Events

So Many Books

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The novel begins with the death of a teenage girl and then uses the mysterious circumstances of her drowning as a springboard to dive into the troubled waters beneath the calm surface of her Chinese-American family. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

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

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

No need to read a specific title, just share what you've loved lately or all-time favorites. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

TALK Book Discussion: The Center of Everything

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty. Discussion facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Book Bites

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

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

Great Writers Right Here Book Fair

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

Art Detectives

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Classics Made Modern

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

Discuss Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, a Hugo and Nebula award winning novel about time-traveling Oxford historians visiting the Middle Ages during Christmas time. The story explores the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the will of the human spirit. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In December read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Noon-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Friends Movies Music

The 15th of every month is half price on all donated items in the Chandler Booktique. This includes items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber. Merry is skeptical when her mother and brother create an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, but she finds herself chatting with an endearing match who turns out to be someone she recognizes.

Audience: Adult

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Discuss the best books you've read this year. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

TALK Book Discussion: The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson by Thomas Fox Averill. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In January read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a Moscow hotel, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, January 13, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. In this 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play the death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet, an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

TALK Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

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, January 18, 2020 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

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, January 19, 2020 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Music Books

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

Adventurers Wanted: Narnia

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Kids

Step through the wardrobe and experience a winter wonderland of fantasy games, crafts and readings. Costumes encouraged!

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Let's chat about books. No need to read a specific title, just share what you've loved lately or all-time favorites. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 10am-6pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

Art Detectives

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10-11am | The Learning Center Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

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

So Many Books

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon into new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, the National Book Award–winning biography of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States. Questions- classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1-2pm | Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr Books

Chat about what you're reading in this laid-back neighborhood book club. In February read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

Audience: All Ages

TALK Book Discussion: Plainsong

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Discussion facilitated by Matt Copeland. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

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

Author Tosca Lee

Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

New York Times bestselling author of The Progeny and Forbidden shares stories behind her inspirational and suspense novels for adults and teens. Q&A and book signing to follow. See also: Tosca's workshop on writing suspense, 12:30-1:30 pm.

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Let's chat about cozy reads. We'll all add new titles to our lists.

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Meet YA Author Adib Khorram

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Teens Books

Bestselling author of Darius the Great is Not Okay will share his journey as a writer and a reader, with an emphasis on the importance of representation in literature. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Audience: All Ages

Chandler Booktique Half Price Day

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10am-5pm | Chandler Booktique Books Kids Movies Music Friends

On the last day of every month, all donated items such as books, DVDs, CDs, record albums and puzzles are half price in the Chandler Booktique.

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

Art Detectives

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 10-11am | The Learning Center Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Pizagels's Pizza and Bakery, 2830 SW Fairlawn Rd Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s! This month we'll discuss The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

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

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Books

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

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Friends Music Books

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

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

Art Detectives

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10-11am | The Learning Center Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years

Art Detectives

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 10-11am | The Learning Center Art Books Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. Create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator.

Audience: 8 - 18 years