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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 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, May 1, 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

24/7 Online Learning

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

Learn at your own pace with Lynda.com's more than 6,000 video classes teaching everything from Microsoft Office to coding to time management to drawing. Bring your library card and earbuds or headphones and we'll show you how to login, navigate and build your learning playlist.

Audience: Adult

Calligraphy Basics

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

Learn the ABCs of Chancery Italic script, pens, inks and basic shapes for letters. We'll demonstrate flourishes and provide supplies and resources.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Art and You

Wednesday, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 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

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, May 1, 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, May 2, 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, May 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, May 2, 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, May 2, 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, May 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, May 2, 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

Big Sonia Screening

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 6:30-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors in the area who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. Sonia is the ultimate survivor. Her story must never be forgotten. Presented in partnership with Temple Beth Sholom.

Audience: Family

Escape Room: Haunted High

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

In 1953, Haunted High was forced to close its doors due to odd occurrences. All of these events were linked to a strange box that randomly appeared in the homeroom of Eunice Lugosi. A similar box has appeared in your room. Can you open the box before it's too late?

Audience: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10-11am | 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

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, May 4, 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

4-H in the Library

Saturday, May 4, 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, May 4, 2019 | 2-5pm | Lingo Story Room 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

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | The Edge Adults Kids Teens Books

Pick from a huge selection of free comic books, including titles for all ages, tastes and genders. The fun continues with comic book-themed crafts. In partnership with Gatekeeper Hobbies.

Audience: All Ages

Written in the Stars

May 5, 2019 through July 14, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Teens Art

View an art exhibit curated by a team of area high schoolers using artwork from the library's permanent collection and juried high school art.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, May 5, 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, May 5, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Flowers of the Killer Moon by David Grann. In the 1920s the discovery of oil has made the Osage Nation incredibly wealthy. Then, one by one, the Osage begin to be killed off. As the death toll rises the newly created FBI takes up the case. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, May 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Anton Room 202 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, May 6, 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, May 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics - Restorative Justice

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Topeka Center for Peace and Justice Executive Director Jim McCollough will discuss restorative justice. 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, May 7, 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, May 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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 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, May 8, 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, May 8, 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 May read Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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, May 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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, May 8, 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, May 9, 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, May 9, 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, May 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

Windows 10 for Beginners

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 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

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 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

Master Gardener Series - Gardening for Wildlife

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about techniques, design ideas and plant choices to attract birds, butterflies and others to your yard. We'll discuss considerations for wind, water and native plants, and tips and techniques for deterring unwanted critters.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, May 10, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Anton Room 202 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 Third Man

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. 1949 | b&w | 93 min.

Audience: Adult

Written In the Stars Opening Reception

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 5:30-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Meet and mingle with the teen curators participating in the library's art education and mentoring program.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 11, 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

How-To Fair

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Kids Teens Adults

Explore our immersive fair where you can learn, try, experience and investigate more than a dozen opportunities and engage with community members who share your interests. From fire eaters to bike repair, Topeka is full of resourceful, creative and innovative people!

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

65th Anniversary Brown vs. Board Event - Oral History Day

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 9am-9pm | Make-It Lab Adults Fairs/Community

An opportunity for individuals and small groups to share memories of their own education experience, impressions of the 1954 Supreme Court decision and its impact and their hopes going forward.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, May 13, 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

Beginning Computer Navigation

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Topeka Room 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

Classics Made Modern

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Yard by Alex Grecian. As Jack the Ripper's reign of terror in London comes to an end, a new era of depravity sets the stage for the first gripping mystery featuring the detectives of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, May 13, 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, May 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, May 13, 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, May 13, 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, May 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, May 14, 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, May 14, 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, May 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

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 6-7pm | Topeka Room Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For May check Hoopla for Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins. What happens when the heroes are banished to a strange sort of purgatory?

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 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, May 15, 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, May 15, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Internet Introduction

Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 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

An Evening with Author Christina Lauren

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Books

New York Times bestselling romance author Christina Lauren is actually two writers (and best friends!) who are visiting us in Topeka to launch their brand new book, The Unhoneymooners. The authors will discuss their writing process, their books and will answer questions.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 16, 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, May 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, May 16, 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, May 16, 2019 | 2-3pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Factual Fun

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 4:30-5:15pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Explore the world of nonfiction and jump into learning with fun hands-on activities. You will also learn where to find awesome books to investigate your favorite thing or something totally new.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, May 17, 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

Google It!

Friday, May 17, 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

Deliberative Conversation: Safety and Justice

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should communities reduce violence? 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: Adult

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, May 17, 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: Help Get the Hubble Back!

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

NASA lost control of the famed space telescope and the perpetrator has hidden the means to regain control in a small box, along with a series of clues to open the multiple locks. Can your group of young astronomers figure out the codes, unlock the box, and help NASA use the Hubble again?

Audience: All Ages

Make It: Electric Racer

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Build an electric race car using our TeacherGeek system. We'll provide plenty of materials, instructions to design, construct and evolve a unique battery-powered car. We may even have time to race them!

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

CarFit for Older Drivers

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Help yourself be a safer driver as you age. Don Hughes, a Kansas Highway Safety Officer will share senior driving tips.

Audience: Adult

Email for Beginners

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn to log into an account and to open, delete, reply to and forward email messages. Register at tscpl.org/register. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, May 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

Kids Games Galore!

Monday, May 20, 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 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

PowerPoint

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 6-7pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer

Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, May 21, 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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 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, May 22, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, May 22, 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

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, May 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

TALK Book Discussion: The Chaperone

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 23, 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, May 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

Mail Merge: Email

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn how to send personalized mass emails for your next event, newsletter or thank you.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 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

Using DNA for Family History Research 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Marty Flanagan, a local DNA expert, will discuss how DNA evidence can enrich your life and help to break down brick walls in your family history research.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 25, 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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 27, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, May 27, 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

Adventuremobile - Pipe Cleaner Constellations

May 28, 2019 through May 31, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Figure out how to recognize some of the constellations in the summer sky and build your own model to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, May 28, 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, May 28, 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 Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Calligraphy Basics

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

Learn the ABCs of Chancery Italic script, pens, inks and basic shapes for letters. We'll demonstrate flourishes and provide supplies and resources.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 30, 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

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Formal Gaming [Ages 18-25]

Thursday, May 30, 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

Borrow It Book Fair

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 10am-7pm | The Story Zone Books Kids

Rocket your summer of reading to new heights by checking out some amazing books. This close encounter includes great reads arranged by topic where you may even discover a hidden object.

Audience: All Ages