Events

Preschool storytime

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 9-9am | Manchester

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

Preschool storytime

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 9:30-9:30am | Manchester

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, September 17, 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, September 17, 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school application, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, September 17, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Snack Time

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, September 17, 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Cutting the Cable Cord

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center 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

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, September 17, 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, September 18, 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

PowerPoint

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

steAm Power

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Art Kids

Explore science, technology, engineering, architecture and math through the lens of art.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: Not Without Laughter

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Tom Prasch. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 19, 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

iPad Workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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, September 19, 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

Snack Time

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Skywriting with Marcia Cebulska

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Books

Renowned playwright Marcia Cebulska will launch her journaling guidebook, Skywriting. In conversation with her editor, she'll discuss her journey and the value of journaling for personal growth and creative writing. Introduction by Harriet Lerner. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

BLOCKFEST

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, September 20, 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 Docs

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids Teens

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: Family

Women and Money 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8am-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Adults

Learn concrete ideas to help you make financial changes, factors that influence how and why we make financial decisions, and how to tackle your financial future. Designed for women of all backgrounds, levels of financial knowledge and stages of life. To enroll contact HCCI at www.hcci-ks.org.

Audience: Adult

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Daring Adventures

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Experience after-hours 21+ fun & cocktails! Become an adventurer in activities throughout the library. Buy your ticket for $25 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-cocktails-in-the-courtyard-daring-adventures-tickets-63077622868

Audience: Adult

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 12:30-1:15pm | 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

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 22, 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, September 22, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. At age 67 Grandma Gatewood become the first woman to hike the Appalachian trail solo in the 1950s, she became the first person to hike it three times. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 23, 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

Putting Your Estate Ducks in a Row

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Get an easy-to-understand and practical discussion of estate planning choices from A-Z from Nancy Goodall, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

Audience: Adult

Email for Beginners

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, September 23, 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

Mayor de la Isla Shares Her Story

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 6-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Hear Mayor Michelle de la Isla share her story and the journey that led her to become mayor of Topeka. She will discuss her background in advocacy, financial literacy, time in the business world and passion to help people find their purpose and passions in life. 

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. In this true story 67-year-old great-grandmother walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. She was the first woman to hike the entire trail alone. This is an inspiring story of strength and determination.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Writers Group

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, September 24, 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, September 24, 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, September 24, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school application, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Create It

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Explore your creativity. We'll provide the materials and a few basic ideas. Kids supply the imagination and ingenuity. There's fun to be made here!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, September 24, 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 starting August 6.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Book Bites

Tuesday, September 24, 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 Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, September 25, 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

Free Ebooks With Libby

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Art and You

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4-5pm | Rice Community Center, 423 SW Norwood St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache'. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, September 25, 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

More Button Jewelry

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to turn leftover buttons into unique, wearable art. Buttons and other materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring along buttons from your own collection.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 26, 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

Excel: Lists

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Snack Time

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Breaking Down Brick Walls 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Members of the Topeka Genealogical Society will share breakthroughs they have experienced in their family history research. They'll provide tips to help you break through your brick walls.

Audience: Adult

Sewing for Beginners

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | I Didn't Book My Room Yet in EMS Adults Art

Learn the basics of hand sewing with the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild. Make a simple quilt square by reading a pattern, cutting fabric and sewing seams. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Hoopla Digital

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Snack Time

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Trivia Night

Friday, September 27, 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 August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, September 28, 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 August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Girl Scout Troop 3715

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 1-3pm | Lingo Story Room Internal/Tours

We will work toward completing the Girl Scout Artist Book Badge.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

2Book Topeka: Author Ben Montgomery

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults Books

Montgomery will discuss his New York Times bestseller Grandma Gatewood's Walk, the story of the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone at age 67. He will share Gatewood's backstory and discuss his research. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 29, 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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 30, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Monday, September 30, 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

CarFit for the Older Driver

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-4pm | Library Parking Lot Adults

This educational program offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Hoopla Digital Library

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Computer

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

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Kids ages 0-18 get a free snack on school days. Nutritious food is provided by the Millennium Cafe and the program is funded by Harvesters.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Dare to be challenged and let your curiosity get the best of you. Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your imagination.

Audience: 5 - 12 years