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  • An Oscar Film Series: Gravity

    Friday, October 24 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Movie Programs] A film in the weightless dark of space starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney which took home seven Oscars last year. Remember - don’t let go. 2013 | 91 min | Rated PG-13

  • Silents in the Cathedral

    Friday, October 24 | 7 pm-9:30 pm

    [Movie Programs] Get in the mood for Halloween; attend Silents in the Cathedral. Enjoy a couple of short films and main feature film. Live music by Marvin Faulwell, organ, and Bob Keckeisen, percussion, accompanies the films. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Sing, Dance & Read with Kyler [2-5 years]

    Saturday, October 25 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin’ with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests! Grab some breakfast in the Millennium Café before showtime.

  • A Carol Dickens Christmas

    Saturday, October 25 | 2 pm-3 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101B)

    [Adult Programs] Averill Reworks Dickens Thomas Fox Averill entertains with sections from his book A Carol Dickens Christmas. His novel subtly reworks Charles Dickens’s classic with a multicultural cast and has been called an important addition to Victorian afterlife fiction. It offers special treats for foodies too.

  • The Truth is Here [all ages]

    Sunday, October 26 | 1 pm-2 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Teen Programs] Members of the Kansas Paranormal Investigators will share stories and evidence from their encounters with ghostly apparitions.

  • Homework Center

    Sunday, October 26 | 2 pm-6 pm | Homework Center

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

  • R.E.A.D. Dogs

    Sunday, October 26 | 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.

  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    Sunday, October 26 | 3 pm-4:30 pm | Menninger Room

    [Book Programs] Discuss Blame by Michelle Huneven. After spending her life trying to atone for her past, an ex-alcoholic discovers new information about what may have really happened the night two people were found dead in her driveway. Registration required. Call 580-4540.

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

    Monday, October 27 | 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.

  • Email for Beginners

    Monday, October 27 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to, and forward email messages. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Community Information Session on Ebola Readiness

    Monday, October 27 | 1 pm-3 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101AB)

    [Adult Programs] What is Ebola? How are we preparing in Shawnee County? The Shawnee County Health Agency staff members will answer those questions and present general information about the current Ebola situation. Information can also be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html or by calling 211. http://tscpl.org/health/ebola-need-know

  • Homework Center

    Monday, October 27 | 4 pm-8 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, October 27 | 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.

  • Nanowrimo Kickoff: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days

    Monday, October 27 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Adult Programs] National Novel Writing Month begins Nov. 1 with the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by midnight on the 30th. Helpful advice from fellow participants prepares you for this frantic writing adventure. Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the Topeka region, or email estaley@tscpl.org .

  • Teen Writers Group

    Monday, October 27 | 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.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    Tuesday, October 28 | 10 am-10:30 am

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

  • Word I: Introduction

    Tuesday, October 28 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, October 28 | 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, October 28 | 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, October 28 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Bean There, Read That

    Tuesday, October 28 | 7 pm-8:30 pm

    [Book Programs] A book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s who love to talk lit. Talk about books you want to read. Email Erin at eseeger@tscpl.org for October and November titles. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, October 29 | 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, October 29 | 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, October 29 | 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.

  • Community Information Session on Ebola Readiness

    Wednesday, October 29 | 3 pm-5 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101C)

    [Adult Programs] What is Ebola? How are we preparing in Shawnee County? The Shawnee County Health Agency staff members will answer those questions and present general information about the current Ebola situation. Information can also be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html or by calling 211. http://tscpl.org/health/ebola-need-know

  • Open Mic Night [11-18 yrs]

    Wednesday, October 29 | 4 pm-5 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.

  • Homework Center

    Wednesday, October 29 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    Wednesday, October 29 | 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.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, October 30 | 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, October 30 | 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, October 30 | 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 II

    Thursday, October 30 | 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

  • Alzheimer's Association Family Caregiver Series

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

    [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, October 30 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

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

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, October 30 | 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!

  • Women & Money 2014

    Thursday, October 30 | 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.

  • 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.

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