Events

Musical Storytime

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 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, January 17, 2020 | 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, January 17, 2020 | 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, January 17, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

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

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

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

Audience: All Ages

CANCELLED: Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Music Books

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

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 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

Snack Time

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 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, January 20, 2020 | 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 Art

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 7-8pm | The Edge Art Teens

Let's explore a variety of art techniques and materials as we make art together. Let your creativity flow.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Toddler Time 2 Jan-Feb 9:30

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 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 on Jan 7.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 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 Jan-Feb 10:30

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 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 on Jan 7.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 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, January 21, 2020 | 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, January 21, 2020 | 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, January 21, 2020 | 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, January 21, 2020 | 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: Intro to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Hughes Room 205 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Our January and February selection is White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | 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, January 22, 2020 | 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

Introduccion a la Internet

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 11am-12pm | 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 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, January 22, 2020 | 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, January 22, 2020 | 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, January 22, 2020 | 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | 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, January 23, 2020 | 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, January 23, 2020 | 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, January 23, 2020 | 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, January 23, 2020 | 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, January 23, 2020 | 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

Civilian Conservation Corps

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

The Topeka Genealogical Society will host Tod Bevitt's overview of the impacts of the Kansas CCC in Kansas. Bevitt is documenting what remains of the CCC camps in Kansas.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series: Wildflowers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the identification, cultivation and appreciation of Kansas wildflowers.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Lists

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 1-2pm | 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

Snack Time

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 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, January 24, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 6:30-9pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6pm. Registration begins Dec 1 at 9am.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 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

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. Registration begins Dec 1 at 9am.

Audience: Adult

Adventurers Wanted: Narnia

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Kids

Step through the wardrobe and experience a winter wonderland of fantasy games, crafts and readings. Costumes encouraged!

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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, January 27, 2020 | 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

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The instructor will demonstrate basic yoga postures and explain the basic modifications available to make the practice safe. The goal is to increase body awareness and mindfulness through yoga practice. Yoga can be practiced by any body type.

Audience: All Ages

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Topeka Room Adults

KAAHGS meets to learn about African American family history and genealogy with guest speakers. Find more info at www.kaahgs.org.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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, January 27, 2020 | 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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Let's chat about 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 Writers Group

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 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, January 28, 2020 | 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, January 28, 2020 | 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

Ayuda para Computadoras y Dispositivos Disponibles

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 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

Snack Time

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 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, January 28, 2020 | 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

Alzheimer's Legal and Financial Planning

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

If you or someone you love is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Audience: All Ages

Build It

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Learning Center Kids

Test your engineering skills with our building challenges.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 6:30-7:15pm | The Story Zone Kids

Share stories, songs, and bounces with your baby or toddler for some early literacy fun and meet other families. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 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 America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | 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, January 29, 2020 | 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

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 1-2pm | 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm | Learning Center Kids

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

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am | 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, January 30, 2020 | 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, January 30, 2020 | 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, January 30, 2020 | 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, January 30, 2020 | 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

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Learning Center Adults

It’s important to talk to each other about tough problems, finding common ground where we’re divided in politics. Practice deliberation through considering other perspectives, listening with empathy and respect, and weighing the trade-offs of possible actions. Register at tscpl.org/conversations.

Audience: Adult

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 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

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 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, January 31, 2020 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play on the Nintendo Switches or Playstation4s. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages