Events

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

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, the first successful student-led lunch counter protests of the Civil Rights era.

Audience: All Ages

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beginning Computer Q&A

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 10-11am | Topeka Workforce Center Computer

For beginning computer users.  These are informal sessions to answer your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

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 | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

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

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 | Hughes Room 205 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 | Anton Room 202 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 July 29th class is FULL

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

Beginning Computer Q&A

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 10-11am | Topeka Workforce Center Computer

For beginning computer users.  These are informal sessions to answer your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, August 1, 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

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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

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 | 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

Movie on the Lawn - A Bug's Life

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 6:45-9pm | Kansas State Capitol South Lawn Kids Movies

Flik leaves the anthill to find bigger bugs to wage war against the grasshoppers. He finds a group of traveling circus insects in need of a job. When the ants realize their heroes are really circus performers, the situation goes from bad to worse. 1998 | G | color | 96 min

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 and VR games. 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 101C 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

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, August 5, 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

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 AAHGS meets quarterly to learn about African American 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

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

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

Space Printing

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

Print your own deep space gelatin print. 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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 101AB 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 (Zero Mostel) 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 | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Alien Afternoon

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

Create alien headbands. 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. Vesey

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. Galyn Vesey, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, 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.

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

First Step to Becoming an Astronaut

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

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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10am-6pm | []Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

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 Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

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.

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

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

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 | 7-8:30pm | 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

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Paint Happy Trees

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Experience after-hours 21+ fun and cocktails in the library! Paint your own happy trees, take your picture with Bob, & partake in creative activities. Tickets are $25 a person. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-in-the-courtyard-paint-happy-trees-tickets-63077205620 Aug 6 last day to buy tickets

Audience: Adult

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Create It

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

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

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

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 for lunch and materials. 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

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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 2, 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, 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

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, September 5, 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

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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

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

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

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

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

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.

Money Matters: Social Security Will Not Be Enough

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn about budgeting, getting rid of debt and saving for retirement to maintain the same standard of living you have while working. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Audience: All Ages

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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, 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 | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019 | Noon-5pm | []Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

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

Crafting Together

Monday, September 16, 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

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 Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

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

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

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

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 | 8am-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 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

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Daring Adventures

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Experience after-hours 21+ fun & cocktails! Become an adventurer in activities throughout the library. With a $25 ticket you’ll receive entrance to the event, heavy appetizers and one drink ticket. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-cocktails-in-the-courtyard-daring-adventures-tickets-63077622868

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

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

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

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

Create It

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center 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, 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.

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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

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

Mayor de la Isla Shares Her Story

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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

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

Audience: All Ages

CarFit for the Older Driver

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-4pm | Library Parking Lot 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.

Hoopla Digital Library

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Computer

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

Audience: Adult

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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 1, 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 – Davis Hammet

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Activist, advocate, educator and speaker Davis Hammet, president of Loud Light, is the September speaker. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $10; the program is from noon-1 pm.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, October 1, 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

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

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies Adults

Don't miss the opportunity to view and vote on on the short films that are finalists in the 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This cinematic event showcases 10 of the best short films from around the world.

Audience: Adult

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 2, 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

Sashiko embroidery

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

Learn the basics of sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique. Create beautiful geometric designs using only a simple running stitch. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

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

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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, October 3, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, October 3, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, October 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: Family

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

Behind the Baton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5-6:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults Music

Listen to Topeka Symphony Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett talk about the music and composers featured on the Symphony's upcoming concert. The talk is informal, entertaining, and full of behind the scenes information about the lives and music of great composers.

Audience: All Ages

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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 11am-12pm | 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

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies Adults

Don't miss the opportunity to view and vote on on the short films that are finalists in the 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This cinematic event showcases 10 of the best short films from around the world.

Audience: Adult

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

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, October 7, 2019 | Noon-1pm | 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

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

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, October 7, 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

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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 8, 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

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

Create It

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center 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

Falconry

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Learn about falconry in Kansas with Ric Tubbs. Co-hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 9, 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

Cover Letter Help

Wednesday, October 9, 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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, October 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 October read The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

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.

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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

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

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.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, October 10, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Job Interview Help

Friday, October 11, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

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

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Fiction Writing Techniques: Outlining and Character Creation

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

LLearn and share strategies for creating believable characters in your novel using character sheets. Plan compelling plots and scenes using outlining. Discuss techniques with other fiction writers. Get ready for National Novel Writing Month.

Audience: Adult

Teen Writers Group

Monday, October 14, 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 15, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 10am-6pm | []Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, October 15, 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

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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 16, 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

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

Topeka Show and Tell

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Do you have an item that tells the story of Topeka or Shawnee County? Show and tell is just like you remember from your youth. You will be given a few minutes to explain the item and do a quick Q & A. Limit 1 item per person.

Audience: Adult

TALK Book Discussion: Heartland

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

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Heartland by Sarah Smarsh. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Sara Tucker. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, October 17, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

So Many Books

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Senior Life Wii Bowling

Monday, October 21, 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

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 1-2pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

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 Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Join your community of readers to discuss A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, an entertaining guide to the history, ecology and people of the Appalachian Trail.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, October 22, 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

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

Book Bites

Tuesday, October 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 State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 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

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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

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

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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, October 24, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Instagram for Beginners

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Learning Center Adults Computer

Get an overview of the popular visual social media site.

Audience: All Ages

Silents in the Cathedral

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7-10pm | Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Adults Movies

Watch the 1927 mystery classic silent film The Cat and the Canary. Film historian Denise Morrison will add historical perspective. Musicians Marvin Faulwell and Bob Keckeisen will bring the film to life. Funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Audience: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 10-11am | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, 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

Fiber Fair

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Art

Explore the world of fiber arts from traditional needle arts to cutting-edge contemporary materials. Learn about techniques during demonstrations and hands-on art making with local fiber artists, guilds and shops.

Audience: All Ages

Fiber Fair Make and Take

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1-4pm | Learning Center Art

Local artists will lead hands-on learning to help you create fabulous fiber art to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Card Making with Cindy July 29th class is FULL

Monday, October 28, 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.

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

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

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

How to Write a Novel in 30 Days with NaNoWriMo

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Write a 50,000 word rough draft in November with National Novel Writing Month. Get fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official stickers from NaNoWriMo headquarters and other inspiring goodies that will power you through the month. Join nanowrimo.org and find the Topeka region.

Audience: Adult

Teen Writers Group

Monday, October 28, 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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

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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, October 30, 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

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

Sashiko embroidery

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

Learn the basics of sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique. Create beautiful geometric designs using only a simple running stitch. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, October 31, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Behind the Baton

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5-6:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Music Adults

Listen to Topeka Symphony Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett talk about the music and composers featured on the Symphony's upcoming concert. The talk will be informal, entertaining, and full of behind the scenes information about the lives and music of the great composers.

Audience: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, November 1, 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 Family. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30pm. Cohosted with NOTO Arts Place, emcee Kay Duganator.

Audience: All Ages

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

International Games Week 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Noon-8pm | Learning Center Teens Adults

Bring your own games or play our card games, board games and video games. International Games Week recognizes that games teach skills, bring people together, are fun and are universal. Libraries around the world are hosting events.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, November 4, 2019 | Noon-1pm | 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

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

Internet Introduction

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, November 4, 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

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

Introduccion a la Internet

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 7-8pm | 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

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

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, November 5, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 5, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics – Superintendents Forum

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Hear a panel discussion with the superintendents of several Shawnee County school districts. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $10; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 5, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 5, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 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

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

Audience: All Ages

Wet Felting

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

Learn to use soap, water and bubble wrap to turn thin layers of wool roving into felt. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Art and You

Wednesday, November 6, 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, November 6, 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, November 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, November 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, November 7, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 7, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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

Art and You

Thursday, November 7, 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, November 7, 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: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, November 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, November 7, 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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Winter Garden Wonderland

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Avoid the winter blues and blahs. Learn how to turn your garden into a winter wonderland.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, November 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

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

During the Korean War a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with his own ambivalence toward the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. 1954 | color | 102 min

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, November 9, 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

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Se buscan Aventureros: Mo Willems

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Únete a la paloma, el elefante y la cerdita para escuchar historias, disfrutar de juegos y hacer manualidades en español y en inglés.

Audience: All Ages

Adventurers Wanted: Mo Willems

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Join the pigeon, elephant and piggie for stories, games and crafts in Spanish and English.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, November 11, 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

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, November 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

Curious Kids

Monday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, November 12, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers - Celebrating Me!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Celebrate the joy of self-esteem with songs, activities and a craft. Family childcare providers are welcome. Co-hosted by Childcare Aware.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 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, November 12, 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, November 12, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 12, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Gulls in Kansas

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about gulls that may be observed in Kansas and how to identify them with presenter Mark Land. Co-hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, November 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 November read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, November 13, 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, November 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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, November 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, November 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 14, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 1pm-8am | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Thursday, November 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 10am-6pm | []Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, November 15, 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, November 15, 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

Rally for Literacy

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids Teens Adults

Meet reading tutors, take home family literacy activities, be inspired by those who have overcome learning challenges, experience the pitfalls of living without literacy, and learn about local continuing education opportunities and how you can help.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

So Many Books

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The novel begins with the death of a teenage girl and then uses the mysterious circumstances of her drowning as a springboard to dive into the troubled waters beneath the calm surface of her Chinese-American family. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

One Stroke Painting

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Local painting instructor Diane Rose will teach you the One Stroke Painting technique. Supplies are provided to create two holiday gift bags.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy that celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of migrant laborers traveling in RVs and travel trailers to work seasonal jobs. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, November 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

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

Audience: All Ages

Teen Artists Group

Monday, November 18, 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, November 19, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 19, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 19, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 19, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, November 20, 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, November 20, 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, November 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

TALK Book Discussion: The Center of Everything

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

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty. Discussion facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Wet Felting

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to use soap, water and bubble wrap to turn thin layers of wool roving into felt. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, November 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, November 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, November 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, November 23, 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

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Hoopla Digital Library

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Computer

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, November 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Monday, November 25, 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, November 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

Play It!

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, November 25, 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, November 26, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 26, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 26, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 26, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Book Bites

Tuesday, November 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 Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 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

Art and You

Wednesday, November 27, 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, November 27, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, November 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 28, 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, November 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, December 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

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, December 2, 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

Monday, December 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

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Teen Artists Group

Monday, December 2, 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, December 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 3, 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

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, December 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Curious Kids

Tuesday, December 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, December 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 4, 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 Q & A

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Wednesday, December 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, December 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, December 5, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Art and You

Thursday, December 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, December 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, December 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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, December 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, December 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, December 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

Crafting Together

Monday, December 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

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, December 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, December 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, December 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

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, December 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 10, 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, December 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, December 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Curious Kids

Tuesday, December 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, December 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 11, 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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, December 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 December read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, December 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.

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, December 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, December 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.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, December 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

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, December 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

A Christmas Carol

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

An old and bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. 1951|b&w|86 min.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, December 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Noon-5pm | []Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 1-2pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Monday, December 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

Teen Artists Group

Monday, December 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 17, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, December 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 18, 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, December 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, December 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, December 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, December 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, December 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

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, December 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

Curious Kids

Monday, December 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, December 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 24, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, December 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 25, 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

Art and You

Wednesday, December 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, December 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, December 25, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, December 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, December 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

Curious Kids

Monday, December 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

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

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Tuesday, December 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 and You

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Art Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

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

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, January 5, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, January 6, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, January 6, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play It!

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Artists Group

Monday, January 6, 2020 | 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