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Be Crafty and Be Green

The Green Fair @ Your Library is coming up on Saturday, April 21 and it seems the perfect time to channel your crafting energy into recycling. Use what you already have on hand or what someone else considers trash and make it awesome.

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–6 pm
  • Local Author Workshop

    | 9 am-2 pm
    Calling all authors! Hone your skills in marketing/promoting your book and take a closer look at the publishing process (traditional & self-pub). Prepare for successful holiday sales and events, including the library’s Local Author Fair on Dec. 6. Reserve your spot in the workshop today; call 580-4540.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • Sing, Dance & Read [2-5 years]

    | 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.

  • Discovering the Secrets of Your House

    | 4 pm-6 pm
    Learn how to document your home using maps, online resources, government files and architectural styleguides. A great intro to filling out a local, state and national registry applications. In partnership with Kansas Historical Society Cultural Resources Division.

  • Movies Night Downtown- American Graffiti

    | 8 pm-10 pm
    Bring your friends, family and your own blankets; no chairs allowed on the grass. Cosponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and seveneightfive magazine.nCapitol Lawn Movie Night Downtown - Sat Aug 23 8:00-10:00 pm - On the street at 9th & JacksonBring your friends, family, lawn chairs and your own blankets. Cosponsored by Downtown Topeka, Inc. and seveneightfive magazine. American Graffiti - Follow two high school grads as they celebrate their final night together before going to college. This movie is loaded with classic cars like the ones you will see for real this night. Part of Cruisin’ the Capitol Car Show.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
  • Homework Center

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

  • Altered Books Workshop

    | 2 pm-4 pm
    Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time. Hands-on demonstrations and books provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    | 3 pm-4:30 pm
    Discuss The Chaperone by Kansas author Laura Moriarty. Silent movie star Louise Brooks and her chaperone, a 36-year-old woman, travel to New York City in 1922. Registration required. Call 580-4540.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm
  • 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

  • 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

  • Word II

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    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

  • Homework Center

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

  • Write-a-palooza Book Presentation

    | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Teen Writers Group

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    [12-18 yrs]Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we explore poetry and prose as a way to express ourselves and explore our world.

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Internet Introduction

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 [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

    | 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 book group for young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s who like to talk lit. Talk about books you want to read. Email Erin at eseeger@tscpl.org for August and September titles. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served.

  • 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 Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Google It

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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.

  • 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.

  • Open Mic Night [11-18 yrs]

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    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 or tell jokes. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show.

  • Homework Center

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

  • Altered Books Workshop

    | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time. Hands-on demonstrations and books provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Email for Beginners

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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

  • 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 help develop school 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!

  • 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.

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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

Questions?