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A Nightmare Boyfriend in Into the Darkest Corner

Catherine was once outgoing and carefree, but after she met her boyfriend, Lee, everything changed. Lee was good looking and charming and seemed like the ideal boyfriend but after a few months there were signs that something was wrong as the violence and control escalated into a final ordeal of torture.

Move ahead three years later, Lee is in prison and Catherine is trapped in her own apartment for hours on end because of her fear and obsessions. In spite of her difficulties, Catherine has begun to move on with her life, and then she finds out that Lee…

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  • HEARyouth Local Resources Fair

    | 3 pm-4:30 pm
    HEARyouth Local Resources Fair [11-18 years] HEARyouth is a group of community agencies who work together to help youth become Heatlhy, Empowered and Responsible through establishing connections with community resources and services. HEARyouth partners include: Family Service and Guidance Center, KYEA, PARS, Positive Connections, Shawnee County Health Agency, Valeo, Women Empowerment and the YWCA. Tue Apr 15 3:00-4:30 pm HEARyouth is a group of community agencies who work together to help youth become Healthy, Empowered and Responsible through establishing connections with community resources and services. HEARyouth partners include: Family Service and Guidance Center, KYEA, PARS, Positive Connections, Shawnee County Health Agency, Valeo, Women Empowerment and the YWCA.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    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]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    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]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Sign Up for Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 5 pm-6 pm

  • Legal Issues and Your Small Business

    | 6 pm-8 pm
    Washburn Law students take you through the legal steps of starting your own business.

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Registration for this program begins 9 AM, Tuesday, March 13. Call 785-580-4565. 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.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • SBA ENCORE Business Event

    | 9 am-12 pm

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stories, songs, and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.

  • Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple functions or formulas, and page setup features. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • iPad Workshop

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    Bring your iPad and your library card - Learn to download free library eBooks. Staff and participants share favorite apps or iPad features with each other.

  • SKITLS [8-12 years]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    The School Kids In The Library Society invites you to join us as we laugh, learn, and create. We'll discover cool concepts, make real life connections, and create something exciting to remember it by - all before supper time, where you can wow everyone with your new found knowledge and know-how.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • 4-H in the Library [6-11 years]

    | 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.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stories, songs, and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

  • Excel: Lists

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    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]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • TSCPL Board of Trustees Meeting

    | 4 pm-8:45 pm

  • Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

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

  • African-American Writers Book Discussion

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    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

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm
  • BlockFest™ [0-8 years]

    | 9 am-12 pm
    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

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    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

    | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    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

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    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

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Stories & Art [3-8 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [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

    | 10 am-3 pm
    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

    | 12 pm-2 pm
    [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

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [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: Kids Crafts

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [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: Teen Crafts

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [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

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [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

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [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?

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    [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.

Closed Sunday for the holiday
Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Double Dueling

    | 4 pm-6 pm
    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]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Facebook for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 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 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

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