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schedule april–may 2010

el día de los niños / libros

grown-up gamers

planting seeds for a thriving community

 Star Library 2009 Library Journal Index


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In less than two minutes, learn how to talk own David Lee King on our digital library What’s cooking in the neighborhood

From baking to grilling, from simple recipes to Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon, we have books to meet your culinary needs and indulgences. Librarian Kathy Jennings is your cooking specialist who can help you browse the new Cooking neighborhood, opening April 19. The neighborhood’s shelves are filled with a cornucopia of cookbooks, videos and information sure to please any appetite.

Kathy Jennings is the cooking neighborhood specialist.

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Private donations help fund neighborhoods. For more information, call The Library Foundation at 785 580-4498.

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Having trouble reading this?

Our large print books are very popular with those of us who don’t always wear our reading glasses. Go to the Red Carpet room to browse. You might be interested in the equipment you can try out for free when reading glasses aren’t enough. Red Carpet can help you discover which gadget would best fit your lifestyle. Ask if you qualify for our Talking Books program.


to your grandkids on Facebook or use video chat with our at www.tscpl.org every Tuesday. Pay online

We’re now taking credit cards. You may use your credit card at any service desk, over the phone or online at https://smartpay.tscpl.org now or anytime. We accept Mastercard and Visa.

From the farm to your library [starts May 17]

Get your staples every Monday at our farmer’s markeTs, including fresh produce, fruit, flowers, herbs and Kansas wheat bread. Our Monday Market librarians will have recipes you can use or go check out the Cooking neighborhood.

Planting the Seed

For gardening advice without the sales pitch, visit our growing collection of lawn and garden books, videos and information. Want to know what will grow in Kansas without much fuss? Check out Prairie Lands. This and other gardener’s guides can be found in the Lawn & Garden neighborhood, a new one-stop browsing area full of credible facts and good ideas for springtime. Opening in April.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Tot Time [24–36 months]

Share stories, songs and crafts with your 2-year-old. This six-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Registration for this program begins 9 AM, Tue., May 25 for the session starting June 8. Call 785-580-4565.

Preschool Storytime [3–5 years]

Stories, songs and activities to encourage a love of reading and develop school skills at an early age. ■ Story Zone

Thu Tue Wed Tue Wed Thu

Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:00–10:30 am Apr 6, 20, 27 10:00–10:30 am Apr 7, 21, 28 10:00–10:30 am May 4, 11, 18, 25 10:00–10:30 am May 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00–10:30 am May 6, 13, 20, 27 10:00–10:30 am

Communities Thrive @ your library® Sunnyside Up Saturday

Parents and Children Together [all ages]

Plant a seed and learn how plants grow. Sing songs and read stories about veggies, flowers and garden critters. Create your own garden plan booklet. Check out books on gardening and living green. Children attend with a parent or caregiver.

Baby Bookworms [0–18 months]

Entertaining our youngest readers with stories, songs and bounces. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

■ Lingo Story Room 121

Thu Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30–10:00 am 10:30–11:00 am 5:30–6:00 pm

Stone Nature Center Live [all ages]

Sat

Thu Apr 1 Thu May 6

3:45–4:30 pm 3:45–4:30 pm

10:00–11:00 am

Amazing Animals

Winging It [grades 1–5]

Meet some of the center’s animal residents up close as wildlife rehabilitators help you separate animal fact from fiction. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Apr 3

Swoop into the library to discover amazing bird adaptations. Play some games, check out some really cute chicks, then build and take home a platform feeder for your fine-feathered friends. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Mon Apr 5

4:30–5:30 pm

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4-H in the Library [6–11 years]

Shawnee County 4-H members entertain you with a variety of exciting crafts and projects. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Wed Apr 7, 21 Wed May 5

4:00–5:00 pm 4:00–5:00 pm

Mon Apr 12 Mon May 10

Storytime with Kyler [all ages]

Sleepy heads get out of bed. Grab a cinnamon roll at the Millennium Café then enjoy songs, stories and fun with Kyler. His storytimes are better than watching cartoons. Sat Sat

Apr 10, 24 May 8, 22

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

Communities Thrive @ your library®

Raising Baby Green [all ages]

Save money and be environmentally friendly. Learn about cloth diapers, homemade baby food and ecofriendly baby carriers at this fun, hands-on program. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Sat

Apr 10

Wear your pajamas to the library! Bring along a fuzzy friend and your blanket. Stories, songs and finger plays. Registration required. Call 785-580-4565 ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Sunnyside Up Saturday

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Pajama Storytime [3–5 years]

10:30–11:30 am

6:30–7:00 pm 6:30–7:00 pm

Cowpoke Roundup [2–5 years]

Yahoo! All you families and home childcare providers. Join us for a rootin’-tootin’ morning of stories and activities to celebrate Week of the Young Child. Cosponsored by ERC Resource & Referral. Registration required. Call 785-580-4565. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Apr 13

■ Lingo Story Room 121

Wed Apr 14

10:00–11:00 am 10:00–11:00 am

African-American Writers Book Discussion

Charlie Pippin by Candy Dawson Boyd [grades 3–5]

11-year-old Charlie Pippin digs into her father’s Vietnam story on a quest to understand his anger. In the process, she discovers more about herself, too. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration required. Call 785-580-4510. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Thu Apr 15

6:30–7:30 pm

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Musical Storytime for Everybody [all ages] Kyler sings, plays the guitar and reads entertaining books for your family. ■ Story Zone

Fri Fri

Apr 16 May 21

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

Diary of a Wimpy Kid [8–12 years]

You know how librarians get these weird ideas about making kids appreciate good books? They’re gonna have a party where all the games are based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and we want you to be creative and check out a book or whatever. It’s supposed to be fun. Fri

Apr 16

Learn how to use music, movement and books to connect with your child and promote playful learning. Cosponsored by ERC Resource & Referral and Early Reading First. Registration required. Call ERC at 785-357-5171. ■ Story Zone

Wed Apr 21

Library Laughs

■ Lingo Story Room 121

Sing Move & Learn [3–5 years and their families]

4:30–6:00 pm

Read Me a Story / Léeme Un Cuento [3–8 years]

Learn Spanish. Learn English. Give your child a headstart on learning languages. For more information, call 785-580-4565. Aprenda Español. Aprenda Inglés. Regale a su niño(a) un comienzo temprano en el aprendizaje de idiomas. Para más información llamar 785-580-4565.

■ Marvin Auditorium

Thu May 13

6:30–7:30 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

Just for Me Storytime [all ages]

Bring your child with special needs to a low-key storytime designed for children who need a flexible environment and sensory integration. Registration required. Call 785-580-4565. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Thu Apr 22 Thu May 20

7:00–7:30 pm 7:00–7:30 pm

Creative Extreme Science [9–11 years]

Make homemade paper and try some eco-friendly experiments. Class size is limited. Reserve a spot by Thur., April 22. Call 785-580-4565. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

■ Story Zone

Mon Apr 26

Communities Thrive @ your library®

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration for the four-week session begins 9 am, Wed., April 14. Call 785-580-4565.

Sat/sabado Apr/abril 17 1:00–1:30 pm

Green Fair [all ages]

Join us for the finale to National Library Week. Learn how our community thrives by visiting with local organizations that show us how to go green. Enjoy crafts, music, games, live animals and demos. Fun for the kids. ■ Marvin Auditorium /Lingo Story Room 121

Sat

Apr 17

2:00–5:00 pm

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6:00–7:00 pm

Sneak, Peek & Read [18–24 months]

■ Lingo Story Room 121

Wed Apr 28, May 5, 12, 19

9:30–10:00 am 10:30–11:00 am 6:30–7:00 pm

Circle April 29 on your calendar

It’s the 2010 El Dia de los Niños/El Día de los Libros. Our library has the best “Día,” winning the 2009 Mora Award and a $1,000 grant. This achievement recognizes the efforts of Outreach Storyteller Judy Rohr, who organizes the annual Latino and Spanish-speaking event. ¡Nuestro El Dia es Muy Bueno! Judy has a passion for the Latino and Spanishspeaking event that advocates literacy for children of all languages. Judy nominated our library for the Pat Mora award, a national recognition grant.

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El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Children’s Day/Book Day [all ages - todas edades]

Celebrate El Día de los Niños! A fiesta with a carnival, puppet show, stories, music, Holy Family Mariachi, Highland Park High School Spanish Club dancers, prizes, raffle, free food and drink. Celebra el día de los niños ! Una fiesta con carnaval, show de títeres, cuentos, música, Mariachi de la escuela Holy Family, Danzas de la escuela Highland Park High School, premios, rifas, comida y bebida gratis. ■ Marvin Auditorium

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Apr/abril 29

5:00–7:30 pm

Sunnyside Up Saturday

Parents and Children Together [all ages]

Let’s talk about music. Sing songs, play instruments, jiggle and jam as we explore the world of music. Make your own musical instrument. Dance with a silly scarf. Check out music CDs and books. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Sat May 1

10:00–11:00 am

Amazing Animals

Animal Babies [grades 1–5]

Puggles, pinkies, joeys, lambkins, cubs, kits and pups. Springtime abounds with babies. Uncover the facts and fun behind nature’s little bundles of joy; snuggle with kittens and other cuties; and make pet toys for Humane Society babies. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Mon May 3

4:30–5:30 pm

School Readiness Roundup [3–5 years]

Bring your preschooler and participate in fun activities that help prepare your child for kindergarten. This program is cosponsored by Capital Area Smart Start and ERC Resource & Referral. Registration required. Call 785-580-4565. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Thu

May 6

6:30–7:30 pm

Seussical the Musical [all ages]

The Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy previews its upcoming Theatre for Young Audiences performance, “Seussical,” the musical. The Cat in the Hat, Lazy Mayzie, Gertrude McFuzz, all the Whos of Whoville and, of course, Horton the Elephant are brought to life through the eyes of a young boy called Jojo. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Thu

May 6

7:00–8:00 pm

Board Game Extravaganza [8–12 years]

Don’t Scrabble for something to do; get a Clue, a Life, a Monopoly on fun, just Don’t Break the Ice. If you’ve Scene It before, you know board games rock, so come to the library, where nothing can Blockus from a great time with a board game extravaganza. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Tue May 18

4:00–6:00 pm

Who Sunk the Boat? [all ages]

Join us for storytelling and a water activity that follows. Build a boat and see if it floats. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 785-580-4515. ■ Sabatini Gallery

Thu May 20 Tue May 25

10:00–11:00 am 1:00–2:00 pm 4:00–5:00 pm 10:00–11:00 am 1:00–2:00 pm 4:00–5:00 pm

Homework Center [5–11 years]

Homework coaches help with questions and assignments. ■ Homework Center 121D [closed Apr 4 and May 31]

Mon–Thu Sun

4:00–8:00 pm 2:00–6:00 pm

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a preview performance presented by the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy.

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Teen Programs

Animentals Anime Art Club [12–18 years]

Watch an anime movie, learn about Japanese culture and hang out with other people who love anime as much as you do! A professional art instructor will be here to help you draw your own manga. Go to http://www.tscpl.org/teens/section/anime_club for more information.

Yu-Gi-Oh [12–18 years]

Bring a deck of approved Yu-Gi-Oh cards and enjoy dueling other Yu-Gi-Oh players. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Mon Apr 5, 19 Mon May 10, 24

3:15–5:15 pm 3:15–5:15 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years]

Take control of your health and wellness. Physical Therapists Kelly Hennes and Jason Yoder cover a variety of topics from healthy eating to exercise. This program series is held in partnership with Rebound Physical Therapy. ■ The Edge

Thu Apr 8, 22 Thu May 13, 27

Mon Apr 12, 26 Mon May 10, 24

6:30–8:30 pm 6:30–8:30 pm

5:00–6:00 pm 5:00–6:00 pm

Glistening Gloss [11–18 years]

Fast and easy lip gloss made from wax, oil and flavoring. Make one, take it home and have scrumptious, silky smooth lips for spring. Thu Apr 15

Cure that insatiable itch to write and learn how to create stories and characters. ■ The Edge

Apr 13 May 11

■ The Edge

3:30–4:30 pm 3:30–4:30 pm

Teen Writing Group [12–18 years]

Tue Tue

3:30–4:30 pm

Kansas Career Pipeline for Students & Parents [12-18 years]

Don’t ride the fence when it comes to your future. The Pipeline delivers credible information about which types of jobs you’d be good at and what sorts of work environments would suit you. Explore training, education and career opportunities. Research financial aid opportunities. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children to this session but attendance is not required. Kansas Career Pipeline is a free career planning resource for all Kansans. Registration required. Call 785-580-4606. ■ Computer Training Center

Sat

Apr 24

1:00–4:00 pm Kansas River at Manhattan, Winter Afternoon Barbara Waterman-Peters | Oil on Canvas

9th annual art exhibit for children

H20 Kansas Discover Our Ecosystems

MAY 7–JUNE 18 For information call 785 580-4515 This annual exhibition is supported by the Alice C. Sabatini Children’s Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Open Mic Poetry Night [12–18 years]

Learn your limericks and polish your prose. Wordsmiths shine at this poetry-themed Open Mic Night. Bring your own poems to read onstage or pick from our collection. Books provided in The Edge, or search our stacks for favorites of your own. ■ The Edge

Wed Apr 28

Homework Center [12–18 years]

Homework coaches help with questions and assignments. ■ Homework Center 121D [closed Apr 4 and May 31]

Mon-Thu Sun

4:00–8:00 pm 2:00–6:00 pm

4:00–5:30 pm

African-American Writers Book Discussion

Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper [11–18 years]

Draper explores issues of slavery and survival through the eyes of 15-year-old Amari, who is taken from her African village to work on a plantation in America. This book discussion group is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration required. Call 785-580-4510. ■ Hughes Room 205 Mon May 3

6:00–7:00 pm

Old Rock Island Bridge Barbara Waterman-Peters | Oil on Canvas

Explore the work of local artists and how they interpret H2O Kansas. Then, dip into cool facts from these books and DVDs:

Kansas Wetlands by Joseph T. Collins An Illustrated Guide to Endangered or Threatened Species in Kansas by Joseph T. Collins Natural Kansas edited by Joseph T. Collins The Inhabited Prairie by Terry Evans Conserving America: Champions of Wildlife (DVD) Conserving America: The Rivers (DVD) APRIL

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Adult Programs

International Film

Under the Same Moon/La Misma Luna

Conscious Discipline

Achieve a more peaceful home environment. Learn effective and fun ways to connect with your children using “Conscious Discipline” techniques. Presented by an Early Care & Education Specialist for ERC Resource & Referral. ■ Perkins Room 201

Thu Apr 1

Apr 2

Apr 6

6:30–8:30 pm

Communities Thrive @ your library®

Open another chapter in your culinary accomplishments. Participate in our fourth annual Edible Book Festival. All ages are encouraged to create a culinary masterpiece based on the content or shape of a book – from puns to literal interpretations. Call 785-580-4515 by 5 pm April 1 to enter. On April 2, bring completed edible book entries to the library between 3-5:25 pm. Festival opens at 5:30 pm. Fri

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Tue

6:30–7:30 pm

Edible Book Festival

■ Marvin Auditorium

After his grandmother dies unexpectedly, a boy living in Mexico sneaks across the Mexican/U.S. border to reunite with his mother. Featuring a supporting performance by ABC’s Ugly Betty, America Ferrara. Mexico | 2008 | Rated PG-13 | 106 minutes

Go Green to Keep Green

Using energy and water wisely can benefit your finances and the environment. Learn tips and tools that cost little or nothing to implement. A Toolkit 4 Life program by Topeka Water Dept., KS Gas Services and Westar Energy. ■ Menninger Room 206

Wed Apr 7

7:00–8:45 pm

5:30–8:30 pm

First Friday Artwalk

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See art created by local artists Larry Peters and Barbara Waterman-Peters. Enjoy socializing at the library during Topeka’s First Fridays Artwalk. Exhibit open from March 5 to April 16. ■ Sabatini Gallery

Fri

Apr 2

Container Gardening edited by Carol Kasper

A Kid’s Guide to Container Gardening by Stephanie Bearce

5:30–8:30 pm

Small Business Orientation

Prospective entrepreneurs learn about the programs and resources available in Shawnee County to help start and grow their own business. ■ Hughes Room 205

Tue Tue

Apr 6 May 4

6:00–7:30 pm 6:00–7:30 pm

Better Homes & Gardens Complete Guide to Container Gardening Fresh Food From Small Spaces by R.J. Ruppenthal

Your place to find information on container gardening. The new Lawn & Garden neighborhood opens April 2010. nine | adult programs

Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler

Container Gardening for the Midwest by William Aldrich & Don Williamson

The Container Gardner’s Bible by Joanna Harrison


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Communities Thrive @ your library®

The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Director Emeritus talks about his collages, ceramics and his long involvement in Topeka’s arts community. Peters’ art is on display in the gallery.

If all you have is a small patio or porch, you can still grow a crop of vegetables or a garden of flowers by using containers. Planter boxes, wooden barrels, hanging baskets and large flowerpots are just some of the containers that can turn your small space into a plant sanctuary. Get tips from a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener.

Artist Larry Peters

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Apr 8

7:00–8:00 pm

Classic Film

They Died with Their Boots On

The story of Gen. George Armstrong Custer and his disastrous decision to fight the Sioux at Little Big Horn – an historic mistake that resulted in his death and the deaths of all 264 of his cavalry soldiers. 1941 | b&w | 139 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Apr 9

2:00–5:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author

Esther Luttrell

Anyone mourning the death of a loved one should be able to relate to Luttrell’s story of the death of her son. Dear Dean…Love, Mom is the author’s true-life experience after he crossed over. Those in attendance may find hope and inspiration from Luttrell’s extraordinary life, one filled with both exhilaration and despair. ■ Topeka Room 204

Sun Apr 11

2:00–3:00 pm

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Artist Barbara Waterman-Peters

This artist, author and arts activist has been involved in everything from local and regional art exhibits to serving on the boards of major museums. She talks about her evolving The Women Series, on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Mon Apr 12

7:00–8:00 pm

Literature with Lunch Book Discussion

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Bianca’s father will not give away his younger daughter before the elder Katharina, the shrew, is wedded. Bianca’s suitors scheme to secretly woo young Bianca while convincing the surly fortune-hunter Petruchio to woo the older daughter. The play’s apparent misogynistic elements have become the subject of considerable modern controversy, but the play has been adapted many times, including Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate and the film 10 Things I Hate About You. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Apr 12

1:00–2:30 pm

Grow Your Own Container Garden

■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Tue

Apr 13

10:00–11:00 am

Legal Issues and Your New Business

Join us for an informative evening about the legal aspects of starting your own business. Find out if you should incorporate or form an LLC; how to protect your business name and idea; how to obtain licenses and tax ID numbers, as well as other legal topics. Presented by the Washburn Transactional Law Clinic and the library’s Business & Investment Center. ■ Menninger Room 206

Tue

Apr 13

6:00–8:00 pm

Kansas Career Pipeline for Adults

The Pipeline delivers credible information about which type of jobs you’d be good at and what sorts of work environments would suit you. It opens doors to real jobs with employers who are waiting to discover someone exactly like you. Learn about educational opportunities. Registration required. 785-580-4606. ■ Computer Training Center

Tue

Apr 13

6:00–9:00 pm

British Classics Book Discussion

Emma by Jane Austen

Matchmaking takes many twists and turns and the bond of friendship gets stressed as the flawed but endearing Emma Woodhouse journeys through this comedy of errors. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council Talk About Literature in Kansas Program. Registration required. Call 785-580-4510. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Wed Apr 14

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Dining Decisions

Enjoy a white-linen dining experience with a fivecourse meal designed to help you manage your health. Doug Petrie, Millennium Café owner/chef, presents a program on nutritional benefits and provides recipes. April’s topic is cancer. May’s topic is heart disease. Come in or call the Millennium Cafe for more information. Meal cost: $19.95 + tax. Reservations required by April 15 and May 13; call 785-580-4441. ■ Millennium Café

Fri Fri

Apr 16 May 14

6:30–8:30 pm 6:30–8:30 pm

Gaming @ your library®

Shoot hoops in NBA 2K10, or test out your golf swing in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010. Not a sports fan? Then build your own medieval empire in the tile-based game Carcassonne. Enjoy this fun, free, social event for all adults (18 and over). ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Sun Apr 18

6:00–8:00 pm

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Two Flutes & a Piano

Enjoy delightful chamber music performed by flutists Ronda Ford and Emily Smith, with pianist Jerry Pope. The program includes works by composers Telemann, Doppler and Schocker. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sun

Apr 18

The Spark by Chris Downie

This groundbreaking new book explores weight loss, fitness, better health and lifelong goal achievement. Hear from the library’s own success story, Greg Gaul, and learn about the popular SparkPeople website, named best health site by Business Week. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Apr 20

6:00–8:30 pm

African-American Writers Book Discussion

Man Killer by Denise Campbell

From sex abuse victim to Florida State Supreme Court justice, the protagonist confronts her past from the bench only to be victimized all over again. Registration required. Call 785-580-4510. ■ Anton Room 202

Wed Apr 21

7:00–8:45 pm

Secrets from the Basement

Unlock secrets from the library’s basement, where a magazine collection dating back to 1850 is stored. The magazines cover a wide range of subjects that would interest collectors, home decorators, car enthusiasts, history buffs, antique hounds, fashionistas, artists and the curious-minded. This promises to be a “hands on” treasure hunt. Registration required. Call 785-580-4540. ■ Lower Level Conference Room

Thu Apr 22

7:00–8:30 pm

3:00–4:30 pm

April 12–17

Communities Thrive @ your library®

National Library Week

Beginning April 1 [no foolin’], send in your photo as part of National Library Week. Wear a blue, black or white shirt for a digital mosaic that grows with each picture that’s added. It will be updated on our Digital Branch Library at www.tscpl.org. Submit your photo to webmaster@tscpl.org At your library this week – rich resources, time-saving services, behind-the-scenes tours and demonstrations.

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Trivia Night @ your library®

International Film

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes are awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 6 pm. The Millennium Café is open for snacks and drinks until 6:45 pm. Registration required, begins March 1. Call 785-580-4540.

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■ Marvin Auditorium

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Apr 23

6:30–9:00 pm

Trivia Afternoon @ your library®

A repeat of the popular Friday Trivia Night program. Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes are awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 2:30 pm. The Millennium Café is open for snacks and drinks. Registration required, begins March 1. Call 785-580-4540. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sat

Apr 24

3:00–5:30 pm

So Many Books, So Little Time

The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo

This fable about an Andalusian shepherd boy following a dream is more than a simple story; it shares truths about realizing one’s destiny. Books provided, registration required. Call 785-580-4540. ■ Menninger Room 206

Sun Apr 25

3:00–5:00 pm

Friends of the Library

Spring Dinner

Washburn University President Dr. Jerry Farley will deliver the keynote speech. The dinner is $18 per person. Reservations required. Call 785-580-4445. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sun Apr 25

5:30–8:45 pm

Some lessons can only be learned by heart. A young violinist and his father move from their small, provincial town to Beijing so the boy can audition for a prestigious music academy. China | 2002 | Rated PG | 116 minutes Tue

May 4

6:30–8:30 pm

Toolkit 4 Life

Money Strategies That Work

A panel of individuals share money strategies that worked for them. Often, the best ideas come from regular folks like you and me. Come and learn from your peers… maybe you have strategies to share as well. ■ Menninger Room 206

Wed May 5

7:00–8:45 pm

First Friday Artwalk

H20 Kansas: Discover Our Ecosystems

Bring the family to the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery for Topeka’s Artwalk and discover Kansas ecosystems through watercolors, photographs and maps. Enjoy some snacks. ■ Sabatini Gallery

Fri

May 7

5:30–8:45 pm

Author Steve Farney

Farney talks about his book, Club 50, which documents the 50-point single-game scorers in Kansas boys basketball. Club 50 contains profiles, pictures, statistics and stories about 73 players from 62 Kansas high schools. The Kansas author has published two other books about Kansas basketball, which you can find in the library catalog. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Sat

May 8

2:00–3:30 pm

Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author

C. Mark Sarver

Sarver speaks about his first novel, Mundane. Protagonist, Ezra Keogh, lives a mundane existence until coffee shop interactions begin leading him down a different path. Plenty of time to check out Mundane from the library prior to Sarver’s speech. A book signing follows. ■ Topeka Room 204

Sun

May 9

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Literature with Lunch Book Discussion

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

This 1927 novel concerns the attempts of a French Catholic bishop to establish a diocese in New Mexico Territory among the Spanish-Mexican clergy and the Native Americans. Cather was inspired by the true story of the first bishop of New Mexico. Her novel is recognized for its vivid landscape descriptions. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon May 10

1:00–2:30 pm

How to Start, Lead, Attend and Enjoy a Book Group

Learn tips on forming a group or tricks for enlivening your current group. Learn how to use the library’s Book Group in a Bag service. ■ Menninger Room 206

Wed May 12

1:00–2:00 pm

Classic Film

Born Yesterday

A corrupt junk tycoon arranges to have his illiterate girlfriend receive a crash course in “culture.” He’s surprised when she refuses to cooperate after learning she’s a pawn in a crooked business deal. 1951 | b&w | 102 minutes

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources our library offers. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. Registration required. Call 785-580-4540. ■ Anton Room 202

Sat May 15

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Gaming @ your library®

Get fit playing video games! Show off your moves in Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Active Life: Outdoor Sports, or Wii Punch Out. If that sounds too physical, sit down and play the board game Ticket to Ride. Enjoy this fun, free, social event for all adults (18 and over). ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Sun May 16

2:00–4:00 pm

Monday Market @ your library®

From the farm to your library, get your staples every Monday at our farmer’s market. Vendors offer fresh produce, fruit, flowers, herbs, Kansas wheat bread and buffalo meat. ■ Library Parking Lot 10th & Garfield

Mon May 17, 24

7:30–11:30 am

p u n w rs! G r oa g me

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Beginning Genealogy Workshop

May 14

2:00–5:00 pm

New Reason s

to Love an Old

Pastime

If you are a first-generation video game player, you know many of the gaming naysayers out there are full of baloney. Recent reports show games can help cure depression and reduce stress, among other positive benefits. Gaming distracts the mind with problem solving, strategizing and sometimes physical activity. (Next time your wife hassles you about playing so much, throw that bit of wisdom down.) Cure what ails you and have fun at Gaming @ your library (see program above). Or game your heart out at home. We have hundreds of games on dvd.tscpl.org to check out before you buy.

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African-American Writers Book Discussion

Topeka Genealogical Society

The story of a 47-year-old Jamaican man’s experience in the afterlife. Don’t be fooled by the plot; this novel delivers a lot of chuckles. Registration required. Call 785-580-4510.

Lowell Manis, Topeka Cemetery director, explores the curious stone world and the fascinating stories found in the Topeka Cemetery. Provided in partnership with the Topeka Genealogy Society.

The Duppy by Anthony C. Winkler

■ Anton Room 202

Wed May 19

7:00–8:45 pm

Stories in Stone at Topeka Cemetery

■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu May 27

Job Search 101

Learn tips for writing your resume, cover letters and receive helpful guidelines for handling job interviews. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Wed May 19

FRIENDS OF The LIBRARY

mostly music

SALE

6:00–8:30 pm

Mostly Music Sale

Come early for this bargain-hunters’ heyday, featuring vinyl records, DVDs, VHSs, CDs, cassettes, sheet music and music books. Plus, books on tape. Items priced as marked. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sat

May 22

S AT | May 22 | 10 am –4 pm

10:00 am–4:00 pm

marvin auditorium

So Many Books, So Little Time

Vinyl Records, Cassettes, CDs, VHS & DVD movies, Books on Tape,Sheet Music & Music Books

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

A 50-year-old wife, mother and career woman’s suddenly descends into early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Books provided, registration required. Call 785-580-4540. ■ Menninger Room 206

Sun

May 23

7:00–8:45 pm

3:00–5:00 pm

In His Steps: Charles Sheldon’s Neighborhoods

Dr. Alan Bearman, Washburn University, speaks on Rev. Charles Sheldon and his ministry in Topeka that transcended the boundaries of parishes and neighborhoods. Sheldon, author of In His Steps, related to people from all walks of life, all parts of the world and all age groups. The phrase What Would Jesus Do?, coined by Sheldon, has impacted people around the world.

h ot ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Mon May 24

7:00–8:45 pm

lle’s Jeff and Miche

videopigckasme

NBA 2K10

Xbox 360, PS3

New Super Mario Bros

Wii

Xbox 360, PS3

Rock Band: The Beatles

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Computer Classes

To register call 785-580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org. ■ All classes in the Computer Training Center.

Beginning Classes

Designed for the new computer user and presented at a relaxed pace. Try taking the classes in the order listed for a good basic understanding.

Taming Your Mouse

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Come to one of these sessions or attend a Drop-In class. Dates and times at the end of the schedule. Thu Tue Mon Mon

Apr 1 Apr 13 May 3 May 24

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Beginning Windows

Learn about the keyboard, desktop, icons, start button, task bar, calculator and WordPad. Fri Thu Wed Mon Tue Tue

Apr 2 Apr 8 Apr 14 May 3 May 4 May 25

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Word: Introduction to Word Processing

Learn to set margins and tabs, change fonts, spell check, select text, save and delete files. Mon Mon Thu Wed Thu Wed

Apr 5 Apr 12 Apr 15 May 5 May 6 May 26

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Internet Introduction

Learn basic internet functions and visit some interesting sites. Tue Fri Thu Mon Thu

Apr 6 Apr 16 May 6 May 10 May 27

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

YOU MIGHT BE ON CAMERA Programs, events and classes are photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Notify library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.

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E-Mail With Yahoo! Mail

Learn to address, compose, reply to and forward messages. Wed Tue Fri Fri

Apr 7 Apr 20 May 7 May 28

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Beyond The Basics

Take the following classes whenever you feel ready for more challenging projects. These classes are presented at a faster pace than the beginning classes.

Google It

Google does more than find web pages. Search for pictures, videos, maps and stuff to buy on the Internet. See your home with Google Maps. Use Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets and more. Thu Wed Mon Thu

Apr 8 Apr 21 May 10 May 13

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm

Look It Up on the Internet

Learn to use the library’s online catalog and some electronic resources available from the library or from home. Fri Tue

Apr 9 May 11

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Cut, Copy & Paste

Using Microsoft Word, learn to select text, cut, copy and paste. Fri Tue Tue Mon

Apr 2 Apr 20 May 11 May 17

9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm

Word: Graphics

Learn to use the drawing toolbar, clip art, WordArt, text boxes and more. Wed Apr 21 Wed May 12 Thu May 20

1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm

Editing Digital Photos

Learn to crop, rotate, resize, reduce red eye, play with color and use special effects on your digital photos using free online software. Thu Apr 22 Thu Apr 29 Thu May 13

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm


PowerPoint

Create dynamic presentations. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations. Fri Apr 23 Fri May 14 Mon May 24

1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm

Word: Tables, Tabs & Columns

Learn to set tabs, construct tables and use columns. Wed Thu Tue Mon

Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 27 May 17

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm

Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple functions or formulas and page setup features. Thu Mon Wed Tue Thu

Apr 15 Apr 19 Apr 28 May 18 May 27

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm

Drop-In

Practice new computer skills, learn to use a mouse or get a little help with computer problems. This is also a good time to learn more advanced techniques or to work on job applications and resumes. Come and go anytime during the session. Tue Sat Tue Tue Sat Tue Tue Sat Tue Tue Tue

Apr 6 Apr 10 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 24 Apr 27 May 4 May 8 May 11 May 18 May 25

Becky Hinton, computer class instructor, explains how to tame a mouse.

Excel: Lists

Learn the basics of data lists. Create field names, sort lists and link spreadsheets. Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Fri Thu Thu Wed

Apr 16 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 19

3:30–5:00 pm 9:30–11:00 am 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 9:30–11:00 am 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 1:30–3:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm

Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized form letters and directories by combining a data list with Word. Mon Mon Mon Thu

Apr 1 Apr 19 Apr 26 May 20

7:00 -8:30 pm 1:00 -2:30 pm 7:00 -8:30 pm 1:00 -2:30 pm

WinWay Resumé Writing

Learn to create professional-looking resumés with WinWay Resumé, a simple to use program also used at the Topeka Workforce Center. Tue Apr 27 Wed May 19

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Get it Now! Free Downloadable Audiobooks, Movies, Music and e-Books

Learn how to checkout, download and play audiobooks, music and even movies on your computer, mp3 player, or iPod. Mon May 3

4:00–5:30 pm

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you’ve got mail

When you sign up for email due date reminders, you’ll receive an email reminder 3 days before your materials are due. checkoutguide Item

returnstuffhere [DROP BOX]

Limit Number of days

Late Fee Max per day Fee***

Music CDs

10

21 days

25¢

$5

Entertainment VHS tapes

5

21 days

25¢

$5

Entertainment DVDs

6

21 days

25¢

$5

Non-fiction DVDs

6

21 days 21 days

25¢

Pick-up Days

Auburn Apple Market

Mon through Fri

Barrington Village

Mon through Sat

Berryton United Methodist Church

Mon and Thu

Brookwood Center

Mon through Sat

$5

California Crossing

Mon through Sat

$5

Dillon's: 29th & Urish

Mon through Sat

Fairlawn Plaza

Mon through Sat

K-Mart North

Mon through Sat

Mike's IGA Market

Mon through Sat

North Community Center

Mon through Fri

Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church

Mon and Thu

Soldier Fire Station

Mon through Fri

Tecumseh United Methodist Church

Tue and Fri

Velma Paris Community Center

Mon through Fri

Villa West

Mon through Sat

Fiction and non-fiction books

*

Audiobooks on CD & tape

*

Non-fiction VHS tapes

*

21 days

25¢

$5

Magazines

*

7 days

25¢

$2

Bestseller Express books

5

14 days

$1

$10

DVD Express (children)

2

7 days

$1

$10

21 days

25¢

Return Locations

25¢

$5

DVD Dispenser** DVD Express

2

3 days

$1

$10

Video games

2

14 days

$1

$10

Blu-ray

2

3 days

$1

$10

Book Group in a Bag 1

42 days

$1

$10

Interlibrary Loan

10

varies

$1

$10

Speciality items

varies varies

$1

$10

Other

Items checked-out but not returned within 6-months will be charged the replacement cost of the item.

is a bimonthly publication of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Questions regarding this publication? Call 785-580-4486. To receive connectnow by mail, join the Friends of the Library. Call 785-580-4445 to join. connectnow is availabe at our digital branch www.tscpl.org econnect keeps you updated on library news from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Sign up at tscpl.org/newsletters.

*With your library card, you can check out up to 99 items. **The DVD Dispenser currently has a limit of 2 discs, which can be made up of 2 video games, 2 DVDs or 1 game and 1 DVD. Return items directly to the DVD Dispenser. ***Customers with $10 late fee or any charge older than 60 days lose library privileges and his/her account is blocked.

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we’re in your neighborhood

bookmobile april–may schedule

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Wal-Mart, 1301 SW 37th 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, SE 45th/Shawnee Hts 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center, SW 21st & Fairlawn

9:45 am – 1:00 pm 9:45 am – 1:00 pm 2:15 pm – 7:30 pm 2:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Brookwood Shopping Center, SW 29th & Oakley California Crossing Shopping Center, SE 29th & California Villa West Shopping Center, SW 29th & Wanamaker Tecumseh United Methodist Church, 334 SE Tecumseh

9:45 am – 1:00 pm 9:45 am – 1:00 pm 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3625 SW Wanamaker Hunter’s Ridge, NW 46th & Hwy 75 California Crossing Shopping Center, SE 29th & California Dillons, SW 29th & Urish

9:45 am – 1:30 pm 9:45 am – 11:00 am 11:45 am – 1:30 pm 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center, SW 21st & Fairlawn Berryton Elementary School, 2921 SE 69th Quincy Street Station, 820 SE Quincy Brookwood Shopping Center, SW 29th & Oakley K-Mart North, NW Lyman & Tyler

9:45 am – 1:00 pm 9:45 am – 12:30 pm 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Villa West Shopping Center, SW 29th & Wanamaker Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd Mike’s IGA, NE Sardou & Forest Velma Paris Community Center, 6715 SW Westview

9:30 am – 12:15 pm 9:30 am – 11:15 am 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Apple Market, 1431 North Washington, Auburn California Crossing Shopping Center, SE 29th & California Villa West Shopping Center, SW 29th & Wanamaker Wal-Mart, 1301 SW 37th

9:30 am – 12:15 pm 9:30 am – 11:15 am 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Apple Market, 1431 North Washington, Auburn Hunter’s Ridge, NW 46th & Hwy 75 Villa West Shopping Center, SW 29th & Wanamaker Wal-Mart, 1301 SW 37th

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Call the Bookmobile office at 785-580-4590 for more information. Copyright © 2010 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library


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Loligo22 Larry Peters

Larry Peters & Barbara Waterman-Peters

Two renowned Topeka artists present paintings, collages and sculptures

MAR 5 APR 16 MWS2 Whisper II Barbara Waterman-Peters

GALLERY PHONE 785 580-4515 | www.tscpl.org/gallery

OPENING MAY 7 | H2O Kansas Discover Our Ecosystems | LIBRARY HOURS

PHONE

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April/May connectnow 2010  

This is the April/May version of the library magazine, connectnow. Get a schedule of eventsand news about changes at the library

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