Events

I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

February 7, 2020 through June 13, 2020 | Mulavne Art Museum Adults Art

I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America is a profound look at some of the most historically and socially influential women of the 20th century.

Audience: Adult

Reflections: Highlights from the Library's Art Collection

April 3, 2020 through May 3, 2020 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Gallery Exhibits Art

Examine highlighted pieces from the library's art collection that represent the past, present and future of art. This is also an opportunity to explore the newly remodeled Alice C. Sabatini Gallery and the new Jerry and Judy Reed Art Studio.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Friday, May 1, 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, May 1, 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

Día: Children's Day/Book Day Día de los libros/Día de los niños

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9am-12pm | Center Drive in front of Library, Marvin Auditorium Kids

Play games from cultures near and far with organizations representing our diverse community and take home a free book (while supplies last). Then enjoy dance and music performances in Marvin Auditorium.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 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 - 18 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, May 2, 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

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Books

We've got a comic for your whether you're a first time reader or a seasoned fan. Costumes are a plus. In partnership with Gatekeeper Hobbies.

Audience: Family

Play It Again

Saturday, May 2, 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, May 3, 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

So Many Books

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

Discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

Audience: All Ages

Windows 10 for Beginners

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Experience the new features in Windows 10. Learn how to organize the Start Menu, use accessories, personalize the desktop and get apps from the Windows Store.

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, May 4, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, May 4, 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, May 4, 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, May 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

Curious Kids

Monday, May 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

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, May 4, 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

Teen Art

Monday, May 4, 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

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 5, 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, May 5, 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, May 5, 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, May 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, May 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

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA Northeast Kansas Racial Justice Initiative, is hosting a book club that will feature books written by Indigenous people and people of color. All are invited to participate in bi-monthly meetings to discuss the books and relevant social issues within our community.

Audience: Adult

Excel: Lists

Tuesday, May 5, 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, May 6, 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, May 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Wednesday, May 6, 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

Coiled Basketry

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn how to make a coiled coaster or a small coiled basket using yarn wrapped around clothesline. We'll put a modern twist on this ancient craft. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Wednesday, May 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

Art and You

Wednesday, May 6, 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, May 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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, May 6, 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, May 6, 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, May 7, 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, May 7, 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, May 7, 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

This event requires registration.

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Thursday, May 7, 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

Art and You

Thursday, May 7, 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, May 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

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, zoo education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Audience: Family

Curious Kids

Thursday, May 7, 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, May 7, 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. This month we'll discuss Blame by Michelle Huneven. Email foxread@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Friday, May 8, 2020 | 2-4:15pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. Stars Jason Robards, Stella Stevens and David Warner. 1970 | color | 121 min

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Friday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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

Saturday Fun on the Go

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10am-1pm | Kansas Children's Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Fairs/Community Kids

Meet us for a storytime, craft and books to check out on either the Adventuremobile or the library’s Book Bike.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 9, 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

Creating Oral Histories for Genealogy

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family and community history. Registration required.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Microbes on the Move

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Noon-4pm | Front Drive Adults Teens Kids

The mobile KU Natural History Museum gives you the chance to observe microorganisms from the local environment, make a mini-microbial garden, and learn about connections between microbes and other living things with specimens and activities.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Internet Introduction

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, May 11, 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, May 11, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple, an entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter's love for her mother, after the daughter claims a promised trip to Antarctica and the mother disappears. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, May 11, 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, May 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

Monday, May 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, May 11, 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

This event requires registration.

Create It

Monday, May 11, 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, May 11, 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, May 12, 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: Adult

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 12, 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, May 12, 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

Snack Time

Tuesday, May 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, May 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

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 13, 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, May 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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 11am-12pm | Learning Center Computer

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

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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, May 13, 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 May discuss Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Beginning Computer Q&A Topeka Workforce Center

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm | Topeka Workforce Center, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd Computer

Attend these informal sessions to find answers to your questions and help you get started with basic computer or internet skills.

Audience: All Ages

Snack Time

Wednesday, May 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

Discovery Center @ the Library

Wednesday, May 13, 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, May 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 14, 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, May 14, 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

Online Garage Selling

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Get an overview of popular online sites to sell your stuff. An email address is required.

Audience: Adult

Snack Time

Thursday, May 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, May 14, 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: Leadership

Thursday, May 14, 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

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, May 14, 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

Master Gardener Series: Growing & Using Herbs

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to grow the herbs we all love.

Audience: Adult

Musical Storytime

Friday, May 15, 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

Excel: Lists

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 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

Snack Time

Friday, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 15, 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

Computer & Gadget Help

Sunday, May 17, 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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Monday, May 18, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session. We'll answer questions to help you write a strong cover letter. If you have a draft cover letter, bring that too. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, May 18, 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

Curious Kids

Monday, May 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

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, May 18, 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

Teen Art

Monday, May 18, 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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Share recommendations for summer reads and hear what others recommend. Add hot titles to your list and be ready to rock your summer reading challenge.

Audience: All Ages

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 19, 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, May 19, 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, May 19, 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

Curious Kids

Tuesday, May 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

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Menninger Room 206 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA Northeast Kansas Racial Justice Initiative, is hosting a book club that will feature books written by Indigenous people and people of color. All are invited to participate in bi-monthly meetings to discuss the books and relevant social issues within our community.

Audience: Adult

Senior Legal Assistance

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 9am-12:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

At 9:00 learn about the importance of advance directives and estate planning basics from Kansas Legal Services. Then from 9:30-12:30 Kansas Legal Services staff will meet with individuals age 60+ on a first come first served basis to draft advance directive legal documents for free.

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 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

Introduccion a la Internet

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 1-2pm | 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

Curious Kids

Wednesday, May 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

TALK Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Discussion facilitated by John Edgar Tidwell. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 21, 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, May 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

iPad Workshop

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Computer

Bring your iPad and your library card to learn and share tips, tricks, iPad features and favorite apps including our suite of digital offerings.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, May 21, 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

Curious Kids

Thursday, May 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

Job Interview Help

Friday, May 22, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll have tips and suggestions to help you get ready for your next job interview.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 22, 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

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 23, 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

Sculpture Experience

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 1-3pm | Learning Center Gallery Exhibits Art

Be part this exploratory art project to discover how artists develop their ideas. Starting with a word game, we will build sculptures to represent our own interpretations. A variety of materials and tools will be provided.   

Audience: All Ages

Recorrido por la Biblioteca en Español

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | Rotunda Internal/Tours

Aprend de los recursos que la Biblioteca ofrece gratis con colleciones en Español para ninos y adultos. Le ensenaremos como es el proseso de circulacion de los materiales bibliotecarios. Algunos de los recursos gratuitos que ofrese su Biblioteca como fax, notario y escaniadora.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Kids Adults

At Monday Farmers Market at your library shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. What a fresh way to start your week. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: All Ages

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop early literacy skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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, May 26, 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

Learn, Play & Grow

Tuesday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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 Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 27, 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

Coiled Basketry

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn how to make a coiled coaster or a small coiled basket using yarn wrapped around clothesline. We'll put a modern twist on this ancient craft. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 28, 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

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop early literacy skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Engage your imagination with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities every time, so dream of new worlds and come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

PowerPoint

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1-2pm | 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

Teen STEAM: Live

Thursday, May 28, 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

Accessing Veterans Military Records

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Topeka Genealogical Society will host Master Sergeant Jeremy Byers' presentation on how to access both public records and specific records for veterans of the U. S. military.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, May 29, 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

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Adults

Reading Champions are advocates for literacy in their communities. Learn about practical ways to promote literacy, such as organizing a book club, building a book nook or planning a workshop. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about becoming a reading champion.

Audience: Adult

CosmiCon

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 10:30am-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Books

If you're a super fan of all things Sci-Fi and fantasy, CosmiCon is the event for you. This is your chance to celebrate Sci-Fi and fantasy pop culture! Spend the day exploring books, comics, costumes, crafts, gaming, trivia and good geeky fun for all ages.

Audience: All Ages