Events

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Music Books

Fill a grocery sack (provided) to the top for just $10. Books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Art

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 Jan-Feb 9:30

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 7.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 Jan-Feb 10:30

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 7.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features.

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Hughes Room 205 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Our January and February selection is White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Introduccion a la Internet

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Conozca las funciones básicas de la Internet, hoy usaremos nuestro navegador de Internet Google Chrome en clase. No se olvide de visitar los diferentes navegadores que también puede usar como, Windows 10, Microsoft Edge u Mozilla Firefox como navegador en su PC.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 4-5pm | Garfield Community Center Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache'. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on social networking sites, online skills, and library digital content. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with hands-on activities in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Civilian Conservation Corps

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

The Topeka Genealogical Society will host Tod Bevitt's overview of the impacts of the Kansas CCC in Kansas. Bevitt is documenting what remains of the CCC camps in Kansas.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series: Wildflowers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the identification, cultivation and appreciation of Kansas wildflowers.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Lists

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. You'll learn lists that can also be used in our Word: Mail Merge class.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 6:30-9pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6pm. Registration begins Dec 1 at 9am.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. Registration begins Dec 1 at 9am.

Audience: Adult

Adventurers Wanted: Narnia

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Kids

Step through the wardrobe and experience a winter wonderland of fantasy games, crafts and readings. Costumes encouraged!

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The instructor will demonstrate basic yoga postures and explain the basic modifications available to make the practice safe. The goal is to increase body awareness and mindfulness through yoga practice. Yoga can be practiced by any body type.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Topeka Room Adults

KAAHGS meets to learn about African American family history and genealogy with guest speakers. Find more info at www.kaahgs.org.

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Let's chat about books. No need to read a specific title, just share what you've loved lately or all-time favorites. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Alzheimer's Legal and Financial Planning

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

If you or someone you love is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Build It

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques to help you navigate, create and edit documents.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on social networking sites, online skills, and library digital content. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided in politics. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 1-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play It Again

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session. Feel free to bring a draft and any questions. 

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

The instructor will demonstrate basic yoga postures and explain the basic modifications available to make the practice safe. The goal is to increase body awareness and mindfulness through yoga practice. Yoga can be practiced by any body type.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Art

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Cover Letter Help

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 4-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a strong cover letter in this hands-on session. Feel free to bring a draft cover letter and any questions. 

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. You'll learn lists that can also be used in our Word: Mail Merge class.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Aprenda la forma correcta de sostener y mover el ratón. Aprende sobre casillas de verificación, botones de radio y barras de desplazamiento. Si no puede hacer una de estas sesiones. Vaya a una sesión de Ayuda de Computadoras y Gadgets para comenzar.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Play It!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

From Basketball to Battleship, Yahtzee to yard games, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Fairs/Community Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on social networking sites, online skills, and library digital content. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Snack Time

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Job Interview Help

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 4-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

We'll answer your questions and help you get ready for your next job interview.

Audience: Adult

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

February 7, 2020 through June 13, 2020 | Mulavne Art Museum Adults Art

I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America is a profound look at some of the most historically and socially influential women of the 20th century.

Audience: Adult

Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, February 7, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable or satellite TV, and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

Now that you have your family tree, move to the next level. This class will focus on using online resources to find your ancestors where they may be hidden. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Tax Preparation Assistance

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon into new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, the National Book Award–winning biography of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States. Questions- classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Adults

The instructor will demonstrate basic yoga postures and explain the basic modifications available to make the practice safe. The goal is to increase body awareness and mindfulness through yoga practice. Yoga can be practiced by any body type.

Audience: All Ages

Create It

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Art Kids

Explore your creativity. We'll provide the materials and a few basic ideas. Kids supply the imagination and ingenuity. There's fun to be made here!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 2-3pm, 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 2:30-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided in politics. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Art in Common

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In February read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Discover Our Local Beetles - CANCELLED

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule later in the year.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on social networking sites, online skills, and library digital content. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Be part of this core group of teen leaders planning a series of fun, free, out-of-school STEAM events for other teens.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

We won't fix it for you, but we'll figure it out together! Let's mend, repair or fix what's broken rather than buy one more thing.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A boxer, mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, is given a second chance back on Earth. Stars Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains and Evelyn Keyes. 1941 | black & white | 94 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Jeff Kready

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 3:30-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Topeka native and Broadway star Jeff Kready will perform Broadway standards you've loved and new songs that will become favorites. He'll also share backstage stories. Register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jeff-kready-music-for-a-sunday-afternoon-tickets-89248754427.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Art

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Anthology of Vessels - Gallery on the Go

February 18, 2020 through March 30, 2020 | Leaping Llamas, 725 S Kansas Ave Gallery Exhibits Art

View a select group of pieces from the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery's permanent collection. Vessels hold, contain and protect. The purpose of each artwork can spark curiosity.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided in politics. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Use Microsoft Word to edit text, insert pictures or Word Art into your document, form a header or footer, and create a Word table to organize information.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: Plainsong

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Discussion facilitated by Matt Copeland. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Lingo Story Room Adults

Learn about practical ways to promote literacy. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a reading champion.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on social networking sites, online skills, and library digital content. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Read It

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Open a book and step into adventure. Magical, mysterious, bizarre or hilarious plots unfold as we explore what reading has to offer.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Master Gardener Series: Unusual Fruits

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about unusual fruit species that require less maintenance than traditionally cultivated fruits.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Snack Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids Teens

For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook, you'll learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks, and explore different styles of cooking.

Audience: Family

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided in politics. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

African Americans and the Vote

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community

Participate in a panel discussion on African Americans and the history of the Black vote. Co-hosted by the Topeka Chapter of the Links Inc.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Writing Suspense

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm | Learning Center Books Adults

Learn what it takes to write thrilling stories that keep your readers on the edge of their seat from bestselling inspirational and suspense author Tosca Lee. Stick around for a reading with the novelist at 2pm.

Audience: Adult

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

Author Tosca Lee

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

New York Times bestselling author of The Progeny and Forbidden shares stories behind her inspirational and suspense novels for adults and teens. Q&A and book signing to follow. See also: Tosca's workshop on writing suspense, 12:30-1:30 pm.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The instructor will demonstrate basic yoga postures and explain the basic modifications available to make the practice safe. The goal is to increase body awareness and mindfulness through yoga practice. Yoga can be practiced by any body type.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Let's chat about cozy reads. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Build It

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4-5pm | Garfield Community Center Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache'. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Meet YA Author Adib Khorram

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Teens Books

Bestselling author of Darius the Great is Not Okay will share his journey as a writer and a reader, with an emphasis on the importance of representation in literature. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on social networking sites, online skills, and library digital content. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with hands-on activities in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

PowerPoint

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

Audience: All Ages

Civil War Veterans of Rochester Cemetery

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Topeka Genealogical Society will host the Seaman High School history class's report on their project to research and document every veteran of the Civil War buried in Topeka's Rochester Cemetery.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Lists

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. You'll learn lists that can also be used in our Word: Mail Merge class.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Introduccion a la Internet

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10-11am | Learning Center Computer

Conozca las funciones básicas de la Internet, hoy usaremos nuestro navegador de Internet Google Chrome en clase. No se olvide de visitar los diferentes navegadores que también puede usar como, Windows 10, Microsoft Edge u Mozilla Firefox como navegador en su PC.

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Piano Stories in Song and Dance

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Music

Pianists from the Washburn University Piano Studio will lead us in musical games, dances and stories. All are welcome at this family-friendly, interactive concert.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons and scroll bars. If you cannot make one of these sessions, go to a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started.

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, March 2, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Topeka Room Adults

KAAHGS meets to learn about African American family history and genealogy with guest speakers. Find more info at www.kaahgs.org.

Audience: All Ages

Read Across America

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories, games, crafts and fun. Make something fun to take home (while supplies last) and show your love of reading and the books of Dr. Seuss.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Teen Art

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Learn to Crochet

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn the basics of crochet. If you already know how to crochet, share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable or satellite TV, and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Play It!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

From Basketball to Battleship, Yahtzee to yard games, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Fairs/Community Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Facebook for Beginners

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Snack Time

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, zoo education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. This month we'll be discussing The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Email foxread@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

March 7, 2020 through March 15, 2020 | Teamwork Center Gallery Exhibits Art

The exhibit tells the story of how women gained the vote in Kansas in 1912 and nationally in 1920. The story is a fascinating reflection of American attitudes and history. "Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment" is a traveling exhibit hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kansas.

Audience: All Ages

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center Adults

Reading Champions are advocates for literacy in their communities. Learn about practical ways to promote literacy, such as organizing a book club, building a book nook or planning a workshop. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a reading champion.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 1-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play It Again

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult

Music for a Saturday Afternoon - Trumpet Professor Dr. Michael Averett

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Come and join us on March 7th for a spectacular recital featuring trumpeter, Dr. Michael Averett, trumpet professor at Washburn University.  This recital will feature virtuoso playing from old music to new music; from the 17th century to the 21st Century! The recital will feature select composition

Audience: All Ages

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Consider where we've been, where we are, and where we're going as women in our society. Panel discussion features historians Deborah Dandridge and Valerie Mendoza, and Shelbie Konkel, Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Rogers. Introduction by the League of Women Voters of Topeka and Shawnee County.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Faithful Place by Tana French. Detective Mackey finds himself back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind 22 years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house.

Audience: Adult

Senior Social

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Home by Toni Morrison, which vividly evokes—through the trials of a brother and sister—the particular brand of racism that prevailed just before the end of Jim Crow and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Retirement & Medicare

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 6-8pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about Medicare from Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. They will answer questions, give unbiased counsel and help you determine how Medicare will best work for you.

Audience: All Ages

Create It

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Art Kids

Explore your creativity. We'll provide the materials and a few basic ideas. Kids supply the imagination and ingenuity. There's fun to be made here!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 2-3pm, 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Our March and April selection is Ibram X Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Topeka Audubon Society Photo Share

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Admire nature-themed photos and videos taken by members of the Topeka Audubon Society. Cohosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In March discuss Lottery by Patricia Wood. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them at sessions held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Snack Time

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Be part of this core group of teen leaders planning a series of fun, free, out-of-school STEAM events for other teens.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

We won't fix it for you, but we'll figure it out together! Let's mend, repair or fix what's broken rather than buy one more thing.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series: Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn several strategies for growing food in even the tiniest of spaces.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: Spellbound

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. Stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck and Michael Chekhov. 1945 | black & white | 111 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Saturday Fun at the Discovery Center

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-1pm | Kansas Children's Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Fairs/Community Kids

Meet us at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center every second Saturday we'll bring either the Adventuremobile or the library's Book Bike out and treat families to a storytime, craft and books to check out!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Creating Oral Histories for Genealogy

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family and community history. Registration required.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, March 15, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Windows 10 for Beginners

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Experience the new features in Windows 10. Learn how to organize the Start Menu, use accessories, personalize the desktop and get apps from the Windows Store.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Art

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Kids Books

Be part of an all-ages discussion of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Ivan lives at the Big Top Mall, and has all but forgotten how to be a gorilla. When a baby elephant named Ruby joins the circus, Ivan vows to save her from living in a cage her whole life.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Understanding Credit Reports & Scores

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) will discuss why credit scores matter, how to read credit reports, how to establish and improve credit and how to dispute inaccurate information.

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Beginning Computer Q&A Topeka Workforce Center

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm | Topeka Workforce Center, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd Computer

Attend these informal sessions to find answers to your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

The Joy of Macrophotography

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Computer Art

Learn the basics of macrophotography and discover methods to begin or improve your photographic passion. The new and curious as well as experienced photographers are welcome.

Audience: Adult

TALK Book Discussion: The Last Cattle Drive

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 11am-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

iPad Workshop

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Bring your iPad and your library card to learn and share tips, tricks, iPad features and favorite apps including our suite of digital offerings.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Read It

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Open a book and step into adventure. Magical, mysterious, bizarre or hilarious plots unfold as we explore what reading has to offer.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 11am-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

Free Ebooks With Libby

Friday, March 20, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about this library app to access thousands of free ebooks on your computer or smart device. Bring your library card and tablet or smart phone.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids Teens

For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook, you'll learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks, and explore different styles of cooking.

Audience: Family

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Poetry Slam at the Jayhawk

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Jayhawk Theater, 720 SW Jackson St Adults

Hip Hop + Slam Poetry + historic Topeka venue. National award winning slam poet Matt Spezia hosts a showcase of poets and hip-hop artists in the Jayhawk Theatre in downtown Topeka.

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 11am-5:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | Noon-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Cyber Safety

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about cybersecurity, password management, common internet scams and threats, and get cyber safety resources. Based on the Cyber Generations senior citizens cyber safety initiative.

Audience: Adult

Cover Letter Help

Monday, March 23, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session. We'll answer questions to help you write a strong cover letter. If you have a draft cover letter, bring that too. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Card Making with Cindy

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Art

Learn how to make two greeting cards with the help of a local paper crafter.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 9:30

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 10:30

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Build It

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Hughes Room 205 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Book Bites

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults.

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Snack Time

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4-5pm | Garfield Community Center Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache'. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Learn to Crochet

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn the basics of crochet. If you already know how to crochet, share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Master Gardener Series: Spring Lawn Care

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 10-11am, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn the basics from “seed to soil contact” to creating a lush and weed free lawn.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with hands-on activities in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Cemetery Headstones

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

The Topeka Genealogical Society will host Fred Holroyd's, a volunteer at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, discussion of funeral and burial customs, and his work to get government headstones for veterans buried at the cemetery.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. This sale is for Friends members only. Memberships are available at the door or in the Chandler Booktique. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted.

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 10-11am | Learning Center Computer

Aprenda la forma correcta de sostener y mover el ratón. Aprende sobre casillas de verificación, botones de radio y barras de desplazamiento. Si no puede hacer una de estas sesiones. Vaya a una sesión de Ayuda de Computadoras y Gadgets para comenzar.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Recorrido por la Biblioteca en Español

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 2-3pm | Rotunda Internal/Tours

Aprend de los recursos que la Biblioteca ofrece gratis con colleciones en Español para ninos y adultos. Le ensenaremos como es el proseso de circulacion de los materiales bibliotecarios. Algunos de los recursos gratuitos que ofrese su Biblioteca como fax, notario y escaniadora.

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Music Books

Fill a grocery sack (provided) to the top for just $10. Books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

CSI Art Experience

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 1-3pm | Learning Center Gallery Exhibits Art

(CSI = Color, Symbol, Image) Closely examine how contemporary artists use color and symbols to create an image. We'll use a selection of artworks from Sabatini Gallery's permanent collection to uncover the mysteries together. Families welcome!

Audience: All Ages

Adventurers Wanted: Cats vs. Dogs

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 2-4pm | The Story Zone Kids

Its cats versus dogs in fur-flying fun that includes games, stories and crafts.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program beginning March 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Internet Introduction

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Monday, March 30, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you get ready for your next job interview.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 9:30

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 10:30

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Paper Flowers

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn to make a variety of paper flowers from tissue paper, crepe paper and floral decorating supplies. Paper flowers can be used for garlands, party favors or to add a pop of color to your everyday life. Materials provided. 

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Play It!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

From Basketball to Battleship, Yahtzee to yard games, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Fairs/Community Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Excel: Lists

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. You'll learn lists that can also be used in our Word: Mail Merge class.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Snack Time

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, zoo education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Behind the Baton

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 5-6:30pm | Learning Center Adults Music

Listen to Topeka Symphony Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett talk about the music and composers featured on the Symphony's upcoming concert. The talk will be informal, entertaining, and full of behind the scenes information about the lives and music of the great composers.

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. This month we'll discuss Heartland by Kansas native Sarah Smarsh. Email foxread@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Reflections: Highlights from the Library's Art Collection

April 3, 2020 through May 3, 2020 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Examine highlighted pieces from the library's art collection that represent the past, present and future of art. This is also an opportunity to explore the newly remodeled Alice C. Sabatini Gallery and the new Jerry and Judy Reed Art Studio.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 1-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play It Again

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Radium Girls by Kate Moore. This book recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during WW I. It describes how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights.

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program beginning March 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Windows 10 for Beginners

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Experience the new features in Windows 10. Learn how to organize the Start Menu, use accessories, personalize the desktop and get apps from the Windows Store.

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, April 6, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Art

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 9:30

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 10:30

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Check the YWCA website for book selections. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Art in Common

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them at sessions held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session.

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In April discuss Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Hoopla Digital

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, ebooks, television shows, graphic novels, and audiobooks 24/7 with your library card on your computer or devices.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Be part of this core group of teen leaders planning a series of fun, free, out-of-school STEAM events for other teens.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Master Gardener Series: Companion Planting

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about companion planting fact and fiction.

Audience: Adult

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

We won't fix it for you, but we'll figure it out together! Let's mend, repair or fix what's broken rather than buy one more thing.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: Sweet Smell of Success

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 2-3:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. Stars Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Susan Harrison. 1957 | black & white | 96 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Saturday Fun at the Discovery Center

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 10am-1pm | Kansas Children's Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Fairs/Community Kids

Meet us at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center every second Saturday we'll bring either the Adventuremobile or the library's Book Bike out and treat families to a storytime, craft and books to check out!

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

Now that you have your family tree, move to the next level. This class will focus on using online resources to find your ancestors where they may be hidden. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program beginning March 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Email for Beginners

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to and forward email messages.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer as a scintillating satire of the American abroad to avoid the wedding of his ex-boyfriend, a rumination on time and the human heart, and a bittersweet romance of chances lost. Who says you can't run away from your problems? Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Create It

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Art Kids

Explore your creativity. We'll provide the materials and a few basic ideas. Kids supply the imagination and ingenuity. There's fun to be made here!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 9:30

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 2 March-April 10:30

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 2-3pm, 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Week of the Young Child

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Enjoy stories, songs, activities and a craft celebrating the Week of the Young Child. Co-sponsored by Child Care Aware.  Families and family child care providers are encouraged to attend.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Aprenda la forma correcta de sostener y mover el ratón. Aprende sobre casillas de verificación, botones de radio y barras de desplazamiento. Si no puede hacer una de estas sesiones. Vaya a una sesión de Ayuda de Computadoras y Gadgets para comenzar.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Q&A Topeka Workforce Center

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm | Topeka Workforce Center, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd Computer

Attend these informal sessions to find answers to your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

TALK Book Discussion: A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird. Discussion facilitated by Rachel Goossen. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Bring your iPad and your library card to learn and share tips, tricks, iPad features and favorite apps including our suite of digital offerings.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

BLOCKFEST

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience block fun with your child while increasing their math and science knowledge with Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers. Bring the kids in anytime during the event.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Read It

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Open a book and step into adventure. Magical, mysterious, bizarre or hilarious plots unfold as we explore what reading has to offer.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

BLOCKFEST

Friday, April 17, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience block fun with your child while increasing their math and science knowledge with Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers. Bring the kids in anytime during the event.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, April 17, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, April 17, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable or satellite TV, and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, April 17, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, April 17, 2020 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids Teens

For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook, you'll learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks, and explore different styles of cooking.

Audience: Family

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, April 17, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Week of the Young Child: Ready, Get Set, Kindergarten!

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids

Let's dance, create and play to help develop the early learning skills needed to be successful in school.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Monoprinting Experience

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 1-3pm | Learning Center Gallery Exhibits Art

Experience the fun of creating one-of-a-kind prints with a technique known as monoprinting. This process can be simple or complex as the artist wishes. We will demonstrate a variety of methods to try so everyone can take away ideas for future artworks. Families welcome!

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Poet Laureate Huascar Medina

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Books

Medina uses poetry to help us find our voices, share our words and discover what truly connects us. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program beginning March 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons and scroll bars. If you cannot make one of these sessions, go to a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Monday, April 20, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session. We'll answer questions to help you write a strong cover letter. If you have a draft cover letter, bring that too. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The mysterious circus only appears at night, and behind the scenes two young magicians undergo a fierce duel. When the two tumble into deep, magical love, can they find a way to avoid their fight to the death?

Audience: All Ages

Teen Art

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 9:30

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 10:30

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Menninger Room 206 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Check the YWCA website for book selections. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Recorrido por la Biblioteca en Español

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 1-2pm | Rotunda Internal/Tours

Aprend de los recursos que la Biblioteca ofrece gratis con colleciones en Español para ninos y adultos. Le ensenaremos como es el proseso de circulacion de los materiales bibliotecarios. Algunos de los recursos gratuitos que ofrese su Biblioteca como fax, notario y escaniadora.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 4-5pm | Garfield Community Center Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache'. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Reading Champions are advocates for literacy in their communities. Learn about practical ways to promote literacy, such as organizing a book club, building a book nook or planning a workshop. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a reading champion.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Crafting With Creativebug

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Art

Get an overview of the video classes, patterns and inspiration available from Creativebug. Work on a craft project inspired by the site. Supplies provided.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with hands-on activities in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Master Gardener Series: Manage Vegetable Pests

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Discover integrated pest management strategies including preventative management, cultural practices, alternative pest control measures and appropriate chemicals.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 6:30-9pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6pm. Registration begins March 1 at 9am at tscpl.org/events/trivia. .

Audience: All Ages

Art Collecting for the Library

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Gallery Director Emeritus Larry Peters and Art Collection Curator Sherry Best will give you a new look at the library's permanent art collection. Learn how the collection began, why we collect what we do, how the art collection reflects our community, and what we will collect for the future.

Audience: Adult

Introduccion a la Internet

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 10-11am | Learning Center Computer

Conozca las funciones básicas de la Internet, hoy usaremos nuestro navegador de Internet Google Chrome en clase. No se olvide de visitar los diferentes navegadores que también puede usar como, Windows 10, Microsoft Edge u Mozilla Firefox como navegador en su PC.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. Registration begins March 1 at 9am at tscpl.org/events/trivia.

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program beginning March 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Google It!

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn to use the most-visited site on the web. Search for information and images. See your house with Google Maps. Learn about even more Google apps and features.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Monday, April 27, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you get ready for your next job interview.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 9:30

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 March-April 10:30

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 10.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 2:30-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Build It

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Snack Time

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Paper Flowers

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to make a variety of paper flowers from tissue paper, crepe paper and floral decorating supplies. Paper flowers can be used for garlands, party favors or to add a pop of color to your everyday life. Materials provided. 

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Fairs/Community Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques to help you navigate, create and edit documents.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Master Gardener Series: Your Best Tomatoes!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn to choose the best tomato varieties, start plants off right, and control problems before they begin.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Día: Children's Day/Book Day Día de los libros/Día de los niños

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9am-12pm | Center Drive in front of Library, Marvin Auditorium Kids

Play games from cultures near and far with organizations representing our diverse community and take home a free book (while supplies last). Then enjoy dance and music performances in Marvin Auditorium.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 1-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Books

We've got a comic for your whether you're a first time reader or a seasoned fan. Costumes are a plus. In partnership with Gatekeeper Hobbies.

Audience: Family

Play It Again

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

Audience: All Ages

Windows 10 for Beginners

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Experience the new features in Windows 10. Learn how to organize the Start Menu, use accessories, personalize the desktop and get apps from the Windows Store.

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, May 4, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Topeka Room Adults

KAAHGS meets to learn about African American family history and genealogy with guest speakers. Find more info at www.kaahgs.org.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Art

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. You'll learn lists that can also be used in our Word: Mail Merge class.

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA Northeast Kansas Racial Justice Initiative, is hosting a book club that will feature books written by Indigenous people and people of color. All are invited to participate in bi-monthly meetings to discuss the books and relevant social issues within our community.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable or satellite TV, and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages

Coiled Basketry

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn how to make a coiled coaster or a small coiled basket using yarn wrapped around clothesline. We'll put a modern twist on this ancient craft. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Play It!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

From Basketball to Battleship, Yahtzee to yard games, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Use Microsoft Word to edit text, insert pictures or Word Art into your document, form a header or footer, and create a Word table to organize information.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Snack Time

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, zoo education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. This month we'll discuss Blame by Michelle Huneven. Email foxread@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Friday, May 8, 2020 | 2-4:15pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. Stars Jason Robards, Stella Stevens and David Warner. 1970 | color | 121 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, May 8, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 8, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Saturday Fun at the Discovery Center

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10am-1pm | Kansas Children's Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Fairs/Community Kids

Meet us at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center every second Saturday we'll bring either the Adventuremobile or the library's Book Bike out and treat families to a storytime, craft and books to check out!

Audience: All Ages

Creating Oral Histories for Genealogy

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family and community history. Registration required.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Microbes on the Move

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Noon-4pm | Front Drive Adults Teens Kids

The mobile KU Natural History Museum gives you the chance to observe microorganisms from the local environment, make a mini-microbial garden, and learn about connections between microbes and other living things with specimens and activities.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Internet Introduction

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple, an entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter's love for her mother, after the daughter claims a promised trip to Antarctica and the mother disappears. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Create It

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Art Kids

Explore your creativity. We'll provide the materials and a few basic ideas. Kids supply the imagination and ingenuity. There's fun to be made here!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 2-3pm, 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features.

Audience: All Ages

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them at sessions held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session.

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In May discuss Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Q&A Topeka Workforce Center

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm | Topeka Workforce Center, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd Computer

Attend these informal sessions to find answers to your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Online Garage Sale

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Get an overview of popular online sites to sell your stuff.  An email address is required.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Be part of this core group of teen leaders planning a series of fun, free, out-of-school STEAM events for other teens.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Master Gardener Series: Growing & Using Herbs

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to grow the herbs we all love.

Audience: Adult

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

We won't fix it for you, but we'll figure it out together! Let's mend, repair or fix what's broken rather than buy one more thing.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Excel: Lists

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. You'll learn lists that can also be used in our Word: Mail Merge class.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids Teens

For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook, you'll learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks, and explore different styles of cooking.

Audience: Family

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, May 17, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Monday, May 18, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session. We'll answer questions to help you write a strong cover letter. If you have a draft cover letter, bring that too. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Art

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Share recommendations for summer reads and hear what others recommend. Add hot titles to your list and be ready to rock your summer reading challenge.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Menninger Room 206 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA Northeast Kansas Racial Justice Initiative, is hosting a book club that will feature books written by Indigenous people and people of color. All are invited to participate in bi-monthly meetings to discuss the books and relevant social issues within our community.

Audience: Adult

Senior Legal Assistance

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 9am-12:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

At 9:00 learn about the importance of advance directives and estate planning basics from Kansas Legal Services. Then from 9:30-12:30 Kansas Legal Services staff will meet with individuals age 60+ on a first come first served basis to draft advance directive legal documents for free.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Introduccion a la Internet

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Conozca las funciones básicas de la Internet, hoy usaremos nuestro navegador de Internet Google Chrome en clase. No se olvide de visitar los diferentes navegadores que también puede usar como, Windows 10, Microsoft Edge u Mozilla Firefox como navegador en su PC.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Discussion facilitated by John Edgar Tidwell. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Bring your iPad and your library card to learn and share tips, tricks, iPad features and favorite apps including our suite of digital offerings.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Job Interview Help

Friday, May 22, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you get ready for your next job interview.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Sculpture Experience

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 1-3pm | Learning Center Gallery Exhibits Art

Be part this exploratory art project to discover how artists develop their ideas. Starting with a word game, we will build sculptures to represent our own interpretations. A variety of materials and tools will be provided.   

Audience: All Ages

Recorrido por la Biblioteca en Español

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | Rotunda Internal/Tours

Aprend de los recursos que la Biblioteca ofrece gratis con colleciones en Español para ninos y adultos. Le ensenaremos como es el proseso de circulacion de los materiales bibliotecarios. Algunos de los recursos gratuitos que ofrese su Biblioteca como fax, notario y escaniadora.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Coiled Basketry

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn how to make a coiled coaster or a small coiled basket using yarn wrapped around clothesline. We'll put a modern twist on this ancient craft. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

PowerPoint

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

Audience: All Ages

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with hands-on activities in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Accessing Veterans Military Records

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Topeka Genealogical Society will host Master Sergeant Jeremy Byers' presentation on how to access both public records and specific records for veterans of the U. S. military.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 29, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Adults

Reading Champions are advocates for literacy in their communities. Learn about practical ways to promote literacy, such as organizing a book club, building a book nook or planning a workshop. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a reading champion.

Audience: Adult

CosmiCon

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 10:30am-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Books

If you're a super fan of all things Sci-Fi and fantasy, CosmiCon is the event for you. This is your chance to celebrate Sci-Fi and fantasy pop culture! Spend the day exploring books, comics, costumes, crafts, gaming, trivia and good geeky fun for all ages.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Art

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 9:30

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 10:30

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Master Gardener Series: Bees, Butterflies & Other Pollinators

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how many flowering plants rely on insects to cross pollinate their flowers to complete their life-cycle.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 1-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play It Again

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, June 7, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Retirement & Medicare

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 6-8pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about Medicare from Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. They will answer questions, give unbiased counsel and help you determine how Medicare will best work for you.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 June-July 9:30

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 10:30

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In June discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Be part of this core group of teen leaders planning a series of fun, free, out-of-school STEAM events for other teens.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Classic Film Series: The Apartment

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 2-4:15pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. Stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray. 1960 | black & white | 125 min

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Saturday Fun at the Discovery Center

Saturday, June 13, 2020 | 10am-1pm | Kansas Children's Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Fairs/Community Kids

Meet us at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center every second Saturday we'll bring either the Adventuremobile or the library's Book Bike out and treat families to a storytime, craft and books to check out!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 13, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year.

Audience: Adult

Teen Art

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 9:30

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 10:30

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Student Loan Repayment

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

 Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) will teach you about student loans and options, including loan forgiveness and cancellation programs.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series: Water Features

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about water features in your garden, from a solar bird bath to an in-ground pond.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 22, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, June 22, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, June 22, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help. April 20 - Wandering and Driving | April 27 - Home Safety

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 June-July 9:30

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 10:30

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 2:30-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with hands-on activities in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Kansas Women and the Vote: The Diaries of Martha Farnsworth

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Megan Rohleder will introduce you to Martha Farnsworth who worked tirelessly to earn Kansas women the right to vote in 1912. Hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 26, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help. April 20 - Wandering and Driving | April 27 - Home Safety

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 June-July 9:30

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 June-July 10:30

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 19.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, July 3, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, July 4, 2020 | 1-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play It Again

Saturday, July 4, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult