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  • Homework Center

    Sunday, March 1 | 2 pm-6 pm | Homework Center

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

  • R.E.A.D.

    Sunday, March 1 | 2 pm-3 pm

    [Kids Programs] Dogs are man's best friends, but a child's best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. They are registered therapy animals that volunteer at the library with their owners.

  • Medicare Monday

    Monday, March 2 | 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.

  • Double Dueling: Yugioh and Magic the Gathering

    Monday, March 2 | 4 pm-6 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Bring your cards and prepare for fierce battle with other Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering players.

  • Read Across America

    Monday, March 2 | 5 pm-6 pm

    [Kids Programs] [3-8 years]Everyone's invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories, games, crafts and fun. Make a Wocket to take home (while supplies last) and show your love of reading and the books of Dr. Seuss.

  • PostPublic Article Club

    Monday, March 2 | 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.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Tuesday, March 3 | 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.

  • Tuesday Topics-

    Tuesday, March 3 | 11:30 am-2 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs]

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, March 3 | 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.

  • Homework Center

    Tuesday, March 3 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • tWiin xGaming

    Tuesday, March 3 | 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).

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    Tuesday, March 3 | 6 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101A)

    [Adult Programs]

  • International Film Series: Fill the Void

    Tuesday, March 3 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Movie Programs] A young woman having to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Part of the International Film Series.© Sony | Israel | 2012 | Rated PG | 90 minutes

  • Google It

    Tuesday, March 3 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn to use this most-visited site on the web. Search for information and images on the Internet. See your house with Google Maps and learn about even more Google apps and features. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    Wednesday, March 4 | 9:30 am-10 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • Word I: Introduction

    Wednesday, March 4 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Wednesday, March 4 | 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, March 4 | 10:30 am-11 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • Beginning Embroidery

    Wednesday, March 4 | 1 pm-2:30 pm

    [Community Center Event] Embroidery can be used to embellish fabric items or to create original art. It can be as traditional or modern as you choose! Learn several basic embroidery stitches, and get help planning your embroidery project. Registration required. Limit 15. Call 862-1630

  • Facebook for Beginners

    Wednesday, March 4 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have an account, please bring your Facebook password. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • 4-H in the Library

    Wednesday, March 4 | 4 pm-5 pm

    [Kids Programs] Have fun creating a variety of crafts and projects with Shawnee County 4-H as they bring youth and adults together to learn everyday skills.

  • Art and You

    Wednesday, March 4 | 4 pm-5 pm

    [Community Center Event] Art classes for 10-16 yr olds offer hands-on art experiences including multi-level instruction and discussion of related artworks. Call 251-2953

  • Homework Center

    Wednesday, March 4 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • How to Start a Business

    Wednesday, March 4 | 6 pm-8:30 pm | Menninger Room

    [Business Programs] Learn about business legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by the Washburn Small Business Development Center.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    Wednesday, March 4 | 6:30 pm-7 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • Sing, Move and Learn [3-5 yrs & family]

    Wednesday, March 4 | 6:30 pm-7:15 pm

    [Kids Programs] Connect your child through music, movement and books. A fun shaking wiggling, dancing way to learn. Cosponsored with Child Care Aware® of Kansas. Registration required. Call 440-4524.

  • Kansas Reptiles

    Wednesday, March 4 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101B)

    [Adult Programs] Learn how to identify native snakes and other reptiles and where you can find them in Kansas. Presented by Kelly Haller. Cosponsored by Topeka Audubon Society.

  • Word II

    Thursday, March 5 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Use Microsoft Word to edit text, insert clipart, photos or Word art into your document, form a header or footer and create a Word table to organize information. Registration required. Call 785-580-5606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, March 5 | 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, March 5 | 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 Genealogy

    Thursday, March 5 | 10 am-11:30 am

    [Community Center Event] Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources our library offers. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. Registration required. Limit 10. Call 286-0676

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, March 5 | 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

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    Thursday, March 5 | 3 pm-6 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101A)

    [Adult Programs]

  • Fun After School

    Thursday, March 5 | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Check out a new craft, game, cool activity or whatever else we can find to play with. Amp up the fun by bringing some friends. It's something different every month!

  • Zoo Animals Live!

    Thursday, March 5 | 4 pm-4:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Kids Programs] Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

  • Homework Center

    Thursday, March 5 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, March 5 | 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

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    Thursday, March 5 | 6 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101A)

    [Adult Programs]

  • Use it or Lose it

    Thursday, March 5 | 6:30 pm-8 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] The trick to slowing down aging can be as simple as playing a game of cards or having dinner with friends. Join Dr. Susan Kemper, senior scientist at the Gerontology Center at KU as she discusses the role of those and other “mental gymnastics” in aging and dementia.

  • Book, Book, Goose!

    Thursday, March 5 | 6:30 pm-8 pm

    [Book Programs] Book, Book, Goose! is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials on the first Thursday of every month. Email bookgoose@tscpl.org for upcoming titles. Age 21 +

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