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  • Storytime- Auburn Elementary Tour

    Thursday, April 17 | 9 am-11 am | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Kids Programs]

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

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

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, April 17 | 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!

  • Excel: Lists

    Thursday, April 17 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn the basics of data lists. Create field names, sort lists, and link spreadsheets. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    Thursday, April 17 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • TSCPL Board of Trustees Meeting

    Thursday, April 17 | 4 pm-8:45 pm | Menninger Room

    [Adult Programs]

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

    Thursday, April 17 | 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!

  • African-American Writers Book Discussion

    Thursday, April 17 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Hughes Room

    [Book Programs] Discussion Join this multicultural opportunity to discuss books written by African American writers. On February 20 discuss Mayday over Wichita by local author and historian D. W. Carter. On March 20 discuss Act of Grace by Karen Simpson. Anton room 202

  • BlockFest™ [0-8 years]

    Friday, April 18 | 9 am-12 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101ABC)

    [Kids Programs] BlockFest™[0-8 years]Experience block fun with your child while they increase their math and science knowledge. Enjoy this block buffet with Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers BLOCKFest™. Parent educators will be on hand to demonstrate techniques that parents can use to help their child become more of a math thinker through block play.

  • Musical Storytime for Everybody

    Friday, April 18 | 10 am-10:30 am

    [Kids Programs] Bring the whole family, daycare or preschool for some guitar pickin' music, dancing, whimsical books and great big smiles with Kyler!

  • Opening Reception: The Printed Image 5

    Friday, April 18 | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

    [Art Programs] Meet some of the artists, have some snacks, and see the newest innovations of contemporary printmaking. Artists from all over the country were chosen by Tom Huck for this exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Movie Night: 42 The Jackie Robinson Story

    Friday, April 18 | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101BC)

    [Movie Programs] Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s.128 min | Rated PG-13 | 2013

  • Stories & Art [3-8 years]

    Saturday, April 19 | 10 am-10:30 am | Lingo Story Room

    [Kids Programs] [3-8 years]Share a story or two, encourage creativity and make memories. All you need is a fun-loving grown-up, a curious kid, “okay to get messy” shirts and smiles.

  • Preserve Topeka: Gems in the Attic

    Saturday, April 19 | 10 am-3 pm

    [Adult Programs] Preserve Topeka - Gems in the Attic Want to know more about your stuff from the experts? In addition to speaking with appraisers attend workshops on saving textiles, donating to a museum or library and learning how to research and document your antiques and collectibles.Kansas Museum of History at 6425 SW 6th Ave.

  • Green Fair:LifeCycle

    Saturday, 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.

  • Green Fair: Metro Bus on Display

    Saturday, 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.

  • 7th Annual Green-Green Today, Save Tomorrow

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

    [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. Join us and over 30 partner organizations at our 7th annual Green Fair. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals, and learn exciting new ways to be green today and save tomorrow.

  • Green Fair: Teen Crafts

    Saturday, April 19 | 1 pm-4 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [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: KDHE-I Breath What?

    Saturday, 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: Kids Crafts

    Saturday, April 19 | 1 pm-4 pm | Lingo Story Room

    [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: Booths

    Saturday, 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: Concert

    Saturday, April 19 | 1 pm-4 pm | Rotunda

    [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.

  • Double Dueling

    Monday, April 21 | 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.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    Monday, April 21 | 4 pm-8 pm | Homework Center

    [Kids Programs] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Facebook for Beginners

    Monday, April 21 | 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 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

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

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

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, April 22 | 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.

  • eContent and Catalog @ Your Library

    Tuesday, April 22 | 1 pm-2:30 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training]

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    Tuesday, April 22 | 3:30 pm-5 pm | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Registration required for these casual help sessions. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, ereader, digital camera or cell phone. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner or work on job applications and resumes. Call or email before the session and tell us what gadget you’re bringing so that we can best serve you. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • tWiin Xgaming [8-12 years]

    Tuesday, April 22 | 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 [5-18 years]

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

    [Kids Programs] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    Tuesday, April 22 | 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.

  • Tom Huck: Artist's Talk

    Tuesday, April 22 | 7 pm-8:30 pm | Marvin Auditorium (101B)

    [Art Programs] Tom Huck is the juror for The Printed Image 5. His woodcuts and lithographs are satiric and socially critical, inspired by living in a small town in Missouri. He describes the work as 'rural satire.' Huck is the juror for The Printed Image 5. Learn about his satirical, funny and socially critical prints, which he calls 'rural satire.' He studies the odd practices of midwest culture, everything from rodeos with 'kid' cowboys to nightclubs to demolition derbies.

  • Bean There, Read That

    Tuesday, April 22 | 7 pm-8:30 pm

    [Book Programs] Join this book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s that like to talk lit. Unlike English classes, talk about books you want to and honestly will read. Discuss Brain on Fire: My Month of Maddness by Susannah Cahalan. A gripping memoir and medical suspense story about a young New York Post reporter’s struggle with a rare and terrifying disease, opening a new window into the fascinating world of brain science. Call 580-4555 for more information. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk the month before, first come, first-served.

  • Word I: Introduction

    Wednesday, April 23 | 9:30 am-11 am | Computer Training Center

    [Computer Training] Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, language tools and some basic editing techniques. This class also helps you better use email and the internet. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

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

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

  • Make Tangle-free Earbuds with Embroidery Floss

    Wednesday, April 23 | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm | The Edge - Teen Room

    [Teen Programs] Making cords thicker with embroidery floss keeps them from tangling. The first 10 teens receive a pair of earbuds to decorate, or bring your own. Learn the Chinese Staircase technique to knot embroidery floss around a cord. Make bracelets and necklaces with the same technique.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

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

    [Kids Programs] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

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