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All Booked Up: Food 52

You’re going to wish smells and tastes could transfer via the Web because Kathy and Diana bring you a mouth-watering edition of All Booked Up. They discuss one of their favorite topics: food! Bestselling author Amanda Hesser and food writer Merrill Stubbs have curated the first-ever online community cookbook, the basis for this gorgeous full-color […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm
  • Homework Center

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

  • Chess Club [11-18 yrs]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [11-18 years]Do you like to win? When you play chess, your chances of winning are 50/50! So join us for the fun and strategy of chess. If you haven’t played before, we’ll teach you and give you tips on how to win.

  • 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!

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized form letters, and directories by combining a word document and a data table. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Topeka Genealogical Society

    | 7 pm-8:45 pm
    Whether you are just starting to put together your family tree or a seasoned researcher, this program is for you. Enjoy this fact-filled session that could help you complete your family story. Join us for a fun-filled evening as we line up a panel of our best local genealogy experts and challenge them with your genealogy questions. Submit questions in advance through www.tgstopeka.org.

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm
Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • People in Your Neighborhood: Fire Truck Tour

    | 10 am-11:30 am

  • The Fire Department

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    A wonderful storyteller back by popular demand, Greg Bailey, Topeka Fire Department Fire Chief, is a can’t-miss. He’ll share some fun stories. Afterward, step outside where members of the Topeka Fire department provide mini tours of a real fire engine and firefighting gear.

  • Storytelling Workshop for Adults

    | 1 pm-3:30 pm
    In this group participation-centered workshop, learn how to pick a story that’s right for you, how to develop an oral story and how to overcome public speaking fears. Presented by Rosie Cutrer, veteran storyteller. Registration required. Limit 10. Call 580-4540.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
  • Homework Center

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

Closed Monday for the holiday
Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    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]

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

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • Tuesday Topics - United Air Service in Topeka

    | 11:30 am-2 pm
    Join Eric Johnson, Airport President/Director of Airports, as he brings us up-to-date on air travel out of Topeka. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch at 235-8452 by August 25. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County.

  • 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 [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.)

  • Tot Time [24-36 months] Preregistration Required

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    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.

  • International Film: Hate

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    An unblinking look at a racially diverse group of young people trapped in the Parisian economic and social underclass. France | 1995 | Rated R | 100 minutes | b&w

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    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]

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

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    | 10:30 am-11 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

  • 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.

  • Homework Center

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

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8 pm
    Learn what it takes to start your own business. Topics include 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.

  • Sneak, Peek and Read [18-24 mos]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

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