Events

Snack Time

Friday, November 1, 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

Behind the Baton

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5-6:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Music Adults

Listen to Topeka Symphony Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett talk about the music and composers featured on the Symphony's upcoming concert. The talk will be informal, entertaining, and full of behind the scenes information about the lives and music of the great composers.

Audience: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 7-9pm | NOTO Arts Place, 905 N Kansas Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who each tell a 5-minute story on the theme of Family. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30pm. Cohosted with NOTO Arts Place, emcee Kay Duganator.

Audience: All Ages

Trek to Your Library

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 9am-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Movies Teens Adults

Beam us up Topeka and Trek on down to your library for the 50th anniversary of yellow, blue and red shirts of the universe. Join us for cosplay, crafts, trivia and an awesome Virtual Reality of being the captain of your own Starship Enterprise! We'll also have a special screening.

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, November 2, 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, November 2, 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, November 3, 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

International Games Week 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Noon-8pm | Learning Center Teens Adults

Bring your own games or play our card games, board games and video games. International Games Week recognizes that games teach skills, bring people together, are fun and are universal. Libraries around the world are hosting events.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, November 4, 2019 | Noon-1pm | 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

Deliberative Conversation on Obesity in America

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should we reduce obesity in America? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, November 4, 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, November 4, 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

Monday, November 4, 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, November 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

Teen Artists Group

Monday, November 4, 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, November 5, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 5, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics – Superintendents Forum

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Hear a panel discussion with the superintendents of several Shawnee County school districts. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $10; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 5, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, November 5, 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, November 5, 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, November 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 5, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Introduccion a la Internet

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am | 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

Internet Introduction

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am | Learning Center Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, November 6, 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St Computer

Bring your laptop, tablet or other device for hands-on help. Practice new computer skills or learn about library digital resources.

Audience: All Ages

Wet Felting

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn to use soap, water and bubble wrap to turn thin layers of wool roving into felt. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Snack Time

Wednesday, November 6, 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, November 6, 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, November 6, 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, November 6, 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, November 6, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, November 7, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, November 7, 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

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on library digital content, social networking sites and online skills. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center 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, November 7, 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

Snack Time

Thursday, November 7, 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

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

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, November 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, November 7, 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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Winter Garden Wonderland

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Avoid the winter blues and blahs. Learn how to turn your garden into a winter wonderland.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, November 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Alcohol and Drug Use

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

What should we do when alcohol and drug use become a problem to society? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

During the Korean War a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with his own ambivalence toward the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. 1954 | color | 102 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, November 8, 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

Sesame Street Celebration

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 10-11am | The Story Zone Kids

Sesame Street turns 50 years old in November and we are going to throw a birthday party! Come share stories, music, crafts and snacks for all our friends on Sesame Street. Dress up like your favorite character just for fun! 

Audience: Family

Musical Storytime

Saturday, November 9, 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

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, November 9, 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

Chinese Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 3-5:45pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Kids Adults

Immerse yourself in Chinese heritage and culture through music, performance, and genealogy and history displays. Leave with tools to help you connect with your own family roots.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Adventurers Wanted: Mo Willems

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Join the pigeon, elephant and piggie for stories, games and crafts in Spanish and English.

Audience: All Ages

Se buscan Aventureros: Mo Willems

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Únete a la paloma, el elefante y la cerdita para escuchar historias, disfrutar de juegos y hacer manualidades en español y en inglés.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2 9:30

Tuesday, November 12, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, November 12, 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

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers - Celebrating Me!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Celebrate the joy of self-esteem with songs, activities and a craft. Family childcare providers are welcome. Co-hosted by Childcare Aware. Each family or childcare provider will receive the book I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont to take home while supplies last.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 12, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 12, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 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, November 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

Money Matters: Holiday Spending

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn holiday savings tips, alternative gift ideas and how to plan a reasonable holiday expense budget to reduce financial stress. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 12, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Gulls in Kansas

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about gulls that may be observed in Kansas and how to identify them from amateur birder Mark Land. Co-hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, November 13, 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, November 13, 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 November read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, November 13, 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. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Snack Time

Wednesday, November 13, 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, November 13, 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

Who was Wyatt Earp?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Author Mark Warren discusses 63 years of research on Wyatt Earp. His trilogy, "Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey" incorporates all the known facts about the famous peace officer’s life. Join us for a study of all things Earp and the photographs that chronicle his life. Book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, November 14, 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.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, November 14, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on library digital content, social networking sites and online skills. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, November 14, 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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information 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

Thursday, November 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Friday, November 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, November 15, 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

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How do we address a growing problem with mental illness in America? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, November 15, 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, November 15, 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

Rally for Literacy

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids Teens Adults

Meet reading tutors, take home family literacy activities, be inspired by those who have overcome learning challenges, experience the pitfalls of living without literacy, and learn about local continuing education opportunities and how you can help.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

So Many Books

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The novel begins with the death of a teenage girl and then uses the mysterious circumstances of her drowning as a springboard to dive into the troubled waters beneath the calm surface of her Chinese-American family. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

One Stroke Painting

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Adults

Local painting instructor Diane Rose will teach you the One Stroke Painting technique. Supplies are provided to create two holiday gift bags.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How do we address a growing mental health problem? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy that celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of migrant laborers traveling in RVs and travel trailers to work seasonal jobs. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, November 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

Monday, November 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

No need to read a specific title, just share what you've loved lately or all-time favorites. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Artists Group

Monday, November 18, 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, November 19, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 19, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, November 19, 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, November 19, 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

Snack Time

Tuesday, November 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

Tuesday, November 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

Toddler Time 2 6:30

Tuesday, November 19, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, November 19, 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

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 7-8pm | 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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, November 20, 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, November 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, November 20, 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, November 20, 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: The Center of Everything

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty. Discussion facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Wet Felting

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to use soap, water and bubble wrap to turn thin layers of wool roving into felt. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, November 21, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

A different class each week on library digital content, social networking sites and online skills. Click "Digital Downloading and Online Skills" above to see each week's topic.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, November 21, 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, November 21, 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, November 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

Read It

Thursday, November 21, 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

Snack Time

Friday, November 22, 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

Frozen Celebration

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Let's gear up for the release of Frozen 2 by celebrating all things Frozen. Come dressed as your favorite Frozen character, watch the first Frozen movie (10:00), play some games and enjoy some Frozen treats.

Audience: Family

Musical Storytime

Saturday, November 23, 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

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

This hour is devoted to a different topic each week in a beginner-friendly environment. Click "Beginning Computer Class" above to see the weekly topics.

Audience: All Ages

Hoopla Digital Library

Monday, November 25, 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, November 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

Curious Kids

Monday, November 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, November 25, 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, November 25, 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, November 25, 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, November 26, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2 10:30

Tuesday, November 26, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, November 26, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, November 26, 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, November 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

Tuesday, November 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

Create It

Tuesday, November 26, 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, November 26, 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 Oct 22.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Book Bites

Tuesday, November 26, 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 Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, November 27, 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Snack Time

Wednesday, November 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

Art and You

Wednesday, November 27, 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, November 27, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, November 28, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 10am-5pm | 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