Events

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, December 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

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, December 2, 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

Resume Help

Monday, December 2, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session. Feel free to bring a draft and any questions. 

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Alcohol and Drug Use

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | 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 connect@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 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

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Kansas Chapter of AAHGS meets quarterly to learn about African American history and genealogy. Find them on Facebook or visit kaahgs.org.

Audience: Adult

Teen Artists Group

Monday, December 2, 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, December 3, 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

Robert Banks - Harpist

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Rotunda Music

Listen to Robert Banks play the harp as part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, December 3, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, December 3, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, December 3, 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, December 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

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques to help you navigate, create and edit documents.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Wednesday, December 4, 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

Computer & Gadget Q & A Hillcrest

Wednesday, December 4, 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 4, 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

Cair Paravel Latin School Madrigals

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions and help you create a strong cover letter in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Cookie Decorating

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Create your own personalized holiday treats. We’ll provide the cookies and decorating supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Snack Time

Wednesday, December 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

Art and You

Wednesday, December 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

Discovery @ the Library

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center in Place of Normal Curious Kids Kids

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

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, December 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

Play It!

Wednesday, December 4, 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, December 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

Topeka High Orchestra

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 10:15-10:45am | Rotunda Music

Listen to the Topeka High School Orchestra play as part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Thursday, December 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

Snack Time

Thursday, December 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

Zoo Animals Live

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

Audience: Adult

Job Interview Help

Friday, December 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Obesity in America

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 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 connect@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, December 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 6, 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

Art Detectives

Saturday, December 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

Great Writers Right Here Book Fair

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Books

Meet dozens of authors and representatives from publishers, literary magazines and writing groups at our book fair. Listen to author readings, create a book craft, add signed books to your collection and pick out fantastic gifts.

Audience: All Ages

Bootleggers

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 11-11:30am | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, December 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, December 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

Topeka Cello Collective

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Love N Harmony Barbershop Quartet

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 12:30-1pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, December 9, 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

Topeka Suzuki Strings

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

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

Discuss Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, a Hugo and Nebula award winning novel about time-traveling Oxford historians visiting the Middle Ages during Christmas time. The story explores the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the will of the human spirit. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, December 9, 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, December 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, December 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

Create It

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Art 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, December 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: 12 - 18 years

Rhapsody Bells

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 7-7:45pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 10, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, December 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

Ross Elementary 5th Grade Modern Choir-A

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, December 10, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, December 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, December 10, 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, December 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

Money Matters: Credit Reports and Scores

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to establish credit, how credit use is scored, what causes credit scores to change and tips for repairing credit. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Audience: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 11, 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

Royal Valley Middle School Band

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 11-11:30am | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Lowman Hill Kindergarten Choir

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Lowman Hill 1st Grade Choir

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Collegiate Choir

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 12:30-1pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, December 11, 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, December 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 December read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, December 11, 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 @ the Library

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center in Place of Normal Curious Kids Kids

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

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Wednesday, December 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Ross Elementary 5th Grade Modern Choir-B

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series

Audience: All Ages

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, December 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

Thursday, December 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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, December 12, 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

Repair Cafe

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

We won't fix it for you, but we'll figure it out together! Let's mend, repair or fix what's broken rather than buy one more thing.

Audience: Adult

Hayden Singers

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, December 13, 2019 | Noon-1pm | 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

Lowman Hill Club Choir

Friday, December 13, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

A Christmas Carol

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

An old and bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. 1951|b&w|86 min.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, December 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 13, 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, December 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

Fountain City Brass Band Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

The all-volunteer 30‐piece brass and percussion ensemble draws members from around the U.S. They will perform a wide variety of music including jazz, classical and Broadway hits.

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Noon-5pm | 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Noon-1pm | 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

Music For a Sunday Afternoon - Kings of Swing Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Groove to holiday music with the premiere NE Kansas 15-piece Big Band. The Kings of Swing recreate the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Les Brown and Benny Goodman.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber. Merry is skeptical when her mother and brother create an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, but she finds herself chatting with an endearing match who turns out to be someone she recognizes.

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, December 16, 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

Melodears

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Cornerstone Family Schools

Monday, December 16, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center 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

Computer & Gadget Q & A

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 1-2pm | []Crestview Community Center 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

Snack Time

Monday, December 16, 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, December 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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Discuss the best books you've read this year. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Teen Artists Group

Monday, December 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

St. Mary's Sound

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 9:45-10:15am | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, December 17, 2019 | 2-3pm | 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, December 17, 2019 | 3:30-4:15pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Tuesday, December 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

Book Bites

Tuesday, December 17, 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 Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

Watch anime, talk about it and (maybe) learn something! This is a member-driven club that includes viewing, discussion and info/activity about culture.

Audience: Family

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 7-8pm | 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

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, December 18, 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

Excel: Lists

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 11am-12pm | 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

Sandquist Family Quartet

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 11:30am-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Williams 5th Grade Choir

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 12:30-1pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

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

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

steAm Power

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

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

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Discovery @ the Library

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Learning Center in Place of Normal Curious Kids Kids

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

Audience: Family

TALK Book Discussion: The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson

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

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson by Thomas Fox Averill. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Cookie Decorating

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center - 300 NE 43rd St. Adults Art

Create your own personalized holiday treats. We’ll provide the cookies and decorating supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Eisenhower Middle School Modern Choir

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

West Indianola 6th Graders

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

Digital Downloading and Online Skills

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful. Meet and talk to others who are in the same situation. Moderated by April Maddox, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging caregiver support specialist.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, December 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

Read It

Thursday, December 19, 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

Musical Storytime

Friday, December 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

Snack Time

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, December 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 20, 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

Snack Time

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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: 12 - 18 years

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 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

Snack Time

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, December 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, December 26, 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

Snack Time

Friday, December 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 27, 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, December 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

Snack Time

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

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

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Curious Kids

Monday, December 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Tuesday, December 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