Events

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

Across the Universe: Art Exhibit for Children

May 25, 2019 through August 18, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Take a step into deep space at the Across the Universe art exhibit. Kids and adults can uncover a variety of projects and activities – create your own constellations and even make your own space rover! Use everything from hula hoops to iPads to explore the universe and how we fit into it.

Audience: All Ages

CosmiCon

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Teens Adults

Calling all Browncoats, Jedi, Stormtroopers, Superheroes, Trekkies and Whovians! Celebrate all things Sci-Fi at your library with an afternoon filled with books, costumes, crafts, gaming, trivia and good geeky fun. We'll have breakout sessions on Godzilla and more. Don't miss Cosmic Khaaaaan!

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 2, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

New Adventuremobile Open House

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 1-4pm | Main drive of the parking lot Kids

Tour the new kids' bookmobile! It's is filled with books, movies and curiosity kits to keep your summer adventurous. Find out what's happening at the library this summer, sign-up for Summer Reading, pick-up the Adventuremobile schedule and sign-up for the Curiosity Club.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. This nonfiction book highlights the weirdness of space travel, the long-term effects on the body of living in zero gravity, and how space simulations on Earth preview life in space. A 2Book Topeka title.

Audience: Adult

Adventuremobile - How BIG is the Solar System

June 3, 2019 through June 7, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how BIG our solar system and planets really are. We'll show the relative size of the planets and experiment with a scale model of the solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 3, 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

LEGO for All Ages

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Teens Kids

Create your favorite space vehicle or test your engineering skills at our builder stations. Builders of every age welcome.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer 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: All Ages

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Monday, June 3, 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 4, 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, June 4, 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, June 4, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

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

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 5, 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

Switch it up!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Hop into the driver's seat of a car, plane and submarine and play fun games! Bring your own Nintendo Switch and test out the Nintendo Labo vehicles. 

Audience: All Ages

DIY Suncatchers

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Create a unique and colorful window accent using simple everyday items. Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Build Your Own Rocket

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Local 4-H teens will help us build a model rocket and launch your knowledge of space. Kits provided.

Audience: All Ages

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, June 5, 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, June 6, 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

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 6, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, June 6, 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

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 6, 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

Passport to Space

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Atrium Kids

Make a small booklet of your imaginary journey to different places around the solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, June 6, 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 - Garden Photography

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to photograph your garden like a pro!

Audience: All Ages

Megacake Meltdown

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Teens

Be part of this premiere event for the fighting video game community. Play Dragon Ball Fighterz and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. We have spaces for competitive and casual gamers/observers.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 8, 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, June 8, 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.

Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Art

Celebrate National Knit in Public Day with others. Bring your current projects, curiosity and knit along. Just want to learn how to knit? We can hook you up.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Galaxy Quest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 5-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

In this comedy unemployed actors of a popular sci-fi TV series are beamed up by benevolent aliens to save their world. Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1999 | PG | 102 min

Audience: All Ages

A Trip to the Moon

June 10, 2019 through June 16, 2019 | Atrium Movies

Discover A Trip to the Moon, one of the first movies about space. See what was imagined about the moon in 1902 with this short 12 minute silent film.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Comets and Asteroids

June 10, 2019 through June 14, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Explore the difference between asteroids and comets – the debris left over from the formation of our solar system. This debris occasionally comes to Earth as meteors. Create your own comet or asteroid to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 10, 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

Crafting Together

Monday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, a surreal and entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Cutting the Cable Cord

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 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

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, June 10, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2019 | 7-8pm | Menninger Room 206 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, June 11, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 11, 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

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 11, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, June 11, 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Treasure Planet

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids Movies

Experience the adventure of the Walt Disney film Treasure Planet with popcorn and drawings for the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, June 11, 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

Money Matters - Financial Literacy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about a variety of important financial terms including mutual funds, IRAs, 401(k)s and bonds during this presentation by Housing and Credit Counseling Inc and the library. This class will help you learn how these terms differ from each other and how they apply to you.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation: Making Ends Meet

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Art Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For June check Hoopla for March: Book 1. Get to know young John Lewis and the beginning of the Nashville Student Movement.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 12, 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

Trivia Hunt

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 11am-3pm | David J's Place Teens

Use the library to find answers to space related trivia and win a sweet prize!

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Windows 10 for Beginners

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, June 12, 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 June read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, June 12, 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, June 13, 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.

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 13, 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

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 13, 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

Deliberative Conversation: Making Ends Meet

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Facebook for Beginners

Thursday, June 13, 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

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, June 13, 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 - Low Water and Drought Tolerant Plants

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the planning process, design considerations and installation of a successful xeric garden. A drought tolerant garden should result in both lower maintenance and lower water bills.

Audience: All Ages

Tallgrass Prairie Bison and Wildflower Tour

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9-10am | Offsite Adults

Tour a tallgrass prairie bison ranch. Tour is free and open to adults and families (children 5 years of age and older). Participants provide their own transportation to the site. Limit 12 per tour. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Family

This event requires registration.

Musical Storytime in Space

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 10-11am | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun space-themed songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Stick around after the music for activities and crafts.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Hoopla Digital

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, ebooks, television shows, graphic novels, and more 24/7 with your library card on your computer or devices.

Audience: Adult

Duck Soup

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

In this Marx Brothers' comedy classic a wealthy window supports the bankrupt country of Freedonia on the condition that Rufus T. Firefly is named leader. He declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of the wealthy widow. 1933 | b&w | 68 min

Audience: Adult

Father's Day Make-and-Take Crafts

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Make unique gifts for your dad or any special person in your life. Draw a picture of you and your dad in space, make a "Best in the Universe!" card, or take a space selfie together.

Audience: All Ages

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am-5pm | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Fairs/Community

Come together to celebrate Emancipation Day! Activities will uplift and educate with African American history and genealogy, booths, food, music and dance. The library booth will provide genealogy information and resources.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, a surreal and entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human.

Audience: All Ages

Retro Space Video Game Tournament

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids

Play space-themed video games together and post your high scores on our leaderboard. Kids and their dads are especially encouraged to attend for some friendly competition on Father’s Day.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - What are Our Planets?

June 17, 2019 through June 21, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover the planets that make up our solar system. Use planet themed balls to memorize the names of the planets and their order.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 17, 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

Pluto's Kansas

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:30am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Pluto loves Kansans and Kansans love Pluto! Uncover the special connection and explore how this dwarf planet was discovered.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Life Wii Bowling

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

If you are 55 or better and looking to get out and socialize, Wii Bowling is a great opportunity. Have fun with us whether you're a bowler or not. No experience necessary!

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Monday, June 17, 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 18, 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, June 18, 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 3-4pm, 6-7pm | 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Get Published

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books Adults

Learn what it takes to get your book published. Panelists will address the benefits and challenges of different paths to publication. The panel includes an author and former literary agent, a traditionally published author, a self-published author, and a small publisher.

Audience: Adult

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, June 18, 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, June 19, 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

Zoo Animal Spaces

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am, 11am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Teens Kids

The Topeka Zoo introduces us to scaly, furry and feathery animals. We'll talk all about the spaces they call home.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

TALK Book Discussion: Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 20, 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

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 20, 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

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 20, 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

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

iPad Workshop

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, June 20, 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, June 21, 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

Space Food

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids

How do astronauts eat in zero gravity on the international space station? Explore ways to prepare and eat food in space. Come hungry, we will make space snacks and watch short videos.

Audience: All Ages

Google Docs

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn how to access Google Docs, use basic editing features and save to Google Drive.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 22, 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

Space Painting and Moon Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults Teens Art

Use virtual reality to paint in space with the Google Tilt brush. Then take steps on the moon in augmented reality! 

Audience: All Ages

First Man

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Movies

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. Stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke. 2018 | PG-13 | 138 min

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Up, Up, and Away!

June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how rockets fly. We'll use stomp rockets and craft a simple rocket with straws to simulate rocket flight.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 24, 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

Downsizing in a Sellers Market

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Carol Ronnebaum will share tips on what to do when you're ready to downsize your living space. 

Audience: Adult

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, June 24, 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 7-8pm | Menninger Room 206 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, June 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 25, 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

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 25, 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

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, June 25, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Centrémonos en sus preguntas de tecnología. Traiga su computadora portátil, tableta u otro dispositivo. Practique nuevas habilidades informáticas o aprenda a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca mientras haya capacitadores disponibles.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | 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 possible actions in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Book Bites

Tuesday, June 25, 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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 26, 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

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 1-2pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Space Mobiles

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | The Story Zone Art Kids

Create a space-themed mobile of your own design.

Audience: All Ages

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, June 26, 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

DIY Suncatchers

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Create a unique and colorful window accent using simple everyday items. Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 27, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 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

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 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

Using Historical Society Library and Archives

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Sara Keckeisen, reference librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society, will share tips and tricks for using this awesome resource in Topeka.  

Audience: Adult

PowerPoint

Friday, June 28, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Share Space Memories

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Atrium Kids Teens Adults

Watch important moments in space exploration history and share your memories on these events.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Space Jam

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

Michael Jordan must play basketball against space invaders who are trying to capture the Looney Tunes characters. 1996 | PG | 87 min

Audience: All Ages