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  • 4-H in the Library

    Wednesday, September 17 | 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.

  • Homework Center

    Wednesday, September 17 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • SKITLS [8-12 years]

    Wednesday, September 17 | 4 pm-5 pm | Tweens Area

    [Kids Programs] The School Kids In The Library Society (SKITLS) laughs, learns and creates. Discover cool concepts, make real-life connections and create something exciting to remember it by - all before supper time. You can wow everyone with your newfound knowledge and know-how.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, September 17 | 6:30 pm-7 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • Shawnee County Bird and Nature Photography

    Wednesday, September 17 | 7 pm-8 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Adult Programs] Amateur photographer Randy Winter shares basic wildlife photography tips and his photos of nature and local birds. Cosponsored by the Topeka Audubon Society.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, September 18 | 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!

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    Thursday, September 18 | 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, September 18 | 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!

  • Watercolor Birds for Beginners

    Thursday, September 18 | 1:30 pm-3 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101A)

    [Art Programs] Working from a bird photograph, participants learn basic watercolor techniques, wet-in-wet and dry brush, to create their own small painting. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • LWV City Comprehensive Plan Presentation

    Thursday, September 18 | 2 pm-4 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs]

  • Homework Center

    Thursday, September 18 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • TSCPL Board of Trustees Meeting

    Thursday, September 18 | 4 pm-8:45 pm | Menninger Room

    [Adult Programs]

  • At the Dinosaur Feet

    Thursday, September 18 | 4:30 pm-5:15 pm | Dinosaur Zone

    [Kids Programs] Come and explore the roarin’ world of dinosaurs. Jump into learning with hands-on activities. Plus, find out how and where to find awesome books and movies so you can continue the investigation at home. Each month, this program inspires you to discover more about real life. September’s topic is all about dinosaurs.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, September 18 | 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!

  • Watercolor Birds for Beginners

    Thursday, September 18 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101A)

    [Art Programs] Working from a bird photograph, participants learn basic watercolor techniques, wet-in-wet and dry brush, to create their own small painting. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • African-American Writers Book Discussion

    Thursday, September 18 | 7 pm-8:45 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Book Programs] There’s nothing like a good book, and the African-American Writers Book Discussion Group reads one each month. This club is open to all adults and meets the third Thursday of each month. September’s book: (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens of Race

  • Women & Money 2014

    Thursday, September 18 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] Learn about budgeting, banking, credit scores, financial investments, retirement planning, and wills from staff of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., and other expert speakers. This 7-week class is developed by women for women of all ages. $25 fee for handbook and supplies. Scholarships available. www.hcci-ks.org or call 234-0217, ext. 330. Enrollment is open to women 15 yrs and older. Enrollment fee is $25 for seven classes “live” at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library or via webinar at www.hcci-ks.org/events. Additional information at www.tscpl.org, www.hcci-ks.org or call 234-0217 x 319.

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    Friday, September 19 | 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.

  • Musical Storytime for Everybody

    Friday, September 19 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] Bring the whole family, daycare or preschool for some guitar pickin' music, dancing, whimsical books and great big smiles with Kyler!

  • Editing Digital Photos

    Friday, September 19 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn to crop, rotate, resize, reduce red eye, play with color, and use special effects on your digital photos using Google's Picasa, a free online software you can download to your computer. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Anyone Can Cook [12-18 years]

    Friday, September 19 | 4 pm-5 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Teen Programs] Do you love to eat? Most of us do, but can you cook? Learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks and explore different styles of cooking. Come see that Anyone Can Cook!

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale Members Night

    Friday, September 19 | 6 pm-9 pm

    [Adult Programs] Book pickers will bargain for nearly 100,000 books on September 16, 17 and 18, at the Agricultural Hall at the Kansas Expocentre at the Friends of the Library Book Sale.“Each book a person buys at the Friends Annual Book Sale helps us put a book in a hands of each child enrolled in our summer reading program,” Linda Hayse, Friends board president, said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to advocate for the library by becoming a Friend.”A special feature is the Premium Collection with books priced from $3-$20 that are special edition, signed by author or like-new. For traditional genres, like biography and arts to romance and mystery, books are priced at $1 or $2.The sale opens on Friday from 6pm-9pm to members of Friends of the Library, but if you buy a membership at the door for $20, you can get first pick over classic and the latest books, vintage records and favorite tapes, popular DVDs and CDs.Saturday(9am-5pm) and Sunday(10am-5pm) free admission days and open to the public. The bargains get better as the selection becomes picked-over, so it’s important to keep coming back.“The sale earns money to support essential library services. Supporting the library is the whole reason the Friends exist,” says Linda Hayse, Friends president.The Friends of the Library contributed $82,500 to the library’s programs, services and collections in 2010.For more information, contact Mary Campbell at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library at 580-4445.The book sale is supported by: Kaw Valley Bank, Capital City Bank, BT & Co, Briman’s Jewelers, Community National Bank, Educational Credit Union, HTK Architects, Schendel Lawn & Landscaping, Dillons Stores and Hy-Vee.The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale Open to the Public

    Saturday, September 20 | 9 am-5 pm

    [Adult Programs] Book pickers will bargain for nearly 100,000 books on September 16, 17 and 18, at the Agricultural Hall at the Kansas Expocentre at the Friends of the Library Book Sale.“Each book a person buys at the Friends Annual Book Sale helps us put a book in a hands of each child enrolled in our summer reading program,” Linda Hayse, Friends board president, said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to advocate for the library by becoming a Friend.”A special feature is the Premium Collection with books priced from $3-$20 that are special edition, signed by author or like-new. For traditional genres, like biography and arts to romance and mystery, books are priced at $1 or $2.The sale opens on Friday from 6pm-9pm to members of Friends of the Library, but if you buy a membership at the door for $20, you can get first pick over classic and the latest books, vintage records and favorite tapes, popular DVDs and CDs.Saturday(9am-5pm) and Sunday(10am-5pm) free admission days and open to the public. The bargains get better as the selection becomes picked-over, so it’s important to keep coming back.“The sale earns money to support essential library services. Supporting the library is the whole reason the Friends exist,” says Linda Hayse, Friends president.The Friends of the Library contributed $82,500 to the library’s programs, services and collections in 2010.For more information, contact Mary Campbell at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library at 580-4445.The book sale is supported by: Kaw Valley Bank, Capital City Bank, BT & Co, Briman’s Jewelers, Community National Bank, Educational Credit Union, HTK Architects, Schendel Lawn & Landscaping, Dillons Stores and Hy-Vee.The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

  • Stories & Art [3-8 years]

    Saturday, September 20 | 10 am-10:30 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] [3-8 years]Share a story or two, encourage creativity and make memories. All you need is a fun-loving grown-up, a curious kid, “okay to get messy” shirts and smiles.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale Open to the Public

    Sunday, September 21 | 10 am-5 pm

    [Adult Programs] Book pickers will bargain for nearly 100,000 books on September 16, 17 and 18, at the Agricultural Hall at the Kansas Expocentre at the Friends of the Library Book Sale.“Each book a person buys at the Friends Annual Book Sale helps us put a book in a hands of each child enrolled in our summer reading program,” Linda Hayse, Friends board president, said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to advocate for the library by becoming a Friend.”A special feature is the Premium Collection with books priced from $3-$20 that are special edition, signed by author or like-new. For traditional genres, like biography and arts to romance and mystery, books are priced at $1 or $2.The sale opens on Friday from 6pm-9pm to members of Friends of the Library, but if you buy a membership at the door for $20, you can get first pick over classic and the latest books, vintage records and favorite tapes, popular DVDs and CDs.Saturday(9am-5pm) and Sunday(10am-5pm) free admission days and open to the public. The bargains get better as the selection becomes picked-over, so it’s important to keep coming back.“The sale earns money to support essential library services. Supporting the library is the whole reason the Friends exist,” says Linda Hayse, Friends president.The Friends of the Library contributed $82,500 to the library’s programs, services and collections in 2010.For more information, contact Mary Campbell at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library at 580-4445.The book sale is supported by: Kaw Valley Bank, Capital City Bank, BT & Co, Briman’s Jewelers, Community National Bank, Educational Credit Union, HTK Architects, Schendel Lawn & Landscaping, Dillons Stores and Hy-Vee.The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

  • R.E.A.D. Dogs

    Sunday, September 21 | 2 pm-3 pm

    [Kids Programs] Dogs are man’s best friend, 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.

  • Homework Center

    Sunday, September 21 | 2 pm-6 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Gathering Steam [8-12 years]

    Sunday, September 21 | 2 pm-3:30 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs]

  • Jerry Barlow, Celtic Guitarist

    Sunday, September 21 | 3 pm-4 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Music Programs] Barlow transports us across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village, a misty Scottish Highlands and an enchanted English forest. This Celtic fingerstyle guitarist delights his audience with music, stories and laughter. Part of the Music for a Sunday Afternoon series.

  • Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, September 22 | 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, September 22 | 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

  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    Monday, September 22 | 1 pm-2:30 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.

  • Homework Center

    Monday, September 22 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Teen Writers Group

    Monday, September 22 | 7 pm-8 pm | The Edge - Teen 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.

  • PowerPoint

    Tuesday, September 23 | 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.

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, September 23 | 9:30 am-10 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Share stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program [January 21-February 25] begins 9am, Tuesday, January 7. Call 580-4565.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    Tuesday, September 23 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, September 23 | 10:30 am-11 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Share stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program [January 21-February 25] begins 9am, Tuesday, January 7. Call 580-4565.

  • Christ the King School Library Tour

    Tuesday, September 23 | 12:30 pm-1 pm | Rotunda

    [Kids Programs]

  • Get Booked! [11-18 years]

    Tuesday, September 23 | 3:30 pm-5 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Be a rebel and get booked! Come to The Edge and have your mug shot taken with your favorite banned or challenged book and then stick around for games, trivia, selected readings, and discussion. Win prizes, have fun, and challenge authority.

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