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Being Daddy – Where Did My Free Time Go?

When I was visiting the dentist not long before the arrival of my daughter, I mentioned to the hygienist that my wife and I were expecting our first child in a couple of weeks. She told me to be sure to keep up with my brushing and flossing because once the baby arrives, your time […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today from 9 am–9 pm
  • Goodreads

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Come learn about Goodreads, a simple online way to organize your reading life. Open an account, add your favorite books, keep track of what you are reading and what you want to read, follow friends or your favorite authors and get book recommendations. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have a Goodreads account please bring your password.

  • 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.

  • Friday Flicks: Monsters University

    | 2 pm-4 pm
    It’s showtime - and laughs- for the whole family. Closed captioning will be provided. Movie title subject to change.

  • Classic Film: The Grapes of Wrath

    | 2 pm-5 pm

  • First Friday ArtWalk

    | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    This is the last week of The Printed Image 5. Be part of the city-wide celebration of the arts. We're one of the ArtWalk Shuttle stops.

  • First Friday Art Walk Shuttle

    | 5:50 pm-8:35 pm

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Makin' Moves Wellness Conference

    | 9 am-12 pm

  • 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.

  • Computerized Genealogy Class

    | 11 am-12:30 pm
    Learn how you can use the Internet to create your family tree. Find out how you can store your genealogy, family stories, documents and pictures. This class helps you to put all of your research in one place. For beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogists. Space is limited to 10. Registration required. Call 580-4510.

  • Guys Read [8-12 years]

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Read awesome books dudes will dig - explosive action and farts! Then talk ’em over with the guys, play games, wolf down some food and meet new friends. First timers score a members-only bookbag and sign our charter. Receive books on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up with secret password: GUYS READ. Call 580-4565.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
  • R.E.A.D. Dogs

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Dogs are man’s best friend, 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
  • 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. Closed Labor DayParking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Parents as Teachers @ Monday 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. Closed Labor DayParking 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. Closed Labor DayParking Lot, 10th and Washburnthrough Oct 6

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 10 am-11 am
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 1 pm-2 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Email for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 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

  • KDHE Chronic Disease Self-Mgmt Program

    | 1 pm-3:30 pm

  • Classics Made Modern eBook Discussion

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm

  • Everything Anime

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Dress up as your favorite anime character and enjoy crafts, trivia and other fun stuff in this multi-media event.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 3 pm-4 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Caregiver Support Group

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful, but you don’t have to go it alone. Come meet and talk to others who are in the same situation as you - moderated by Michele Dillon, Caregiver Support Specialist at Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging.

  • Pajama Storytime [3-5 years] Preregistration Required

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm
    Wear your pajamas to the library! Bring along a fuzzy friend and your blanket. Stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Registration required. 785-580-4565. [3-5 years]

  • 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
  • Readapalooza [ages 6-12]

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Stories & Crafts

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Writeapalooza

    | 1 pm-2 pm

  • Writeapalooza

    | 3 pm-4 pm

  • tWiin Xgaming [8-12 years]

    | 3 pm-4 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.)

  • 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.

  • Word I: Introduction

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    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

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • New Bookmobile Ribbon Cutting

    | 9 am-9:30 am
    Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, meet bookmobile staff and mystery VIPs and take a tour of the fully stocked bookmobile. Come in and check it out and meet the folks who made it possible! The Sherlock Holmes-themed bookmobile will be parked here until 7pm, so stop by after work.

  • Kid Rocker Mister Stinky Feet

    | 9:30 am-10:30 am
    Jim Cosgrove, Kid-rocker is back with his high-energy, interactive program loaded with laughter, singing and dancing for families with elementary-aged children. Join the act as Jim a.k.a. Mr. Stinky Feet performs his original songs and shares his box of instruments from all over the world.Marvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • New Bookmobile Tours

    | 9:30 am-7 pm
    Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, meet bookmobile staff and mystery VIPs and take a tour of the fully stocked bookmobile. Come in and check it out and meet the folks who made it possible! The Sherlock Holmes-themed bookmobile will be parked here until 7pm, so stop by after work.

  • 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 for the four-week session [January 18-29] begins 9 am, Wednesday, December 18. Call 580-4565..

  • 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 for the four-week session [January 18-29] begins 9 am, Wednesday, December 18. Call 580-4565..

  • Kid Rocker Mister Stinky Feet

    | 11 am-12 pm
    Jim Cosgrove, Kid-rocker is back with his high-energy, interactive program loaded with laughter, singing and dancing for families with elementary-aged children. Join the act as Jim a.k.a. Mr. Stinky Feet performs his original songs and shares his box of instruments from all over the world.Marvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • iPad Workshop

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Bring your iPad and your library card. Staff and participants share tips and tricks, iPad features and favorite apps, including our suite of digital offerings. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 1 pm-2 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Write-a-palooza [8-12 yrs]

    | 3 pm-4 pm
    Creativity is in you screaming to get out. Grab a pencil and let it spill into words and pictures. Register on May 19 beginning at 9 AM for this 9-week program for aspiring authors and illustrators. Call 580-4565. Participate for at least 7 weeks and take home your final copy in book form.

  • Kid Rocker Mister Stinky Feet

    | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Jim Cosgrove, Kid-rocker is back with his high-energy, interactive program loaded with laughter, singing and dancing for families with elementary-aged children. Join the act as Jim a.k.a. Mr. Stinky Feet performs his original songs and shares his box of instruments from all over the world.Marvin Auditorium Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

  • 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 for the four-week session [January 18-29] begins 9 am, Wednesday, December 18. Call 580-4565..

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm
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