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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014 | Your place. Stories you want, information you need, connec tions you seek .

Your library’s awesome series

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ou love to read and want books now. We have what you love, including the instant gratification you crave.

In every edition of Library News this year, we’ll share ways using the library makes your life better. Listen up, folks. Here’s this edition’s awesome library tips:

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Whether it’s Hollywood gossip or classic literature that you just gotta have, start at tscpl.org/downloads. Download digital content and go on with your life. Your book, magazine, movie, TV show, and even music will be at your fingertips when you’re ready. (Psst! Our digital music and magazines don’t have due dates. Win!) Borrow instead of buy.

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Your library card gives you access to all the latest titles electronically for your computer or device. Need help downloading? No problem. Our Digital Librarian Jeff Tate is happy to coach you. Set up a meeting at tscpl.org/consult-a-librarian. Or walk on in and serve yourself at our ereader display.

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Access the library wherever you are. From book recommendations to library events, see what’s happening at the library on our Digital Branch: tscpl.org. We’re in your neighborhood, with 20 Bookmobile stops Monday-Saturday. And, we’re at the nearest community center.

Brown v. Board-Library Partnership Salutes Civil Rights Trailblazers

Civil Rights Comes into Focus 2014

marks a big milestone in civil rights history. Rest assured the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board won’t pass by without a little pomp and circumstance in Topeka. The library, in partnership with Brown v. Board National Historic Site, pays homage with the Created Equal Film Series, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The series commemorates another milestone too, the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights amendment. continued on page 3 see CIVIL RIGHTS


we’re in your neighborhood

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read more on the digital branch @ tscpl.org

NO BOOKMOBILE SERVICE FEB 17 | FOR SCHEDULE UPDATES, CHECK ONLINE @ tscpl.org

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Berryton Elementary School, 2921 SE 69th Hunter's Ridge, NW 46th & Hwy 75 Quincy Street Station, 820 SE Quincy Brookwood Shopping Center, SW 29th & Oakley K-Mart North, NW Lyman & Tyler

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LOST IN THE STACKS: MET HER ON THE MOUNTAIN Inept procedures and political intrigue , stall a North Carolina murder investigation es piec but journalist Mark Pinsky puts the together in his gripping true crime narrative st Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Que of er Murd to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Nancy Morgan.

9:30 am – 11:30 am Educational & Quest Credit Union, SE 29th & Croco 9:30 am – 12:15 pm Apple Market, 1431 North Washington, Auburn 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm Hunter's Ridge, NW 46th & Hwy 75 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Villa West Shopping Center, SW 29th & Wanamaker Visit tscpl.org/bookmobile to locate the drop box location nearest to you. Call the Bookmobile office at 785-580-4590 for more information.

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is a bimonthly publication of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Questions regarding this publication? Call Diana Friend, Communications & Marketing, 785-580-4486. LIBRARY NEWS is also available at www.tscpl.org. OPT OUT OF LIBRARY NEWS MAILING Don’t want to receive LIBRARY NEWS by mail? Opt out. Email marketing@tscpl.org. 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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1. rode by Thomas Fox Averill. Based on Jimmy Driftwood’s ballad Tennessee Stud, it was named Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. 2. Me and Aunt Izzy: Doing Time at the Jesse James Hideout and Coal Mining Company by Max Yoho tells a delightful tale of a stern matriarch watching her 11-year-old great nephew. 3. Portraits of Troy by Gary Krohe shows, in intricate detail, images of the architecture and plans for Topeka High School. 4. Hey Mister–Your Alligator’s Loose by Gary K. Clarke details the former Topeka Zoo director’s passion for animals and his career in the world of zoos. 5. This Ecstasy They Call Damnation by Israel Wasserstein. His poetry covers topics as diverse as poverty, weather and zombies, and ties to our state’s landscape. His debut collection was named a 2013 Kansas Notable Book. 6. What’s your favorite title by a local author or poet? Comment at tscpl.org/10localauthors. – Miranda Ericsson

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CIVIL RIGHTS continued from page 1 “We hope to spark a dialogue about the changing meaning of freedom and equality in our nation and our community,” said Donna Rae Pearson, local history librarian. “Expect to hear stories that remind us of those who fought for equality. And as the world changes, it’s important to understand the lessons learned so that repeating history can be avoided for others.”

Things that Make the Library

If reading is more your thing, try the titles listed in the next column. • Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear by Aram Goudsouzian

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View and attend a panel discussion for one or all four of these documentary films: The Abolitionists, Slavery By Another Name, Freedom Riders and The Loving Story. The film series begins on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3:30pm with The Loving Story, a moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who as newlyweds were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. A panel shares similar stories and takes questions following the film. Each of the films tells stories of individuals who challenged the status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. All of the films mentioned are also available for check out.

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Susan Leigh Picking

Rock Band Invisible Bike

Blues Pianist Shinetop, Jr.

Sun | Feb 9 | 3pm

Sun | Feb 16 | 3pm

Sun | Mar 2 | 3pm

This singer/songwriter’s voice isn’t her only talent. She plays multiple instruments, including the ukulele. Come get your fill of folk music.

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Rock on with Invisible Bike, an indie/rock band. This local act delivers a homegrown rock ‘n’ roll sound that will get the halls shakin’.

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This KC blues and jazz pianist played with and learned from the best bluesmen in the game, and his flyin’ fingers are a testament to that.

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Erin McKinnie, Lawn & Garden Librarian

ven before the ground thaws, make plans to create a beautiful retreat in your yard. Make our Lawn & Garden Neighborhood your first stop in preparing your spring garden. You will discover easy-to-find books on topics that interest you, plus DVDs and pamphlets on programs associated with gardening and lawn care in Topeka.

attracting butterflies to your yard. This monthly program is a perfect time to ask an expert about a gardening issue that’s been on your mind. If you are itching to get your green thumb going, you won’t want to miss these gardening presentations (see schedule starting on page 10). Master Gardeners are volunteers and trained representatives of Kansas State University. The Shawnee County Extension office is located at 1740 SW Western Ave.

One of the most anticipated program series of the year here at the library features the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners. The library’s partnership with the Master Gardeners provides you with expert information on a variety of topics including starting seeds, pruning, herb gardens and even

If that is not enough lawn care and garden information for you (is there such a thing!), stop by the library’s booth at the Kansas Garden Show February 14 through 16 at the Kansas Expocentre. Let the library help make your life (and yard) more awesome!

Preparing for spring planting and pruning? Try these recommendations from our Lawn and Garden Librarian Erin.

Guide to Pruning by Cass Turnbull

The Pruning Answer Book by Lewis Hill & Penelope Sullivan

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The Pruner’s Bible by Steve Bradley

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The Organic Lawn Care Manual by Paul Tukey

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ACCESS the LIBRARY WHERE YOU LIVE, WORK and PLAY! W

e know your lifestyle demands a lot out of you. So, we’ve made it even easier to use the library: introducing the new Oakland Community Center Smart Locker. It’s a new way for Oakland-area families to access the library.

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You can also apply for a library card at the community center. No matter where you check out your stuff, you can return it to the Oakland Community Center. The library also provides six computers, a printer and events like song writing, crochet, art introduction and resume writing at the Oakland Community Center.

Starting in early 2014, you can request items be delivered to the Oakland Community Center. Visit catalog.tscpl.org, click on the item(s) you want and select Oakland Community Center Smart Locker as your pick-up location – or by make your request by calling 785-580-4555.

Start making Oakland Community Center your delivery location. This locker is slated to install in January. Check tscpl.org for announcements. If you have questions about the new lockers, please call us at (785) 580-4424.

The locker works for delivering books, movies, music and magazines – virtually anything in the library can be delivered to you at Oakland and checked out there. You’ll be notified by phone or email when your items arrive at the Oakland Community Center Smart Locker.

OAKL ANDCOMMUNIT Y CENTER 8 0 1 N E P O P L A R S T. | 7 8 5 - 2 5 1 - 2 9 5 3 HOURS MONDAY-THURSDAY 7AM-8PM | FRIDAY 7AM-5PM SATURDAY 9AM-3PM | SUNDAY 12-3PM

“We’re committed to offering more convenience to our community,” said Thad Hartman, Community Services Manager. “We encourage folks in the Oakland area to try out the Smart Locker and tell their friends and family. We welcome your feedback on this new service and are evaluating other locations.”

JOIN THE CLUB

Your gift of $35-$500 ensures that you have more to choose from. Being a member is something you’ll be proud of – providing more bestsellers, more books for your children, and more ebooks to enjoy. To join the Buy a Book Club, contact The Library Foundation. Join the club today. Call 785-580-4498 or donate online at foundation.tscpl.org. TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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he first five years of life are critical for developing skills needed throughout life. Make the most of those formative years by bringing your child to the library. We’ve been designated as a Family Place Library™, so what does that mean for you?

YOUR FAMILY’S PLACE IS HERE When building your child’s literacy skills, remember these ABCs: Attention, Bonding and Communication.

potty training, sleep, parenting styles and behavior issues.

Play and cuddle at the library. Children learn through play, so our Kids Library offers spaces for children to explore. It is through experiences with blocks, puzzles, dolls, dress-up clothes, puppets and play kitchens that kids develop skills that will ensure they are kindergarten-ready. Simply stated, parents are encouraged to wire a healthy brain by talking to, reading to, singing to, playing with and cuddling their child. Be a hands-on teacher. Family Place Libraries™ emphasizes the parent as the child’s first and best teacher and encourages interaction between parent and child. Programs and services focus on children birth to 5 years and support social, emotional, and intellectual learning.

Let librarians lead the way! As a Family Place Library,™ we can also help parents connect through library programs for young children – Baby Bookworms (0-18 months), Sneak, Peek & Read (18-24 months), Tot Time (2 years) and Preschool Storytime (3-5 years). Look for upcoming parent/child workshops, offered three times a year beginning March 17. The 5-week workshop focuses on play and incorporates community resources and parental support. Parents will have the opportunity to meet others facing similar joys and challenges of raising young children. The library received this designation as part of a three-year IMLS National Leadership Grant that supports 28 libraries in seven states.

Find something for them AND you. Within the Kids Library, you can find music, magazines and books for little ones as well as our parenting collection that includes materials on

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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Become a member today, call Mary at 785 580-4445 to join.

tscpl.org is not just mobile-friendly; it’s mobile-awesome! Use it. Bookmark it. Love it. TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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REALITY TOUR THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

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ometimes there comes a time in your teen’s life when they engage in behavior that really raises the hairs on the back of your neck. Your opportunity to teach them the harsh reality of substance abuse comes March 30 and 31 at the Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) Reality Tour, which delivers a straight-forward approach to education and prevention.

“The library is the information and resource hub of the community. We wanted a non-judgmental place youth 10 years and up could come to,” said Sheyvette Dinkens, PARS addiction counselor. “We hope attendees understand what it’s really like to get booked into Shawnee County Juvenile Detention Center or what a real emergency room scene is like.”

A recent survey showed 43 percent of Shawnee County youth reported that they have drank beer, wine or hard liquor at least once in their lifetime.

You may need a more subtle approach to talking to your teen about drugs and alcohol. Lissa, our Health Information Librarian, says I’ve Got this Friend Who… and The Dirt on Drugs are easy-to-read books that speak teens’ language. The library also has books on smoking cessation and mental health issues. Check out the many resources in the Health Information Neighborhood in the West Wing.

Teens will watch actors stage an overdose and listen to a real recovering addict. They will take the worst “selfie” of their lives when the Reality Tour’s computer program morphs their faces to show the effects of drug abuse. Parents are encouraged to attend with their youth. Families will witness emotions and turmoil caused by alcohol and drug use.

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SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! Feb 15 | 2pm Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Ave.

PBS’s smartest kid is coming to Topeka!

He’ll show your family that being brainy is cool. Purchase tickets at the TPAC box office or call 785-234-2787 Cosponsored with Topeka Performing Arts Center

Those financial aid applications for the college-bound are due, so now’s the time to start funding your future. Using your library can help you and your student prepare for college. Scour financial aid resources in print and online. Come into the library to access Foundation Grants to Individuals, an online source for scholarships and grants.

Available for check out

College Board: Getting Financial Aid (8th Ed. 2014)

Peterson’s How to Get Money for College (2014)

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Scholarship Handbook 2014 (College Board)

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1001 Ways to Pay for College by Gen Tanabe

Paying for College without Going Broke – 2014 ed. by Kalman Chany/The Princeton Review

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hy is the erotic romance genre, or as I like to call it – smut, so popular? Two words… great romance! There are other attributes, but that is the crux of it. I embrace being the bona fide smut reader here at the library. If a book I check out doesn’t have a sexy guy on the front, people start to question my reading choices. I love it and own it! Whether you are a closet reader of smut or you read it with pride, here is why I love reading this genre.

Every woman thinks they can change “him” at some point in her life. Whether you were a teenager in love, freshly out of college or in midlife, we have all thought at one point, I can fix him. WRONG! But we saw Anastasia do just that in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. She “fixed” him. She brought this powerful man to his knees and made him crazy. I know that was the allure to me. Well, besides the fact that there were some, shall we say, interesting sex scenes. I will admit I had to get a dictionary out a few times. One could say it was an educational work as well. I digress. Girl meets guy, they like each other, things are going well until something or someone comes into the picture to derail them, they work through it and live happily ever after. I like the journey and how that journey takes me back to the excitement and newness one feels while dating, anticipation. These stories would never happen in real life especially to me (even if I wasn’t happily married). What are my chances that I would run into an extremely wealthy, good looking man who wants to shower me with gifts, take charge and satisfy me in every way? Not very. Oh! And it would be an bonus if he’s a vampire (but that’s a discussion for another time). Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband and wouldn’t trade him for the world, but he’s real. Real means I see some of the less-than-appealing attributes on a regular basis. In these books we don’t have to know about those little things that grate on our nerves sometimes…you know what I’m talking about. Not much more to say than that.

Here are some of my favorite authors and series I’ve enjoyed. These would be what I call the “bossy boys” – they like to be in charge. • Maya Banks – Breathless series • Sylvia Day – Crossfire series • Sylvain Reynard – Gabriel’s Inferno series • R.K. Lilley – Up in the Air series • Elizabeth Reyes – The Moreno Brothers series

1. Smut noun \`sm t\ Yummy erotic fiction or art.

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If you’re interested in other books/series I like to read, you can find me on Goodreads.com. Come check out the other books I read including my paranormal smut, athlete smut, bad boys smut (very different than bossy boys), cowboy smut and then some things that are on the safer side…good old-fashioned romances. FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014


Larry Schwarm | Burning Grass

ire. Flame. Smoke. Energy in its most raw form.

Every spring ranchers and prairie managers arrange to burn parts of the Flint Hills to control weeds, invasive species and keep the grasses healthy. Artists also attend the burns and create amazing representations of it. From the artists’ views, we get to feel what it’s like to be at a burn. They work in photography, painting, glass and ceramics to express their response to this fierce and beautiful element. The art is as dramatic and beautiful as the burns themselves. The role of the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is to help people “get” art, and at the Kansas Burns exhibit, opening February 7, we’re also helping people get science. This exhibit gives you a broader understanding of prairie fires. Learn more about the annual prairie fires and understand this scientific event that is misunderstood and often problematic because of the smoke and its impact on air quality. Burning has a different impact on the environment, depending on the frequency and time of year of the burn. The art will seem so real, you’ll almost hear it crackle. Enjoy works by Louis Copt, Judith Sabatini, Gene Sievers, James Pringle Cook, James Nedresky, Larry Schwarm, Jim Richardson and Jennifer Sommers.

KANSAS BURNS AT THE ALICE C. SABATINI GALLERY

Great Romance Reads

What a Reckless Rogue Needs by Vicky Dreiling

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Carolina Man by Virginia Kantra

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Artist Larry Schwarm presents an talk Feb. 8 at 2 pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. This photographer talks about his prairie fire photographs from Kansas Burns, and his other projects, including documentation of the town of Greensburg after being devastated by a tornado. He has also traveled to the country of Cuba to take photographs. Come see this quintessentially Kansas art exhibit through March 30. Discover more about the Sabatini Gallery at tscpl.org/gallery or at facebook.com/SabatiniArtGallery.

Valentine’s Fantasy by Adrianne Byrd & Janice Sims

Mad About You by Lori Wilde

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C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

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FEBRUARY 1 SATURDAY Math & Science 10:00 am K Gaming for Adults 2:00 pm A Trivia Afternoon 3:00 pm A FEBRUARY 2 SUNDAY R.E.A.D. Dogs 2:00 pm K Created Equal 3:30 pm M Young Women Book Club 4:00 pm K FEBRUARY 3 MONDAY Medicare Monday 1:00 pm A Double Dueling 4:00 pm T Windows 8 for Beginners 7:00 pm C FEBRUARY 4 TUESDAY Tot Time Taming Your Mouse Preschool Storytime Tot Time State of the Budget Computer & Gadget Help tWiin Xgaming Tot Time Iron Monkey

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FEBRUARY 5 WEDNESDAY Windows 8 for Beginners 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K 4-H in the Library 4:00 pm K How to Start a Business 6:00 pm BU Sing, Move & Learn 6:30 pm K TALK Lit in KS 7:00 pm B

FEBRUARY 6 THURSDAY Internet Introduction 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Beginning Genealogy 1:00 pm A Computer & Gadget Help 1:30 pm C Zoo Animals Live 4:00 pm K Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Loving your stuff 6:30 pm A Fort Monroe 7:00 pm A FEBRUARY 7 FRIDAY Email for Beginners Annie Hall

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FEBRUARY 8 SATURDAY Computer & Gadget Help 9:30 am C Sing, Dance & Read 10:00 am K Guys Read 2:00 pm K Larry Schwarm 2:00 pm AR FEBRUARY 9 SUNDAY R.E.A.D. Dogs 2:00 pm K Susan Leigh Picking 3:00 pm MU FEBRUARY 10 MONDAY Word I: Introduction Classics Made Modern Sound Relationships Amazing Animals Pajama Storytime Teen Writing Group Internet Introduction

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FEBRUARY 11 TUESDAY Tot Time 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Journaling 10:00 am A Tot Time 10:30 am K Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C tWiin Xgaming 3:45 pm K Tot Time 6:30 pm K Birdwatching 7:00 pm A FEBRUARY 12 WEDNESDAY Google It 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Excel: Introduction 1:00 pm C Wills vs Trusts 7:00 pm A FEBRUARY 13 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Catalog & eResources 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Computer & Gadget Help 1:30 pm C Fun After School 3:30 pm T Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Editing Digital Photos 7:00 pm C Master Gardeners 7:00 pm A FEBRUARY 14 FRIDAY Word II Excel: Lists Classic Film: Harvey Shop Around the Corner

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FEBRUARY 15 SATURDAY Stories & Art 10:00 am K FEBRUARY 16 SUNDAY R.E.A.D. Dogs 2:00 pm K Gathering STEAM 2:30 pm AR Rock Band Invisible Bike 3:00 pm MU

FEBRUARY 17 MONDAY No library events scheduled today FEBRUARY 18 TUESDAY Tot Time 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K PowerPoint 1:00 pm C Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C tWiin Xgaming 3:45 pm K Tot Time 6:30 pm K 2013 Tax Tips 7:00 pm BU FEBRUARY 19 WEDNESDAY Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Word: Mail Merge 1:00 pm C iPad Workshop 3:30 pm C Stuff that Flies 4:00 pm K 4-H in the Library 4:00 pm K Teen Empowerment 6:30 pm T FEBRUARY 20 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Computer & Gadget Help 1:30 pm C Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Afr-Amer Writers Book Disc 7:00 pm B Facebook for Beginners 7:00 pm C FEBRUARY 21 FRIDAY Musical Storytime 10:00 am K Warm Bodies 6:30 pm M FEBRUARY 22 SATURDAY Sing, Dance & Read 10:00 am K African-American Read-In 10:30 am K

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 23 SUNDAY R.E.A.D. Dogs 2:00 pm K So Many Books 2:30 pm B African-American Read-In 4:00 pm B FEBRUARY 24 MONDAY Windows 8 for Beginners 1:00 pm C Teen Writing Group 7:00 pm T Google It 7:00 pm C FEBRUARY 25 TUESDAY Tot Time 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Word I: Introduction 1:00 pm C Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C tWiin Xgaming 3:45 pm K Tot Time 6:30 pm K Bean There, Read That 7:00 pm B

All meetings held on Thursdays in the Menninger Room. Check the daily schedule in the Rotunda on meeting days for any changes.

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FEBRUARY 26 WEDNESDAY Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Open Mic Night 4:00 pm T TALK Lit in KS 7:00 pm B African-American Topeka 7:00 pm A FEBRUARY 27 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Excel: Introduction 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Computer & Gadget Help 1:30 pm C Chess Club 3:30 pm T Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Birding in Ecuador 7:00 pm A Topeka Genealogy 7:00 pm A FEBRUARY 28 FRIDAY Excel: Lists 9:30 am C Catalog & eResources 1:00 pm C Amelie 6:30 pm M

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ADULT Gaming for Adults [18 and older]

If you love games and you need a new challenge, then join us on the first Saturday of each month as we play board games. Bring your own or play ours. We’ll also play staff’s favorite video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. ■ Perkins Room 201 & Anton Room 202

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Trivia Afternoon @ your library®

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 2:30 pm. The Millennium Café will be open. Registration required, begins December 1. Call 580-4540. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

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Created Equal America’s Civil Rights Struggle

What the State Budget Means for Healthcare and Education

The Loving Story film brings to life the Lovings’ marriage and the legal suit brought by the interracial couple to overturn the 1924 Virginia act that banned their marriage. Enjoy the film and discussion on the issues of interracial relationships and freedom of choice in marriage. This is the first of four outstanding films shown in this project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and cosponsored by Brown v. Board National Historic Site. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Sun Feb 2

Hear from Duane Goossen, vice president for fiscal and health policy at the Kansas Health Institute and former state budget director, about the state’s budget, healthcare and education. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch ($8.25) at 235-8452 by January 28. Tuesday Topics are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Tue

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. Limit 10. Call 580-4510.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare. Mon Feb 3 Mon Mar 3

12:00-1:00 pm

Beginning Genealogy

3:30-5:30 pm

Medicare Mondays ■ Menninger Room 206

Feb 4

1:00-3:00 pm 1:00-3:00 pm

■ Perkins Room 201

Thu Feb 6

1:00-3:00 pm

uCrestview Community Center - Call 251-2960

Thu Feb 13

■ Anton Room 202

Sun Mar 9

1:00-2:00 pm 2:00-4:00 pm

uHillcrest Community Center - Call 251-2956

Wed Mar 12

1:00-2:00 pm

Introduction to Songwriting

Budding songwriters learn the tips and tricks of songwriting and listen to examples of songs that assist with the learning fun. uOakland Community Center - Call 251-2953

Thu Feb 6

Wed Mar 5

10

4:00-5:00 pm

Loving Your Stuff Photos and Works on Paper

From simple storage techniques to knowing when to call the professional, discover ways to preserve your family photographs and other works on paper. This series is part of the Preserve Topeka project, which will host events all year in honor of the 160th anniversary of our city’s founding. Cosponsored by Kansas Historical Society and Topeka Landmarks Commission. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Feb 6

6:30-8:00 pm

Fort Monroe “Freedom’s Fortress”

Explore the rich history of one of the newest National Parks in the United States, Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia. Presented by Brown v. Board of Education Park Ranger Aaron Firth. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Feb 6 TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

4:00-5:00 pm

uRice Community Center - Call 251-2976

7:00-8:00 pm FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014


C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH

MARCH 1 SATURDAY Math & Science Gaming for Adults

10:00 am K 2:00 pm A

MARCH 2 SUNDAY Read Across America R.E.A.D. Dogs Blues Pianist Shinetop Young Women Book Club

1:00 pm K 2:00 pm K 3:00 pm MU 4:00 pm K

MARCH 3 MONDAY Medicare Monday Taming Your Mouse Double Dueling Windows 8 for Beginners

1:00 pm A 1:00 pm C 4:00 pm T 7:00 pm C

MARCH 4 TUESDAY Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Open Meetings/Records Acts 11:30 am A Windows 8 for Beginners 1:00 pm C Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C tWiin Xgaming 3:45 pm K Caramel 6:30 pm M MARCH 5 WEDNESDAY Sneak, Peek and Read Preschool Storytime Sneak, Peek and Read Internet Introduction 4-H in the Library How to Start a Business Sneak, Peek and Read Sing, Move & Learn Long-Term Care

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 4:00 pm K 6:00 pm BU 6:30 pm K 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm A

MARCH 6 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Computer & Gadget Help Zoo Animals Live Baby Bookworms Warblers Migration Going Batty Word I: Introduction

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:30 pm C 4:00 pm K 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

MARCH 7 FRIDAY Facebook for Beginners Email for Beginners

9:30 am C 1:00 pm C

MARCH 12 WEDNESDAY Sneak, Peek and Read 9:30 am K Editing Digital Photos 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Sneak, Peek and Read 10:30 am K Word I: Introduction 1:00 pm C Electronic Inventions 3:30 pm T Sneak, Peek and Read 6:30 pm K

MARCH 8 SATURDAY Document Destruction Day 8:00 am A Sing, Dance & Read 10:00 am K Guys Read 2:00 pm K

MARCH 13 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Computer & Gadget Help Fun After School Baby Bookworms Retirement & Medicare PowerPoint Master Gardeners

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:30 pm C 3:30 pm T 5:30 pm K 6:30 pm A 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm A

MARCH 9 SUNDAY R.E.A.D. Dogs Beginning Genealogy

MARCH 14 FRIDAY Google It Classic Film: Hondo

1:00 pm C 2:00 pm M

2:00 pm K 2:00 pm A

MARCH 10 MONDAY Classics Made Modern DIY Tech Education Amazing Animals Pajama Storytime Teen Writing Group Word II

1:30 pm B 3:30 pm T 4:30 pm K 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm T 7:00 pm C

MARCH 11 TUESDAY Preschool Storytime Journaling Computer & Gadget Help tWiin Xgaming

10:00 am K 10:00 am A 3:30 pm C 3:45 pm K

MARCH 15 SATURDAY Computer & Gadget Help 9:30 am C Stories & Art 10:00 am K Divergent 2:00 pm T MARCH 16 SUNDAY R.E.A.D. Dogs Gathering STEAM

2:00 pm K 2:30 pm AR

MARCH 17 MONDAY Parent-Child Workshop Catalog & eResources Double Dueling Parent-Child Workshop

10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 4:00 pm T 6:30 pm K

MARCH 18 TUESDAY Preschool Storytime Word II Computer & Gadget Help tWiin Xgaming

10:00 am K 1:00 pm C 3:30 pm C 3:45 pm K

MARCH 19 WEDNESDAY Sneak, Peek and Read 9:30 am K Windows 8 for Beginners 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Sneak, Peek and Read 10:30 am K Excel: Introduction 1:00 pm C iPad Workshop 3:30 pm C Getting Warmer 4:00 pm K Sneak, Peek and Read 6:30 pm K TALK Lit in KS 7:00 pm B MARCH 20 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K NCAA Basketball 11:30 am A Computer & Gadget Help 1:30 pm C Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Afr-Amer Writers Book Disc. 7:00 pm B Excel: Introduction 7:00 pm C MARCH 21 FRIDAY Internet Introduction Musical Storytime NCAA Basketball Excel: Lists

9:30 am C 10:00 am K 11:30 am A 1:00 pm C

MARCH 22 SATURDAY Sing, Dance & Read 10:00 am K NCAA Basketball 11:00 am A

MARCH 23 SUNDAY NCAA Basketball R.E.A.D. Dogs So Many Books

12:00 pm A 2:00 pm K 2:30 pm B

MARCH 24 MONDAY Parent-Child Workshop Craft a Greeting Card Parent-Child Workshop Teen Writing Group Craft a Greeting Card Word: Mail Merge

10:30 am K 1:30 pm A 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm T 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

MARCH 25 TUESDAY Tot Time Preschool Storytime Tot Time Word: Mail Merge Computer & Gadget Help tWiin Xgaming Tot Time Bean There, Read That

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 3:30 pm C 3:45 pm K 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm B

MARCH 28 FRIDAY Editing Digital Photos Movie Night! Up

MARCH 29 SATURDAY Finger Play Fun 10:00 am K MARCH 30 SUNDAY Reality Tour R.E.A.D. Dogs

12:00 pm T 2:00 pm K

MARCH 31 MONDAY Reality Tour Parent-Child Workshop Parent-Child Workshop

9:00 am T 10:30 am K 6:30 pm K

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ebooks audiobooks music TV shows movies

MARCH 26 WEDNESDAY Sneak, Peek and Read 9:30 am K Word I: Introduction 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Sneak, Peek and Read 10:30 am K Facebook for Beginners 1:00 pm C Open Mic Night 4:00 pm T Sneak, Peek and Read 6:30 pm K Backyard Chickens 101 7:00 pm A MARCH 27 THURSDAY Baby Bookworms Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Computer & Gadget Help Chess Club Baby Bookworms Topeka Genealogy Excel: Lists

1:00 pm C 6:30 pm M

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:30 pm C 3:30 pm T 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

tscpl.org/downloads

A = A D U LT S AR = A R T B = B O O K S BU = B U S I N E S S C = C O M P U T E R K = K I D S [ b i r t h - 1 1 ye a r s ] M = M O V I E S MU = M U S I C T = T E E N S [ 1 2 - 1 8 ye a r s ] Journaling with Words and Images

Explore personal writing and illustrated journals through writing exercises and appreciating others’ examples. Discover further techniques using open discussion. Find new writing prompts and image ideas online at tscpl.org/tag/journaling. ■ Anton Room 202

February’s topic: Gardens Tue

Feb 11

10:00-11:30 am

Tue

Mar 11

10:00-11:30 am

March’s topic: And “If Wishes Were Horses…”

Bird Watching for Beginners

Janeen Walters, Topeka Audubon Society, shares tips to help you identify the birds that reside here and that migrate seasonally through Kansas. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Feb 11

7:00-8:30 pm

Wills vs. Trusts

Join Mark Burenheide, Capital City Bank, as he discusses the differences between the use of a will versus a trust in regard to estate planning. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Wed Feb 12

7:00-8:00 pm

Pruning

Discovering African-American Topeka

Pruning is an important way to help control growth and maintain the health of your trees and shrubs. Join the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners for tips on when and how to prune your trees and shrubs. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Feb 13

Join author and historian Sherrita Camp for a discussion about the process of creating her recently released book African-American Topeka, which spans the history of the Black community for nearly 150 years. Participants are encouraged to share their stories and photographs. Books available to purchase following the talk.

7:00-8:00 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

2013 Tax Changes and Tips for Filing

Wed Feb 26

Find out what changes have been made to the income tax laws in 2013 and how they can affect your tax return. Receive tips and strategies for filing your 2013 taxes that could save you money. Presented by an experienced tax professional from H&R Block. ■ Menninger Room 206

Tue

Feb 18

Birding in Ecuador

Avid birder Matt Gearheart shares his experiences from his recent trip to the phenomenal land of Ecuador. Learn more about exotic birds. Cosponsored by Topeka Audubon Society.

7:00-8:30 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium101B

Thu Feb 27

African-American Read-In

Sun Feb 23

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

7:00-8:30 pm

Topeka Genealogical Society

Join other enthusiastic readers in reading aloud selections from African-American literature in the 23rd National African-American Read-In. Make this celebration of African-American literature a traditional part of Black History Month. Cosponsored by Topeka Chapter of LINKS. Refreshments provided. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

7:00-8:30 pm

Whether you are just starting to put together your family tree or a seasoned researcher, enjoy this fact-filled session that could help you complete your family story. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Feb 27

■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Mar 27

4:00-5:30 pm

11

7:00-8:45 pm 7:00-8:45 pm

Kansas Open Meetings Act & Kansas Open Records Act

Hear from Doug Anstaett, Executive Director, Kansas Press Association, on KOMA/KORA laws. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch ($8.25) at 235-8452 by February 25. Tuesday Topics are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Tue

Mar 4

12:00-1:00 pm

Long-Term Care Planning Tips for Caregiver Children

Discover what you need to do as a caregiver to prepare for the realities of long-term care of a parent or loved one from Emily Donaldson, attorney, Stevens & Brand. Bring your questions for this expert in elder law and estate planning. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Wed Mar 5

7:00-8:00 pm

FEBRUARY

MARCH

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

2 9 16 23

2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23/30 24/31 25 26

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

Library Closed

1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014


Going Batty

Journey to the underground world of bats! Learn some bat basics as well as whether there is any truth behind the myths about our flying mammal friends. Presented by Lisa Stork, Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Mar 6

7:00-8:00 pm

Warblers and Spring Migration

Spring is near, and warblers will appear in Kansas soon. Birds of Kansas coauthor Chuck Otte shares valuable identification tips and his expert knowledge of these beautiful migratory birds. Cosponsored by Topeka Audubon Society. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Mar 6

7:00-8:30 pm

Learn to Crochet

Learn the foundation chain, single and double crochet, plus how to control your yarn tension and how to choose patterns or make your own pattern. Materials provided. Registration required. Call the number listed. uOakland Community Center - Call 251-2953

Wed Mar 12

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Retirement and Medicare

Join trained counselors from Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas as they educate those nearing retirement age about Medicare. They answer your questions, give unbiased counsel, and help you determine how Medicare will best work for you. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Mar 13

6:30-8:30 pm

Spring Lawn Care

After the drought stress and other weather challenges of the last several years, let the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners give you tips on having a luxurious, weed-free lawn in 2014 and beyond. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Mar 13

7:00-8:00 pm

NCAA Basketball Tournament

Enjoy some college hoops on our big screen! Watch all day, drop in for a game or even pop in for a few minutes. We’ll be showing most of the 2nd and 3rd round games that will be aired on WIBW. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23

11:30 am-9:00 pm 11:30 am-9:00 pm 11:00 am-6:00 pm 12:00-9:00 pm

Craft a Greeting Card

Learn techniques for cardmaking while creating two greeting cards with a spring flower motif. Check out some library books to continue the creativity at home. Registration required. Call 580-4540. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Mon Mar 24

1:30-3:00 pm 7:00-8:30 pm

Backyard Chickens 101

Curious about the ins and outs of keeping chickens in the city? Learn about the local requirements and best practices for keeping a small flock of egg producers in your own backyard. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Wed Mar 26

Bean There, Read That

ART

BOOKS

Value Added

TALK about Literature in Kansas

Our values are what we treasure most, those principles that might just spur us to fight. Everyone has values. Explore shared societal values and find the similarities between different cultures. Learn how different artists express these values and what their artwork says about our culture.

It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh is a selection of significant events and figures in Kansas’ history told with warmth and humor. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts & Kansas Humanities Council. Register in person in the Topeka Room 204.

■ Sabatini Gallery

■ Menninger Room 206

through Feb 9

Wed Feb 5

Kansas Burns

Classics Made Modern Book Discussion

Fire. Flame. Smoke. Energy in its most raw form. Artists are inspired by the annual spring burns of the Kansas prairies. Be inspired by their response to this fierce and beautiful element and learn more about how the spring burns rejuvenate the prairie.

Lysistrata by Aristophanes was originally performed in classical Athens as a comic account of one woman’s mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace. Read the free ebook and discuss.

■ Sabatini Gallery

Feb 7 - Mar 30

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Feb 10

First Friday ArtWalk

Fri Fri

Feb 7 Mar 7

Join this book club just for cookbook lovers. Each month we pick a theme (specific book, author or cuisine), pick a recipe to make, and bring the results to share and discuss. Registration required. Call the number listed.

5:30-8:30 pm 5:30-8:30 pm

uGarfield Community Center - Call 251-2950

Wed Feb 19 Wed Mar 19

Photographer Larry Schwarm

Schwarm talks about his prairie fire photographs seen in Kansas Burns and his later projects, including documentation of the town of Greensburg after being devastated by a tornado. He has traveled to Cuba and all across the Midwest taking photographs. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Sat

Feb 8

Join this multicultural book club to discuss books by African-American writers. In February, discuss Mayday over Wichita, which was written by local author and historian D. W. Carter. In March, discuss Act of Grace by Karen Simpson.

2:00-3:30 pm

■ Anton Room 202

This collection of ceramic vessels from the library’s permanent collection introduces you to various wood firing techniques.

Thu Feb 20

■ Hughes Room 205

Thu Mar 20

■ Sabatini Gallery

Art classes offer hands-on experiences including multi-level instruction and discussion of related artworks. Registration required. Call the number listed.

■ Menninger Room 206

uShawnee North Community Center - Call 280-0676

Sun Feb 23

4:00-5:00 pm

Gathering STEAM [8-12 years]

Use science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts as you investigate, create and collaborate in this hands-on, problem-solving program. In February, absorb ideas about the chemistry of color and reflect on the beauty of blown glass. In March, span the gap between form and function as you build a strong, beautiful bridge. Registration required. Call 580-4565. Sun Feb 16 Sun Mar 16

Tue Tue

Feb 25 Mar 25

7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm

TALK about Literature in Kansas

Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska is a play providing a thorough treatment of the influential case that ended school segregation in America. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funded by the NEA & KHC. Register in person in the Topeka Room 204. ■ Menninger Room 206

Wed Feb 26

7:00-8:45 pm

Classics Made Modern Book Discussion

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920) examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Amory Blaine is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. Read the free ebook and discuss. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Mar 10

1:30-3:00 pm

Kansas Poems of William Stafford edited by Denise Low is rooted in a sense of place. The work in this collection shows how Kansas as a place informed his thought and verse. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funded by the NEA & KHC. Register in person in the Topeka Room 204. ■ Menninger Room 206

Wed Mar 19

7:00-8:45 pm

So Many Books, So Little Time

Discuss State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. A researcher at a pharmaceutical company journeys into the heart of the Amazon to check on a field team that has been silent for two years and is forced confront the ghosts of her past. Registration required. Call 580-4540. ■ Menninger Room 206

Sun Mar 23

2:30-5:00 pm

2:30-5:00 pm

ATTEND LIBRARY PROGRAMS AT A COMMUNITY CENTER NEAR YOU SAME PROGRAMS, SAME EXPERTS, DIFFERENT LOCATION

2:30-3:30 pm 2:30-3:30 pm

CENTRAL PARK 1534 SW CLAY ST. 785-251-2965

GARFIELD 1600 NE QUINCY ST. 785-251-2950

OAKLAND 801 NE POPLAR ST. 785-251-2953

CRESTVIEW 4801 SW SHUNGA DRIVE 785-251-2960

HILLCREST 1800 SE 21ST ST. 785-251-2956

RICE 423 SE NORWOOD ST. 785-251-2976

LIBRARY COMPUTER LABS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS.

7:00-8:00 pm

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

7:00-8:30 pm

Discuss The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. Two children named Wes Moore were born blocks from one another – one ended up a successful business leader, the other a convicted murderer. Registration required. Call 580-4540.

Art & You [10-16 years]

■ Lingo Story Room

7:00-8:30 pm

So Many Books, So Little Time

Feb 10-Apr 27

■ The Classic Bean, 21st and Fairlawn

TALK about Literature in Kansas

1:00-2:00 pm 1:00-2:00 pm

African-American Writers Book Discussion

Wood Fired: Ceramics

Wed Feb 12

1:30-3:00 pm

Cooking by the Book

Join us for food, fun, social time and to see the new exhibit, Kansas Burns, during this citywide celebration of the arts. ■ Sabatini Gallery

7:00-8:45 pm

Hang out with young intellectuals in their 20s and 30s who like to talk lit. Talk about books you want to read. Call 580-4555 for the February and March titles. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served.

12

FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014


BUSINESS How to Start a Business

Learn what it takes to start your own business. Topics include business legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition, and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by the Washburn Small Business Development Center. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Wed Feb 5

■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Wed Mar 5

6:00-8:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES To register for these free classes, call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org. All training room computers have Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013. ■ All classes in the library’s Computer Training Center, meeting room or the respective community center as noted.

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. To register, call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Taming Your Mouse

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons and scroll bars. If you can’t make one of these sessions, register for a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started. Tue Feb 4 Mon Mar 3

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

Windows 8 for Beginners

Learn about tiles, the charms bar, and other new features in Windows 8. Use Windows accessories including the calculator and WordPad. Mon Wed Mon Mon Tue Wed

Feb 3 Feb 5 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 19

BEYOND THE BASICS

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Fri Feb 14 Mon Mar 10 Tue Mar 18

Take the following classes when you feel ready for more challenging projects. These are presented at a faster pace than the beginning classes. To register, call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Using Microsoft Word, edit text, form a header and footer, create a Word table to organize information and insert clipart, photos or Word art into your document.

Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques. This class also helps you better use email and the Internet. Tue Tue Thu Wed Wed

Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 26

PowerPoint

Create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

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

Tue Feb 18 Thu Mar 13

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features. All sessions are at the library except Feb. 6 and March 5. Registration required.

Google does more than find web pages. Search for information, images, videos and shopping on the Internet. See your home with Google Maps and learn about even more Google apps and software.

Wed Thu Wed Thu

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

Thu Feb 6

Wed Mar 5

Learn to use the library’s online catalog, check your account, and find some amazing free electronic resources like Consumer Reports, free magazine subscriptions with Zinio, streaming video with Hoopla and language instruction. Use these in the library or access them from your home computer with your library card.

Fri Fri Fri Thu

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

Feb 14 Feb 28 Mar 21 Mar 27

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

Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized letters and directories by combining a Word document and a data table created in Microsoft Excel.

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

Wed Feb 19 Mon Mar 24 Fri Mar 28

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

Facebook for Beginners

Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have an account, please bring your Facebook password. All sessions are held at the library except Feb. 26. Registration required.

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

Thu Feb 20 Fri Mar 7 Wed Mar 26

Learn to log in to an account and to open, delete, reply to, and forward email messages. Feb 7 Mar 7

1:00-2:30 pm

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. Learn to create lists than can be used in our Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels class.

Email for Beginners Fri Fri

1:00-2:30 pm

Excel: Lists

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment. Feb 6 Feb 10 Mar 5 Mar 21

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

uGarfield Community Center - Call 251-2950

Internet Introduction Thu Mon Wed Fri

Feb 12 Feb 27 Mar 19 Mar 20

uCentral Park Community Center - Call 251-2965

Catalog & eResources @ your library®

Thu Feb 13 Fri Feb 28 Mon Mar 17

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

Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

Google It

Wed Feb 12 Mon Feb 24 Fri Mar 14

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

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

Pinterest for Beginners

Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and favorites. Open an account, create boards and begin pinning! Learn to install the ‘Pin It’ button and how to find pins in particular categories or follow other pinners. Be sure to bring your email address and password. If you already have an account, bring your Pinterest password. Thu Feb 27 Fri Mar 14

7:00-8:30 pm 9:30-11:00 am

Editing Digital Photos

Learn to crop, rotate, resize, reduce red eye, play with color and use special effects on your digital photos using Google’s Picasa, free online software you can download to your computer. Thu Feb 13 Wed Mar 12 Fri Mar 28

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

IPad Workshop

Bring your iPad and your library card. Learn to download free library ebooks. Staff and participants share favorite apps or iPad features with each other. Wed Feb 19 Wed Mar 19

3:30-5:00 pm 3:30-5:00 pm

Computer & Gadget Help

Registration required. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, ereader, digital camera or cell phone. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to use a scanner or work on job applications and resumes. Call or email before the session so that we can best serve you. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org. Tue Thu Sat Tue Thu Tue Thu Tue Thu Tue Thu Tue Thu Sat Tue Thu Tue Thu

Feb 4 Feb 6 Feb 8 Feb 11 Feb 13 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb 25 Feb 27 Mar 4 Mar 6 Mar 11 Mar 13 Mar 15 Mar 18 Mar 20 Mar 25 Mar 27

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

uHillcrest Community Center - Call 251-2956

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

Wed Feb 26

1:00-2:00 pm

FEBRUARY

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

13

MARCH

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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4 11 18 25

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7 14 21 28

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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014


Baby Bookworms [0-18 months]

KIDS Math and Science Exploration [5-10 years]

Stand back! Experiments are underway. We have the whole wacky world to learn about. Bring a grown-up and be prepared to discover, learn and get dirty. ■ Lingo Story Room

Sat Sat

Feb 1 Mar 1

10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am

R.E.A.D. Dogs [all ages]

Dogs are man’s best friend, but a child’s best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. They are registered therapy animals that volunteer at the library with their owners. ■ Story Zone

Sun Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2:00-3:00 pm Sun Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2:00-3:00 pm

Young & Little Women Book Club[grades 2-5]

Read for the love of reading and learn as you discuss books by favorite authors. Enjoy a snack and take a book home with you. Sponsored by Women Empowerment, Inc. www.womenempowermentks.org ■ Lingo Story Room

February’s book: Toy Story Sun Feb 2

4:00-4:30 pm

■ Lingo Story Room

March’s book: Captain Underpants Sun

Mar 2

4:00-4:30 pm

Preschool Storytime [3–5 years]

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop school skills. ■ Story Zone

Tue Wed Thu Tue Wed Thu

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am

tWiin Xgaming Afternoon [8-12 years]

Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii or Xbox in our tween space. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now’s the time to show your stuff! ■ Tween Space

Tue Tue

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

3:45-4:45 pm 3:45-4:45 pm

4-H in the Library [6-11 years]

Have fun creating a variety of crafts and projects with Shawnee County 4-H as they bring youth and adults together to learn everyday skills. ■ Story Zone

Wed Feb 5, 19 Wed Mar 5

4:00-5:00 pm 4:00-5:00 pm

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

A fun shaking, wiggling, dancing way to learn. Connect with your child through music, movement and books. Cosponsored by Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas. Registration required. Call 357-5171. ■ Story Zone

Wed Wed

Feb 5 Mar 5

Gathering STEAM [8-12 years]

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

Thu Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Thu Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Use science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts as you investigate, create and collaborate in this hands-on, problem-solving program. In February, absorb ideas about the chemistry of color and reflect on the beauty of blown glass. In March, span the gap between form and function as you build a strong, beautiful bridge. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

9:30-10:00 am 10:30-11:00 am 5:30-6:00 pm 9:30-10:00 am 10:30-11:00 am 5:30-6:00 pm

■ Lingo Story Room

Sun Feb 16 Sun Mar 16

Zoo Animals Live [all ages]

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Feb 6 Thu Mar 6

SKITLS: Stuff that Flies [8-12 years]

The School Kids In The Library Society is under pressure to figure out what that guy Bernoulli is famous for. Once the pressure lets up, we’ll really take off as we put his principle into action and make stuff that flies.

4:00-4:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm

■ Tween Area

Sing, Dance and Read [2-5 years]

Wed Feb 19

Clap, jump, dance, and sing with Kyler! Stories and songs that are sure to wake you up and get you moving! Fun for the whole family. You’ll be groovin’ the whole day through. ■ Story Zone

Sat Sat

Feb 8, 22 Mar 8, 22

Kyler sings, plays the guitar, and reads entertaining books for your family. ■ Story Zone

Fri Fri

10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am

Feb 8 Mar 8

■ Lingo Story Room 121

Sat

2:00-3:00 pm 2:00-3:00 pm

uGarfield Community Center - Call 251-2950

Wed Feb 26 Mon Mar 3

Join us as we honor Dr. Seuss’ books and birthday with a story about our friend Horton – plus, games and crafts. Make a Lorax flowerpot to take home while supplies last. ■ Story Zone

6:30-7:00 pm 6:30-7:00 pm

Sun Mar 2

1:00-2:00 pm

Sneak, Peek & Read [18-24 months]

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, Wednesday, February 19. Call 580-4565.

Share a story or two, encourage creativity and make memories. All you need is a fun-loving grown-up, a curious kid, “okay to get messy” shirts and smiles. ■ Story Zone and Lingo Story Room

Feb 15 Mar 15

6:30-7:00 pm

Read Across America [ages 3-8]

Stories and Art [3-8 years]

Sat Sat

6:30-7:00 pm

uOakland Community Center - Call 51-2953

4:30-5:30 pm

Wear your pajamas to the library! Bring along a fuzzy friend and your blanket. Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Registration required. Call 580-4565. Mon Feb 10 Mon Mar 10

10:30-11:30 am

Wear your pajama’s out on the town! Bring along a fuzzy friend and your blanket. Stories, songs and finger plays. Plus, craft time. Registration required. Call the number listed.

Pajama Storytime [3-5 years]

■ Lingo Story Room

Feb 22

Pajama Storytime [3-5 years]

Create a forbidden “pet” to take home and meet some smelly, slithery, snappy pet specimens. Be aware; there’s some pets that most adults just don’t want to live with. Mon Feb 10

10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am

Join this national read-in and listen to readers share wonderful African-American children’s literature. Make this annual event a traditional part of your Black History Month. Cosponsored by the Topeka Chapter of LINKS, Inc. Refreshments provided.

Amazing Animals Pets Parents Hate [grades 1-5]

■ Lingo Story Room

Feb 21 Mar 21

African-American Read-In for Children [all ages]

Read awesome books dudes will dig–explosive action and farts! Then talk ’em over with the guys, play games, wolf down some food and meet new friends. First timers score a members-only bookbag. Receive books on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up with the password “Guys Read.” Call 580-4565. Sat Sat

4:00-5:00 pm

Musical Storytime for Everybody [all ages]

Guys Read [8-12 years]

■ Lingo Story Room

2:30-3:30 pm 2:30-3:30 pm

■ Lingo Story Room

10:00-10:30 am 10:00-10:30 am

Wed Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Amazing Animals Is My Dog a Wolf? [grades 1-5]

Join us for a howling good time as we discover the differences between dogs and their wild cousins. Shake the paw of one of our favorite canine companions and design a doggy craft to take home. ■ Lingo Story Room

Mon Mar 10

4:30-5:30 pm

School Readiness [3-5 years]

Participate in activities that help prepare your child for kindergarten. Lean about the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist used by local schools. Registration required. Call the number listed. uHillcrest Community Center - Call 251-2956

Thu Mar 13

6:30-7:30 pm

Parent-Child Workshop [birth-3 years]

Learn about the role of being your child’s first teacher. Come play together with your toddler and participate in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Local partners will be present to share resources available to the community. Registration required. Call 580-4565. ■ Lingo Story Room

Mon Mar 17 Mon Mar 24 Mon Mar 31

10:30-11:45 am 6:30-7:45 pm 10:30-11:45 am 6:30-7:45 pm 10:30-11:45 am 6:30-7:45 pm

Tot Time [24–36 months]

Share stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the next program begins 9 AM, Tuesday, March 11. Call 580-4565. ■ Lingo Story Room

Tue Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30-10:00 am 10:30-11:00 am 6:30-7:00 pm

Finger Play Fun [birth-3 years]

Topeka Public Schools’ Parents as Teachers show you how using fingerplays, rhymes and songs increase language, motor skills and memory. Some rhymes are offered in Spanish. Receive an item to continue the play at home and information on FREE PAT programs for kids birth to 3. ■ Story Zone

Sat

Mar 29

10:00-11:00 am

Homework Center [5-18 years]

Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments. ■ Homework Center 121D

Mon – Thur Sun

4:00-8:00 pm 2:00-6:00 pm

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

6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014


Classic Film: Hondo

MOVIES International Films: Iron Monkey

A Hong Kong high action take on the Robin Hood story with a ballet of flying fists, feet and bamboo staffs. Hong Kong | 1993 | Rated PG-13 | 86 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Feb 4

6:30-8:45 pm

Finding Love in Film: Annie Hall

A story of love found and lost. Neurotic Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and modern woman Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) find their match in each other. Verbal sparring is the energy source of their relationship with subtext often revealed in surprising ways by director Allen. 1977 | Rated PG | 94 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 7

6:30-8:45 pm

Classic Film: Harvey

A whimsical middle-aged man, played by Jimmy Stewart, is thought by his family to be insane because he insists that his best friend is an invisible 6-foot rabbit. 1950 | b&w | Not Rated | 105 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 14

2:00-5:00 pm

Finding Love in Film: The Shop Around the Corner

Would you propose to a pen pal? Ernst Lubitch directs Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan in shining performances as they endeavor to find their soul mates. 1940 | Not Rated | 97 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 14

6:30-8:45 pm

Finding Love in Film: Warm Bodies

Two kids from opposite sides of an apocalypse: the boy is a zombie, the other is a human girl. A bond is growing, but will their differences keep them apart or make them stronger? This zombie-romance/comedy is guaranteed to surprise you. 2013 | Rated PG-13 | 98 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 21

6:30-8:45 pm

Finding Love in Film: Amélie

A shy woman living a sheltered life decides to bring happiness to those around her, choosing to influence rather than observe. This whimsical film starring Audrey Tautou contains more than a touch of the fantastic. French with English subtitles | 2001 | Rated R | 120 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 28

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Mar 14

Double Dueling: Yugioh [11-18 years] Magic the Gathering [14+ years]

Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yugioh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games.

2:00-5:00 pm

Movie Night! Up

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now, at 78, he launches his house into the sky via thousands of balloons. An 8-yearold stowaway named Russell throws a wrench in his plan and their journey twists and turns on its new path in this animated film. 2009 | Rated PG | 96 min ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Mar 28

■ The Edge

Mon Feb 3 Mon Mar 3, 17

Listen to and talk about music that gives you a bad vibe and sends negative messages. Discover what it is about these songs that affect us and our relationships negatively. This fun program with Laura Burton, YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, helps you evaluate the “nutritional” value of the music you listen to.

6:30-8:45 pm

■ The Edge

Mon Feb 10

Susan Leigh Picking [all ages]

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we express ourselves and explore our world through our works of poetry and prose. ■ The Edge

Mon Feb 10, 24 Mon Mar 10, 24

3:00-4:00 pm

Enjoy cool activities like black-out poetry, unusual board games and coloring pages for the more mature artist. Come see what’s up after school. Bring your friends!

The library’s first rock concert is something not to be missed. Invisible Bike is a local group with great musicians performing in the indie rock/reggae/funk styles. This should get the halls shakin’! Part of the Music for a Sunday Afternoon series. Sun Feb 16

■ The Edge

Thu Feb 13 Thu Mar 13

Fight prejudice, meet people who share your values and beliefs, and arm yourself with information on how to best deal with adult, real-world situations. Guest speakers J’Quory Guest and Dele Adegebore, both of Topeka High School, talk about growing up, while still fitting in. Cosponsored by the Golden City Sertoma, Topeka Alliance of Black School Educators Teens and the library. This is the fourth year for this annual Teen Empowerment Series event.

Michael “Shinetop, Jr.” Sedovic is a Kansas City blues and jazz pianist. He plays and sings the blues with passion and flair. Don’t miss this swinging afternoon. Part of Music for a Sunday Afternoon series. Sun Mar 2

3:00-4:00 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium

Wed Feb 19

Mar 4

■ David J’s

Thu Feb 27 Thu Mar 27

3:30-4:30 pm 3:30-4:30 pm

DIY Tech Education [12-18 years]

Learn to create websites, build smartphone apps, use HTML, and enhance the design of your website with Treehouse online education. Both beginners and advanced users can start learning the in-demand technology skills at this Teen Tech Week program. Free headphones will be provided to teen participants. ■ Computer Training Center

Mon Mar 10

3:30-4:30 pm

Electronic Inventions [12-18 years]

Unlock your creativity and assemble electronic components from our littleBits kit to make your own awesome invention that plays music or something. Explore electronics and engineering at this Teen Tech Week program. Check out http://littlebits.cc for a preview! ■ The Edge

Wed Mar 12

3:30-4:30 pm

Teen Gaming After School

Hang out with friends and make new ones as we play video games, board games and other fun activities. uOakland Community Center - Call 251-2950

Wed Mar 26

4:00-5:00 pm

Reality Tour Parent & Child Drug Prevention Program [teen and adult]

This interactive program gives families the tools needed to reduce the risk of substance abuse. The consequence-driven program includes dramatic scenes, law enforcement and a conversation with an addict in recovery. Children ages 10 through 18 must be accompanied by a parent to attend. Presented by Prevention and Recovery Services. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sun Mar 30 Mon Mar 31

6:30–8:00 pm 6:30–8:00 pm

6:30-8:30 pm

You are a natural performer and we want you to show off. Take the stage and strut your stuff! You can sing, dance, read poetry or tell jokes. Grab some fame at our monthly talent show.

No matter what culture, a beauty parlor is the perfect place to follow the lives and loves of five women whose paths crisscross. Lebanese | 2008 | Rated PG | 95 min Tue

Have fun and learn the strategy of chess, or sharpen your chess skills against new competitors. If you haven’t played before, we’ll teach you and give you tips on how to win.

Open Mic Night [12-18 years]

6:30-8:45 pm

International Films: Caramel

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

3:30-4:30 pm 3:30-4:30 pm

Stand Up, Speak Up, Get Up & Read Up [11-18 years]

3:00-4:00 pm

Blues Pianist Shinetop, Jr.

■ Marvin Auditorium

7:00-8:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Fun After School [12-18 years]

Rock Band Invisible Bike

■ Marvin Auditorium

3:30-4:30 pm

Teen Writing Group [12-18 years]

She’s a down-home Midwestern gal who has a Pacific Coast cool and now East Coast sensibility. Enjoy this family friendly afternoon of music that will put a smile on your face, rhythm in your body, and a song in your heart. Picking has two releases Down in Your Soul and Wonder in the Wander. Sun Feb 9

4:00-6:00 pm 4:00-6:00 pm

Life 101: Sound Relationships [12-18 years]

MUSIC

■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Chess Club [11-18 years]

TEENS

An Army dispatch rider (John Wayne) discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches and he becomes their protector. 1953 | color | 83 minutes

■ The Edge

Wed Feb 26 Wed Mar 26

6:30-8:45 pm

4:00-5:30 pm 4:00-5:30 pm

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Feb/March 2014 Library News  

News and schedule of events from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, KS

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