Events

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

CarFit for Older Drivers

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Help yourself be a safer driver as you age. Don Hughes, a Kansas Highway Safety Officer will share senior driving tips.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location. Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

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

Audience: Family

Using DNA for Family History Research 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Marty Flanagan, a local DNA expert, will discuss how DNA evidence can enrich your life and help to break down brick walls in your family history research.

Audience: Adult

Across the Universe: Art Exhibit for Children

May 25, 2019 through August 18, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Take a step into deep space at the Across the Universe art exhibit. Kids and adults can uncover a variety of projects and activities – create your own constellations and even make your own space rover! Use everything from hula hoops to iPads to explore the universe and how we fit into it.

Audience: All Ages

Calligraphy Basics

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

Learn the ABCs of Chancery Italic script, pens, inks and basic shapes for letters. We'll demonstrate flourishes and provide supplies and resources.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Formal Gaming [Ages 18-25]

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | David J's Place Adults

Wear the dress, wear the tie, even put together a costume on the fly. Play, teach and trade card games and board games for a silly/serious night out with other younger adults!

Audience: Adult

CosmiCon

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Teens Adults

Calling all Browncoats, Jedi, Stormtroopers, Superheroes, Trekkies and Whovians! Celebrate all things Sci-Fi at your library with an afternoon filled with books, costumes, crafts, gaming, trivia and good geeky fun. We'll have breakout sessions on Godzilla and more. Don't miss Cosmic Khaaaaan!

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

LEGO for All Ages

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Teens Kids

Create your favorite space vehicle or test your engineering skills at our builder stations. Builders of every age welcome.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer Adults

We'll answer questions to help you create a winning resume in this hands-on session. If you have a draft resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: All Ages

Money Matters - Financial Literacy

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Learn about a variety of important financial terms including mutual funds, IRAs, 401(k)s and bonds during this presentation by Housing and Credit Counseling Inc and the library. This class will help you learn how these terms differ from each other and how they apply to you.

Audience: Adult

DIY Suncatchers

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Create a unique and colorful window accent using simple everyday items. Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn what it takes to start and run your own business including legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by Washburn Small Business Development Center.

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Garden Photography

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to photograph your garden like a pro!

Audience: All Ages

Megacake Meltdown

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Teens

Be part of this premiere event for the fighting video game community. Play Dragon Ball Fighterz and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. We have spaces for competitive and casual gamers/observers.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer 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

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room 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.

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson Set in the easternmost region of Norway, the book begins with an ending. 67-year-old Trond has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor forces him to reflect on events in 1948.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Making Ends Meet

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of possible actions in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Art in Common

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 2-3pm | Lingo Story Room 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Deliberative Conversation: Making Ends Meet

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of possible actions in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about Medicare from Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. They will answer questions, give unbiased counsel and help you determine how Medicare will best work for you.

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series - Low Water and Drought Tolerant Plants

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the planning process, design considerations and installation of a successful xeric garden. A drought tolerant garden should result in both lower maintenance and lower water bills.

Audience: All Ages

Tallgrass Prairie Bison and Wildflower Tour

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9-10am | Offsite Adults

Tour a tallgrass prairie bison ranch. Tour is free and open to adults and families (children 5 years of age and older). Participants provide their own transportation to the site. Limit 12 per tour. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Family

This event requires registration.

Retro Space Video Game Tournament

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids

Play space-themed video games together and post your high scores on our leaderboard. Kids and their dads are especially encouraged to attend for some friendly competition on Father’s Day.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Senior Life Wii Bowling

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

If you are 55 or better and looking to get out and socialize, Wii Bowling is a great opportunity. Have fun with us whether you're a bowler or not. No experience necessary!

Audience: All Ages

Get Published

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books Adults

Learn what it takes to get your book published. Panelists will address the benefits and challenges of different paths to publication. The panel includes an author and former literary agent, a traditionally published author, a self-published author, and a small publisher.

Audience: Adult

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

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

Audience: Family

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 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

Space Painting and Moon Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults Teens Art

Use virtual reality to paint in space with the Google Tilt brush. Then take steps on the moon in augmented reality! 

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How do we address a growing mental health problem? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of possible actions in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

DIY Suncatchers

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Create a unique and colorful window accent using simple everyday items. Hands-on demonstrations and materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How do we address a growing mental health problem? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Using Historical Society Library and Archives

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Sara Keckeisen, reference librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society, will share tips and tricks for using this awesome resource in Topeka.  

Audience: Adult

Share Space Memories

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Atrium Kids Teens Adults

Watch important moments in space exploration history and share your memories on these events.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

The War of the Worlds - Radio To Reality

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Teens Adults

Explore our fascination with aliens through the 1938 radio drama, The War of the Worlds. Hear excerpts from the original broadcast and examples of 1930s radio sound techniques. We'll discuss original reactions and how perceptions have changed and evolved.

Audience: All Ages

Rock Painting

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Humans have been rock painting for millennia, but now it is a trendy craft project! Join us as we create simple and fun artwork on rocks. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 10am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Movies

Watch this classic Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure about a homesick alien and the kids who help him. Starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1982 | PG | 114 min

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

KC UFO Sightings

Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Margie Kay, author of The Kansas City UFO Flaps, will discuss fascinating close encounters with UFOs in the Kansas City area. Find out what has been going on in ufology the past few years, and hear about extraterrestrials sightings and what to do if you have sighting.

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Red by Liesl Shurtliff. She weaves a spellbinding retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, her granny and the wolf. Discuss what we learn and teach with popular children's stories. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Resume Help for Veterans

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 2-3pm | Menninger Room 206 Computer Adults

We'll answer questions to help military veterans create a winning resume in this hands-on session. If you have a draft resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

Astrophotography

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Learn about imaging the night sky, from the backyard amateur astrophotographer to the Hubble Telescope. Explore the challenges, considerations, tricks, and rewards of capturing the cosmos.

Audience: Family

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: All Ages

String Art Constellations

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Create your own string art constellation to take home. Pick from a variety of constellation patterns. 

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Safety and Justice

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should communities reduce violence? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Transitioning From Military to Civilian Employment

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Get tips and pointers on switching from a military to a civilian workplace. Interact with community partners and discover library resources.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Becoming a Master Gardener

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Find out what K-State Extension Master Gardeners do in our community and how to get involved. Applications to become a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener will be available.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help for Veterans

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Computer Adults

Bring your resume to this hands-on session specifically for veterans. 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

Cool Hand Luke

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A laid-back Southern man, played by Paul Newman, is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1967 | PG | color | 126 min

Audience: Adult

Movie: Spaceballs

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Kids Teens Movies

A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. Starring Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman and John Candy. PG | 1987 | 96min.

Audience: All Ages

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Topeka Cemetery History

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Teens Adults

Learn about Topeka’s 160-year-old historic site and the fascinating people who chose it as their final residence. 

Audience: All Ages

Make Your Own Space Craft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Design the latest and greatest satellite for an important mission. Your satellite could help study things happening on Earth, take pictures of planets, keep an eye on our sun, or even find planets elsewhere in the universe! Design your satellite using various materials provided.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 7-8:45pm | The Edge Adults Teens Movies

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

Audience: Family

Moon Landing Celebration

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Teens Kids

Build an astronaut helmet, create a planetary rover, take a picture of yourself on a simulated moon, and play Moon hide and seek at our party celebrating the first time a human walked on the moon.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Safety and Justice

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

How should communities reduce violence? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org or 785-580-4629.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Instagram for Beginners

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 3-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Computer

Get an overview of the popular visual social media site.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Money Matters - Home-buying 101

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. provides information for first time home-buyers and anyone who wants to learn home buying facts. Learn about realtors, mortgages, closing costs, home inspections and home maintenance.

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Moon Landing Memories

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 11am-3pm | Learning Center Adults

Share your memories, thoughts, experiences and stories of the moon landing on July 20, 1969. Stories will be video recorded.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Fly Me to the Moon

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Celebrate the 50th anniversary moon landing with our first ever Cocktails in the Courtyard! Enjoy food, drinks, and fun activities just for grown ups (21+). Tickets are $25 a person https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-in-the-courtyard-fly-me-to-the-moon-tickets-60576390615.

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Music Adults

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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Downsizing in a Sellers Market

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Carol Ronnebaum will share tips on what to do when you're ready to downsize your living space. 

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Rock Painting

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Humans have been rock painting for millennia, but now it is a trendy craft project! Join us as we create simple and fun artwork on rocks. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Fun Kansas Facts for Genealogy

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Wendi Bevitt from Buried Past Consulting will provide information about the 105 Kansas Counties that may help with researching your ancestors. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Here Comes the Sun

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the physics of the Sun from Dr. Brian Thomas, a physics & astronomy professor from Washburn University. Learn how the sun works, ask questions and view the sun through safe, solar observing telescopes.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins June 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

What can astrology do for you?

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss what real astrology is and what a real astrologer does.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins June 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Extraordinary Relationships Through Astrology

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 4-5pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss how astrology can help you in general, and in relationships, specifically.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Lift off! Art

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Make art with movement. Use your energy to make it move and watch your spaceship go to the moon.

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Learn tips and tricks for preparing and presenting an oral story from Rosie Cutrer, a professional storyteller who has told tales around the world. Rosie will help you up your story game, whether you want to share with family or compete in a story slam.

Audience: All Ages

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 7-9pm | NOTO Arts Place, 905 N Kansas Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who each tell a 5-minute story on the theme of Stranger than Fiction. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30. Cohosted with NOTO Arts Place, emcee Kay Duganator.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

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

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

Audience: Adult

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30 a.m. for $9.25; the program is from Noon-1 p.m.

Audience: All Ages

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Space Painting

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Paint your own picture of space using water color. What would you see on your trip across the universe? 

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions to help you create a winning resume in this is a hands-on session. If you have a draft of your resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 5-6pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Money Matters: Student Survival Guide

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

High school and college students, learn the financial skills to live independently. This class covers how to develop a budget, track spending and keep personal finances healthy and safe. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Audience: All Ages

Learn to Cross-Stitch

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn the basics of cross-stitch including choosing fabric, needles, thread and patterns. If you already know how to cross-stitch, join us and share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

The Space Race - an Epic Battle

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Dr. Sean Kalic, a professor of history from the Command Staff College in Leavenworth, KS, will look back at the epic space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Instagram for Beginners

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Adults Computer

Get an overview of the popular visual social media site.

Audience: All Ages

Perseid Meteor Shower

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Get ready for the most popular meteor shower of the year with the Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers' League. They'll discuss the Perseid Meteor Shower and offer tips for watching the night sky.

Audience: Family

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room 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.

Dockum Sit-in: An Evening with Dr. Versey

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Commemorate the 60th anniversary of Wichita’s Dockum Drugstore Sit- in with Dr. Versey, one of the original Dockum Drugstore Sit-in participants. 

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

VR Space Adventure

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 12:30-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Experience space with virtual reality. Work on an art project while you wait your turn for VR.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. There was a decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: All Ages

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 5-6pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

First Step to Becoming an Astronaut

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids Teens

Astronauts learn to fly jets first. Greg Inkmann from The Foundation for Aeronautical Education will talk about the world of aviation. Learn how lift, drag, thrust and gravity influence flight. We'll even have an indoor demonstration of model aircraft.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener - Container Gardening

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Learn how to plan for healthy and attractive container gardens. Flowers on a deck or patio provide a close-up experience with natural living color. Other advantages to container gardening include providing flexibility to people with limited time, mobility or space. 

Audience: All Ages

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Local Writers Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 9am-2:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Teens Adults

Calling all writers! Our 6th annual workshop is for you, whether you're starting out or published. Topics include journaling, self-publishing, flash fiction and kid lit. Doors open at 8:30 for sign in and refreshments. In partnership with the Kansas Authors Club. Questions - writers@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Assistive Technology for Kansans

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about a program that connects people of all ages with disabilities and health conditions with the assistive technology they need to learn, work, play and participate in the community. 

Audience: Adult

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Altered Books Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Learn a variety of fun techniques to turn a discarded book into a work of art. An unwanted book is a blank canvas that invites you to explore your creativity.

Audience: Adult

Researching Your WWI Ancestors

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about the history of the Great War and resources for information about both military personnel and civilians. Danni Altman-Newell, an expert in this field, will present. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

55+ and Job Hunting

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about a paid job training program for people 55+.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 5-6pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

An Evening with Karin Slaughter

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Books

Meet bestselling author Karin Slaughter as she introduces her new thriller in the Will Trent series, the Last Widow. Expect twists, secrets and surprises. Q&A and book signing to follow the presentation. Book sales courtesy of the Raven Bookstore.

Audience: All Ages

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 9:30am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Computer Adults

Learn where to find grants, what elements make up a great grant proposal, about sources of data for community needs, and how to practice the grant elements. This workshop is presented by Shawnee County Extension and costs $25. Contact 785-232-0062 x100 to register.

Audience: Adult

Learn to Cross-Stitch

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn the basics of cross-stitch including choosing fabric, needles, thread and patterns. If you already know how to cross-stitch, join us and share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Master Gardener Series - Fall Lawn Care

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 10-11am, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Preparing your turf for a long rest will produce many benefits when it awakens next spring. This is also a great time to start new for a rewarding 2019 lawn.

Audience: All Ages

Research Drop-In

Friday, August 30, 2019 | 9-10:30am, 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults Teens Computer

Learn more about our online resources! The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions to help you create a winning resume in this is a hands-on session. If you have a draft of your resume, bring it. Laptops provided or bring your own.

Audience: Adult

More Button Jewelry

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

Learn to turn leftover buttons into unique, wearable art. Buttons and other materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring along buttons from your own collection.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn what it takes to start and run your own business including legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by Washburn Small Business Development Center.

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - High Tunnels and Season Extension

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to extend the season using high tunnels to offer plants protection from wet, saturated soils and low temperatures in the spring and fall.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 4-5pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Play it Again!

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

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

Discuss Picnic by William Inge. The 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. A young man named Hal Cater arrives and adds drama to the day. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and creativity using a visual journal. Discover additional ideas through the work of others, in-session exercises and tech or online resources. We'll provide prompts for inspiration and art materials.

Audience: All Ages

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Purple Martins

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Kansas birder Andrew Burnett explains the intriguing lives of Purple Martins and how you can help them during nesting season. Hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Art in Common

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about Medicare from Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. They will answer questions, give unbiased counsel and help you determine how Medicare will best work for you.

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series - Living Soil

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Soil is a living, dynamic ecosystem and its complexity might surprise you. Learn the practices that result in healthy soils for improved plant health, vigor and disease resistance.

Audience: All Ages

Shane

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

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. 1953|color|118 min.

Audience: Adult

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Skywriting with Marcia Cebulska

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Books

Renowned playwright Marcia Cebulska will launch her journaling guidebook, Skywriting. In conversation with her editor, she'll discuss her journey and the value of journaling for personal growth and creative writing. Introduction by Harriet Lerner. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Women and Money 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Learning Center Fairs/Community Adults

Learn concrete ideas to help you make financial changes, factors that influence how and why we make financial decisions, and how to tackle your financial future. Designed for women of all backgrounds, levels of financial knowledge and stages of life. To enroll contact HCCI at www.hcci-ks.org.

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Putting Your Estate Ducks in a Row

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Get an easy-to-understand and practical discussion of estate planning choices from A-Z from Nancy Goodall, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

FAFSA and Career Exploration Help

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Adults Teens

Get help exploring career options, selecting a school or filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms from a TRIO- Educational Opportunity Center navigator at the library. This is for high school seniors and their families, and adults interested in going back to school.

Audience: Adult

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mayor de la Isla

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Hear Mayor Michelle de la Isla share her story and the journey that led her to become mayor of Topeka. She will discuss her background in advocacy, financial literacy, time in the business world and passion to help people find their purpose and passions in life. 

Audience: All Ages

More Button Jewelry

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to turn leftover buttons into unique, wearable art. Buttons and other materials will be provided, but you're welcome to bring along buttons from your own collection.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Breaking Down Brick Walls 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Members of the Topeka Genealogical Society will share breakthroughs they have experienced in their family history research. They'll provide tips to help you break through your brick walls.

Audience: Adult

Trivia Night

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 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. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka: Author Ben Montgomery

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults Books

Montgomery will discuss his New York Times bestseller Grandma Gatewood's Walk, the story of the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone at age 67. He will share Gatewood's backstory and discuss his research. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

CarFit for the Older Driver

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

This educational program offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7-8am | 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Ornamental Grasses

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about various types of grasses that do well in our Kansas climate. Ornamental grasses can be key components in sustainable and low-maintenance landscapes. Their strong vertical lines offer living sculpture in today’s native gardening mix.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Sunday Afternoon-Mid-America Wind Quintet

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Music Teens

Listen to classical music presented by the Mid-America Wind Quintet (Emporia). Enjoy the unique timbres of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn blending together in a burst of colorful harmony.

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 7:30-11:30am | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and bedding plants. Look for more variety as the season progresses. Free fun craft for kids at each market.

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 10-11am | 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

Art in Common

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 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

This event requires registration.

Crafting Together

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Art

Bring whatever craft you want to work on. See what others are working on and maybe learn a new skill and meet new friends.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the online resources to build your family tree. Receive helpful forms for keeping records.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series - Victory Gardens

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Look at the patriotism and resourcefulness of WWI era victory gardens. Learn about people who are starting victory garden projects today to help their communities grow greater unity, health and generosity.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Music Adults

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

If the Building Could Talk, What Stories Might it Tell?

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Nick Xidis will present his research on the downtown Topeka building currently occupied by Hazel Hill Chocolates and its possible resident ghost. Sponsored by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Email picture@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook for the location.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 120A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different member each month. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end. Email postpublic@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: All Ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Building Caregiver Confidence - The Basics

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about Alzheimer's Disease detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment options from the Alzheimer's Association.

Audience: All Ages