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Junk Drawer Jewelry

You’ve heard the expression one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. My new version of that saying is one woman’s junk is another woman’s fashion accessory. I do not collect rare buttons and I do not make fine art jewelry. But I do like to make fun funky artsy jewelry from things I find in my “junk” box.

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Toddler Time 2 [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 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 2 [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.

  • PowerPoint

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    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

    | 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

  • Toddler Time 2 [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.

  • Library Ebooks for Nook Tablets

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Bring in your Nook tablet and library card and learn how to get free Ebooks anytime! Email and app store login required.

Open Wednesday 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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.

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm

  • 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.

  • TALK About Literature in Kansas Things I've Been Silent About

    | 7 pm-8:45 pm
    Azar Nafisi's memoir covers her increasing alienation from the theocratic state in Iran and a complex relationship with her parents. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funded by the Kansas Humanities Council. Register in Topeka Room, 204, or email mericsson@tscpl.org for more info

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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Internet Introduction

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn basic Internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Family Caregiving Series for Alzheimer's

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm
    A free six-part series for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present each program. Resources from the Health Information Neighborhood of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will be available for checkout. This workshop series is not intended for professional caregivers. Preregistration is requested 785.271.1844 cindy.miller@alz.org

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 3 pm-6 pm

  • Homework Center

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

  • Zoo Animals Live!

    | 4 pm-4:45 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

  • 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 +

  • Excel: Lists

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Create field names, sort lists, and link worksheets. Learn to create lists that can be used in our Word Mail Merge & Mailing Lists class. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • A Hero's Journey Reception

    | 3:30 pm-8 pm

  • Edible Book Festival

    | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Create an edible masterpiece based on the content or shape of a book ‒ from puns to literal interpretations ‒ for the 9th annual Edible Book Festival. Call 580-4515 by 5 pm Apr 2 to enter. Bring entries to the library between 3 and 5:25 pm Apr 3.

  • First Friday Art Walk Shuttle

    | 5:50 pm-8:35 pm

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 9 am-9:10 am
    Interactive classes on budgeting, understanding credit reports, mortgage loan options, and investments will be offered to promote financial literacy for all ages. Presented by investment professionals of Money Smart Kansas.

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 9 am-12 pm

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 9 am-12:20 pm

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 9:10 am-10 am
    Find out why a good credit score is important, how to build good credit, how to access your credit report, interpret your credit report, how to dispute errors and ways to establish or increase your credit score.Presenting Organization: Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

  • Money Smart Kansas Day-Credit Reports

    | 9:15 am-11:30 am

  • Math and Science Exploration

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stand back! Experiments are underway. We have the whole wacky world to learn about. Bring a grownup and be prepared to discover, learn and get dirty. [5-10 years]

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 10 am-11:30 am

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 10:10 am-11 am

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 11:10 am-12 pm

  • Money Smart Kansas Day

    | 11:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 1 pm-4 pm

  • Gaming for Adults [18 and older]

    | 2 pm-5 pm
    [18 and older]If you love games and you need a new challenge, then join us on the first Saturday of each month as we play board games. Bring your own or play ours. Staff favs will be queued up on the Wii and Xbox 360.

  • Gaming for Adults [18 and older]

    | 2 pm-5 pm
    [18 and older]If you love games and you need a new challenge, then join us on the first Saturday of each month as we play board games. Bring your own or play ours. Staff favs will be queued up on the Wii and Xbox 360.

Closed Sunday for the holiday
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.

  • #WhatsNext

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    #WhatsNextAre you graduating soon? Looking for work? Going to college or leaving home? You probably have lots of questions. We have answers! Attend any or all of the sessions below and we will provide you with practical information on how to be ready for #WhatsNext.

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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.

  • 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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