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  • Stories & Crafts

    Tuesday, July 29 | 10 am-11 am | Marvin Auditorium (101AB)

    [Kids Programs]

  • Readapalooza [ages 6-12]

    Tuesday, July 29 | 10 am-11 am | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Kids Programs]

  • Writeapalooza

    Tuesday, July 29 | 1 pm-2 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs]

  • Writeapalooza

    Tuesday, July 29 | 3 pm-4 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs]

  • tWiin Xgaming [8-12 years]

    Tuesday, July 29 | 3 pm-4 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.)

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, July 29 | 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.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, July 30 | 9:30 am-10 am | 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.

  • Wings of Love

    Wednesday, July 30 | 9:30 am-10:30 am | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Kids Programs] Wings of Love and Yvonne Patterson’s talented feather friends entertain and educate with this a bird program. Meet a naughty Toucan and watch parrots play sports. A lory dances & drives a fire truck. Be amazed by Patterson's graceful owls. Families with elementary-aged children will love this showMarvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, July 30 | 10:30 am-11 am | 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.

  • Wings of Love

    Wednesday, July 30 | 11 am-12 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Kids Programs] Wings of Love and Yvonne Patterson’s talented feather friends entertain and educate with this a bird program. Meet a naughty Toucan and watch parrots play sports. A lory dances & drives a fire truck. Be amazed by Patterson's graceful owls. Families with elementary-aged children will love this showMarvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    Wednesday, July 30 | 1 pm-2 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    Wednesday, July 30 | 3 pm-4 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Open Mic Night [11-18 yrs]

    Wednesday, July 30 | 4 pm-5:30 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.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, July 30 | 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.

  • Wings of Love

    Wednesday, July 30 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Kids Programs] Wings of Love and Yvonne Patterson’s talented feather friends entertain and educate with this a bird program. Meet a naughty Toucan and watch parrots play sports. A lory dances & drives a fire truck. Be amazed by Patterson's graceful owls. Families with elementary-aged children will love this showMarvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • Parents as Teachers Information Table

    Thursday, July 31 | 9 am-11:30 am

    [Adult Programs]

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, July 31 | 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!

  • Heights of Learning Tour

    Thursday, July 31 | 9:30 am-10:30 am | Rotunda

    [Kids Programs]

  • Stories & Crafts

    Thursday, July 31 | 10 am-11 am | Marvin Auditorium (101AB)

    [Kids Programs]

  • Readapalooza [ages 6-12]

    Thursday, July 31 | 10 am-11 am | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Kids Programs]

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, July 31 | 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!

  • Pinterest for Beginners

    Thursday, July 31 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, project, ideas and favorites. Open an account, create boards and begin pinning! Learn to find pins in particular categories or follow other pinners. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have a Pinterest account, make sure to bring your password. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, July 31 | 1 pm-1:30 pm | Lingo Story Room

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

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, July 31 | 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!

  • Friday Flicks: Dolphin Tale

    Friday, August 1 | 2 pm-4 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Movie Programs] It’s showtime - and laughs- for the whole family. Closed captioning will be provided. Movie title subject to change.

  • First Friday Art Walk

    Friday, August 1 | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

    [Art Programs] Have a gravity-defying First Friday at Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America, our annual art exhibit for children. We’re one of the ArtWalk shuttle stops.

  • First Friday Art Walk Shuttle

    Friday, August 1 | 5:50 pm-8:35 pm

    [Art Programs]

  • Marilyn Film Series: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Friday, August 1 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Movie Programs] Lorelei and Dorothy are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock,” lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way.91 minutes | Rated G | 1953

  • Math & Science Exploration [5-10yrs]

    Saturday, August 2 | 10 am-10:30 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Stand back! Experiments are underway. We have the whole wacky world to learn about. Bring a grownup and be prepared to discover, learn, and get dirty.

  • Gaming for Adults

    Saturday, August 2 | 2 pm-5 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] [18 and older]If you love games and you need a new challenge, then join us on the first Saturday of each month as we play unusual board games. Bring your own, or play ours. We'll also play staff's favorite video games on the Wii and Xbox 360.

  • Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, August 4 | 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. Closed Labor DayParking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Kids Craft at Monday Farmers Market

    Monday, August 4 | 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. Closed Labor DayParking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Medicare Monday

    Monday, August 4 | 1 pm-3 pm | Menninger Room

    [Adult Programs] Join counselors and agency staff from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program as they help you navigate through the complex web that is Medicare. SHICK staff will teach, answer questions, and give unbiased counseling for Kansas Medicare beneficiaries and their friends and families. The goal of SHICK is to educate and assist the public to make informed decisions on their Medicare choices. SHICK Counselors receive training on Medicare, including Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D (Prescription Drug coverage), Medicare Supplement Insurance, Long-Term Care, and other health insurance subjects that concern Medicare beneficiaries. The role of the SHICK counselor is to help people stay informed on changing conditions in health care insurance and to cut through the confusion. SHICK is a part of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.Repeated on the first Monday of each month.

  • Double Dueling [11-18 yrs]

    Monday, August 4 | 4 pm-6 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yugioh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    Tuesday, August 5 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Tuesday Topics- United Way Funding

    Tuesday, August 5 | 11:30 am-2 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] Miriam Krehbiel, CEO, and Kent Townsend, United Way Board chairman, inform us how they solve funding issues to support their organization’s main priorities of education, income and health. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch at 235-8452 by July 25. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, August 5 | 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 5 | 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.)

  • International Film: In the Mood for Love

    Tuesday, August 5 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Movie Programs] A moody period drama, set in 1962, about unrequited love that swoons with romantic melancholy. Hong Kong | 2000 | Rated PG | 98 minutes

  • Facebook for Beginners

    Tuesday, August 5 | 7 pm-8:30 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.

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