Events

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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 1, 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

Wednesday, October 2, 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, October 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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

Art and You

Thursday, October 3, 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, October 3, 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 - Ornamental Grasses

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about various types of grasses that do well in our Kansas climate. Ornamental grasses can be key components in sustainable and low-maintenance landscapes. Their strong vertical lines offer living sculpture in today’s native gardening mix.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, October 5, 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, October 5, 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, October 5, 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

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, October 6, 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-Mid-America Wind Quintet

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Music

Listen to classical music presented by the Mid-America Wind Quintet (Emporia). Enjoy the unique timbres of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn blending together in a burst of colorful harmony.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, October 7, 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, October 7, 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

Monday, October 7, 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 Artists Group

Monday, October 7, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 10-11am | 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 8, 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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them at sessions held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, October 9, 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.

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Wednesday, October 9, 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, October 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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.

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 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

Rebel Without a Cause

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town and finds friends and enemies. James Dean and Natalie Wood star in this classic film that is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1955 | color | 111 min

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, October 12, 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

Crafting Together

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, a travel literature classic about walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail from a comic genius who witnesses the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings in the wilderness. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, October 14, 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, October 14, 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, October 14, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 10am-6pm | []Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 16, 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, October 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 17, 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, October 17, 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, October 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

Master Gardener Series - Victory Gardens

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Look at the patriotism and resourcefulness of WWI era victory gardens. Learn about people who are starting victory garden projects today to help their communities grow greater unity, health and generosity.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Friday, October 18, 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

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, October 18, 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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. This sale is for Friends members only. Memberships are available at the door or in the Chandler Booktique. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Music Adults

Fill a grocery sack (provided) to the top for just $10. Books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Curious Kids

Monday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center 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, October 21, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 22, 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

Wednesday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, October 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 24, 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 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

If the Building Could Talk, What Stories Might it Tell?

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Nick Xidis will present his research on the downtown Topeka building currently occupied by Hazel Hill Chocolates and its possible resident ghost. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Saturday, October 26, 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

Curious Kids

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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

Art and You

Monday, October 28, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, October 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 31, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Thursday, October 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, October 31, 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