Events

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Hughes Room 205 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

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Yoga for Every Body

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

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Alzheimer's Legal and Financial Planning

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

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

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

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Play It Again

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

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

Audience: Adult

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Location varies, email postpublic@tscpl.org Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

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

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

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

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

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

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 7, 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

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 5-6pm | Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay St Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 2:30-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Supplies available for the first 18 participants.

Audience: Adult

Discover Our Local Beetles - CANCELLED

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

Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule later in the year.

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

We won't fix it for you, but we'll figure it out together! Let's mend, repair or fix what's broken rather than buy one more thing.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: Here Comes Mr. Jordan

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

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

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 14, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

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

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series: Unusual Fruits

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

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

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 21, 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

Deliberative Conversation on the Division in Our Country

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Writing Suspense

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

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

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to use the Medicare.gov website and plan finder to help you make an informed decision regarding your Medicare Part D drug coverage every year. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

Yoga for Every Body

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Civil War Veterans of Rochester Cemetery

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Topeka Genealogical Society will host the Seaman High School history class's report on their project to research and document every veteran of the Civil War buried in Topeka's Rochester Cemetery.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, February 28, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, March 1, 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

Resume Help

Monday, March 2, 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, March 2, 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, March 2, 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

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Hughes Room 205 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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Important topics of the day will be discussed. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30 a.m. for $10; the program is from Noon-1 p.m.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 3, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Learn to Crochet

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Adults Art

Learn the basics of crochet. If you already know how to crochet, share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, March 5, 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.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, March 5, 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 be discussing The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Email foxread@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 6, 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, March 7, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center 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

Play It Again

Saturday, March 7, 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

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 2-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Consider where we've been, where we are, and where we're going as women in our society. Panel discussion features historians Deborah Dandridge and Valerie Mendoza, and Shelbie Konkel, Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Rogers. Introduction by the League of Women Voters of Topeka and Shawnee County.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Social

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, March 9, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, March 9, 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.

Retirement & Medicare

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 6-8pm | 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, March 10, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 10, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Audubon Society Photo Share

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Admire nature-themed photos and videos taken by members of the Topeka Audubon Society. Cohosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Check the YWCA website for book title selections. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, March 11, 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

Art in Common

Wednesday, March 11, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, March 12, 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: Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn several strategies for growing food in even the tiniest of spaces.

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: Spellbound

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. Stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck and Michael Chekhov. 1945 | black & white | 111 min

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 13, 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

Creating Oral Histories for Genealogy

Saturday, March 14, 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.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, March 16, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 17, 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

Understanding Credit Reports & Scores

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) will discuss why credit scores matter, how to read credit reports, how to establish and improve credit and how to dispute inaccurate information.

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 11am-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, March 19, 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

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 11am-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 20, 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

Poetry Slam at the Jayhawk

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Jayhawk Theater, 720 SW Jackson St Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 11am-5:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | Noon-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament with us on the big screen.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Monday, March 23, 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

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, March 23, 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

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 24, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Hughes Room 205 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Black Women in Kansas Politics

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

Hear a panel discussion of African American women from the Making Agreements Oral History Project.

Audience: All Ages

Learn to Crochet

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn the basics of crochet. If you already know how to crochet, share what you're working on. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series: Spring Lawn Care

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 10-11am, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn the basics from “seed to soil contact” to creating a lush and weed free lawn.

Audience: Adult

Cemetery Headstones

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

The Topeka Genealogical Society will host Fred Holroyd's, a volunteer at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, discussion of funeral and burial customs, and his work to get government headstones for veterans buried at the cemetery.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, March 27, 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

Job Interview Help

Monday, March 30, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 31, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Paper Flowers

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

Learn to make a variety of paper flowers from tissue paper, crepe paper and floral decorating supplies. Paper flowers can be used for garlands, party favors or to add a pop of color to your everyday life. Materials provided. 

Audience: Adult

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, April 2, 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.

Behind the Baton

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 5-6:30pm | Learning Center Adults Music

Listen to Topeka Symphony Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett talk about the music and composers featured on the Symphony's upcoming concert. The talk will be informal, entertaining, and full of behind the scenes information about the lives and music of the great composers.

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, April 2, 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 Heartland by Kansas native Sarah Smarsh. Email foxread@tscpl.org with questions.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, April 3, 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

Have a Laugh: Walt Disney's Kansas City Legacy Workshop

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 9-10:45am | Learning Center Adults Movies

Walt Disney began his film career in Kansas City, MO. In this workshop, we will discuss Disney’s relationship with Kansas City as well as explore his career in advertising, the establishment of his first animation studio, and the impact that the city had on him.

Audience: All Ages

Historical Documentary Filmmaking

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 11am-12:45pm | Learning Center Adults Movies

With both a history professor and film professor as your guide, you will learn the basics of how to conduct research, organize and formulate your documentary, learn how to gather the necessary information, and create a professional looking and sounding documentary.

Audience: All Ages

Female Filmmakers Panel

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 1-2:30pm | Learning Center Adults Movies

Here female filmmakers talk about their experiences. Lead by Sue Vicory

Audience: All Ages

Play It Again

Saturday, April 4, 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

Award Winning Film Screenings

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 2:30-5pm | Learning Center Adults Movies

View award winning films.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, April 5, 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

Resume Help

Monday, April 6, 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, April 6, 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, April 6, 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

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 11:30am-1pm | 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 annual meeting is from Noon-1 p.m.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 7, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Check the YWCA website for book selections. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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

Art in Common

Wednesday, April 8, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 9am-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series: Companion Planting

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about companion planting fact and fiction.

Audience: Adult

Let's Fix It: Repair Cafe

Thursday, April 9, 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

Classic Film Series: Sweet Smell of Success

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 2-3:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. Stars Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Susan Harrison. 1957 | black & white | 96 min

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, April 10, 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

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Senior Social

Monday, April 13, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, April 13, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Monday, April 13, 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.

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, April 14, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 14, 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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Financial Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn money skills from one of the premiere financial coaches in the country who has taught NFL players, NBA players and college students the secrets of financial success. Hosted by TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, April 16, 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

Friday Night Gaming

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Cover Letter Help

Monday, April 20, 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, April 20, 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7-8:45pm | Menninger Room 206 Books Adults

In partnership with the YWCA, the book discussion will immerse readers in thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Check the YWCA website for book selections. Each discussion is lead by skilled facilitators and everyone is welcome.

Audience: Adult

Reading Champions Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 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

Master Gardener Series: Manage Vegetable Pests

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

Discover integrated pest management strategies including preventative management, cultural practices, alternative pest control measures and appropriate chemicals.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Art Collecting for the Library

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 6:30-8pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Gallery Director Emeritus Larry Peters and Art Collection Curator Sherry Best will give you a new look at the library's permanent art collection. Learn how the collection began, why we collect what we do, how the art collection reflects our community, and what we will collect for the future.

Audience: Adult

Trivia Night

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Monday, April 27, 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

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm | Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation: Our Health Care System

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 2:30-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Paper Flowers

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

Learn to make a variety of paper flowers from tissue paper, crepe paper and floral decorating supplies. Paper flowers can be used for garlands, party favors or to add a pop of color to your everyday life. Materials provided. 

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series: Your Best Tomatoes!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn to choose the best tomato varieties, start plants off right, and control problems before they begin.

Audience: Adult

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

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

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

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

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

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, May 4, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm | Hughes Room 205 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 1, 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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

Master Gardener Series: Bees, Butterflies & Other Pollinators

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how many flowering plants rely on insects to cross pollinate their flowers to complete their life-cycle.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 5, 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

Play It Again

Saturday, June 6, 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, June 7, 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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 8, 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

Senior Social

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, June 8, 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

Retirement & Medicare

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 6-8pm | 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

Art in Common

Wednesday, June 10, 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

Classic Film Series: The Apartment

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 2-4:15pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. Stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray. 1960 | black & white | 125 min

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 12, 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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 15, 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

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, June 15, 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

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 11am-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Student Loan Repayment

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

 Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) will teach you about student loans and options, including loan forgiveness and cancellation programs.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, June 18, 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

Master Gardener Series: Water Features

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about water features in your garden, from a solar bird bath to an in-ground pond.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 19, 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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 22, 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, June 22, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help. April 20 - Wandering and Driving | April 27 - Home Safety

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 2:30-4pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Kansas Women and the Vote: The Diaries of Martha Farnsworth

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Megan Rohleder will introduce you to Martha Farnsworth who worked tirelessly to earn Kansas women the right to vote in 1912. Hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, June 26, 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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, June 29, 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help. April 20 - Wandering and Driving | April 27 - Home Safety

Audience: All Ages

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, July 3, 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

Picture This Photography Club

Friday, July 3, 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

Play It Again

Saturday, July 4, 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, July 5, 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

Kansas Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 7-8am | Hughes Room 205 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

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, July 6, 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, July 6, 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, July 6, 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

Master Gardener Series: Becoming a Master Gardener

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to become a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener. This volunteering opportunity is only available once a year!

Audience: Adult

Classic Film Series: Touch of Evil

Friday, July 10, 2020 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Stars Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh. 1958 | black & white | 111 min

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, July 10, 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

Deliberative Conversation on Our Immigration System

Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market and Kids Craft

Monday, July 13, 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

Senior Social

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center Adults Art

This time is reserved for 55+ to explore new crafts, games, or activities.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ Second Monday

Monday, July 13, 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