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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 mâché planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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

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

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 mâché 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 | Hughes Room 205 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

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. Check the Adventuremobile schedule tscpl.org/adventure to see where we will be.

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

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 mâché planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

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

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

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 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 | Arts and Craftsman Workshop, 308 SW Van Buren 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 mâché 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