Events

Written in the Stars

May 5, 2019 through July 14, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Teens Art

View an art exhibit curated by a team of area high schoolers using artwork from the library's permanent collection and juried high school art.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

CarFit for Older Drivers

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Help yourself be a safer driver as you age. Don Hughes, a Kansas Highway Safety Officer will share senior driving tips.

Audience: Adult

Email for Beginners

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to and forward email messages. Register at tscpl.org/register. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location. Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Play It!

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

PowerPoint

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 6-7pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

Watch anime, talk about it and (maybe) learn something! This is a member-driven club that includes viewing, discussion and info/activity about culture.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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, May 22, 2019 | 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 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: The Chaperone

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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 23, 2019 | 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

Mail Merge: Email

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn how to send personalized mass emails for your next event, newsletter or thank you.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Using DNA for Family History Research 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Marty Flanagan, a local DNA expert, will discuss how DNA evidence can enrich your life and help to break down brick walls in your family history research.

Audience: Adult

Across the Universe: Art Exhibit for Children

May 25, 2019 through August 18, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Take a step into deep space at the Across the Universe art exhibit. Kids and adults can uncover a variety of projects and activities – create your own constellations and even make your own space rover! Use everything from hula hoops to iPads to explore the universe and how we fit into it.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 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

Adventuremobile - Pipe Cleaner Constellations

May 28, 2019 through May 31, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Figure out how to recognize some of the constellations in the summer sky and build your own model to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 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 Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Calligraphy Basics

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn the ABCs of Chancery Italic script, pens, inks and basic shapes for letters. We'll demonstrate flourishes and provide supplies and resources.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Formal Gaming [Ages 18-25]

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | David J's Place Adults

Wear the dress, wear the tie, even put together a costume on the fly. Play, teach and trade card games and board games for a silly/serious night out with other younger adults!

Audience: Adult

Borrow It Book Fair

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 10am-7pm | The Story Zone Books Kids

Rocket your summer of reading to new heights by checking out some amazing books. This close encounter includes great reads arranged by topic where you may even discover a hidden object.

Audience: All Ages

CosmiCon

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Teens Adults

Calling all Browncoats, Jedi, Stormtroopers, Superheroes, Trekkies and Whovians! Celebrate all things Sci-Fi at your library with an afternoon filled with books, costumes, crafts, gaming, trivia and good geeky fun. We'll have breakout sessions on Godzilla and more. Don't miss Cosmic Khaaaaan!

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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 1, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 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

New Adventuremobile Open House

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 1-4pm | Main drive of the parking lot Kids

Tour the new kids' bookmobile! It's is filled with books, movies and curiosity kits to keep your summer adventurous. Find out what's happening at the library this summer, sign-up for Summer Reading, pick-up the Adventuremobile schedule and sign-up for the Curiosity Club.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. This nonfiction book highlights the weirdness of space travel, the long-term effects on the body of living in zero gravity, and how space simulations on Earth preview life in space. A 2Book Topeka title.

Audience: Adult

Adventuremobile - How BIG is the Solar System

June 3, 2019 through June 7, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how BIG our solar system and planets really are. We'll show the relative size of the planets and experiment with a scale model of the solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

LEGO for All Ages

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Teens Kids

Create your favorite space vehicle or test your engineering skills at our builder stations. Builders of every age welcome.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer Adults

We'll answer questions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session. If you have a draft resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 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 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 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 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, June 4, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Money Matters - Financial Literacy

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Learn about a variety of important financial terms including mutual funds, IRAs, 401(k)s and bonds during this presentation by Housing and Credit Counseling Inc and the library. This class will help you learn how these terms differ from each other and how they apply to you.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Switch it up!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Hop into the driver's seat of a car, plane and submarine and play fun games! Bring your own Nintendo Switch and test out the Nintendo Labo vehicles. 

Audience: All Ages

DIY Suncatchers

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Create a unique and colorful window accent using simple everyday items. Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Build Your Own Rocket

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Local 4-H teens will help us build a model rocket and launch your knowledge of space. Kits provided while supplies last.

Audience: All Ages

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn what it takes to start and run your own business including legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by Washburn Small Business Development Center.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 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

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Passport to Space

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Atrium Kids

Make a small booklet of your imaginary journey to different places around the solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 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: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Garden Photography

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to photograph your garden like a pro!

Audience: All Ages

Megacake Meltdown

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Teens

Be part of this premiere event for the fighting video game community. Play Dragon Ball Fighterz and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. We have spaces for competitive and casual gamers/observers.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer 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

Movie on the Lawn - The Neverending Story

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:45-9:30pm | Kansas State Capitol South Lawn Fairs/Community Movies

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family out to enjoy this fantasy film following one boy's journey through a land threatened by the Nothing, a darkness that destroys everything it touches. 1984 | PG | 94 min

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 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, June 8, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room 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.

Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Art

Celebrate National Knit in Public Day with others. Bring your current projects, curiosity and knit along. Just want to learn how to knit? We can hook you up.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Galaxy Quest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 5-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

In this comedy unemployed actors of a popular sci-fi TV series are beamed up by benevolent aliens to save their world. Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1999 | PG | 102 min

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Comets and Asteroids

June 10, 2019 through June 14, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Explore the difference between asteroids and comets – the debris left over from the formation of our solar system. This debris occasionally comes to Earth as meteors. Create your own comet or asteroid to take home.

Audience: All Ages

A Trip to the Moon

June 10, 2019 through June 16, 2019 | Atrium Movies

Discover A Trip to the Moon, one of the first movies about space. See what was imagined about the moon in 1902 with this short 12 minute silent film.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson Set in the easternmost region of Norway, the book begins with an ending. 67-year-old Trond has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor forces him to reflect on events in 1948.

Audience: Adult

Cutting the Cable Cord

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 7-8pm | Menninger Room 206 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: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 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 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 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 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Treasure Planet

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids Movies

Experience the adventure of the Walt Disney film Treasure Planet with popcorn and drawings for the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, June 11, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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: Making Ends Meet

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of possible actions in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Art Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For June check Hoopla for March: Book 1. Get to know young John Lewis and the beginning of the Nashville Student Movement.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Trivia Hunt

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 11am-3pm | David J's Place Teens

Use the library to find answers to space related trivia and win a sweet prize!

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Windows 10 for Beginners

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 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 read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. 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 12, 2019 | 2-3pm | Lingo Story Room 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Facebook for Beginners

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Deliberative Conversation: Making Ends Meet

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of possible actions in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | 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

Master Gardener Series - Low Water and Drought Tolerant Plants

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the planning process, design considerations and installation of a successful xeric garden. A drought tolerant garden should result in both lower maintenance and lower water bills.

Audience: All Ages

Tallgrass Prairie Bison and Wildflower Tour

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9-10am | Offsite Adults

Tour a tallgrass prairie bison ranch. Tour is free and open to adults and families (children 5 years of age and older). Participants provide their own transportation to the site. Limit 12 per tour. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Family

This event requires registration.

Musical Storytime in Space

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 10-11am | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun space-themed songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Stick around after the music for activities and crafts.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Hoopla Digital

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, ebooks, television shows, graphic novels, and more 24/7 with your library card on your computer or devices.

Audience: Adult

Duck Soup

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

In this Marx Brothers' comedy classic a wealthy window supports the bankrupt country of Freedonia on the condition that Rufus T. Firefly is named leader. He declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of the wealthy widow. 1933 | b&w | 68 min

Audience: Adult

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am-5pm | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Fairs/Community

Come together to celebrate Emancipation Day! Activities will uplift and educate with African American history and genealogy, booths, food, music and dance. The library booth will provide genealogy information and resources.

Audience: All Ages

Father's Day Make-and-Take Crafts

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Make unique gifts for your dad or any special person in your life. Draw a picture of you and your dad in space, make a "Best in the Universe!" card, or take a space selfie together.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, a surreal and entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human.

Audience: All Ages

Retro Space Video Game Tournament

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids

Play space-themed video games together and post your high scores on our leaderboard. Kids and their dads are especially encouraged to attend for some friendly competition on Father’s Day.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - What are Our Planets?

June 17, 2019 through June 21, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover the planets that make up our solar system. Use planet themed balls to memorize the names of the planets and their order.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Pluto's Kansas

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:30am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Pluto loves Kansans and Kansans love Pluto! Uncover the special connection and explore how this dwarf planet was discovered.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Life Wii Bowling

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

If you are 55 or better and looking to get out and socialize, Wii Bowling is a great opportunity. Have fun with us whether you're a bowler or not. No experience necessary!

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 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 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 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 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 3-4pm, 6-7pm | Perkins Room 201 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, June 18, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Get Published

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books Adults

Learn what it takes to get your book published. Panelists will address the benefits and challenges of different paths to publication. The panel includes an author and former literary agent, a traditionally published author, a self-published author, and a small publisher.

Audience: Adult

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

Watch anime, talk about it and (maybe) learn something! This is a member-driven club that includes viewing, discussion and info/activity about culture.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Zoo Animal Spaces

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am, 11am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Teens Kids

The Topeka Zoo introduces us to scaly, furry and feathery animals. We'll talk all about the spaces they call home.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

TALK Book Discussion: Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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 20, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | Anton Room 202 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, June 20, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 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

Space Food

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids

How do astronauts eat in zero gravity on the international space station? Explore ways to prepare and eat food in space. Come hungry, we will make space snacks and watch short videos.

Audience: All Ages

Google Docs

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn how to access Google Docs, use basic editing features and save to Google Drive.

Audience: All Ages

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 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

Space Painting and Moon Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults Teens Art

Use virtual reality to paint in space with the Google Tilt brush. Then take steps on the moon in augmented reality! 

Audience: All Ages

First Man

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Movies

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. Stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke. 2018 | PG-13 | 138 min

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Up, Up, and Away!

June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how rockets fly. We'll use stomp rockets and craft a simple rocket with straws to simulate rocket flight.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 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, June 24, 2019 | 7-8pm | Menninger Room 206 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: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 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 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 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 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, June 25, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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 Mental Illness in America

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How do we address a growing mental health problem? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of possible actions in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Book Bites

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Space Mobiles

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | The Story Zone Art Kids

Create a space-themed mobile of your own design.

Audience: All Ages

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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

DIY Suncatchers

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Create a unique and colorful window accent using simple everyday items. Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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 27, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How do we address a growing mental health problem? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Using Historical Society Library and Archives

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Sara Keckeisen, reference librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society, will share tips and tricks for using this awesome resource in Topeka.  

Audience: Adult

PowerPoint

Friday, June 28, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Share Space Memories

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Atrium Kids Teens Adults

Watch important moments in space exploration history and share your memories on these events.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Space Jam

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

Michael Jordan must play basketball against space invaders who are trying to capture the Looney Tunes characters. 1996 | PG | 87 min

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Build Your Own Flying Saucer

July 1, 2019 through July 5, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Craft your own mini flying saucer to take you on an out-of-this-world adventure.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Space Crafting

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Art

Take home a miniature galaxy! Use acrylic paint, a pouring technique and a mini canvas to create and name your own world.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 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 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 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 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Soda Straw Rockets

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits

Build and launch your own Soda Straw Rockets! This is an excellent opportunity to practice the engineering design process – how well will your rocket fly?

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, July 2, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Meteorite Hunt

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Teens Kids

Search your backyard or park for a meteorite. Bring your findings to this event and we'll test them to see if they could be a real meteorite. Meteorites are black or rusty brown, feel heavy for their size and don’t have a lot of holes. We'll have real meteorites to compare.

Audience: All Ages

Windows 10 for Beginners

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Rock Painting

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Humans have been rock painting for millennia, but now it is a trendy craft project! Join us as we create simple and fun artwork on rocks. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

The War of the Worlds - Radio To Reality

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Teens Adults

Explore our fascination with aliens through the 1938 radio drama, The War of the Worlds. Hear excerpts from the original broadcast and examples of 1930s radio sound techniques. We'll discuss original reactions and how perceptions have changed and evolved.

Audience: All Ages

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 10am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Movies

Watch this classic Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure about a homesick alien and the kids who help him. Starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1982 | PG | 114 min

Audience: All Ages

The Martian

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 1:30-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Movies

An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars. After his team assumes he's dead, he must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 2015 | PG-13 | 144 min

Audience: Adult

Make Rockets

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Claire's Courtyard Teens Kids

Make and fly your own Alka-Seltzer powered rocket. While supplies last. Weather permitting.

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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 6, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 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, July 7, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Martian by Andy Weir.  Stranded alone on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive with minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity.

Audience: Adult

KC UFO Sightings

Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Margie Kay, author of The Kansas City UFO Flaps, will discuss fascinating close encounters with UFOs in the Kansas City area. Find out what has been going on in ufology the past few years, and hear about extraterrestrials sightings and what to do if you have sighting.

Audience: Adult

Adventuremobile - 3-2-1-BLAST OFF!

July 8, 2019 through July 12, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover some of the equipment astronauts use to work in space and build your own space helmet.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Red by Liesl Shurtliff. She weaves a spellbinding retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, her granny and the wolf. Discuss what we learn and teach with popular children's stories. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Resume Help for Veterans

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer Adults

We'll answer questions to help military veterans create a winning resume in this hands-on session. If you have a draft resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 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

Astrophotography

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Learn about imaging the night sky, from the backyard amateur astrophotographer to the Hubble Telescope. Explore the challenges, considerations, tricks, and rewards of capturing the cosmos.

Audience: Family

Teen Writers Group

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 7-8pm | Menninger Room 206 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: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 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 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 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

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 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 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

String Art Constellations

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Create your own string art constellation to take home. Pick from a variety of constellation patterns. 

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, July 9, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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: Safety and Justice

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should communities reduce violence? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Art Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For July check Hoopla for Marvel 1602. A story from Neil Gaiman placing some traditional heroes in a decidedly historical setting.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Summer Learning Celebration

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 10:30am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Teens Kids

Play fun games, get a free book and a free lunch.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In July read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Transitioning From Military to Civilian Employment

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Get tips and pointers on switching from a military to a civilian workplace. Interact with community partners and discover library resources.

Audience: Adult

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Becoming a Master Gardener

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Find out what K-State Extension Master Gardeners do in our community and how to get involved. Applications to become a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener will be available.

Audience: All Ages

Cool Hand Luke

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A laid-back Southern man, played by Paul Newman, is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1967 | PG | color | 126 min

Audience: Adult

Cover Letter Help for Veterans

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session specifically for veterans. 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

Movie: Spaceballs

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Kids Teens Movies

A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. Starring Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman and John Candy. PG | 1987 | 96min.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 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

Lift Off! / Despegue!

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am | Gage Park Soccer Fields, 10th & SW Rock Garden Dr Teens Kids

Experience the thrill of rocket launching and discover the basics of model rocketry using the National Association of Rocketry Code. Experimente la emoción del lanzamiento de cohetes y descubra los conceptos básicos del modelo rocketry utilizando el código (NAR) Asociación Nacional de Cohetes.

Audience: Family

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 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

Solar System Jewelry

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 2-3pm | Atrium Kids Teens

Make and take a solar system necklace or bracelet. Test your planet and solar system knowledge at the same time.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Make a Crater

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Learn how scientists investigate the history of our solar system while we whip up a moon-like crater with stuff from your kitchen!

Audience: 8 - 18 years

People, Pride and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in

July 15, 2019 through August 18, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

"People, Pride and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in" is a traveling exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of Wichita's Dockum Drugstore Sit-in, one of the first lunch counter protests of the Civil Rights era.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Explore Space in a Zip

July 15, 2019 through July 19, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Adapt a zip-line to simulate the targeted landing of a space rover. We'll learn about the unmanned exploration of our solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Walking on the Moon with Mad Science

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am, 2:30-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Mad Science of Greater Kansas City is putting on this interactive action-packed show all about space travel and landing on the Moon. 

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Internet Introduction

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Cemetery History

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Teens Adults

Learn about Topeka’s 160-year-old historic site and the fascinating people who chose it as their final residence. 

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Make Your Own Space Craft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Design the latest and greatest satellite for an important mission. Your satellite could help study things happening on Earth, take pictures of planets, keep an eye on our sun, or even find planets elsewhere in the universe! Design your satellite using various materials provided.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, July 16, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

Watch anime, talk about it and (maybe) learn something! This is a member-driven club that includes viewing, discussion and info/activity about culture.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Google It

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Moon Landing Celebration

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Teens Kids

Build an astronaut helmet, create a planetary rover, take a picture of yourself on a simulated moon, and play Moon hide and seek at our party celebrating the first time a human walked on the moon.

Audience: All Ages

TALK Book Discussion: State of Wonder

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Deliberative Conversation: Safety and Justice

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should communities reduce violence? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 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

Instagram for Beginners

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Computer

Get an overview of the popular visual social media site.

Audience: All Ages

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 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

Email for Beginners

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to and forward email messages. Register at tscpl.org/register. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

The Dish

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 1-3pm, 5-7pm | Lingo Story Room Movies

This comedy features quirky characters in a remote Australian community that plays a key role in the first Apollo Moon landing. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. PG-13 | 2000 | 97 min

Audience: Family

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Money Matters - Home-buying 101

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. provides information for first time home-buyers and anyone who wants to learn home buying facts. Learn about realtors, mortgages, closing costs, home inspections and home maintenance.

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Follow Arthur Dent and Ford Perfect as they travel the galaxy, get into trouble and wreak havoc during their hilarious adventures. This Sci-Fi classic is filled with intelligent satire, barbed wit and comedy.

Audience: All Ages

Moon Landing Memories

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 11am-3pm | Learning Center Adults

Share your memories, thoughts, experiences and stories of the moon landing on July 20, 1969. Stories will be video recorded.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Fly Me to the Moon

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Celebrate the 50th anniversary moon landing with our first ever Cocktails in the Courtyard! Enjoy food, drinks, and fun activities just for grown ups (21+). Tickets are $25 a person https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-in-the-courtyard-fly-me-to-the-moon-tickets-60576390615.

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Music Adults

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

Adventuremobile - Earth, Moon, and Sun

July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how the Earth, Moon and Sun move and influence each other. Make a model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

Downsizing in a Sellers Market

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Carol Ronnebaum will share tips on what to do when you're ready to downsize your living space. 

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 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, July 22, 2019 | 7-8pm | Menninger Room 206 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: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Cosmic Sun Catchers

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Make your own cosmic sun catcher with clear plastic and poured paint.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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, July 23, 2019 | 3-4pm, 6-7pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 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 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Space Station Fair

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9-11am, 1-3pm, 5-7pm | Marvin Auditorium Art Teens Kids

Take a virtual trip through the solar system. Taste space food. Become your favorite alien. Create a unique and beautiful galaxy. Listen to “Stories from Space” picture books read by astronauts. Feel what it's like to walk on another planet.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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

Rock Painting

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Humans have been rock painting for millennia, but now it is a trendy craft project! Join us as we create simple and fun artwork on rocks. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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, July 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Fun Kansas Facts for Genealogy

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Wendi Bevitt from Buried Past Consulting will provide information about the 105 Kansas Counties that may help with researching your ancestors. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

24/7 Online Learning

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn at your own pace with Lynda.com's more than 6,000 video classes teaching everything from Microsoft Office to coding to time management to drawing. Bring your library card and earbuds or headphone and we'll show you how to login, navigate and build your learning playlist.

Audience: Adult

Here Comes the Sun

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the physics of the Sun from Dr. Brian Thomas, a physics & astronomy professor from Washburn University. Learn how the sun works, ask questions and view the sun through safe, solar observing telescopes.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins June 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10-11am | Anton Room 202 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, July 27, 2019 | 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

What can astrology do for you?

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss what real astrology is and what a real astrologer does.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins June 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Extraordinary Relationships Through Astrology

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 4-5pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss how astrology can help you in general, and in relationships, specifically.

Audience: All Ages

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 6-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

Watch this trippy cosmic joyride with an earthling (Martin Freeman) and an alien (Mos Def). Adapted from the Douglas Adams sci-fi tales. PG | 2005 | 110 min

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Somewhere Out There

July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Uncover how early astronomers studied the stars from here on Earth. Build your own space telescope.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 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 (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Free Ebooks With Libby

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn about this free 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

Card Making with Cindy

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Art

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Comet Formation with NASA Ambassador

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 1-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Teens Kids

NASA Solar System Ambassador Brenda Culbertson will demonstrate the formation of a comet using dry ice. Then she'll serve up some space ice cream and you can make a solar system necklace or bracelet.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 7-8am | Perkins Room 201 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

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Lift off! Art

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Make art with movement. Use your energy to make it move and watch your spaceship go to the moon.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Dog Stars

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 9-10am, 11am-12pm, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Denise Gard's famous Border Collies Joey and Sienna perform "star-quality" tricks. Be part of exciting stories about constellations and take home a star map.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | 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, August 1, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Learn tips and tricks for preparing and presenting an oral story from Rosie Cutrer, a professional storyteller who has told tales around the world. Rosie will help you up your story game, whether you want to share with family or compete in a story slam.

Audience: All Ages

Animals in the Night Sky

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

In this stargazing safari, discover animals that inhabit the night sky as constellations. Then see and touch the real animals they look like and make a cosmic craft.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 7-9pm | NOTO Arts Place, 905 N Kansas Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who each tell a 5-minute story on the theme of Stranger than Fiction. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30. Cohosted with NOTO Arts Place, emcee Kay Duganator.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 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 - 12 years

Cosmic Carnival

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience carnival style games, crafts, activities and demos with a space and STEM twist including space food, gravity model, VR games and astronaut training. In partnership with the Ad Astra Science Foundation.

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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, August 3, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 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

WALL-E

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 1-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Movies

WALL-E is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days cleaning a dirty planet, until he meets EVE and follows her across the galaxy. Could a little robot help humanity find their home on Earth again? Winner of Oscar, Hugo and Nebula awards. 2008 | 103 min |Closed captioned

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 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 (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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

Straw Rockets

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 3-4pm | Atrium Kids

Create a rocket ship and blast off to outer space!

Audience: All Ages

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Kansas Chapter of KAAHGS meets quarterly to learn about African American family history and genealogy. Find them on Facebook or visit kaahgs.org.

Audience: Adult

Teen Artists Group

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30 a.m. for $9.25; the program is from Noon-1 p.m.

Audience: All Ages

Space Painting

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Paint your own picture of space using water color. What would you see on your trip across the universe? 

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Starry Night Craft

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 3-4pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Paint your own night sky using Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece Starry Night as inspiration.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Resume Help

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions to help you create a winning resume in this is a hands-on session. If you have a draft of your resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 5-6pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Money Matters: Student Survival Guide

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

High school and college students, learn the financial skills to live independently. This class covers how to develop a budget, track spending and keep personal finances healthy and safe. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Audience: All Ages

Story Stones

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 10-11am | Learning Center Kids

Learn how to tell stories with stones. Paint basic images like a star, the moon, a person, an alien or whatever sparks your imagination. Then, use your stones to tell a fun story to your family or friends.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Learn to Cross-Stitch

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn the basics of cross-stitch including choosing fabric, needles, thread and patterns. If you already know how to cross-stitch, join us and share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Facebook for Beginners

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 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

The Space Race - an Epic Battle

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Dr. Sean Kalic, a professor of history from the Command Staff College in Leavenworth, KS, will look back at the epic space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Instagram for Beginners

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Adults Computer

Get an overview of the popular visual social media site.

Audience: All Ages

Uncover a Secret Language

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 3-4pm | Atrium Kids

Uncover binary code by embedding your own initials in a craft project.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

College and Career Assistance Open House

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 4-7pm | Learning Center Teens

Learn ways you can get help deciding on schools, exploring career options and applying for financial aid. Library staff and TRIO Educational Opportunity navigators will be available to provide information and resources. Snacks and fun activities are available.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Perseid Meteor Shower

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Get ready for the most popular meteor shower of the year with the Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers' League. They'll discuss the Perseid Meteor Shower and offer tips for watching the night sky.

Audience: Family

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

The Producers

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

Broadway producers Max Bialystock (Maz Bialystock) and Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) scheme to make money producing a sure-fire flop. Critics consider this one of Mel Brooks finest and funniest films. 1967 | PG | color |88 min

Audience: Adult

Galaxy Jars

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 3-4pm | Learning Center Kids

Hold the galaxy in your hands when you create a galaxy jar. Supplies provided.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Job Interview Help

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 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, August 10, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room 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.

Alien Afternoon

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Movies

Create alien headbands and hand puppets. Then watch as Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, forms a friendship with adventurous Tip and helps her on her quest in the movie Home. 2015 | PG | 93 min

Audience: Family

Dino O’Dell’s Music & Stories from Space

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Sing and dance with Dino O'Dell during his storytelling show about outer space science. He'll have a kid-friendly demo of gravity, a song about meteors, meteoroids and meteorites, and the story of Dino's childhood hero, Neil Armstrong.

Audience: Family

Dockum Sit-in: An Evening with Dr. Versey

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Commemorate the 60th anniversary of Wichita’s Dockum Drugstore Sit- in with Dr. Versey, one of the original Dockum Drugstore Sit-in participants. 

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 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 (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

VR Space Adventure

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 12:30-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Experience space with virtual reality. Work on an art project while you wait your turn for VR.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. There was a decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 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

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 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: All Ages

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 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

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, August 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Galaxy Jewelry

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Create a galaxy bracelet, necklace or key chain that includes one beautiful bead for each of the planets in our solar system. You can incorporate Saturn's rings and even include Pluto.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 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

Research Drop-In

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 5-6pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In August read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

First Step to Becoming an Astronaut

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids Teens

Astronauts learn to fly jets first. Greg Inkmann from The Foundation for Aeronautical Education will talk about the world of aviation. Learn how lift, drag, thrust and gravity influence flight. We'll even have an indoor demonstration of model aircraft.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 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, August 15, 2019 | 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, August 15, 2019 | 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 - Container Gardening

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Learn how to plan for healthy and attractive container gardens. Flowers on a deck or patio provide a close-up experience with natural living color. Other advantages to container gardening include providing flexibility to people with limited time, mobility or space. 

Audience: All Ages

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 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

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 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

Local Writers Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 9am-2:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Teens Adults

Calling all writers! Our 6th annual workshop is for you, whether you're starting out or published. Topics include journaling, self-publishing, flash fiction and kid lit. Doors open at 8:30 for sign in and refreshments. In partnership with the Kansas Authors Club. Questions - writers@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Splash Down Party

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 1-4pm | Claire's Courtyard Teens Kids

Bring the summer fun back to Earth with a party outside. We’ll have games, activities, creative projects, treats and prizes. Let’s put up the heat shields and have some fun!

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 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 (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Internet Introduction

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.

Audience: All Ages

Assistive Technology for Kansans

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about a program that connects people of all ages with disabilities and health conditions with the assistive technology they need to learn, work, play and participate in the community. 

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 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

Play It!

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Artists Group

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, August 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 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 6:30

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

STEAM Power

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 4-5pm | Learning Center Art Kids

Explore science, technology, architecture and math through the lens of art.  

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 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 Nightingale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Curious Kids

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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

Altered Books Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Learn a variety of fun techniques to turn a discarded book into a work of art. An unwanted book is a blank canvas that invites you to explore your creativity.

Audience: Adult

Researching Your WWI Ancestors

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the history of the Great War and resources for information about both military personnel and civilians. Danni Altman-Newell, an expert in this field, will present. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 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

So Many Books

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough. This book focuses on the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age 10 to 27. It highlights the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood in the late 1800s. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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 (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Windows 10 for Beginners

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

55+ and Job Hunting

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about a paid job training program for people 55+.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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, August 26, 2019 | 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, August 26, 2019 | 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, August 26, 2019 | 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: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, August 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 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

Research Drop-In

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 5-6pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Create It!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | 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

An Evening with Karin Slaughter

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Books

Meet bestselling author Karin Slaughter as she introduces her new thriller in the Will Trent series, the Last Widow. Expect twists, secrets and surprises. Q&A and book signing to follow the presentation. Book sales courtesy of the Raven Bookstore.

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 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 Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 9:30am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Computer Adults

Learn where to find grants, what elements make up a great grant proposal, about sources of data for community needs, and how to practice the grant elements. This workshop is presented by Shawnee County Extension and costs $25. Contact 785-232-0062 x100 to register.

Audience: Adult

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Art and You

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 4-5pm | Rice Community Center, 423 SW Norwood 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 STEAM: Live

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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 to Cross-Stitch

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn the basics of cross-stitch including choosing fabric, needles, thread and patterns. If you already know how to cross-stitch, join us and share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Master Gardener Series - Fall Lawn Care

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 10-11am, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Preparing your turf for a long rest will produce many benefits when it awakens next spring. This is also a great time to start new for a rewarding 2019 lawn.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 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

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 30, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 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 - Notable Exceptions featuring Judy Coder

Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Notable Exceptions is a tidy bundle of energy, talent, experience and musical joy. Their sound is a potpourri of Folk, Western and novelty tunes. Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, September 2, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, September 2, 2019 | 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 9:30

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, September 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions to help you create a winning resume in this is a hands-on session. If you have a draft of your resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 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 6:30

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

September 4, 2019 through November 27, 2019 | 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

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 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

More Button Jewelry

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn to turn leftover buttons into unique, wearable art. Buttons and other materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring along buttons from your own collection.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Art and You

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 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, September 4, 2019 | 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

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn what it takes to start and run your own business including legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by Washburn Small Business Development Center.

Audience: All Ages

Build It

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Art and You

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 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, September 5, 2019 | 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, September 5, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - High Tunnels and Season Extension

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to extend the season using high tunnels to offer plants protection from wet, saturated soils and low temperatures in the spring and fall.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 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 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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, September 7, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Google It!

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Classics Made Modern

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Picnic by William Inge. The 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. A young man named Hal Cater arrives and adds drama to the day. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 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, September 9, 2019 | 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, September 9, 2019 | 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 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: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 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

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, September 10, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 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 6:30

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Purple Martins

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Kansas birder Andrew Burnett explains the intriguing lives of Purple Martins and how you can help them during nesting season. Hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In September read The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Curious Kids

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 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, September 12, 2019 | 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

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | 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

Master Gardener Series - Living Soil

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Soil is a living, dynamic ecosystem and its complexity might surprise you. Learn the practices that result in healthy soils for improved plant health, vigor and disease resistance.

Audience: All Ages

Shane

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. 1953|color|118 min.

Audience: Adult

Introduccion a la Internet

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 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, September 14, 2019 | 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

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 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

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 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

Play It!

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Artists Group

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, September 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 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 6:30

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Cutting the Cable Cord

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | 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

PowerPoint

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 4-5pm | Learning Center Art Kids

Explore science, technology, architecture and math through the lens of art.  

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 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: Not Without Laughter

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Tom Prasch. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

iPad Workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 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, September 19, 2019 | 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, September 19, 2019 | 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

Skywriting with Marcia Cebulska

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Books

Renowned playwright Marcia Cebulska will launch her journaling guidebook, Skywriting. In conversation with her editor, she'll discuss her journey and the value of journaling for personal growth and creative writing. Introduction by Harriet Lerner. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

BLOCKFEST

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience block fun with your child while increasing their math and science knowledge. Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers will demonstrate techniques to help children become math thinkers through block play. Bring the kids in anytime during the event. [birth - 8 years]

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 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

Google Docs

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn how to access Google Docs, use basic editing features and save to Google Drive.

Audience: All Ages

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 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

Women and Money 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Learning Center Fairs/Community Adults

Learn concrete ideas to help you make financial changes, factors that influence how and why we make financial decisions, and how to tackle your financial future. Designed for women of all backgrounds, levels of financial knowledge and stages of life. To enroll contact HCCI at www.hcci-ks.org.

Audience: Adult

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. At age 67 Grandma Gatewood become the first woman to hike the Appalachian trail solo in the 1950s, she became the first person to hike it three times. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Email for Beginners

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to and forward email messages.

Audience: All Ages

Putting Your Estate Ducks in a Row

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Get an easy-to-understand and practical discussion of estate planning choices from A-Z from Nancy Goodall, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 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, September 23, 2019 | 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, September 23, 2019 | 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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. In this true story 67-year-old great-grandmother walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. She was the first woman to hike the entire trail alone. This is an inspiring story of strength and determination.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 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: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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, September 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 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 6:30

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Create It!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 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 Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Free Ebooks With Libby

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn about this free 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

Art and You

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4-5pm | Rice Community Center, 423 SW Norwood 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, September 25, 2019 | 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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mayor de la Isla

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Hear Mayor Michelle de la Isla share her story and the journey that led her to become mayor of Topeka. She will discuss her background in advocacy, financial literacy, time in the business world and passion to help people find their purpose and passions in life. 

Audience: All Ages

More Button Jewelry

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to turn leftover buttons into unique, wearable art. Buttons and other materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring along buttons from your own collection.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Excel: Lists

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 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

Breaking Down Brick Walls 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Members of the Topeka Genealogical Society will share breakthroughs they have experienced in their family history research. They'll provide tips to help you break through your brick walls.

Audience: Adult

Hoopla Digital

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, ebooks, television shows, graphic novels, and more 24/7 with your library card on your computer or devices.

Audience: Adult

Trivia Night

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 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, September 28, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka: Author Ben Montgomery

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults Books

Montgomery will discuss his New York Times bestseller Grandma Gatewood's Walk, the story of the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone at age 67. He will share Gatewood's backstory and discuss his research. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

CarFit for the Older Driver

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

This educational program offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Curious Kids

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 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, October 2, 2019 | 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

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Art and You

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 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, October 3, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Ornamental Grasses

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about various types of grasses that do well in our Kansas climate. Ornamental grasses can be key components in sustainable and low-maintenance landscapes. Their strong vertical lines offer living sculpture in today’s native gardening mix.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 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 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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, October 5, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 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-Mid-America Wind Quintet

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Music Teens

Listen to classical music presented by the Mid-America Wind Quintet (Emporia). Enjoy the unique timbres of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn blending together in a burst of colorful harmony.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 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 Artists Group

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 10-11am | 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 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 in Common

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 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

Rebel Without a Cause

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town and finds friends and enemies. James Dean and Natalie Wood star in this classic film that is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1955 | color | 111 min

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 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

Crafting Together

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, a travel literature classic about walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail from a comic genius who witnesses the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings in the wilderness. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 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, October 14, 2019 | 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, October 14, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 4-5pm | Learning Center Art Kids

Explore science, technology, architecture and math through the lens of art.  

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 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, October 17, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 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, October 17, 2019 | 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 - Victory Gardens

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Look at the patriotism and resourcefulness of WWI era victory gardens. Learn about people who are starting victory garden projects today to help their communities grow greater unity, health and generosity.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 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

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Music Adults

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

Curious Kids

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 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

Play It!

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Artists Group

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 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

Create It!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone 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

Art and You

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 4-5pm | Rice Community Center, 423 SW Norwood 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, October 23, 2019 | 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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 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

If the Building Could Talk, What Stories Might it Tell?

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Nick Xidis will present his research on the downtown Topeka building currently occupied by Hazel Hill Chocolates and its possible resident ghost. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 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, October 28, 2019 | 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, October 28, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 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, October 31, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 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 Detectives

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 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 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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, November 2, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 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

Building Caregiver Confidence - The Basics

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about Alzheimer's Disease detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment options from the Alzheimer's Association.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Artists Group

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years