Events

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Visit

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | library parking lot Adults

OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile will be pulling in with their new, shiny bus for a day of fun and learning. Explore ebooks and digital audiobooks with OverDrive and TSCPL librarians, get help with your digital device, and explore Libby, the coolest reading app ever. Come check it out!

Teacher Treats-Handling Behavior in a Preschool Classroom

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Marvin Auditorium 101 ABC Adults

Preschool teachers, learn strategies to manage difficult behavior in the classroom. Participants will learn positive behavior support strategies to take back to the classroom. There will be an opportunity to take with them visual supports to help implement the strategies discussed. 2 CEU's are earned through attendance. Adult Preschool caregivers Registration begins Friday, September 1.

Teacher Treats-Experience Shapes the Brain

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 1-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Preschool educators, learn about basic brain science and how it applies to teaching preschool children. We will learn how brains are built and how to connect with and calm children with challenging behavior. Register at tscpl.org/register. 2 CEU's earned through attendance. Registration begins Friday, September 1.

So Many Books

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr. This 2Book Topeka title will take us back to 1896 where a serial killer is on the loose in New York City.

Law at the Library

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Learn about advance directives and estate planning basics from 12:30-1 p.m. If you are age 60 or older, meet with Kansas Legal Services staff to draft documents such as powers of attorney and living wills for free from 1-4 p.m.

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Contact Meg at mporteous@tscpl.org or follow us on Facebook Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot, or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Contact Meg at mporteous@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook.

How to Write a Novel in 30 days

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Write a 50,000 word first draft in November with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Get fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official stickers from NaNoWriMo headquarters and other inspiring goodies that will power you through the month. Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the Topeka region.

Teen Writers Group

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose. [12-18 years]

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills. [3-5 years]

Writing Marathon: Down to the Bones of Journaling

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Adults

Based on Natalie Goldberg's marathon plan in Writing Down the Bones, participants write for a period of time then take turns reading what they have written. No comments are made by the writer or others during reading or writing times, though comments can be written and read during the following round. Registration required at tscpl.org/register.