Events

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, September 1, 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

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Notable Exceptions featuring Judy Coder

Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Notable Exceptions is a tidy bundle of energy, talent, experience and musical joy. Their sound is a potpourri of Folk, Western and novelty tunes. Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Monday, September 2, 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 9:30

Tuesday, September 3, 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 3, 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.

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, September 3, 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 3, 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

Resume Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions to help you create a winning resume in this is a hands-on session. If you have a draft of your resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 3, 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 3, 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.

Toddler Time 1

September 4, 2019 through November 27, 2019 | 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

More Button Jewelry

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr 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.

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Art and You

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, September 4, 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

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 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

Build It

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 5, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, September 5, 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

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session. We'll answer your questions to help you write a strong cover letter. If you have a draft of a cover letter, bring that too. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Art and You

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, September 5, 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, September 5, 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 - High Tunnels and Season Extension

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to extend the season using high tunnels to offer plants protection from wet, saturated soils and low temperatures in the spring and fall.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions about job interviews and help you get ready for your next job interview.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, September 7, 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, September 7, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A 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

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 8, 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 9, 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, September 9, 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

Google It!

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn to use the most-visited site on the web. Search for information and images. See your house with Google Maps. Learn about even more Google apps and features.

Audience: All Ages

Classics Made Modern

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Picnic by William Inge. The 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. A young man named Hal Cater arrives and adds drama to the day. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, September 9, 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

Curious Kids

Monday, September 9, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, September 9, 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, September 9, 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 10, 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.

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, September 10, 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 10:30

Tuesday, September 10, 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.

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, September 10, 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, September 10, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, September 10, 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 10, 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.

Purple Martins

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Kansas birder Andrew Burnett explains the intriguing lives of Purple Martins and how you can help them during nesting season. Hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, September 11, 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 September read The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Learning Center 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

This event requires registration.

Curious Kids

Wednesday, September 11, 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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, September 11, 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 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.

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Thursday, September 12, 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

Read It

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Open a book and step into adventure. Magical, mysterious, bizarre or hilarious plots unfold as we explore what reading has to offer.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, September 12, 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 - Living Soil

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Soil is a living, dynamic ecosystem and its complexity might surprise you. Learn the practices that result in healthy soils for improved plant health, vigor and disease resistance.

Audience: All Ages

Shane

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. 1953|color|118 min.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, September 14, 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

Introduccion a la Internet

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 10-11am | Learning Center Computer

Conozca las funciones básicas de la Internet, hoy usaremos nuestro navegador de Internet Google Chrome en clase. No se olvide de visitar los diferentes navegadores que también puede usar como, Windows 10, Microsoft Edge u Mozilla Firefox como navegador en su PC.

Audience: All Ages

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family and community history. Registration required.

Audience: Adult

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, September 15, 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 16, 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

Curious Kids

Monday, September 16, 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

Play It!

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

From Basketball to Battleship, Yahtzee to yard games, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Teen Artists Group

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your artistic passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of curiosity and creativity.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

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.

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

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

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

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

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

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

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

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.

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

STEAM Power

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

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

Audience: 8 - 12 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

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

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

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 | 9am-3pm | Learning Center 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 exclusive after-hours 21+ fun and cocktails in the library! Become an adventurer reminiscent of Indiana Jones and partake in activities throughout the library. With a $25 ticket you’ll receive entrance to the event, heavy appetizers and one drink ticket.

Audience: Adult

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

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

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

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

Art and You

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd 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

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

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

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

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.

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

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

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

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

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

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.

Create It!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone 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

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

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

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

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

Teen STEAM: Live

Wednesday, September 25, 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

Mayor de la Isla Shares Her Story

Wednesday, September 25, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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