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Bean There, Read That: The Snow Child

Pick up a copy of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey for the Tuesday March 24, 2015 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s! Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight […]

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Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Homework Center

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

  • Bean There, Read That

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Join this library sponsored book group for young intellectuals in their 20’s and 30’s (and anyone young at heart)! We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 PM at the Classic Bean, 2125 Southwest Fairlawn Road, Topeka, Kansas. Find a copy of this month’s title at a book club meeting, from the library’s collection, or bring your own copy. Questions? Email beanthere@tscpl.org for titles and other inquiries.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 9:30 am-10 am

  • Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • 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

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 1:30 pm-3 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.

  • Open Mic Night

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [12-18 years]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, tell jokes or play an instrument. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show or just come and watch.

  • Minecraft @ your library ®

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers.

  • Homework Center

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

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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

  • Master Gardeners: The First Time Gardener

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    Have you never gardened outside before or want to establish a flower, vegetable or herb garden/bed for the first time? If so, then join the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners for ideas and basic techniques related to gardening for the first time.

  • Windows 8 for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Registration required. Learn about tiles, the charms bar, and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator, snipping tool and WordPad.

  • Topeka Genealogical Society: My Most Interesting Ancestor

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    My Most Interesting Ancestor, presented by members of the TGS Family History Writers' Group. Participants in our writer's group have been hard at work, and have agreed to share some of their stories with us. Join us to listen as they read excerpts from their work, and be inspired to get to work on your own family stories. Program is free, and open to the public.

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • PowerPoint

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 11 pm-12:30 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.

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Kids Craft at Monday Farmers Market

    | 8 am-11:30 am
    Our outdoor market features fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, honey baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Kids can make a different craft at the library booth each week.Parking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Monday Farmers Market

    | 8 am-11:30 am
    Our outdoor market features fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, honey baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Kids can make a different craft at the library booth each week.Parking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Library Parking Lot Resurfacing

    | 9 am-9 pm
    The parking lot resurfacing project continues through June 2. Parking is limited. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Taming Your Mouse

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons, scroll bars and more. If you can’t make one of these sessions, register for a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • 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.

  • Summerfest: DC Movie: The Dark Knight

    | 2 pm-4:30 pm

  • Honoring Our Veterans--End of WWII

    | 7 pm-8 pm

  • 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.

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