Events

TALK Book Discussion: The Chaperone

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, May 28, 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 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Borrow It Book Fair

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 10am-7pm | The Story Zone Books Kids

Rocket your summer of reading to new heights by checking out some amazing books. This close encounter includes great reads arranged by topic where you may even discover a hidden object.

Audience: All Ages

So Many Books

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. This nonfiction book highlights the weirdness of space travel, the long-term effects on the body of living in zero gravity, and how space simulations on Earth preview life in space. A 2Book Topeka title.

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

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

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson Set in the easternmost region of Norway, the book begins with an ending. 67-year-old Trond has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor forces him to reflect on events in 1948.

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Art Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For June check Hoopla for March: Book 1. Get to know young John Lewis and the beginning of the Nashville Student Movement.

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, June 12, 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 June read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

2Book Topeka Book Club

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, a surreal and entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human.

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Get Published

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books Adults

Learn what it takes to get your book published. Panelists will address the benefits and challenges of different paths to publication. The panel includes an author and former literary agent, a traditionally published author, a self-published author, and a small publisher.

Audience: Adult

TALK Book Discussion: Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, June 25, 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 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

So Many Books

Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss The Martian by Andy Weir.  Stranded alone on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive with minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity.

Audience: Adult

Classics Made Modern

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss Red by Liesl Shurtliff. She weaves a spellbinding retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, her granny and the wolf. Discuss what we learn and teach with popular children's stories. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Graphic Novel Panel

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | Gatekeeper Hobbies, 4123 SW Gage Center Dr #100 Art Books

Read in advance and be part of the panel. For July check Hoopla for Marvel 1602. A story from Neil Gaiman placing some traditional heroes in a decidedly historical setting.

Audience: All Ages

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, July 10, 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 July read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

TALK Book Discussion: State of Wonder

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Members Only

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

2Book Topeka Book Club

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Follow Arthur Dent and Ford Perfect as they travel the galaxy, get into trouble and wreak havoc during their hilarious adventures. This Sci-Fi classic is filled with intelligent satire, barbed wit and comedy.

Audience: All Ages

Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale Bag Day

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | Noon-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Friends Music Adults

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

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Book Bites

Tuesday, July 23, 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 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6:30-8pm | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Adults Books

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, August 3, 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

Readapalooza

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Classics Made Modern

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Adults Books

Discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. There was a decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

Readapalooza

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, August 14, 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 August read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Local Writers Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 9am-2:30pm | Marvin Auditorium Books Teens Adults

Calling all writers! Our 6th annual workshop is for you, whether you're starting out or published. Topics include journaling, self-publishing, flash fiction and kid lit. Doors open at 8:30 for sign in and refreshments. In partnership with the Kansas Authors Club. Questions - writers@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

TALK Book Discussion: The Nightingale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 7-8:30pm | Menninger Room 206 Books

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Discussion facilitated by Miranda Ericsson. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

So Many Books

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough. This book focuses on the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age 10 to 27. It highlights the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood in the late 1800s. Questions - somany@tspcl.org

Audience: Adult

Book Bites

Tuesday, August 27, 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 The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

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

What Does the Fox Read?

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

Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, September 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, 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

Crestview Chapter Chat

Wednesday, September 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 September read The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. Use your own book or pick one up at the Crestview Community Center. Questions - chapter@tscpl.org

Audience: All Ages

TALK Book Discussion: Not Without Laughter

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

TALK discussions immerse you in story and introduce new perspectives. This month we discuss Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Tom Prasch. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Questions - talk@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

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

So Many Books

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 3-4:30pm | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. At age 67 Grandma Gatewood become the first woman to hike the Appalachian trail solo in the 1950s, she became the first person to hike it three times. Questions - somany@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

2Book Topeka Book Club

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7-8pm | Learning Center Books

Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. In this true story 67-year-old great-grandmother walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. She was the first woman to hike the entire trail alone. This is an inspiring story of strength and determination.

Audience: All Ages

Book Bites

Tuesday, September 24, 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 Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Questions - bookbites@tscpl.org

Audience: Adult

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

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. Email foxread@tscpl.org for upcoming titles.

Audience: Adult

Art Detectives

Saturday, October 5, 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, October 14, 2019 | 1:30-3pm | Anton Room 202 Books

Discuss A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, a travel literature classic about walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail from a comic genius who witnesses the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings in the wilderness. Questions - classicsmodern@tscpl.org

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

Art Detectives

Saturday, November 2, 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