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The Nightmare of Cradle Lake

Alan and Heather’s marriage is going through a rough time. The couple has suffered miscarriages and Heather’s depression led to a suicide attempt. When Alan’s uncle from North Carolina leaves him a house in a small town, Alan decides to jump at the chance for a change. Upon their arrival the couple finds that the house is run down and covered in vines. The house is also located by the edge of a forest where Alan discovers…

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  • 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 develop early literacy 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!

  • Editing Digital Photos

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Learn to crop, rotate, resize, reduce red eye, play with color, and use special effects on your digital photos using free online software.

  • Chess Club

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 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 [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    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 data table created in Word or Excel with the form created in Word. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

  • Master Gardeners: Spectacular Annual and Perennial Flowers

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    Learn about the best annual and perennial flowers to grow in your garden from the flower specialist at the Kansas State Olathe Research Center. This is a unique opportunity to hear about results from the K-State flower research trials.

Open Friday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Pinterest for Beginners

    | 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Come learn about Pinterest, an online visual pin board launched in 2010. Open an account, create boards and pin favorite sites or images. Learn to install the ‘Pin It’ button, how to follow other pinners, and good pintiquette. Be sure to bring your email address and password. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Super Smash Bros. Tournament

    | 2 pm-3 pm
    Are you the best brawler in town? Prove it! Face off against opponents who make that same claim of supremacy of the popular Wii game. If you’ve got the moves, bring them. Only one victor will be left standing as the reigning champion.

  • Trivia Night @ your library®

    | 6:30 pm-8:45 pm
    Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 6 pm. The Millennium Café will be open 'til 6:30 pm. Registration required, begins March 1. Call 580-4540.

Open Saturday from 9 am–6 pm
  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 9:30 am-11 am
    Registration required for these casual help sessions. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, ereader, digital camera or cell phone. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner or work on job applications and resumes. Call or email before the session and tell us what gadget you’re bringing so that we can best serve you. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • Sing, Dance & Read [2-5 years]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Grab some breakfast in the Millennium Café then head to the Story Zone and shake off your sleepies with some fun songs, crazy dancing with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests!

  • Trivia Afternoon @your library®

    | 3 pm-5:30 pm
    Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 2:30 pm. The Millennium Café will be open. Registration required, begins March 1. Call 580-4540.

Open Sunday from Noon–9 pm
  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 2 pm-6 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • So Many Books, So Little Time

    | 2:30 pm-5 pm
    Discuss My Abandonment by Peter Rock. 13 year old Caroline and her father secretly live in the wilderness of a nature preserve--until one day they are discovered. Call 580-4540.

Open Monday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Create a Poetry Collage

    | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Use techniques of tearing, cutting, layering and gluing to create a collage that speaks meaning. Express yourself by finding words and images in old magazines then arrange them to create something new. Decorate a bookmark, sign, or notebook and make it uniquely your own.

  • Homework Center [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • World War I 100th Anniversary

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    The year 2014 marks the centennial anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Come learn from local historians from the Combat Air Museum and the Air National Guard Museum discuss what caused the start of the War.

  • Teen Writing 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.

  • Word I: Introduction

    | 7 pm-8:30 pm
    Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, language tools and some basic editing techniques. This class also helps you better use email and the internet. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org

Open Tuesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Tot Time [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.

  • Preschool Storytime [3-5 yrs]

    | 10 am-10:30 am
    Stories, songs, and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills.

  • Tot Time [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.

  • Computer & Gadget Help

    | 3:30 pm-5 pm
    Registration required for these casual help sessions. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, ereader, digital camera or cell phone. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner or work on job applications and resumes. Call or email before the session and tell us what gadget you’re bringing so that we can best serve you. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

  • 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 [5-18 years]

    | 4 pm-8 pm
    Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

  • Tot Time [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.

Open Wednesday from 9 am–9 pm
  • Día

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Día

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Día: Children’s Day/Book Day [families]

    | 10 am-11 am

  • Open Mic Night

    | 4 pm-5:30 pm
    Bring your friends and your favorite spoken verses to perform on our stage. April is poetry month, so this is our Poetry Edition of Mic Night.

  • Dia: Children's Day/ Book Day

    | 7 pm-8 pm
    Celebrate the cultures of our world and explore our diversity through art, music, and food. Community partners will offer a range of activities and performances that will highlight Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, and Asian traditions.

  • Día: Children’s Day/Book Day [families]

    | 7 pm-8 pm

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