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  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    Friday, August 22 | 9:30 am-11 am | 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 and WordPad.

  • Marilyn Film Series: The Misfits

    Friday, August 22 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Movie Programs] The final film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe is a glorious, brave portrait of flawed people yearning for freedom and respect, but pulled by the primal urges of love, lust and pride. 124 minutes | Not Rated | 1961

  • Local Author Workshop

    Saturday, August 23 | 9 am-2 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Adult Programs] Calling all authors! Hone your skills in marketing/promoting your book and take a closer look at the publishing process (traditional & self-pub). Prepare for successful holiday sales and events, including the library’s Local Author Fair on Dec. 6. Reserve your spot in the workshop today; call 580-4540.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Saturday, August 23 | 9:30 am-11 am | 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.

  • Sing, Dance & Read [2-5 years]

    Saturday, August 23 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin’ with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests! Grab some breakfast in the Millennium Café before showtime.

  • Discovering the Secrets of Your House

    Saturday, August 23 | 4 pm-6 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Adult Programs] Learn how to document your home using maps, online resources, government files and architectural styleguides. A great intro to filling out a local, state and national registry applications. In partnership with Kansas Historical Society Cultural Resources Division.

  • Movies Night Downtown- American Graffiti

    Saturday, August 23 | 8 pm-10 pm

    [Movie Programs] Bring your friends, family and your own blankets; no chairs allowed on the grass. Cosponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and seveneightfive magazine.nCapitol Lawn Movie Night Downtown - Sat Aug 23 8:00-10:00 pm - On the street at 9th & JacksonBring your friends, family, lawn chairs and your own blankets. Cosponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and seveneightfive magazine. American Graffiti - Follow two high school grads as they celebrate their final night together before going to college. This movie is loaded with classic cars like the ones you will see for real this night. Part of Cruisin’ the Capitol Car Show.

  • Altered Books Workshop

    Sunday, August 24 | 2 pm-4 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Art Programs] Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time. Hands-on demonstrations and books provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

  • Homework Center

    Sunday, August 24 | 2 pm-6 pm | Homework Center

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

  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    Sunday, August 24 | 3 pm-4:30 pm | Menninger Room

    [Book Programs] Discuss The Chaperone by Kansas author Laura Moriarty. Silent movie star Louise Brooks and her chaperone, a 36-year-old woman, travel to New York City in 1922. Registration required. Call 580-4540.

  • Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, August 25 | 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

  • Kids Craft at Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, August 25 | 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

  • Word II

    Monday, August 25 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | 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

  • Homework Center

    Monday, August 25 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Write-a-palooza Book Presentation

    Monday, August 25 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

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  • Teen Writers Group

    Monday, August 25 | 7 pm-8 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Teen Programs] [12-18 yrs]Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we explore poetry and prose as a way to express ourselves and explore our world.

  • Internet Introduction

    Tuesday, August 26 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn basic Internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

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

    [Kids Programs] Stories, songs and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and help develop school skills.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, August 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 [8-12 years]

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

    [Kids Programs] Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii or Xbox in our new tween space. 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, August 26 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Excel: Lists

    Tuesday, August 26 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Create field names, sort lists, and link worksheets. Learn to create lists that can be used in our Word Mail Merge & Mailing Lists class. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Bean There, Read That

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

    [Book Programs] Join this book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s who like to talk lit. Talk about books you want to read. Email Erin at eseeger@tscpl.org for August and September titles. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served.

  • Google It

    Wednesday, August 27 | 9:30 am-11 am | 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.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

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

    [Kids Programs] Stories, songs and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and help develop school skills.

  • Open Mic Night [11-18 yrs]

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

    [Teen Programs] 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 or tell jokes. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show.

  • Homework Center

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

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

  • Altered Books Workshop

    Wednesday, August 27 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Art Programs] Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time. Hands-on demonstrations and books provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, August 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!

  • Email for Beginners

    Thursday, August 28 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to, and forward email messages. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

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

    [Kids Programs] Stories, songs and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and help develop school skills.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, August 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!

  • Chess Club [11-18 yrs]

    Thursday, August 28 | 4 pm-5 pm

    [Teen Programs] [11-18 years]Do you like to win? When you play chess, your chances of winning are 50/50! So join us for the fun and strategy of chess. If you haven’t played before, we’ll teach you and give you tips on how to win.

  • Homework Center

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

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

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, August 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!

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    Thursday, August 28 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | 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.

  • Topeka Genealogical Society

    Thursday, August 28 | 7 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101B)

    [Adult Programs] Whether you are just starting to put together your family tree or a seasoned researcher, this program is for you. Enjoy this fact-filled session that could help you complete your family story. Join us for a fun-filled evening as we line up a panel of our best local genealogy experts and challenge them with your genealogy questions. Submit questions in advance through www.tgstopeka.org.

  • The Fire Department

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

    [Kids Programs]

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Fire Truck Tour

    Saturday, August 30 | 10 am-11:30 am

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  • Storytelling Workshop for Adults

    Saturday, August 30 | 1 pm-3:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101A)

    [Adult Programs] In this group participation-centered workshop, learn how to pick a story that’s right for you, how to develop an oral story and how to overcome public speaking fears. Presented by Rosie Cutrer, veteran storyteller. Registration required. Limit 10. Call 580-4540.

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