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Story of Human Consumption Told by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz

Consumed, an exhibit opening April 5 at the Alice C. Sabatini GAllery, looks at history, ecology, animals and people in Pop Art-style. Charming and whimsical works of art by Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz tell stories about the past, present and future. Come in during First Friday and meet the artists.

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • True Grit (1969) Movie

    | 6:30 pm-9 pm
    Garnering John Wayne his only Oscar for best actor, the role of U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is a one-eyed, unwashed, fat old man who just maybe has a heart of gold. Mattie Ross convinces him to bring her father's killer to justice. Part of the Big Read Film Series. 1969 | 128 minutes | Rated G

  • Kelly Corrigan: Glitter and Glue

    | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan is coming to Topeka as part of the paperback tour for her memoir, Glitter and Glue. The event, co-sponsored by the library, will support financial aid for deserving students at Topeka Collegiate School. The library will have a limited number of tickets to give away, but you may purchase a ticket ($30) that includes a paperback copy of Glitter and Glue. Reserve your place: Bidpal.net/KellyCorrigan

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
  • Musical Storytime for Everyone

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    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.

  • True Grit: Big Read at Helping Hands

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    The library and Helping Hands are partnering at the shelter in a western-themed adoption event that has pets posing as stars of the Old West.■ Helping Hands Humane Society – 5720 SW 21st St

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 1 pm-4 pm

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
  • Homework Center

    | 2 pm-6 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • R.E.A.D.

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Dogs are man's best friends, 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.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Medicare Monday

    | 1 pm-3 pm
    Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare. Repeated on the first Monday of each month.

  • Double Dueling: Yugioh and Magic the Gathering

    | 4 pm-6 pm
    Bring your cards and prepare for fierce battle with other Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering players.

  • Read Across America

    | 5 pm-6 pm
    [3-8 years]Everyone's invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories, games, crafts and fun. Make a Wocket to take home (while supplies last) and show your love of reading and the books of Dr. Seuss.

  • PostPublic Article Club

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    “Bite-size discourse in the Capital City”A public group to discuss interesting articles.Each month a “curator” is chosen to select an article for next month’s discussion. Additional articles of interest can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email abonnett@tscpl.org.

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Tuesday Topics-

    | 11:30 am-2 pm

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    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.

  • Homework Center

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • tWiin xGaming

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [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).

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • International Film Series: Fill the Void

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    A young woman having to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Part of the International Film Series.© Sony | Israel | 2012 | Rated PG | 90 minutes

  • Google It

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn to use this most-visited site on the web. Search for information and images on the Internet. See your house with Google Maps and learn about even more Google apps and features. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • Word I: Introduction

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • Beginning Embroidery

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Embroidery can be used to embellish fabric items or to create original art. It can be as traditional or modern as you choose! Learn several basic embroidery stitches, and get help planning your embroidery project. Registration required. Limit 15. Call 862-1630

  • Facebook for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    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 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • 4-H in the Library

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    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

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Art and You

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Art classes for 10-16 yr olds offer hands-on art experiences including multi-level instruction and discussion of related artworks. Call 251-2953

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn about 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 Center.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

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

    | 6:30 pm-7:15 pm
    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 440-4524.

  • Kansas Reptiles

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn how to identify native snakes and other reptiles and where you can find them in Kansas. Presented by Kelly Haller. Cosponsored by Topeka Audubon Society.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Baby Bookworms

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Word II

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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

  • Computer Genealogy

    | 10 am-11:30 am
    Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources our library offers. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. Registration required. Limit 10. Call 286-0676

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-5 years]Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

  • Baby Bookworms

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 3 pm-6 pm

  • Fun After School

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Check out a new craft, game, cool activity or whatever else we can find to play with. Amp up the fun by bringing some friends. It's something different every month!

  • Homework Center

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    [5-18 years] Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Zoo Animals Live!

    | 4 pm-4:30 pm
    Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

  • Baby Bookworms

    | 5:30 pm-6 pm
    Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through songs, stories, bounces and more! Birth - 18 months

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • Use it or Lose it

    | 6:30 pm-8 pm
    The trick to slowing down aging can be as simple as playing a game of cards or having dinner with friends. Join Dr. Susan Kemper, senior scientist at the Gerontology Center at KU as she discusses the role of those and other “mental gymnastics” in aging and dementia.

  • Book, Book, Goose!

    | 6:30 pm-8 pm
    Book, Book, Goose! is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials on the first Thursday of every month. Email bookgoose@tscpl.org for upcoming titles. Age 21 +

  • Email for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    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

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