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  • Math and Science Exploration [5-10yrs]

    Saturday, November 1 | 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 [18 and older]

    Saturday, November 1 | 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 board games. Bring your own or play ours. Staff favs will be queued up on the Wii and Xbox 360.

  • Nanowrimo Write In

    Sunday, November 2 | 1 pm-5 pm | Menninger Room

    [Adult Programs] Participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, take writing dares and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to help boost word counts. Learn more at nanowrimo.org.

  • Homework Center

    Sunday, November 2 | 2 pm-6 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Family Place Learn and Play [birth-3 yrs - registration required]

    Monday, November 3 | 10 am-10:45 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Play together and participate in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role of being your child’s first teacher. Local partners will be present to share resources available to the community. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • Pinterest for Beginners

    Monday, November 3 | 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.

  • Medicare Monday

    Monday, November 3 | 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.

  • Homework Center

    Monday, November 3 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Double Dueling [11-18 yrs]

    Monday, November 3 | 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.

  • Family Place Learn and Play [birth-3 yrs - registration required]

    Monday, November 3 | 6:30 pm-7:15 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] Play together and participate in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role of being your child’s first teacher. Local partners will be present to share resources available to the community. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, November 4 | 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, November 4 | 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, November 4 | 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.

  • Tuesday Topics - Update on Washburn University

    Tuesday, November 4 | 11:30 am-2 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] Dr. Jerry Farley, Washburn University president, discusses the University’s initiatives: KBI Forensics Lab, new law school, and Morgan Hall renovations, among others. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch at 235-8452 by Oct. 28. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County.

  • Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

    Tuesday, November 4 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas, and page setup features. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, November 4 | 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, November 4 | 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, November 4 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • International Film: Three Seasons

    Tuesday, November 4 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Movie Programs] A story of five people in post-war Saigon and how their lives come together. Vietnam | 1999 | PG-13 | 113 min

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, November 4 | 6:30 pm-7 pm | 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.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, November 5 | 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.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    Wednesday, November 5 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, November 5 | 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.

  • Excel: Lists

    Wednesday, November 5 | 1 pm-2:30 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.

  • Honoring our Veterans - Rolling Thunder Display

    Wednesday, November 5 | 1:30 pm-3 pm | Rotunda

    [Adult Programs] Our country owes much to the service of our nation’s veterans. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid because of their service our nation’s freedom and the worlds have been kept safe. For several years the Library has honored the veterans of our community learning about such people as the Tuskegee Airmen, Richard Meyers, and others. The Library again honors the veterans of our community. Members of Rolling Thunder will provide an array of military vehicles which have been restored to their original state. Vehicles dating from the 1st World War to present day will be on display. In addition there will be interesting memorabilia and reenactors to visit with. View a display of restored Military Vehicles, and memorabilia and reenactors. Vehicles, equipment, and memorabilia from World War I through the present will be on display courtesy of the Rolling Thunder Military Vehicle Association, and the Combat Air Museum. Preserving their Memory and Finding Myself is a presentation of personal narratives about a Vietnam Veteran. Author Tad Pritchett shows slides and pictures of the experiences of Kansans during the Second World War, the Cold War and the War in Vietnam. Tad Pritchett is a Vietnam veteran, who compares the homecoming of World War II soldiers to his own uneasy return home following a combat tour during the Vietnam War. Pritchett has authored a book titled; From Farm to Field- which tells the experience of Kansans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. In the telling of the story of these World War II veterans Pritchett learns of the brotherhood shared only by those who fought for our nation. Of special interest would be the narratives of young Kansans who were sent from Kansas towns and cities to fight in far away places. These men now in their 80's tell of how the events in their youth helped shaped not just their own lives but the future of the free world. For further information contact Dave Coleman, 785-580-4651.

  • Honoring our Veterans - Military Vehicle Display

    Wednesday, November 5 | 1:30 pm-3 pm

    [Adult Programs] The Library again honors the veterans of our community. Members of Rolling Thunder will provide an array of military vehicles which have been restored to their original state. Vehicles dating from the 1st World War to present day will be on display. In addition there will be interesting memorabilia and reenactors to visit with. Preserving their Memory and Finding Myself is a presentation of personal narratives about a Vietnam Veteran. Author Tad Pritchett shows slides and pictures of the experiences of Kansans during the Second World War, the Cold War and the War in Vietnam. Tad Pritchett is a Vietnam veteran, who compares the homecoming of World War II soldiers to his own uneasy return home following a combat tour during the Vietnam War. Pritchett has authored a book titled; From Farm to Field- which tells the experience of Kansans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. In the telling of the story of these World War II veterans Pritchett learns of the brotherhood shared only by those who fought for our nation. Of special interest would be the narratives of young Kansans who were sent from Kansas towns and cities to fight in far away places. These men now in their 80's tell of how the events in their youth helped shaped not just their own lives but the future of the free world. For further information contact Dave Coleman, 785-580-4651.

  • 4-H in the Library

    Wednesday, November 5 | 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, November 5 | 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, November 5 | 6 pm-8:30 pm | Menninger Room

    [Business Programs] Learn what it takes to start your own business. Topics include 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.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, November 5 | 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.

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

    Wednesday, November 5 | 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 357-5171.

  • Honoring Our Veterans: The Doughboys Letters

    Wednesday, November 5 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] Members of the Topeka Symphony present a musical tribute of patriotic music. Also listen to letters sent home by World War I veterans read by cadets from the ROTC. Preserving their Memory and Finding Myself is a presentation of personal narratives about a Vietnam Veteran. Author Tad Pritchett shows slides and pictures of the experiences of Kansans during the Second World War, the Cold War and the War in Vietnam. Tad Pritchett is a Vietnam veteran, who compares the homecoming of World War II soldiers to his own uneasy return home following a combat tour during the Vietnam War. Pritchett has authored a book titled; From Farm to Field- which tells the experience of Kansans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. In the telling of the story of these World War II veterans Pritchett learns of the brotherhood shared only by those who fought for our nation. Of special interest would be the narratives of young Kansans who were sent from Kansas towns and cities to fight in far away places. These men now in their 80's tell of how the events in their youth helped shaped not just their own lives but the future of the free world. For further information contact Dave Coleman, 785-580-4651.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, November 6 | 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, November 6 | 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, November 6 | 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!

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    Thursday, November 6 | 1 pm-2:30 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.

  • Alzheimer's Association Family Caregiver Series

    Thursday, November 6 | 1:30 pm-3 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Adult Programs] A six-part series for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, with weekly focus on overview, resistance to care, activities, medications, placement decisions, and the role of the caregiver. To register, call 785-271-1844.

  • Homework Center

    Thursday, November 6 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Zoo Animals Live [all ages]

    Thursday, November 6 | 4 pm-4:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101B)

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

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, November 6 | 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!

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