Events

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

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

Now that you have your family tree, move to the next level. This class will focus on using online resources to find your ancestors where they may be hidden. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Fountain City Brass Band Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Experience a concert of yuletide favorites. Fountain City Brass Band, a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble, will perform a wide variety of holiday music including jazz, classical and Broadway hits. They will be joined by special guest Owen Farr.

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

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

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

Music For a Sunday Afternoon - Kings of Swing Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | 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

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

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

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

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

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

Logan Elementary Choir

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Noon-12:30pm | Rotunda Music

Part of Songs of the Season concert series.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, December 18, 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, 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

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

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

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

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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Monday, December 30, 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

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