Events

Chosen Treasures

December 10, 2018 through February 10, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

View staff picks from the library's art collection including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and glass. Chosen Treasures will be on the display in the front gallery.

Audience: All Ages

The 4 Elements

January 18, 2019 through March 10, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Explore the work of Diane Guthrie, Connie Ehrlich, Melissa McCormick and Shanna Wagner as they strive to invoke thought, conversation and action related to environmental topics through their artwork.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, January 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

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

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

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.

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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 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

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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

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.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Musical Storytime

Saturday, January 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

Solar Plate Demo

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

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.

Author Nancy Sprowell Geise

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Card Making with Cindy Jan. 28th class is FULL

Monday, January 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.

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Alzheimer's and Dementia Legal Issues

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

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

Audience: Adult

Teen Writers Group

Monday, January 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

Toddler Time 2

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

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

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, January 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, January 29, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Cutting the Cable Cord

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, January 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

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Biohacking Your Brain's Health Learning Circle

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

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Altered Books

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Story Slam

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

Listen to or be one of 10 people who tell a 5-minute story on the theme of loved and lost. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30. Cohosted by NOTO Arts Place, emcees Kay Duganator and Matt Spezia.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Kids

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

Audience: 8 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play it Again!

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Writing Workshop

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Sci-Fi Superstar Kij Johnson

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 7-8am, 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society

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

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

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Household Budgeting

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

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

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

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $9.25; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 5-6pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 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

Internet Introduction

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Button Jewelry

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

LEGO® Builders

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakand Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 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

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Zoo Animals Live

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

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

Audience: Family

Out of School Learning

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 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. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Google It!

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

On the Waterfront

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

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

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy 2

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

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

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

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

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

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

Audience: Adult

Youth Art Month

February 11, 2019 through March 10, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

View artwork from elementary, middle and high school students from across Kansas. Teachers nominate students to participate in this Kansas Art Education Association exhibit. Feb 11-Mar 10

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, February 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

Classics Made Modern

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America by Joe Posnanski, based on a 2005 cross-country journey with Buck O'Neil, an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s and 1950s. A 2Book Topeka selection. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, February 11, 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

This event requires registration.

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 11, 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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, February 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Graphic Novel Panel

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Kids Create

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 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

Email for Beginners

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

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

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Lingo Story Room 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Stained Glass Demo

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

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

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 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

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, February 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

Windows 10 for Beginners

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Anyone Can Cook

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

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

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Joe Posnanski - 2Book Topeka Special Event

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, February 18, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

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

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

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Facebook for Beginners

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6-7pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have an account, please bring your Facebook password.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

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

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

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

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

Audience: All Ages

STEAM Power

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

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: Station Eleven

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

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

Audience: Adult

Purple Martins

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

iPad Workshop

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Factual Fun

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

Explore the world of nonfiction 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

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Master Gardener Series - Pruning Ornamental Trees

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

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

Ceramic Demo

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Breast Cancer Updates

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

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

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Baseball Game Night - 2Book Topeka

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

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

Audience: 8 - 18 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 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

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | 712 Innovations, 712 Kansas Ave 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 712 Innovations will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Button Jewelry

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Touring Your Digital Library

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Formal Gaming [Ages 18-25]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | David J's Place Adults

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

Audience: Adult

The Exodusters

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

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

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

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

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

Audience: 8 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play it Again!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Read Across America

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

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

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Windows 10 for Beginners

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $9.25; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Photographing Your Backyard

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 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

Fun with Washi Tape

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Beginning Computer Navigation

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakand Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

LEGO® Builders

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 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

Internet Introduction

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Zoo Animals Live

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

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

Audience: Family

Out of School Learning

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

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

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

Audience: All Ages

What Does the Fox Read?

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

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

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Community Gardens 101

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

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

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

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

KAEA Youth Art Month Celebration

Sunday, March 10, 2019 | 1-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Meet youth artists and discover which Kansas elementary, middle and high school students won awards from the Kansas Art Education Association (KAEA).

Audience: All Ages

Roald Dahl Adventurers Wanted

Sunday, March 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | The Story Zone Kids

"Wonderful surprises await you" in an imaginormous celebration of Roald Dahl, author and creator of amazing characters, inventions and worlds including The BFG and many more. Drop in to enjoy selected readings, games, art and quite possibly chocolate.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

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

Discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. A quirky professor, armed with a 16-page scientifically designed questionnaire, sets out to find love - and makes some unexpected connections and discoveries. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, March 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

Classics Made Modern

Monday, March 11, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella, the inspiration for the movie Field of Dreams. “If you build it, he will come.” This story is a nostalgic look at baseball, fathers and sons, love and family, and the joy of finding your way home. A 2BookTopeka selection. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, March 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

Out of School Learning

Monday, March 11, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, March 11, 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

This event requires registration.

Teen Writers Group

Monday, March 11, 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

Kansas Wildflowers

Monday, March 11, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Enjoy a photographic tour of Kansas wildflowers from Antennaria neglecta to Zizia aurea with stops to visit bees and butterflies along the way. Presented by Topeka Audubon member Vivien Smith.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 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, March 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

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kids Create

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Graphic Novel Panel

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

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For March check Hoopla for Coyotes Vol. 1. This book by Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky follow women standing up to the werewolves infesting their border town.

Audience: All Ages

Monarchs Baseball – 2Book Topeka Special Event

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

Explore the early days of the KC Monarchs with Phil S. Dixon, author and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Remember great players like Satchel Paige & Jackie Robinson. Q&A and book signing. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, March 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 March read Brave by Nicholas Evans. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 Teens

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, March 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.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 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

Master Gardener Series - Spring Lawn Care

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn the basics from “seed to soil contact” to creating a lush and weed free lawn. It isn’t easy to have a beautiful lawn in Kansas. Successful lawns require proper soil preparation and seed selection along with on-going watering and weed control.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series - Spring Lawn Care

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Learn the basics from “seed to soil contact” to creating a lush and weed-free lawn. It isn’t easy to have a beautiful lawn in Kansas. Successful lawns require proper soil preparation and seed selection along with on-going watering and weed control.  

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, March 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, March 15, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Adults 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

Build Bee Houses

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Make bee houses for the solitary bees in your own backyard. Learn about the library's Bee Team project and your opportunity to join us in conserving native wildlife with local community partners.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

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

Our 2Book Topeka theme for this spring is baseball. Discuss Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.

Audience: All Ages

Writing Workshop Examining Truth

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Melissa Fite Johnson will lead writers in an interactive workshop to examine honesty and truth in our writing, whether poetry or prose. Examples of "slanting" the truth into art, hands-on activities, and exercises to practice after the workshop. Stick around for a reading with the poet at 2pm.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Poet Melissa Fite Johnson

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Books

Kansas Notable Book Award winner Johnson will share insight from her writing journey and read poems from her debut collection, While the Kettle's On, and the collaborative work Ghost Sign. Q&A and book signing to follow. See related event: Writing Workshop Examining Truth.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Legal Assistance

Monday, March 18, 2019 | 12:30-4:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

At 12:30 learn about the importance of advance directives and estate planning basics from Kansas Legal Services. Then from 1-4:30 Kansas Legal Services staff will meet with individuals age 60+ on a first come first served basis to draft advance directive legal documents for free.

Audience: Adult

Google It!

Monday, March 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, March 18, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge - Teen Room Movies

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 1

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

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 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

Google Docs

Wednesday, March 20, 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

STEAM Power

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Art 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

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: The Hate U Give

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

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Discussion facilitated by Kim Stanley. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 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, March 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

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 11am-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with us on two projection screens.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

iPad Workshop

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, March 21, 2019 | 4:30-5:15pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Explore the world of nonfiction 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

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Mix It Up!

March 22, 2019 through May 12, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits

Mixed media is an adventure, a true test of imagination and skill as artists combine sometimes drastically different media to create art and meaning. View this mixed media art exhibit "Mix It Up" to see some of the adventures artists have taken March 22 - May 12.

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 11am-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with us on two projection screens.

Audience: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10-11am | Hughes Room 205 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, March 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

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 11am-5:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with us on two projection screens.

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Noon-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Teens Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with us on two projection screens.

Audience: All Ages

Email for Beginners

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Food Assistance & Nutrition for Seniors

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

Learn about food assistance programs in our community and the benefits of eating a colorful and varied diet.

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, March 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

Kids Games Galore!

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

From Bingo to Basketball to Battleship, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do because the library has a Monopoly on fun!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Writers Group

Monday, March 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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 12 for classes on Tuesdays from March 26-April 30, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, March 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 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, March 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | 712 Innovations, 712 Kansas Ave 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 712 Innovations will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Fun with Washi Tape

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, March 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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Excel: Lists

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6-7pm | 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

Railroaded - The Industry that Shaped Kansas

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

Historian Leo E. Oliva will examine the complicated legacy of railroads in Kansas. This program is made possible by Humanities Kansas and hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Hoopla Digital

Friday, March 29, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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.

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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, March 31, 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

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 1, 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 (April 1-29) beginning March 4 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Touring Your Digital Library

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Kansas Chapter of KAAHGS meets monthly to learn about African American family history and genealogy with guest speakers. Find them on Facebook or visit aahgs.org.

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, April 1, 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

Grants 101 for Non-Profits

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about U.S. foundations, direct corporate giving programs and grant-making public charities that can help your non-profit.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, April 2, 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 March 12 for classes on Tuesdays from March 26-April 30, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Make a Hardcover Book

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

Make your very own hardcover blank book using a simple 3-hole pamphlet stitch binding. All materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

LEGO® Builders

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 4-5pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakand Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, April 3, 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 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

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, April 4, 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

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Grants 101 for Individuals

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Topeka Room Adults

Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support that fund individuals.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

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

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Managing Weeds, Pests & Diseases Organically

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Learn to use soil management and nature’s beneficial insects to keep your garden healthy. We'll take a beginner’s approach to this expansive topic.

Audience: All Ages

Facebook for Beginners

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have an account, please bring your Facebook password.

Audience: All Ages

Escape Room: Totally Radical '80s Time Travel Adventure

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Welcome back to 1986! You will need to use all your knowledge of what was rad in the '80s to get yourself back to present day. You only have 45 minutes before you get stuck in the past forever!

Audience: Family

Art Detectives

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art 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, April 6, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Play it Again!

Saturday, April 6, 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

So Many Books

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

Discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simonson. Don Tillman thinks that having women fill out a six-page questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: Adult

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 8, 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 (April 1-29) beginning March 4 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Resume Help

Monday, April 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

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

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

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

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

Discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance,  a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, April 8, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 8, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, April 8, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Teen Writers Group

Monday, April 8, 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

Tuesday, April 9, 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 March 12 for classes on Tuesdays from March 26-April 30, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kids Create

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Graphic Novel Panel

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

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For April check Hoopla for Concrete Vol. 1: Depths. Read the stories of a man with a body of stone.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 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

Week of the Young Child Storytime

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Enjoy stories, songs, activities and a craft. Family childcare providers are encouraged to attend. Co-sponsored by Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas. [2-5 years]

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

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

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In April read Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Lingo Story Room Adults Art

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Leadership

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

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

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Legal Issues and Your Small Business

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 6-8pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn the legal requirements to start and run a small business. Presented by the Washburn Business & Transactional Law Center.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Cover Letter Help

Friday, April 12, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

The Philadelphia Story

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

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. 1940 | b&w | 112 min.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Guitarist Peter Fletcher

Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Enjoy the music of award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher. He recently performed at Carnegie Hall in a solo recital.

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 15, 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 (April 1-29) beginning March 4 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will provide information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, April 16, 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 March 12 for classes on Tuesdays from March 26-April 30, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 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

Computer & Gadget Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

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

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

Audience: Family

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 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

Internet Introduction

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

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

Audience: All Ages

STEAM Power

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Art 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

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: The Things They Carried

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

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 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

iPad Workshop

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, April 18, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Factual Fun

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:30-5:15pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Explore the world of nonfiction 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

Sewing for Beginners

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Art

Learn the basics of hand sewing with the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild. Make a simple quilt square by reading a pattern, cutting fabric and sewing seams. Materials provided. 

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.