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 - Build Your Own Flying Saucer

July 1, 2019 through July 5, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Craft your own mini flying saucer to take you on an out-of-this-world adventure.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - 3-2-1-BLAST OFF!

July 8, 2019 through July 12, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover some of the equipment astronauts use to work in space and build your own space helmet.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Explore Space in a Zip

July 15, 2019 through July 19, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Adapt a zip-line to simulate the targeted landing of a space rover. We'll learn about the unmanned exploration of our solar system.

Audience: All Ages

People, Pride and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in

July 15, 2019 through August 18, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

"People, Pride and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in" is a traveling exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of Wichita's Dockum Drugstore Sit-in, the first successful student-led lunch counter protests of the Civil Rights era.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Earth, Moon, and Sun

July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how the Earth, Moon and Sun move and influence each other. Make a model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 22, 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

Preschool storytime

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 9-9am | YMCA

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

Preschool storytime

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 9:30-9:30am | YMCA

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

Downsizing in a Sellers Market

Monday, July 22, 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, July 22, 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

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 23, 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

Cosmic Sun Catchers

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Make your own cosmic sun catcher with clear plastic and poured paint.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 23, 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Space Station Fair

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9-11am, 1-3pm, 5-7pm | Marvin Auditorium Art Teens Kids

Take a virtual trip through the solar system. Taste space food. Become your favorite alien. Create a unique and beautiful galaxy. Listen to “Stories from Space” picture books read by astronauts. Feel what it's like to walk on another planet.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 24, 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

Beginning Computer Q&A

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 10-11am | Topeka Workforce Center Computer

For beginning computer users.  These are informal sessions to answer your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, July 24, 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information 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

Rock Painting

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

Humans have been rock painting for millennia, but now it is a trendy craft project! Join us as we create simple and fun artwork on rocks. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 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

Thursday, July 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

iPad Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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

Fun Kansas Facts for Genealogy

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Wendi Bevitt from Buried Past Consulting will provide information about the 105 Kansas Counties that may help with researching your ancestors. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Here Comes the Sun

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the physics of the Sun from Dr. Brian Thomas, a physics & astronomy professor from Washburn University. Learn how the sun works, ask questions and view the sun through safe, solar observing telescopes.

Audience: All Ages

24/7 Online Learning

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11am-12pm | 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 headphone and we'll show you how to login, navigate and build your learning playlist.

Audience: Adult

Trivia Night

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

Enter as a team of 5-8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6pm. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins June 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, July 27, 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

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Saturday, July 27, 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

What can astrology do for you?

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm | Hughes Room 205 Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss what real astrology is and what a real astrologer does.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins June 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Extraordinary Relationships Through Astrology

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 4-5pm | Anton Room 202 Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss how astrology can help you in general, and in relationships, specifically.

Audience: All Ages

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 6-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

Watch this trippy cosmic joyride with an earthling (Martin Freeman) and an alien (Mos Def). Adapted from the Douglas Adams sci-fi tales. PG | 2005 | 110 min

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Somewhere Out There

July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Uncover how early astronomers studied the stars from here on Earth. Build your own space telescope.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 29, 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

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Free Ebooks With Libby

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn about this free library app to access thousands of free ebooks on your computer or smart device. Bring your library card and tablet or smart phone.

Audience: All Ages

Card Making with Cindy July 29th class is FULL

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Art

Learn how to make two greeting cards with the help of a local paper crafter.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Comet Formation with NASA Ambassador

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 1-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Teens Kids

NASA Solar System Ambassador Brenda Culbertson will demonstrate the formation of a comet using dry ice. Then she'll serve up some space ice cream and you can make a solar system necklace or bracelet.

Audience: All Ages

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 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

Tuesday, July 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

Lift off! Art

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Make art with movement. Use your energy to make it move and watch your spaceship go to the moon.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 3-4pm | Perkins Room 201 Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available.

Audience: All Ages

Dog Stars

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 9-10am, 11am-12pm, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Denise Gard's famous Border Collies Joey and Sienna perform "star-quality" tricks. Be part of exciting stories about constellations and take home a star map.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 31, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Q&A

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 10-11am | Topeka Workforce Center Computer

For beginning computer users.  These are informal sessions to answer your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Anton Room 202 Computer

Learn about some of the alternatives to traditional cable or satellite TV, and the benefits and drawbacks of streaming TV and HDTV antennas.

Audience: All Ages