Events

Art Detectives

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10-11am | The Learning Center 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 - 18 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 1-2pm | 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, February 1, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn to play a new board or video game, or bring a classic to the table. Children welcome with their adults.

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 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

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, February 3, 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

Resume Help

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 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, February 3, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 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, February 3, 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, February 3, 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 4, 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, February 4, 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, February 4, 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, February 4, 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, February 4, 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

Cover Letter Help

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 4-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Tuesday, February 4, 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

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 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, February 5, 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, February 5, 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

Comenzando a Navegar en su Computadora

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Aprenda la forma correcta de sostener y mover el ratón. Aprende sobre casillas de verificación, botones de radio y barras de desplazamiento. Si no puede hacer una de estas sesiones. Vaya a una sesión de Ayuda de Computadoras y Gadgets para comenzar.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 5, 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, February 5, 2020 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

Use your imagination with a wide variety of materials such as paints, wire and paper mache. Explore artists, techniques and world cultures.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Curious Kids

Wednesday, February 5, 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, February 5, 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

Play It!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 6, 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, February 6, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 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

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10:30-11am | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Fairs/Community 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, February 6, 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

Tax Assistance

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Art and You

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 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, February 6, 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 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

Job Interview Help

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 4-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 6, 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 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

Snack Time

Friday, February 7, 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, February 8, 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

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 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.

Tax Assistance

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon into new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.

Audience: Adult

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, February 10, 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

Crafting Together

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 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, February 10, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, the National Book Award–winning biography of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States. Questions- classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 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, February 10, 2020 | 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, February 10, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 2020 | 2-3pm, 7-8pm | 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 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

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, February 11, 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

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 12, 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, February 12, 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In February read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 12, 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, February 12, 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, February 12, 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

Discover Our Local Beetles

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

K-State Extension Master Naturalist Betsy Betros reveals the fascinating life histories of beetles. Cohosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 13, 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, February 13, 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, February 13, 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

Tax Assistance

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, February 13, 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

Teen STEAM: Leadership

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm | Contact Meg at STEAM@tscpl.org for location and other information Teens

Be part of this core group of teen leaders planning a series of fun, free, out-of-school STEAM events for other teens.

Audience: 12 - 18 years

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 13, 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

Let's Fix It

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 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

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A boxer, mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, is given a second chance back on Earth. Stars Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains and Evelyn Keyes. 1941 | black & white | 94 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, February 14, 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 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

Tax Assistance

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, February 16, 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

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Jeff Kready

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 3:30-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Music

Topeka native and Broadway star Jeff Kready will perform Broadway standards you've loved and new songs that will become favorites. He'll also share backstage stories and adventures in parenting.

Audience: All Ages

Anthology of Vessels - Gallery on the Go

February 18, 2020 through March 30, 2020 | Leaping Llamas, 725 S Kansas Ave Gallery Exhibits Art

View a select group of pieces from the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery's permanent collection. Vessels hold, contain and protect. The purpose of each artwork can spark curiosity.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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, February 18, 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

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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 II: Intermediate Word Processing

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 1-2pm | 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

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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, February 19, 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

TALK Book Discussion: Plainsong

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Discussion facilitated by Matt Copeland. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Lingo Story Room Adults

Learn about practical ways to promote literacy. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a reading champion.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 20, 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, February 20, 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, February 20, 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 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

Tax Assistance

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, February 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

Thursday, February 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

Read It

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 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

Master Gardener Series: Unusual Fruits

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about unusual fruit species that require less maintenance than traditionally cultivated fruits.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Friday, February 21, 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, February 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

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, February 21, 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

Poetry Slam at the Jayhawk

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Jayhawk Theater, 720 SW Jackson St Adults

Hip Hop + Slam Poetry + historic Topeka venue. National award winning slam poet Matt Spezia hosts a showcase of poets and hip-hop artists in the Jayhawk Theatre in downtown Topeka.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, February 22, 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

African Americans and the Vote

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community

Participate in a panel discussion on African Americans and the history of the Black vote. Co-hosted by the Topeka Chapter of the Links Inc.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Assistance

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Writing Suspense

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm | Learning Center Books Adults

Learn what it takes to write thrilling stories that keep your readers on the edge of their seat from bestselling inspirational and suspense author Tosca Lee. Stick around for a reading with the novelist at 2pm.

Audience: Adult

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.

Audience: All Ages

Author Tosca Lee

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

New York Times bestselling author of The Progeny and Forbidden shares stories behind her inspirational and suspense novels for adults and teens. Q&A and book signing to follow. See also: Tosca's workshop on writing suspense, 12:30-1:30 pm.

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Class

Monday, February 24, 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, February 24, 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.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, February 24, 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, February 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

Curious Kids

Monday, February 24, 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

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, February 24, 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

Art and You

Monday, February 24, 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

Teen Writers Group

Monday, February 24, 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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Let's chat about cozy reads. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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

Tax Assistance

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Build It

Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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 The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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

Meet YA Author Adib Khorram

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Teens Books

Bestselling author of Darius the Great is Not Okay will share his journey as a writer and a reader, with an emphasis on the importance of representation in literature. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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

Tax Assistance

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 3-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Thursday, February 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, February 27, 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, February 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

PowerPoint

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Computer

Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

Audience: All Ages

Excel: Lists

Friday, February 28, 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, February 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

Introduccion a la Internet

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10-11am | 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

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 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

Tax Assistance

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Get help filing your individual income tax from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance trained volunteers.

Audience: All Ages