Events

Wet Felting

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn to use soap, water and bubble wrap to turn thin layers of wool roving into felt. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, November 21, 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 1-5pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars, and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Sign up at nanowrimo.org to write the first draft of your next novel in November.

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, November 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

Monday, December 2, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 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

Deliberative Conversation on Alcohol and Drug Use

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

What should we do when alcohol and drug use become a problem to society? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 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, December 2, 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

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society Meeting

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions and help you create a strong cover letter in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Cookie Decorating

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

Create your own personalized holiday treats. We’ll provide the cookies and decorating supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, December 5, 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, December 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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

Job Interview Help

Friday, December 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Obesity in America

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How should we reduce obesity in America? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to connect@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Great Writers Right Here

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Books

Meet dozens of authors and representatives from publishers, literary magazines and writing groups at our book fair. Listen to author readings, create a book craft, add signed books to your collection and pick out fantastic gifts.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 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

Crafting Together

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 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, December 9, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

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

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

Audience: Adult

Retirement & Medicare

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6-8pm | Anton Room 202 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, December 10, 2019 | 10-11:30am | Anton Room 202 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 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

Money Matters: Credit Reports and Scores

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn how to establish credit, how credit use is scored, what causes credit scores to change and tips for repairing credit. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them at sessions held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session.

Audience: All Ages

Art in Common

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 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

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 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

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 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.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 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, December 17, 2019 | 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

Cookie Decorating

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center - 300 NE 43rd St. Adults Art

Create your own personalized holiday treats. We’ll provide the cookies and decorating supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Picture This Photography Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Friday Night Gaming

Friday, December 27, 2019 | 4:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Kids Teens

Get your game on and play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch or Dragonball Fighterz on the Playstation4. We have the consoles, controllers and games...we just need you!

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, January 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

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, January 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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

Collaborative Creativity 101 Workshop

Saturday, January 4, 2020 | 10am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Experience live spoken word and music from a panel of creatives featuring the Poet Laureate of Kansas Huascar Medina, Kiora Brooks, SJ Hazim, Matt Spezia, Brail Watson, Martinez Hillard, Black Mentour and "Pain" Joseph Johnson.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, January 4, 2020 | 2-5pm | Learning Center 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, January 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, January 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. Feel free to bring a draft and any questions. 

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

Monday, January 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, January 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 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

Galapagos Islands

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

Topeka Audubon Society member Janeen Walters shares experiences of her recent trip to the exotic Galapagos Islands. Cohosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Art in Common

Wednesday, January 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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, January 8, 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

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 2-3pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

We'll answer your questions and help you create a strong cover letter in this hands-on session.

Audience: Adult

Behind the Baton

Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 5-6:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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

Let's Fix It

Thursday, January 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

Job Interview Help

Friday, January 10, 2020 | 9-10am | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Friday, January 10, 2020 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Movies

In this John Huston classic two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Stars Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston. 1948 | black & white | 126 min

Audience: Adult

Reading Champions Orientation

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

Learn all about our new Reading Champions initiative and how you can be involved to promote family literacy.

Audience: Adult

Creating Oral Histories for Genealogy

Saturday, January 11, 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

Crafting Together

Monday, January 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, January 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, January 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, January 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: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 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

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

Thursday, January 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, January 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

Master Gardener Series: Wildflowers

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

Learn about the identification, cultivation and appreciation of Kansas wildflowers.

Audience: Adult

Trivia Night

Friday, January 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 Dec 1 at 9am.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, January 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 Dec 1 at 9am.

Audience: Adult

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

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.

Audience: Adult

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

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

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 are welcome with their adults.

Audience: All Ages

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

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 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

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

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Computerized Genealogy 2

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

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

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

Audience: Adult

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

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

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1-2pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them at sessions held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

Audience: Adult

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Let's Fix It

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

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

Audience: Adult

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

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

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

Audience: Adult

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

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 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 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

Poetry Slam at the Jayhawk

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Writing Suspense

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

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

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

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 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 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

Tax Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

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 are welcome with their adults.

Audience: All Ages

Crafting Together

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult

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 are welcome with their adults.

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

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

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

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

Master Gardener Series: Companion Planting

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

Learn about companion planting fact and fiction.

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

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

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

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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

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

The Alzheimer's Association will provide information to help you understand behaviors people with dementia use to communicate their needs and feelings as language ability is lost.

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

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

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 are welcome with their adults.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

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. Click What Does the Fox Read? above to see the list of upcoming titles. Email foxread@tscpl.org for more info.

Audience: Adult