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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Graphic Novel Panel

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

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

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

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

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

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

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