Events

Lowman Hill Choir Club

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Hayden Singers

Friday, December 14, 2018 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. 1989 | color | 97 minutes

Audience: All Ages

WWI Virtual Reality Experience

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Bootleggers

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

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Saturday Afternoon - Ashley Young Holiday Concert

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

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

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

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

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

Audience: Adult

Job Lab: Q and A

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Cornerstone Family Schools Choirs

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

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Touring Your Digital Library

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

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

Audience: All Ages

WWI Virtual Reality Experience

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

PowerPoint

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge - Teen Room Movies

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Google It!

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

Learn to use the most-visited site on the web. Search for information and images. See your house with Google Maps. Learn about even more Google apps and features.

Audience: All Ages

STEAM Power

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

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

Audience: 8 - 12 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Arts & Crafts Pop-Up

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Library Ebooks for Kindle

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Anyone Can Cook

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Make Pomanders

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Read with a Ranger

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

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

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Card Making with Cindy

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Altered Books

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Art and You

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

LEGO® Builders

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Computerized Genealogy

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Zoo Animals Live

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

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

Audience: All Ages

What Does the Fox Read?

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

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

Audience: Adult

Google Docs

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

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

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

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Creating Oral Histories

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

4-H in the Library

Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play it Again!

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Harry Potter Adventurers Wanted

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, January 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, January 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Journaling with Words & Images

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Graphic Novel Panel

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr. Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid back neighborhood book club. In January read Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org.

Audience: All Ages

Internet Introduction

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen STEAM

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

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

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

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Cutting the Cable Cord

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Library Ebooks for Android & Nook Tablets

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

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

Audience: All Ages

It Happened One Night

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

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

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

So Many Books

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Art

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

Audience: Adult

Google It!

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room Computer

Learn to use the most-visited site on the web. Search for information and images. See your house with Google Maps. Learn about even more Google apps and features.

Audience: All Ages

Classics Made Modern

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Birding Chile from Top to Bottom

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

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

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Windows 10 for Beginners

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

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

Audience: All Ages

STEAM Power

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

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

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

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

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

TALK Book Discussion: Auschwitz #34207

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

iPad Workshop

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Factual Fun

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

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

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Master Gardener Series: Planning Your Best Garden

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Hoopla Digital

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

Hoopla Digital

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

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

Audience: Adult

Anyone Can Cook

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

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

Audience: All Ages

The 4 Elements Opening Reception

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2

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

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

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Mac Users Meet Up

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Email for Beginners

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

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

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Touring Your Digital Library

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived in It

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

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

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Solar Plate Demo

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

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

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.