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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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  • Homework Center

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

  • R.E.A.D.

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Dogs are man's best friends, but a child's best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. They are registered therapy animals that volunteer at the library with their owners.

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.

  • 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.

  • Read Across America

    | 5 pm-6 pm
    [3-8 years]Everyone's invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories, games, crafts and fun. Make a Wocket to take home (while supplies last) and show your love of reading and the books of Dr. Seuss.

  • 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.

Open Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday Topics-

    | 11:30 am-2 pm

  • 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
    Free Tax Preparation offered February 3 through April 14, 2015:Tuesdays: 6 - 8:30 pm Spanish assistance availableThursdays: 3 - 8:30 pmSaturdays: 1 - 4 pmAppointments made on a first come, first served basis through a sign-up sheet as followsTUESDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 6pm and report to 101A.THURSDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 40 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 3pm and report to 101A.SATURDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 1pm and report to 101A.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.Before going to a VITA site, see Publication 3676-B, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3676bsp.pdf for services provided and check out the What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information our volunteers will need to help you.

  • International Film Series: Fill the Void

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    A young woman having to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Part of the International Film Series.© Sony | Israel | 2012 | Rated PG | 90 minutes

  • Google It

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    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.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 9:30 am-10 am
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • Word I: Introduction

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email 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
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Start a Business

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn about 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 Center.

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for toddlers and adults to enjoy together.

  • 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.

  • Kansas Reptiles

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Learn how to identify native snakes and other reptiles and where you can find them in Kansas. Presented by Kelly Haller. Cosponsored by Topeka Audubon Society.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Word II

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    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

  • 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

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 3 pm-6 pm
    Free Tax Preparation offered February 3 through April 14, 2015:Tuesdays: 6 - 8:30 pm Spanish assistance availableThursdays: 3 - 8:30 pmSaturdays: 1 - 4 pmAppointments made on a first come, first served basis through a sign-up sheet as followsTUESDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 6pm and report to 101A.THURSDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 40 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 3pm and report to 101A.SATURDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 1pm and report to 101A.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.Before going to a VITA site, see Publication 3676-B, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3676bsp.pdf for services provided and check out the What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information our volunteers will need to help you.

  • Fun After School

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Check out a new craft, game, cool activity or whatever else we can find to play with. Amp up the fun by bringing some friends. It's something different every month!

  • Zoo Animals Live!

    | 4 pm-4:30 pm
    Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

  • 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

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 6 pm-8:30 pm
    Free Tax Preparation offered February 3 through April 14, 2015:Tuesdays: 6 - 8:30 pm Spanish assistance availableThursdays: 3 - 8:30 pmSaturdays: 1 - 4 pmAppointments made on a first come, first served basis through a sign-up sheet as followsTUESDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 6pm and report to 101A.THURSDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 40 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 3pm and report to 101A.SATURDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 1pm and report to 101A.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.Before going to a VITA site, see Publication 3676-B, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3676bsp.pdf for services provided and check out the What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information our volunteers will need to help you.

  • Use it or Lose it

    | 6:30 pm-8 pm
    The trick to slowing down aging can be as simple as playing a game of cards or having dinner with friends. Join Dr. Susan Kemper, senior scientist at the Gerontology Center at KU as she discusses the role of those and other “mental gymnastics” in aging and dementia.

  • 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 +

  • Email for Beginners

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    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

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
  • Pinterest for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, project, ideas and favorites. Open an account, create boards and begin pinning! Learn to find pins in particular categories or follow other pinners. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have a Pinterest account, make sure to bring your password. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • WU Papermaking Class

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

  • First Friday Art Walk Shuttle

    | 5:50 pm-8:35 pm

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm View all events
  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

    | 1 pm-4 pm
    Free Tax Preparation offered February 3 through April 14, 2015:Tuesdays: 6 - 8:30 pm Spanish assistance availableThursdays: 3 - 8:30 pmSaturdays: 1 - 4 pmAppointments made on a first come, first served basis through a sign-up sheet as followsTUESDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 6pm and report to 101A.THURSDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 40 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 3pm and report to 101A.SATURDAYS: The sign-up sheet will be placed at the Information Desk at 9am. The first 20 people in line can sign up. They will need to return at 1pm and report to 101A.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.Before going to a VITA site, see Publication 3676-B, http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3676bsp.pdf for services provided and check out the What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information our volunteers will need to help you.

  • 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.

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