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Six Degrees Challenge

When a certain theme in a book makes your eyes light up with joy, there’s nothing better than to follow that theme to another book that will expand upon that same concept. One way of doing this is to take the idea of “six degrees of separation” and apply it to books by noting the connections […]

Upcoming Events

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  • Google It

    | 1 pm-2:30 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 Mic Night

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [12-18 years]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, tell jokes or play an instrument. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show or just come and watch.

  • Minecraft @ your library ®

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    Enter the library's Minecraft world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers.

  • Homework Center

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

  • Toddler Time 1 [12-24 months]

    | 6:30 pm-7 pm

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

  • Happy Birthday Kansas

    | 10 am-10:45 am

  • Happy Birthday Kansas

    | 10 am-10:45 am

  • 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

  • Library Ebooks for Nook Tablets

    | 1:30 pm-3 pm
    Bring in your Nook tablet and library card and learn how to get free Ebooks anytime! Email and app store login required.

  • 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

  • PowerPoint

    | 7 pm-8:30 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.

  • Kansas Day Reader's Theater: The Underground Railroad

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm View all events
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Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm View all events
  • 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.

  • True Grit- Tallgrass Express String Band

    | 3 pm-4 pm
    The Big Read Celebration of True Grit opens with the Tallgrass Express String Band, pride of the Flint Hills. Annie and her band will lead you on a wild musical chase through the Old West.

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.

  • True Grit: Make Your Own Mustache

    | 4 pm-5 pm
    [8-12 years]Join the big, hairy, kick-off celebration for the Kids Big Read selection, Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. It's a hilarious salute to soup strainers and snot mops to get you ready for International Fake Mustache Day on February 3rd and send you home with a cookie duster of your very own.

  • 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.

Open Tuesday 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. Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program session begins 9 am January 6. 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.

  • Tuesday Topics- Bridges & Road Work

    | 11:30 am-2 pm
    Hear from Tom Vlach, director of Public Works/County Engineer, about bridges and road work using the half-cent sales tax. RSVP for lunch at 235-8452 by Jan. 27. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County.

  • 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

    | 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).

  • Homework Center

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

  • 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.

  • International Film Series: Wadjda

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    A 10 yr. old girl living in a conservative world determined to fight for her dreams. Part of the international film series.© Sony | Saudi Arabia | 2012 | Rated PG | 97 minutes

  • 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.

  • 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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