Events

Preschool storytime

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 9-9am | Jardine Elem.

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

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

Preschool storytime

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 10-10am | First Baptist

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Fire Me Up! Ceramics, 1000 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608 Adults Art

Experience clay!  Meet at Fire Me Up! Ceramics in NOTO, 1000 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608.  Sign up here to reserve a place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-in-common-tickets-74276895193      Limit: 18

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Menninger Room 206 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

Preschool storytime

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1-1pm | Mathes Early Learning Center

Preschool storytime

Audience: All Ages

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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 connect@tscpl.org

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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Best Kept Secrets: Art in the Library

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Hughes Room 205 Art Internal/Tours

Sons of the American Revolution program: Art in the Library

Audience: All Ages

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

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 connect@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

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

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

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

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

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 applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

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

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

Flu Shots for Uninsured

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 10am-12pm | The Edge Adults

The Shawnee County Health Department will provide free flu shots to people without insurance in the Edge Teen Room.

Audience: All Ages

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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

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 (10am), 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

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

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

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

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

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 applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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 | Garfield Community Center 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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center Kids

Play with the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in some STEAM based experiences. It will be something different every week and it's sure to be fun and exciting.

Audience: Family

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

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