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Books, Movies & Music Clare Vanderpool author of Moon over Manifest comes to Topeka

2011 Newbery Medal Winner Clare Vanderpool

Wichita author Clare Vanderpool won the 2011 John Newbery Medal for children’s literature for her first book, Moon Over Manifest. The Newbery is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author who has made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Vanderpool will share stories about the joy of writing and […]

Upcoming Events

Open Today 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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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]

    | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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]

    | 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

Open Thursday from 9 am–9 pm
Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm
  • 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.

  • Musical Storytime for Everybody

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Bring the whole family, daycare or preschool for some guitar pickin' music, dancing, whimsical books and great big smiles with Kyler!

  • Friday Flicks: Nightmare Before Christmas

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

  • Trivia Night @ your library®

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Stories & Art [3-8 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    [3-8 years]Share a story or two, encourage creativity and make memories. All you need is a fun-loving grown-up, a curious kid, “okay to get messy” shirts and smiles.

  • Trivia Afternoon @your library®

    | 3 pm-5:30 pm

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