Events

WWI Virtual Reality Experience

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 11am-1pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art

Explore the trenches and battlefield of WWI through 3D Virtual Reality. Make history come alive!

Audience: All Ages

Bootleggers

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Saturday Afternoon - Ashley Young Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Our "Check it Out" woman, Ashley Young and friends will entertain all ages with a mix of holiday and fun songs that are sure to put a smile on you face and a tap in your toes!

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Join us to discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. This fantasy novel features a man re-visiting his childhood home and the strange events that once happened there. E-mail somany@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Job Lab: Q and A

Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 6-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer

Develop a step-by-step plan to get the job or career of your dreams. Each week this group will cover a different strategy or skill that is essential to a successful job search in this competitive market. Laptops available or bring yours! Topic: Open time to ask questions or get feedback

Audience: All Ages

Cornerstone Family Schools Choirs

Monday, December 17, 2018 | 12:30-1:15pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

WWI Virtual Reality Experience

Monday, December 17, 2018 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art

Explore the trenches and battlefield of WWI through 3D Virtual Reality. Make history come alive!

Audience: All Ages

Touring Your Digital Library

Monday, December 17, 2018 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Access the digital library anytime on your home computer or device using our free apps. Get a quick tour of our Digital Branch and an overview of our catalog, ebooks with OverDrive, magazines with Flipster, and movies and music from Hoopla.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 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, December 18, 2018 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 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

PowerPoint

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 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, December 18, 2018 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge - Teen Room 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: 12 - 18 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 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 To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Google It!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

A steam-ulating experience! Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering and/or math as you collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem-solving program.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 1-2pm | 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, December 20, 2018 | 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

Arts & Crafts Pop-Up

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 4-5pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art

Create a sparkly, shiny, naturally textured ornament or gift for the holidays.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, December 21, 2018 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Library Ebooks for Kindle

Friday, December 21, 2018 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Bring in your Kindle and your library card to learn how to get free ebooks anytime. Email address and app store login required.

Audience: All Ages

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, December 21, 2018 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Out of School Learning

Sunday, December 23, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Make Pomanders

Thursday, December 27, 2018 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St Art

We'll use oranges, cloves and ribbons to create traditional holiday decorations that not only look good, they smell good too. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Read with a Ranger

Saturday, December 29, 2018 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

A Ranger from the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site will read The Story of Ruby Bridges, by Robert Coles. This book tells the heroic story of Ruby Bridges, an African American girl who walked through angry crowds each day to attend a white school. Dialogue on being courageous and what defines a hero to follow

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Out of School Learning

Sunday, December 30, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Card Making with Cindy

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Art

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Altered Books

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

Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time! Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

LEGO® Builders

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | 4-5pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

If you are the master builder of the blocks or ruler of the creative and innovative, test that mastery. We'll provide the blocks, you bring your cleverness and skill.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakand Community Center Kids

Enjoy ands-on art projects for kids with a variety of materials and techniques.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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, January 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Thursday, January 3, 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

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

Audience: All Ages

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Books

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

Audience: Adult

Google Docs

Friday, January 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. After a demo, create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator using similar tools, materials and/or techniques.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family history. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

4-H in the Library

Saturday, January 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, January 5, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 6, 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

Harry Potter Adventurers Wanted

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Solemnly swear to be up to no good at a spellbinding celebration in honor of Harry Potter. Drop in to hear selected readings from the books by JK Rowling and discover magic and mischief just waiting to be managed. Costumes encouraged!

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, January 7, 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, January 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, January 7, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 8, 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 6-7pm | Topeka Room Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For January check Hoopla for Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street. Warren Ellis tells a story of Spider Jerusalem, a Hunter S. Thompson-style political journalist in a corrupt cyberpunk city.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, January 9, 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 January read Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org.

Audience: All Ages

Internet Introduction

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen STEAM

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | 712 Innovations, 712 Kansas Ave Teens

Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) in an environment that encourages leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation. Mentors from the library and 712 Innovations facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

This study group will meet for four weeks to explore the topic of how nutrition, exercise, meditation and sleep affect the health of our brains. Register at tscpl.org/register

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, January 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Thinking about getting rid of cable or satellite TV? Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages

Library Ebooks for Android & Nook Tablets

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Bring in your Android or Nook tablet and library card to learn how to get free ebooks anytime. Email and app store login required.

Audience: All Ages

It Happened One Night

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Movies

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. 1934 | b&w | 105 min

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 13, 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

So Many Books

Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Join us to discuss The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. In Malaysia a young Chinese woman is asked to become the "ghost bride" of a deceased man by a wealthy family. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Crafting Together

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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, January 14, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room 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, January 14, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, January 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Birding Chile from Top to Bottom

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Dr. Roger Boyd, retired director of natural areas at Baker Wetlands and one of Kansas' premier birders, shares his birding adventures in Chile's magnificently diverse ecosystems and avian habitats. Cohosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge - Teen Room Adults

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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 15, 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

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 6-7pm | Topeka Room 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

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge - Teen Room 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: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Windows 10 for Beginners

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

A steam-ulating experience! Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering and/or math as you collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem-solving program.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

This study group will meet for four weeks to explore the topic of how nutrition, exercise, meditation and sleep affect the health of our brains. Register at tscpl.org/register

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

TALK Book Discussion: Auschwitz #34207

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Auschwitz #34207 by Nancy Sprowell Geise. See related event, visit from the author, on January 27. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 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, January 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

iPad Workshop

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 3-4pm | 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

Factual Fun

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 4:30-5:15pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Explore the world of non-fiction and jump into learning with fun hands-on activities. You will also learn where to find awesome books to investigate your favorite thing or something totally new.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Master Gardener Series: Planning Your Best Garden

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 10-11am, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Whether you are renovating an older garden or starting from scratch, you will be most successful if you plan ahead. Planning gives you the opportunity to consider the gardener's first rule: right plant, right place. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Hoopla Digital

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202

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

Hoopla Digital

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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: All Ages

The 4 Elements Opening Reception

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 5-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults

Meet featured artists Diane Guthrie, Connie Ehrlich, Melissa McCormick and Shanna Wagner. Make your own collage from recycled pieces of art in our “upcycle, recycle, reuse” pop-up program.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 20, 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

Out of School Learning

Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 8 for classes on Tuesdays from Jan 22-Feb 26, 2019 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 22, 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

Mac Users Meet Up

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 6-7pm | Millennium Cafe Computer

Meet with other Mac users for this informal monthly learning and sharing. Newbies bring your questions, power users bring your expertise to share.

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, January 22, 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 Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Email for Beginners

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

This study group will meet for four weeks to explore the topic of how nutrition, exercise, meditation and sleep affect the health of our brains. Register at tscpl.org/register

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 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

Touring Your Digital Library

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Access the digital library anytime on your home computer or device using our free apps. Get a quick tour of our Digital Branch and an overview of our catalog, ebooks, and digital magazines, movies and music.

Audience: All Ages

Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived in It

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Diana Staresinic-Deane, Franklin County Historical Society, will discuss how to build a connection to the history of your home and its former residents. Program is made possible by Humanities Kansas and hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 6:30-9pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 6pm. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins December 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Musical Storytime

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Solar Plate Demo

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 2-4pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults

See how the sun helps "4 Elements" artist Connie Ehrlich make her unique printing plates. Pull a print of your own using some of Connie's plates. 

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC 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.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 27, 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

Author Nancy Sprowell Geise

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

In 1945, Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. For more than 70 years his story was hidden until Topeka author Nancy Sprowell Geise published her bestselling book Auschwitz #34207. Geise will discuss Joe’s story of triumph and her experience sharing it with the world. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room 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

Alzheimer's and Dementia Legal Issues

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the legal and financial issues around Alzheimer's disease or related dementia including division of assets, durable power of attorney, guardianship and living wills.

Audience: Adult

Legal Issues with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the legal and financial issues around Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia including division of assets, durable power of attorney, guardianship and living wills.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge - Teen Room Adults

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, January 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 8 for classes on Tuesdays from Jan 22-Feb 26, 2019 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 29, 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Thinking about getting rid of cable or satellite TV? Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 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, January 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room 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

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

This study group will meet for four weeks to explore the topic of how nutrition, exercise, meditation and sleep affect the health of our brains. Register at tscpl.org/register

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Altered Books

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Art

Altering an unwanted book allows you to express your creativity and recycle at the same time! Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 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

Story Slam

Friday, February 1, 2019 | 7-9pm | NOTO Arts Place | 905 N Kansas Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who tell a 5-minute story on the theme of loved and lost. 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 by NOTO Arts Place, emcees Kay Duganator and Matt Spezia.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room 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, February 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, February 2, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Writing Workshop

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Kij Johnson will lead a workshop on the fundamentals of writing short sci-fi and fantasy with examples and hands-on exercises. Writers will leave with activities to practice. See related event: reading and discussion at 2pm. Registration required and space is limited.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Sci-Fi Superstar Kij Johnson

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Kij Johnson will share stories from her journey and read from her work. Q&A and book signing to follow. See related event: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Workshop.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 7-8am, 11am-12pm | 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

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

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Household Budgeting

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about goal setting, saving, tracking income and expenses, and how to use a budget form for a household budget. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.  

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 8 for classes on Tuesdays from Jan 22-Feb 26, 2019 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 5, 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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, February 5, 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 11:30am for $9.25; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 5-6pm | 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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Internet Introduction

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Button Jewelry

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Art

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

LEGO® Builders

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

If you are the master builder of the blocks or ruler of the creative and innovative, test that mastery. We'll provide the blocks, you bring your cleverness and skill.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakand Community Center Kids

Enjoy ands-on art projects for kids with a variety of materials and techniques.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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, February 7, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

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

Audience: Family

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Books

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

Audience: Adult

Google It!

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 11am-12pm | 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

On the Waterfront

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. 1954 | b&w | 108 min.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Join us to discuss The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. An old man with a colorful past, a suitcase full of stolen money, and an elephant are all featured in this story. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Crafting Together

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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, February 11, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America by Joe Posnanski, based on a 2006 cross-country journey with Buck O'Neil, an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s and 1950s. A 2Book Topeka selection. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Our business and career librarian will answer questions in this hands-on session. If you have a draft resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, February 11, 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, February 11, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge - Teen Room 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, February 12, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 8 for classes on Tuesdays from Jan 22-Feb 26, 2019 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 12, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Kids Create

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Use your creativity to explore. 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

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For February check Hoopla for Daredevil Ultimate Collection Vol. 1. Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev bring a fascinating way to imagine The Man Without Fear!

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Email for Beginners

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, February 13, 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 February read Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Lingo Story Room Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, February 13, 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

Stained Glass Demo

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art

Watch "4 Elements" artist Shanna Wagner work on one of  her majestic stained glass pieces in the gallery. Discover how she incorporates the elements of "Wind" in her work.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 14, 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, February 14, 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Windows 10 for Beginners

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn the features of Windows 10 including organizing the Start Menu, using accessories, personalizing the desktop and getting apps from the Windows store.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session with our business and career librarian who will answer questions. If you have a draft cover letter, bring that too. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: All Ages

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Our 2Book Topeka theme for this spring is baseball! Discuss The Soul of Baseball by Joe Posnanski. Heads up, the author will be visiting the library on Feb 17 at 2 pm.

Audience: All Ages

Joe Posnanski - 2Book Topeka Special Event

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Books

Joe Posnanski, bestselling author of The Soul of Baseball, three-time national sportswriter of the year and co-founder of Passions in America will share baseball tales, insight into sports writing and will read from his work. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 8 for classes on Tuesdays from Jan 22-Feb 26, 2019 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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

Facebook for Beginners

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6-7pm | 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

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge - Teen Room 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: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

STEAM Power

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

A steam-ulating experience! Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering and/or math as you collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem-solving program.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: Station Eleven

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Discussion facilitated by Daniel Eells. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Purple Martins

Wednesday, February 20, 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. Cohosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 21, 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, February 21, 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

iPad Workshop

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 3-4pm | 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

Factual Fun

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 4:30-5:15pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Explore the world of non-fiction and jump into learning with fun hands-on activities. You will also learn where to find awesome books to investigate your favorite thing or something totally new.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Master Gardener Series - Pruning Ornamental Trees

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Pruning is an important practice for maintaining the health, size, form and vigor of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Learn the science and art of successful pruning. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: All Ages

Ceramic Demo

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 2-4pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults

Discover how "4 Elements" artist Melissa McCormick creates her wonderful pieces. Come ready to get a little dirty as you can play and create using clay.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Breast Cancer Updates

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Kelly Nightengale from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment will present some of the “hot topics” of breast cancer including 3D mammography, and different types of breast cancer, like Triple Negative.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, February 25, 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

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6-7pm | Menninger Room 206 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

Baseball Game Night - 2Book Topeka

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your friends and report for spring training to test your baseball skills with some Virtual Reality fun and Wii Baseball.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge - Teen Room 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, February 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on Jan 8 for classes on Tuesdays from Jan 22-Feb 26, 2019 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 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 Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 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, February 27, 2019 | 3-4pm | 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, February 27, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | 712 Innovations, 712 Kansas Ave Teens

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 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and 712 Innovations will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Button Jewelry

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Art

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 28, 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

Touring Your Digital Library

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Access the digital library anytime on your home computer or device using our free apps. Get a quick tour of our Digital Branch and an overview of our catalog, ebooks, and digital magazines, movies and music.

Audience: All Ages

Formal Gaming [Ages 18-25]

Thursday, February 28, 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

The Exodusters

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Discover the stories of the Exodusters who came to Topeka after the Civil War. Exodusters were African-Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi. Hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room 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, March 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

Read Across America

Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Play it Again!

Saturday, March 2, 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

Out of School Learning

Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Windows 10 for Beginners

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn the features of Windows 10 including organizing the Start Menu, using accessories, personalizing the desktop and getting apps from the Windows store.

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Our business and career librarian will answer questions in this hands-on session. If you have a draft resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 5, 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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, March 5, 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 11:30am for $9.25; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 5, 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

Photographing Your Backyard

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art

Discover "4 Elements" photographer and Master Gardener, Diane Guthrie's tips and tricks on photographing your own backyard wonderlands.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Fun with Washi Tape

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Art

Find creative ways to decorate with washi tape. We'll have fun exploring how to add just the right accents to your art projects. Materials provided. .

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Beginning Computer Navigation

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Art and You

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakand Community Center Kids

Enjoy ands-on art projects for kids with a variety of materials and techniques.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

LEGO® Builders

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

If you are the master builder of the blocks or ruler of the creative and innovative, test that mastery. We'll provide the blocks, you bring your cleverness and skill.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 7, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Internet Introduction

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

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

Audience: Family

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 6-7pm | Hughes Room 205 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave 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 - Community Gardens 101

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

Learn about developing and maintaining a community garden and about resources available. Presented by Shawnee County Extension’s Master Gardeners.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Our business and career librarian will answer your cover letter questions. Bring your resume and a draft cover letter if you have one. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: All Ages

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

After a train robbery goes wrong, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. 1969|color|110 min.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone 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, March 9, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family history. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.