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  • BLOCKFest

    Friday, April 17 | 9 am-12 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Kids Programs] Experience block fun with your child to increase math and science knowledge. Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers will demonstrate techniques that parents can use to help their child become more of a math thinker through block play. Bring the kids in anytime during the event.[0-8 years]

  • Musical Storytime for Everybody

    Friday, April 17 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs]

  • Word II

    Friday, April 17 | 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

  • Anyone Can Cook [12-18]

    Friday, April 17 | 4 pm-5 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Teen Programs] For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook. Learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks and explore different styles of cooking.

  • A Fistful of Dollars at 50: The Impact of Spaghetti Westerns

    Friday, April 17 | 7 pm-8 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Adult Programs] Experience block fun with your child to increase math and science knowledge. Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers will demonstrate techniques that parents can use to help their child become more of a math thinker through block play. Bring the kids in anytime during the event.[0-8 years]

  • Stories and Art [3-8 years]

    Saturday, April 18 | 10 am-10:30 am | Lingo Story Room

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

  • Computerized Genealogy

    Saturday, April 18 | 11 am-1 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Adult Programs] Learn how you can use the Internet to create your family tree. Find out how you can store your genealogy, family stories, documents and pictures. This class helps you to put all of your research in one place. For beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogists. Space is limited to 10. Registration required. Call 580-4510.

  • Adult Literacy Open House

    Saturday, April 18 | 3 pm-4 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Adult Programs] Got good reading skills? Need good reading skills? You are invited to an open house sponsored by the Topeka Literacy Council. Information about tutor training, materials to help adults develop reading skills and free adult literacy assessments will be available.

  • Green Fair: Electronic Recycling

    Sunday, April 19 | 12 pm-2 pm

    [Adult Programs] [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608. Recycle your electronics free at the Green Fair from 12-2 pm. Provided by Asset LifeCycle. They will not accept Freon based equipment or CRT Monitors or TVs. Located in the bus lane.

  • Green Fair: Booths

    Sunday, April 19 | 1 pm-4 pm

    [Kids Programs] [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Green Fair-Growing Green Families

    Sunday, April 19 | 1 pm-4 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Adult Programs] [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608. Cultivate eco-friendly living at the library's 9th annual Green Fair, Growing Green Families. With over 30 vendors, there’s sure to be something for you and your sprouts. Enjoy crafts, music, games and live animals while learning new ways to nurture a healthy home and planet.

  • Green Fair Kids Crafts

    Sunday, April 19 | 1 pm-4 pm

    [Kids Programs] [all ages]Join us for the finale to National Library week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and more. Fun for all ages, but especially the kids! For information call 785-580-4608.

  • Homework Center

    Sunday, April 19 | 2 pm-6 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Family Place Learn and Play

    Monday, April 20 | 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 for the 5 week program. Call 580-4565[Birth - 3 years]

  • Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

    Monday, April 20 | 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.

  • #WhatsNext

    Monday, April 20 | 4 pm-5 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [Teen Programs] #WhatsNextAre you graduating soon? Looking for work? Going to college or leaving home? You probably have lots of questions. We have answers! Attend any or all of the sessions below and we will provide you with practical information on how to be ready for #WhatsNext.

  • Double Dueling: Yugioh and Magic the Gathering

    Monday, April 20 | 4 pm-6 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Bring your cards and prepare for fierce battle with other Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering players.

  • Homework Center

    Monday, April 20 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Family Place Learn and Play

    Monday, April 20 | 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 for the 5 week program. Call 580-4565[Birth - 3 years]

  • Toddler Time 2 [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, April 21 | 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 years]

    Tuesday, April 21 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Toddler Time 2 [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, April 21 | 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.

  • Learn to Crochet

    Tuesday, April 21 | 1 pm-3 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Adult Programs] Learn basic crochet stitches including foundation chain, single and double crochet. Crochet hook and yarn provided. Connect with local crochet groups, check out library resources, find patterns and new techniques. School-age children welcome with an adult. Register at 580-4540.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, April 21 | 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

    Tuesday, April 21 | 4 pm-5 pm | Tweens Area

    [Kids Programs] [8-12 years]Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii or Xbox. 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, April 21 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Toddler Time 2 [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, April 21 | 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.

  • Anime Kurabu [11-18 yrs]

    Tuesday, April 21 | 7 pm-8 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Kon'nichiwa! Do you love all things anime and manga? If you answered hai, then plan on coming to this fun kurabu where we will play, watch, read, write, draw and imagine all things anime.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Wednesday, April 22 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Excel: Lists

    Wednesday, April 22 | 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.

  • Homework Center

    Wednesday, April 22 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Minecraft @ your library ®

    Wednesday, April 22 | 4 pm-5 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Kids Programs] Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers.

  • TALK About Literature in Kansas The Lazarus Project

    Wednesday, April 22 | 7 pm-8:45 pm | Menninger Room

    [Book Programs] In Aleksandar Hemon's novel, Vladimir Brik is caught in exile in Chicago by the wars that broke up Yugoslavia. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funded by the Kansas Humanities Council. Register in Topeka Room, 204, or email mericsson@tscpl.org for more info.

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, April 23 | 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! Birth - 18 months

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    Thursday, April 23 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, April 23 | 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! Birth - 18 months

  • PowerPoint

    Thursday, April 23 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | 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.

  • Family Caregiving Series for Alzheimer's

    Thursday, April 23 | 1:30 pm-3 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101B)

    [Adult Programs] A free six-part series for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present each program. Resources from the Health Information Neighborhood of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will be available for checkout. This workshop series is not intended for professional caregivers. Preregistration is requested 785.271.1844 cindy.miller@alz.org

  • Homework Center

    Thursday, April 23 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Baby Bookworms

    Thursday, April 23 | 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! Birth - 18 months

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