Read with a Ranger

    Saturday, May 30 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs]

  • 70s Saturdays

    Saturday, May 30 | 11 am-2 pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

    [Art Programs]

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Sunday, May 31 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Kids Craft at Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, June 1 | 8 am-11:30 am

    [Kids Programs] Our outdoor market features fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, honey baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Kids can make a different craft at the library booth each week.Parking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, June 1 | 8 am-11:30 am

    [Adult Programs] Our outdoor market features fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, honey baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Kids can make a different craft at the library booth each week.Parking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    Monday, June 1 | 9 am-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Taming Your Mouse

    Monday, June 1 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons, scroll bars and more. If you can’t make one of these sessions, register for a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Medicare Monday

    Monday, June 1 | 1 pm-3 pm | Menninger Room

    [Adult Programs] Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare. Repeated on the first Monday of each month.

  • Summerfest: DC Movie: The Dark Knight

    Monday, June 1 | 2 pm-4:30 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs]

  • Honoring Our Veterans--End of WWII

    Monday, June 1 | 7 pm-8 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs]

  • PostPublic Article Club

    Monday, June 1 | 7 pm-8:30 pm

    [Book Programs] “Bite-size discourse in the Capital City”A public group to discuss interesting articles.Each month a “curator” is chosen to select an article for next month’s discussion. Additional articles of interest can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email abonnett@tscpl.org.

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