Events

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, August 20, 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

Altered Books Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

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

Audience: Adult

Researching Your WWI Ancestors

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

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

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

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

The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions. Click "Research Drop-In" above to see the topics each session.

Audience: All Ages

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Paint Happy Trees - CANCELLED

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Experience after-hours 21+ fun and cocktails! Paint your own happy trees, take your picture with Bob, & partake in creative activities. Tickets are $25 a person.

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

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

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

Audience: Adult

Research Drop-In

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

The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions. Click "Research Drop-In" above to see the topics each session.

Audience: All Ages

55+ and Job Hunting

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

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

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

An Evening with Karin Slaughter

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Grant Writing Workshop

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

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

Audience: Adult

Learn to Cross-Stitch

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Master Gardener Series - Fall Lawn Care

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Research Drop-In

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

The library can help you shop, repair, cite, find a number or address, research businesses, learn a new skill and find your ancestors. Each time will have a focus on a different resource, but we'll answer all questions. Click "Research Drop-In" above to see the topics each session.

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Resume Help

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

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

Audience: Adult

More Button Jewelry

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Start a Business

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 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

Cover Letter Help

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

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

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

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

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

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - High Tunnels and Season Extension

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

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

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

Audience: Adult

Play it Again!

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

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

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

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

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

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

Audience: Adult

Computerized Genealogy

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

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

Audience: Adult

Journaling with Words & Images

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

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Money Matters: Social Security Will Not Be Enough

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

Learn about budgeting, getting rid of debt and saving for retirement to maintain the same standard of living you have while working. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Audience: All Ages

Purple Martins

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

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

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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, September 11, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Retirement & Medicare

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series - Living Soil

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Shane

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

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

Audience: Adult

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

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

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

Audience: Adult

Crafting Together

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center 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

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, September 17, 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, September 19, 2019 | 2-3pm | Perkins Room 201 Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Skywriting with Marcia Cebulska

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Women and Money 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8am-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Daring Adventures

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Experience after-hours 21+ fun & cocktails! Become an adventurer in activities throughout the library. Buy your ticket for $25 by Sept 18 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-cocktails-in-the-courtyard-daring-adventures-tickets-63077622868

Audience: Adult

Monday Farmers Market

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

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

Audience: Adult

Putting Your Estate Ducks in a Row

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

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

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Mayor de la Isla Shares Her Story

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

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

Audience: All Ages

More Button Jewelry

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Breaking Down Brick Walls 

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

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

Audience: Adult

Trivia Night

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 6:30-9pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6pm. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

Trivia Afternoon

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 3-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins August 1 at 9am. Click on event name to access registration link.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka: Author Ben Montgomery

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

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

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

Audience: Adult

CarFit for the Older Driver

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 1-4pm | Library Parking Lot Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics – Davis Hammet

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Activist, advocate, educator and speaker Davis Hammet, president of Loud Light, is the September speaker. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $10; the program is from noon-1 pm.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies Adults

Don't miss the opportunity to view and vote on on the short films that are finalists in the 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This cinematic event showcases 10 of the best short films from around the world.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Safety and Justice

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

How should communities reduce violence? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Sashiko Embroidery

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

Learn the basics of sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique. Create beautiful geometric designs using only a simple running stitch. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Start A Small Business

Wednesday, October 2, 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: Adult

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, October 3, 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

Behind the Baton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5-6:30pm | Claire's Courtyard 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 is informal, entertaining, and full of behind the scenes information about the lives and music of great composers.

Audience: All Ages

What Does the Fox Read?

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

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

Audience: Adult

Master Gardener Series - Ornamental Grasses

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies Adults

Don't miss the opportunity to view and vote on on the short films that are finalists in the 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This cinematic event showcases 10 of the best short films from around the world.

Audience: Adult

Play it Again!

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

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Music for a Sunday Afternoon-Mid-America Wind Quintet

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Monday Farmers Market

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

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

Audience: Adult

Resume Help

Monday, October 7, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Safety and Justice

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How should communities reduce violence? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, October 7, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 8, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Money Matters: Medical Debt

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 6-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn about the importance of understanding medical bills and health insurance. A panel of speakers will also discuss the impact of medical debt. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 

Audience: Adult

Falconry

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Learn about falconry in Kansas with Ric Tubbs. Co-hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Cover Letter Help

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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, October 9, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Job Interview Help

Friday, October 11, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Computerized Genealogy 2

Saturday, October 12, 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.

Crafting Together

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Learning Center 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

Computerized Genealogy

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

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

Audience: Adult

Fiction Writing Techniques: Outlining and Character Creation

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

LLearn and share strategies for creating believable characters in your novel using character sheets. Plan compelling plots and scenes using outlining. Discuss techniques with other fiction writers. Get ready for National Novel Writing Month.

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on A House Divided

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

What would we have to give up to get the political system we want? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, October 15, 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

Topeka Show and Tell

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Do you have an item that tells the story of Topeka or Shawnee County? Show and tell is just like you remember from your youth. You will be given a few minutes to explain the item and do a quick Q & A. Limit 1 item per person.

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Group / Thursday Group

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Master Gardener Series - Victory Gardens

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

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

Audience: All Ages

Deliberative Conversation on A House Divided

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

What would we have to give up to get the political system we want? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

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

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. This sale is for Friends members only. Memberships are available at the door or in the Chandler Booktique. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

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

Shop books (including collectibles) sorted by genres, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and records. Bring your own totes, boxes, luggage on wheels, etc. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

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

Fill a grocery sack (provided) to the top for just $10. Books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records. Cash and credit card accepted. For more information visit tscpl.org/friends/book-sales.

Audience: All Ages

Senior Life Wii Bowling

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center 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

Deliberative Conversation on A House Divided

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

What would we have to give up to get the political system we want? Practice listening with empathy and respect, considering other perspectives, weighing the trade-offs of courses of action in this National Issues Forum. RSVP to tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Stories the Building Might Tell

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

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

Audience: Adult

Instagram for Beginners

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Learning Center Adults Computer

Get an overview of the popular visual social media site.

Audience: All Ages

Silents in the Cathedral

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7-10pm | Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Adults Movies

Watch the 1927 mystery classic silent film The Cat and the Canary. Film historian Denise Morrison will add historical perspective. Musicians Marvin Faulwell and Bob Keckeisen will bring the film to life. Funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Audience: All Ages

Cocktails in the Courtyard: Stranger Things

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 6:30-9:30pm | Claire's Courtyard Adults

Experience after-hours 21+ fun and cocktails in the library! Play "Trapped in the Upsidedown" breakout game (like an escape room) based on the Netflix show Stranger Things. Tickets are $25 a person. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-in-the-courtyard-stranger-things-tickets-66377736597

Audience: Adult

Picture This Photography Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

How to Write a Novel in 30 Days with NaNoWriMo

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Write a 50,000 word rough draft in November with National Novel Writing Month. Get fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official stickers from NaNoWriMo headquarters and other inspiring goodies that will power you through the month. Join nanowrimo.org and find the Topeka region.

Audience: Adult

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Sashiko Embroidery

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 9-10:30am | Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St Adults Art

Learn the basics of sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique. Create beautiful geometric designs using only a simple running stitch. Materials provided.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Behind the Baton

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5-6:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Music Adults

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: All Ages

Story Slam

Friday, November 1, 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 Family. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30pm. Cohosted with NOTO Arts Place, emcee Kay Duganator.

Audience: All Ages

Trek to Your Library

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 9am-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Movies Teens Adults

Beam us up Topeka and Trek on down to your library for the 50th anniversary of yellow, blue and red shirts of the universe. Join us for cosplay, crafts, trivia and an awesome Virtual Reality of being the captain of your own Starship Enterprise! We'll also have a special screening.

Audience: All Ages

Play it Again!

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

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

Audience: All Ages

PostPublic Article Club

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

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

Audience: All Ages

International Games Week 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Noon-8pm | Learning Center Teens Adults

Bring your own games or play our card games, board games and video games. International Games Week recognizes that games teach skills, bring people together, are fun and are universal. Libraries around the world are hosting events.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 3, 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

Resume Help

Monday, November 4, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Obesity in America

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Menninger Room 206 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 tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Medicare Mondays

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

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

Audience: Adult

Caregiver Support Meeting/ First Monday

Monday, November 4, 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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics – Superintendents Forum

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 11:30am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Hear a panel discussion with the superintendents of several Shawnee County school districts. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30am for $10; the program is from noon-1pm.

Audience: All Ages

TRIO College & Career Assistance

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Wet Felting

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 1-2:30pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr 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.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, November 6, 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, November 7, 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

Cover Letter Help

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Adults

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

Audience: Adult

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, November 7, 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

Master Gardener Series - Winter Garden Wonderland

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Avoid the winter blues and blahs. Learn how to turn your garden into a winter wonderland.

Audience: All Ages

Job Interview Help

Friday, November 8, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Hughes Room 205 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Alcohol and Drug Use

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | 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 tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Creating Oral Histories

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Topeka Room Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Chinese Heritage Celebration

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 3-5:45pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Kids Adults

Immerse yourself in Chinese heritage and culture through music, performance, and genealogy and history displays. Leave with tools to help you connect with your own family roots.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 10, 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

Journaling with Words & Images

Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 12, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Money Matters: Holiday Spending

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Learning Center Adults

Learn holiday savings tips, alternative gift ideas and how to plan a reasonable holiday expense budget to reduce financial stress. Presented by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 

Audience: Adult

Gulls in Kansas

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about gulls that may be observed in Kansas and how to identify them from amateur birder Mark Land. Co-hosted by Topeka Audubon Society.

Audience: Adult

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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, November 13, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Who was Wyatt Earp?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Adults

Author Mark Warren discusses 63 years of research on Wyatt Earp. His trilogy, "Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey" incorporates all the known facts about the famous peace officer’s life. Join us for a study of all things Earp and the photographs that chronicle his life. Book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | Anton Room 202 Adults

How do we address a growing problem with mental illness 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 tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Rally for Literacy

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids Teens Adults

Meet reading tutors, take home family literacy activities, be inspired by those who have overcome learning challenges, experience the pitfalls of living without literacy, and learn about local continuing education opportunities and how you can help.

Audience: All Ages

Fiction Writing: Come Write In

Sunday, November 17, 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

One Stroke Painting

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Learning Center Adults

Local painting instructor Diane Rose will teach you the One Stroke Painting technique. Supplies are provided to create two holiday gift bags.

Audience: Adult

Deliberative Conversation on Mental Illness in America

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1-3:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy that celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of migrant laborers traveling in RVs and travel trailers to work seasonal jobs. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, November 18, 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 19, 2019 | 1-6pm | Team Room 4 Teens Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, November 19, 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

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

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 application, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

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

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 tscpl.org/conversations

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 application, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

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

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 tscpl.org/conversations

Audience: Adult

Play it Again!

Saturday, December 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

Crafting Together

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 7-8am | Learning Center 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

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

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 application, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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 | 2-3:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

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

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Retirement & Medicare

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

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

Audience: All Ages

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 application, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free.

Audience: All Ages

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, December 17, 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, 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

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

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

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

Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 1-2pm | Perkins Room 201 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, January 8, 2020 | 2-3:30pm | Learning Center Adults Art

Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art making. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online.

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

How to Sign up for Medicare Part D

Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 9:30-11am | Menninger Room 206 Adults

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

Audience: Adult

This event requires registration.

Crafting Together

Monday, January 13, 2020 | 7-8am | Learning Center 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 / 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

Topeka Anime and Manga Society (TAMS)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 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

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

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