Events

A Matter of Choice

March 11, 2019 through May 3, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Explore the material and process decisions artists make while they create. Some decisions are conscious, deliberate and planned, while others happen by circumstance, chance or providence. 

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

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 quarterly to learn about African American family history and genealogy with guest speakers Kenya Cox and Michael Davis. Find them on Facebook or visit kaahgs.org.

Audience: Adult

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 Annual Meeting

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

Windows 10 for Beginners

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 6-7pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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.

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

Art and You

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakland 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, 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

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

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

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How do we address a growing mental health problem? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation: Making Ends Meet

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 7-9pm | NOTO Arts Place, 905 N Kansas Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who each tell a 5-minute story on the theme of fools or foolishness. 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 with NOTO Arts Place, emcee Kay Duganator.

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

Collage - Artist Presentation by Barbara Solberg

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Main Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Mixed media artist Barbara Solberg will talk about her work that incorporates a variety of media and techniques, from pastels, acrylics, oils, lithography and mono-prints to collages of natural objects. She finds inspiration in nature and is captivated by the beauty of the land.

Audience: All Ages

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 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

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | 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

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

We'll answer questions to help you create a winning resume 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

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Monday, April 8, 2019 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 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

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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 9, 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 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

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

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

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

Mixed Media Artist Presentation - Larry Peters

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 7-8pm | Main Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Artist Larry Peters will discuss his collage and assemblage artworks including concepts, techniques and materials. Everyone is invited to a reception immediately following the presentation.

Audience: Adult

Cover Letter Help

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

Bring your resume to this hands-on session. We'll answer questions to help you write a strong cover letter. 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 using online resources to find your ancestors where they may be hidden. Register at 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.

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, April 15, 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

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

Science, technology, engineering, and math through the lens of art.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

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

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

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

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.

BLOCKFEST

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience block fun with your child while increasing their math and science knowledge. Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers will demonstrate techniques to help children become math thinkers through block play. Bring the kids in anytime during the event. [birth - 8 years]

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, April 19, 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, April 19, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room 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: 5 - 12 years

Escape Room: Back to the Future

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

In 1955 a bolt of lightning struck the clocktower and rendered it useless. Today, Oct. 25, 1985, the clocktower is scheduled to be replaced with a more modern clock. Last night all of our petitions to save the old tower were stolen. We only have 45 minutes to find them and save the clocktower!

Audience: All Ages

Make It: Flag Waver

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Make a flag waver using our new TeacherGeek building system. Learn about transmissions, mechanical advantage, linear motion and rotary motion all while having fun and building. Take home your very own flag waver to impress your family and friends.

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 22, 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.

Email for Beginners

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Tai Chi for Seniors

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

We will explore the benefits and fun of Tai Chi for seniors. Come ready to move.

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 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

Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, April 22, 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, April 22, 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, April 22, 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 23, 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 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 23, 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 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, April 23, 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 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 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

Hoopla Digital

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, April 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Anton Room 202 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 Arts & Craftsman Workshop will facilitate.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Make a Hardcover Book

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St 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.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 25, 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 25, 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

Thursday, April 25, 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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, April 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

Sculptor Randy Regier's Artist Talk

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Sculptor Randy Regier will discuss his artworks, inspired by toys, ranging from models of fanciful cars to large-scale installations to spaceships with smoking astronauts. Reception following.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Shade Gardening

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to select and place shade plantings that thrive in our area and see examples of local shade gardens. A well-planned shade garden can provide a cool, relaxing respite from the harsh, hot climate of summer.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 6:30-9pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6pm. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. EVENT FULL - Email for waiting list - trivia@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Musical Storytime

Saturday, April 27, 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

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 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. Team captain can register the team at tscpl.org/register starting March 1.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Día: See Inside a Tipi

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1-5pm | Parking Lot Kids

Join celebrated Diné (Navajo) artist and multicultural educator Dennis Rogers for stories inside his 16-foot tipi. 

Audience: All Ages

Día: Children's Day, Book Day

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Music Kids

Experience culture through hands-on activities and take home a free book (while supplies last). Make your own coctel fruta and enjoy local performers including Ballet Folklorico and the State Street Singers. 

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 29, 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.

Medicaid for Seniors

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control Manager, Kelly Barker, will provide an overview of Medicaid for seniors and answer your questions.

Audience: Adult

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, April 30, 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 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, April 30, 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 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

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 6-7pm | Anton Room 202 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