Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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