10 events in February and March

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Diana Friend
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Leah Sewell
Communications Editor
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lsewell@tscpl.org

Wednesday January 20, 2016
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Hello, members of the local media. I’ve compiled a list of 10 library events you’ll want to add to your calendars or consider giving some special love in February and March. In 2015, we had over 90,000 instances of event attendance – that’s a 14% increase from 2014. I’m certain that your help in promoting our excellent events factors significantly into our success. Keep it up in 2016! And thanks so much for your support of the library. ❤️📚
– Leah, Communications Editor

1.
Book, Book, Goose!
Thursday, February 4
Thursday, March 3
6:30-8 p.m. | The Dutch Goose Books
Book, Book, Goose! is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email bookgoose@tscpl.org for upcoming titles. [21+]

2.
Animated Hearts Film Series
Fridays in February, 6:30 p.m.
Coraline
Friday, February 5, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies
A hidden door reveals a parallel world where Coraline has everything she desires… until she isn’t allowed to leave. Based on the book by Neil Gaiman. 2009 | Rated PG | 100 minutes

Persepolis

Friday, February 12, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies
A coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. Based on the graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi. 2007 | Rated PG-13 | 95 minutes

The Illusionist
Friday, February 19, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies
A French magician finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland. While performing in a village pub he encounters a young girl who will change his life forever. 2010 | Rated PG | 85 minutes

Inside Out
Friday, February 26, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies
Inside Riley’s head, she is guided by her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. Growing up is hard, and learning that there’s more than just happiness in life is a big lesson for her to learn. 2015 | Rated PG | 94 minutes

3.
R.E.A.D. Dogs
Sundays in February and March | 2-3 p.m. | The Story Zone Kids
Dogs are man’s best friend, but they’re also a child’s best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

4.
Tax Talk – 2015 Changes & Tips for Filing
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Adults
Discuss concerns about filing your 2015 income tax with an experienced tax professional from H&R Block. Learn about any changes to the tax laws and do a quick checkup on your 2015 taxes.
5.
I Want My 80s Crafts!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 6-8 p.m. | World Cup Espresso, 1501 SW 21st St. Adults
Create a nostalgic memento or revive old favorites with a new twist: this time we’ll be making Shrinky-Dinks! Warm beverages and pastries available for purchase from our partner.

6.
Roy G.Biv
February 12 – March 27, 2016 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art
See the spectrum! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – discover the beauty of Roy G. Biv. Travel through a rainbow of artworks and explore the wonder of color in this especially vivid exhibit.

Second Friday opening reception – February 12, 5:30 p.m.

7.
Celebrate Black History Month
Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 1-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults
African-American heritage and culture in all its richness will be told through music, performance and displays of genealogy and history. Get inspired to explore further, and leave with tools to help you connect with your own family roots.

8.
Fidget With It
Mon & Tues, March 7 & 8 | 4-5 p.m. | The Edge – Teen Room Teens
If you like to learn by doing, then stop by The Edge Monday and Tuesday during Teen Tech Week. You will find a hands-on experience with our techie toys. There will be a new technology item to fidget with each day.

Teen Tech Week is March 6-12

9.
NCAA Bracket Challenge
Sunday, March 13, 2016 | Noon-9 p.m. | Adults
Fill out a bracket in the library’s very own tournament challenge starting March 13 until the start of games March 17. A prize will be given to the winner, including having your name displayed on a plaque in the Sports Neighborhood.
10.
Kelly Werts & Friends
Sunday, March 13, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Music
Folk singer Kelly Werts will be joined by his trio, Tiny Flowers, which includes accordionist Diana Werts and percussionist Allan Winkler, to play an acoustic, eclectic mix of vintage Americana.
In 2015, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library was recognized as one of the top three libraries in the nation with a LibraryAware Award for its work in the community. The library is committed to supporting the economic vitality of our community, nourishing its spirit, imagination and culture and providing resources to make sure every child is ready for kindergarten.

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Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.