Events

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Noon-8:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Teens Adults

Watch the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with us on two projection screens.

Audience: All Ages

Food Assistance & Nutrition for Seniors

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about food assistance programs in our community and the benefits of eating a colorful and varied diet.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, March 25, 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

Fun with Washi Tape

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Find creative ways to decorate with washi tape. We'll have a fun time exploring how to add just the right accents to your art projects. Materials provided. .

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Railroaded - The Industry that Shaped Kansas

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Historian Leo E. Oliva will examine the complicated legacy of railroads in Kansas. This program is made possible by Humanities Kansas and hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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, March 31, 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

Medicare Mondays

Monday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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 with guest speakers Kenya Cox and Michael Davis. Find them on Facebook or visit kaahgs.org.

Audience: Adult

Grants 101 for Non-Profits

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about U.S. foundations, direct corporate giving programs and grant-making public charities that can help your non-profit.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 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

Make a Hardcover Book

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

Make your very own hardcover blank book using a simple 3-hole pamphlet stitch binding. All materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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, April 4, 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

Grants 101 for Individuals

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Topeka Room Adults

Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support that fund individuals.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, April 4, 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 - Managing Weeds, Pests & Diseases Organically

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Learn to use soil management and nature’s beneficial insects to keep your garden healthy. We'll take a beginner’s approach to this expansive topic.

Audience: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, April 5, 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 fools or foolishness. 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

Escape Room: Totally Radical '80s Time Travel Adventure

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

Welcome back to 1986! You will need to use all your knowledge of what was rad in the '80s to get yourself back to present day. You only have 45 minutes before you get stuck in the past forever!

Audience: Family

Collage - Artist Presentation by Barbara Solberg

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Main Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Mixed media artist Barbara Solberg will talk about her work that incorporates a variety of media and techniques, from pastels, acrylics, oils, lithography and mono-prints to collages of natural objects. She finds inspiration in nature and is captivated by the beauty of the land.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, April 6, 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, April 7, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different person 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 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 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: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, April 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

Caregiver Support Group / Monday Group

Monday, April 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, April 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, April 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

Art in Common

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Legal Issues and Your Small Business

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 6-8pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn the legal requirements to start and run a small business. Presented by the Washburn Business & Transactional Law Center.

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, April 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.

Mixed Media Artist Presentation - Larry Peters

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 7-8pm | Main Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Art

Artist Larry Peters will discuss his collage and assemblage artworks including concepts, techniques and materials. Everyone is invited to a reception immediately following the presentation.

Audience: Adult

Cover Letter Help

Friday, April 12, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 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

The Philadelphia Story

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

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. 1940 | b&w | 112 min.

Audience: Adult

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, April 13, 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.

Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. An Alzheimer's Association dementia care specialist will provide information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment.

Audience: Adult

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, April 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, April 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

Sewing for Beginners

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Art

Learn the basics of hand sewing with the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild. Make a simple quilt square by reading a pattern, cutting fabric and sewing seams. Materials provided. 

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Escape Room: Back to the Future

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

In 1955 a bolt of lightning struck the clocktower and rendered it useless. Today, Oct. 25, 1985, the clocktower is scheduled to be replaced with a more modern clock. Last night all of our petitions to save the old tower were stolen. We only have 45 minutes to find them and save the clocktower!

Audience: All Ages

Make It: Flag Waver

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Make a flag waver using our new TeacherGeek building system. Learn about transmissions, mechanical advantage, linear motion and rotary motion all while having fun and building. Take home your very own flag waver to impress your family and friends.

Audience: All Ages

Tai Chi for Seniors

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

We will explore the benefits and fun of Tai Chi for seniors. Come ready to move.

Audience: Adult

Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | 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.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, April 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

Make a Hardcover Book

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

Make your very own hardcover blank book using a simple 3-hole pamphlet stitch binding. All materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Master Gardener Series - Shade Gardening

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn how to select and place shade plantings that thrive in our area and see examples of local shade gardens. A well-planned shade garden can provide a cool, relaxing respite from the harsh, hot climate of summer.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Night

Friday, April 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. EVENT FULL - Email for waiting list - trivia@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, April 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. Team captain can register the team at tscpl.org/register starting March 1.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Medicaid for Seniors

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control Manager, Kelly Barker, will provide an overview of Medicaid for seniors and answer your questions.

Audience: Adult

Calligraphy Basics

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr 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.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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

Escape Room: Haunted High

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

In 1953, Haunted High was forced to close its doors due to odd occurrences. All of these events were linked to a strange box that randomly appeared in the homeroom of Eunice Lugosi. A similar box has appeared in your room. Can you open the box before it's too late?

Audience: All Ages

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

Learn how to use the library's oral history kits to preserve and enhance your own family history. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

Play it Again!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2-5pm | Lingo Story Room 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

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | The Edge Adults Kids Teens Books

Pick from a huge selection of free comic books, including titles for all ages, tastes and genders. The fun continues with comic book-themed crafts. In partnership with Gatekeeper Hobbies.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different person 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 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Anton Room 202 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: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics - Restorative Justice

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 11:30am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Topeka Center for Peace and Justice Executive Director Jim McCollough will discuss restorative justice. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $9.25; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | 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. Register at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, May 9, 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.

Master Gardener Series - Gardening for Wildlife

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about techniques, design ideas and plant choices to attract birds, butterflies and others to your yard. We'll discuss considerations for wind, water and native plants, and tips and techniques for deterring unwanted critters.

Audience: All Ages

Cover Letter Help

Friday, May 10, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Anton Room 202 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

The Third Man

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. 1949 | b&w | 93 min.

Audience: Adult

How-To Fair

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Kids Teens Adults

Explore our immersive fair where you can learn, try, experience and investigate more than a dozen opportunities and engage with community members who share your interests. From fire eaters to bike repair, Topeka is full of resourceful, creative and innovative people!

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 13, 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

65th Anniversary Brown vs. Board Event - Oral History Day

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 9am-9pm | Make-It Lab Adults Fairs/Community

An opportunity for individuals and small groups to share memories of their own education experience, impressions of the 1954 Supreme Court decision and its impact and their hopes going forward.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

Monday, May 13, 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, May 13, 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, May 13, 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, May 14, 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, May 16, 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

Escape Room: Help Get the Hubble Back!

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 7-8pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

NASA lost control of the famed space telescope and the perpetrator has hidden the means to regain control in a small box, along with a series of clues to open the multiple locks. Can your group of young astronomers figure out the codes, unlock the box, and help NASA use the Hubble again?

Audience: All Ages

Make It: Electric Racer

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Build an electric race car using our TeacherGeek system. We'll provide plenty of materials, instructions to design, construct and evolve a unique battery-powered car. We may even have time to race them!

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Monday Farmers Market

Monday, May 27, 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, May 27, 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

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 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Teens Adults

Calling all Browncoats, Jedi, Stormtroopers, Superheroes, Trekkies, and Whovians! Celebrate all things Sci-Fi at your library with a day 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 | Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different person 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

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 | Marvin Auditorium 101A 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 Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, a surreal and entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

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

Community Conversation: Making Ends Meet

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

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? It’s never been more important to talk to each other about tough problems. Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum.

Audience: All Ages

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.

Community Conversation: Making Ends Meet

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

How should we spread prosperity and improve opportunity? It’s never been more important to talk to each other about tough problems. Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Retirement & Medicare

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Perkins Room 201 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.

Old School 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 | 12:30-2pm | 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

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

Downsizing in a Sellers Market

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 1-2pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior's 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, 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

Community 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? It’s never been more important to talk to each other about tough problems. Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

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.

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

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.

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

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 | Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different person 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 for Amateurs

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

Community Conversation: Safety and Justice

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

How should communities reduce violence? It’s never been more important to talk to each other about tough problems. Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Tour the Solar System VR

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Kids Teens

Explore the solar system and then squint your eyes in the intense light of a few of the largest known stars through virtual reality.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

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

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 history. Register at tscpl.org/register.

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

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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Community Conversation: Safety and Justice

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

How should communities reduce violence? It’s never been more important to talk to each other about tough problems. Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in a National Issues Forum.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

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

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

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary moon landing with our first ever Cocktails in the Courtyard! Enjoy food, drinks, and fun activities just for grown ups.

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

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.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Fun Kansas Counties 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

Lean 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. Team captains can register starting June 1 at tscpl.org/register. Questions - trivia@tscpl.org

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. Team captain can register the team at tscpl.org/register starting June 1.

Audience: All Ages

This event requires registration.

Extraordinary Relationships Through Astrology

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

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss what real astrology is and how it 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

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

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

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 | Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different person 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

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 with guest speakers Kenya Cox and Michael Davis. 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

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

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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

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.

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

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.

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

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

VR Space Adventure

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

Experience space with virtual reality. You can also work on an art project while you wait your turn.

Audience: All Ages

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

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 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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

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

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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

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

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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Formal Gaming [Ages 18-25]

Thursday, August 29, 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

PostPublic Article Club

Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Adults

Discuss interesting articles curated by a different person 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, September 2, 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, 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

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

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

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Adults

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

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

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