Events

Over There: Americans Abroad in WWI

November 9, 2018 through January 6, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

This traveling exhibition showcases WWI military photography from the National Archives including photos from the fronts, behind the lines, the consequences of the war and how it was remembered.

Audience: All Ages

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

Out of School Learning

Monday, January 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, January 22, 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 22, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Help

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Mac Users Meet Up

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

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