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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013 | EVERY THING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT ’S HAPPENING AT YOUR LIBRARY

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hat makes up the American Dream? Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald certainly had an opinion of that dream in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is his interpretation of it and its limitations. More specifically, he wrote about the leisure class in their 20s and 30s, of which he was a member. Perhaps this classic novel is so widely read because it also tackles the theme of American character or lack thereof. Money and power does not always equal happiness for Jay Gatsby. The reader begins to question whether the illusions Fitzgerald’s characters believe real are worth the price they pay to find out. Set in 1920s New York, The Great Gatsby’s scathing satire of the newly minted “nouveau riche” class is narrated by Nick Carraway, a recent Midwest transplant and neighbor of the elusive, party-throwing Gatsby. Gatsby is secretive and filthy rich, choosing to hide how he came by his enormous wealth from most of his weekly partygoers, who really couldn’t care less anyway.

Fitzgerald is a master at weaving in the details of the poshness of the time period through vivid descriptions of the mansion’s décor, the attire of its visitors, and Gatsby’s own signature yellow convertible. The reader views the story through Nick’s Yale graduate eyes and learns that Gatsby has loved and lost and still loves a married woman named Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby convinces Nick, Daisy’s cousin, to invite Daisy to tea. The ex-couple, upon being reintroduced, start up an affair. Daisy's husband Tom, not being a fool, begins to suspect his wife’s infidelity and in the process digs up the unsavory source of Gatsby’s wealth. Driving back from New York with Gatsby, Daisy strikes and kills a woman during an emotional conversation about their affair. Gatsby shoulders the blame for the killing. What happens next is the one of the many reasons this book is worth reading again and again. Will Gatsby win Daisy back and be acquitted? Will his riches and power come to his aid? Will true love and material possessions last?

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THE BIG READ RETURNS TO THE ROARING TWENTIES page 8

PLAY THE GATSBY TRIVIA GAME

FUN WITH GATSBY page 8

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Rules of Civility

The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1937. Katey Kontent and her friend Eve Ross meet the wealthy Tinker Grey at a low-rent bar. It’s New York City; status and wealth, accents and manners are important here. Tinker is from old money, working in the bank his grandfather founded.

Lilies in the Moonlight

Fun-loving flapper Lilly Margolis has had many gentlemen callers. Cul len Burnside, a disfigured veteran of The Great War, is determined not to be one of them. Wealth, decorum and bea uty separate the two. Author Allison Pittman cleverly uses Cullen's mother, who 's slipping into dementia, to draw the two together. As Lilly and Cullen begin to redefin e their own perspectives on faith and duty to family, the two embark on a roa d trip to reunite Lilly with her estrang ed mother. This spiritual story of hea ling and strength – with a bit of fun thro wn in – is a breezy tale of freedom and redemption containing characters you won't forget. – Lisa Coble-Krings

The House of Mirth

Written in 1905, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Edith Wharton tells the story of Lily Barton who is torn between living a lavish and plush lifestyle and a relationship based on love and admiration. Lily is a smart, beautiful and poor young woman, but high society is her weakness. In the beginning, Lily is in good social standing and rejects many offers of marriage. But as Lily nears 30, she realizes that she must marry someone in high society to fulfill her needs. Similar to Daisy in The Great Gatsby, Lily chooses wealth over love with dire consequences. - Kathy Jennings

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Eve’s from the Midwest, and her willful independence is established early with quotes like “I’m willing to be under anything, as long as it’s not somebody’s thumb.” Our narrator Katey is a Brooklyn native and gifted with words, although at 25 she’s stuck in a Wall Street secretarial pool. Eve introduces her thusly: “Katey’s the hottest bookworm you’ll ever meet.” Although Katey and Tinker connect immediately, Eve obviously wants him for herself. Everyone’s path is altered by this encounter and the surprising and devastating effects of what comes after it. Katey is introduced to the upper levels of New York’s society and to the exclusive offices at Condé Nast. But as she's exposed to the opportunities of wealth and class, the scheming, betrayal and envy are revealed beneath The Rules of Civility as well. The debut novel from Amor Towles, a Manhattan investment banker, draws comparisons to The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The lyrical language draws you into the story. The narrator speaks from 1969, looking back nostalgically at the events of 193839 in NYC. Katie’s voice makes the story memorable. She’s not all-knowing, but she does know what’s coming next for the people and the world she describes. – Lissa Staley FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013


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az Luhrmann’s much-hyped 3D movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan finally arrives on May 10. The equally pedigreed 1974 version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel, however, is currently available on DVD for those who want to keep it front of mind for comparison’s sake.

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Narrated—like the book—by Nick Caraway (a young Sam Waterston, light years away from his knowit-all Law & Order persona), this version of Gatsby was the third Paramount film to make it to the silver screen and was a big summer release when it originally came out. Famed British director Jack Clayton (The Innocents) helmed the picture, working from a Francis Ford Coppola script that Coppola later said was virtually ignored by Clayton. For as long as the movie is—two and a half hours—it certainly seems like a lot of dialogue was missing, possibly replaced by the endless gauzy shots of the beautiful and wealthy Long Island socialites of the Roaring Twenties. Mia Farrow is radiant as Nick’s second cousin, materialistic flapper Daisy Buchanan, but the entire film mirrors her hollowness, and it’s tough to find a foothold to relate to anybody in the movie. Robert Redford nails the contradictory nature of Jay Gatsby, but isn’t

necessarily given enough screen time to do much with it. Most of the focus of The Great Gatsby seems to be in the technical departments. The movie won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, as well as a Best Music win for Nelson Riddle’s jazzy and nostalgic original score. The opulence of Gatsby’s setting and surroundings are part of its appeal for sure, but Clayton never takes full advantage of the inherent melodrama, committing the worst foul for a story like this— making it boring. From the look of Luhrmann’s trailer (and everything the Australian director has ever produced, such as Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom), the extravagance of the 1974 version will be topped in the first five minutes of his 2013 adaptation. Luhrmann has also proven himself to be quite adept at working in the field of melodrama, so look for the new Gatsby to be aces in that category as well. Despite its meandering narrative, Clayton’s version does capture the novel’s theme of the implosion of the American Dream and 1920s-era greed fairly well. It just doesn’t create three-dimensional characters, relying instead on the iconic reputations of Redford and Farrow to let the audience fill in the blanks. Article by Eric Melin, editor Scene-Stealers.com, film critic Kansas First News

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he hijinks pets pull can take their toll, especially if you’re a new pet owner. Create peace for yourself and your pet and save money by checking out pet books instead of buying them. It’s easy. Just like we have neighborhood topic areas for health and travel, we have one dedicated to everything pets. Hundreds of titles – magazines, books and DVDs – are conveniently shelved together. Before you opt for obedience training, check out books for a better-behaved dog or cat. We suggest Citizen Canine: 10 Essential Skills Every Well-Mannered Dog Should Know and Before and After Getting Your Puppy. Let American Kennel Club’s Meet the Breeds help you match a pet with your family’s personality. Barron’s Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds will do the same for potential cat owners. Good cat behavior books include The Smart Guide to Understanding Your Cat and The Complete Cat’s Meow. Also check out harder-to-find titles on exotic pets. Discover grooming do’s and don’ts (don’t use human toothpaste to brush your pet’s teeth). Learn how to read your pet's distress signals and which breeds are prone to disease. Pick up training tutorials, from housebreaking to simple commands. Pet Librarian Marta is here to meet one-on-one to discuss in-depth needs. Schedule a consult at tscpl.org/consult-a-librarian.

The Big Read Book for Kids

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Article by Marlana Hodgkinson, Kids Librarian

en’s dreams are haunted by wolves; memories of his mom fill his waking hours. Once she told him as long as he could find the North Star, he would never be lost. Now his mom is gone, and just like Major Tom in her favorite song, Ben is “floating in a most peculiar way, and the stars look very different today.” Then Ben discovers a small blue book in her belongings, titled Wonderstruck. The front page contains a cryptic inscription, “for Danny, Love, M.” Suddenly, Ben discovers a compelling new direction for his life. Fifty years earlier, Rose also finds herself adrift and alone. Isolated by deafness, confined to the house by her father, Rose spends hours creating cities of intricate paper buildings and dreaming of Lillian Mayhew, the silent film star of the day. When Rose learns her idol is appearing on stage in New York, she slips out of her house and sneaks backstage for a glimpse of the actress. When they meet, we discover why Rose is so determined to see the illusive film star. And when Lillian angrily tries to send Rose back home, she rebels. Slipping away again, Rose begins anew her search for a place she belongs.

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Wonderstruck is two stories in one. Flowing, descriptive text relates Ben’s story; beautiful illustrations portray Rose’s story. Together, words and pictures bring the children’s experiences to life, spark emotions and ignite intrigue. Brian Selznick’s masterfully mixed media tells the story of two children’s search for the place they belong, and when their stories converge, you find indeed, “the world is full of wonders.” 4

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our library will begin upgrading computer labs at community centers by midyear thanks to a partnership with the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department. Thirty-six new PCs will offer users updated Internet browsers, Microsoft Office, resume software and, of course, access to the library catalog. The community centers receiving equipment, including a print station, are Rice, Central Park, Garfield, Crestview, Hillcrest, and Oakland. Shawnee North and Velma Paris Community Centers are scheduled to receive computers and printers once a broadband Internet connection is established in those locations. “The library has no branches, so this is a cost-effective and innovative way to deploy library services, collections and programs to make sure all Topeka and Shawnee County residents have access to their library,” said Gina Millsap, Library CEO.

“The existing computers for the computer labs are in very poor condition. Most of them have outlasted their life expectancy. There are several computers at each computer lab that are not working, and it has caused longer wait times,” said Randy Luebbe, Director of Recreation, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. The public will also see more cross promotion of library and county programming and eventually expanded programming at community centers as a result of the new partnership. The library and county are sharing the cost of an information technology employee for this outreach effort.

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xperience African-American culture by reading and attending events this February. On Feb. 14, explore the life of one of Topeka's most famous African-Americans, artist Aaron Douglas.

Whether you're a child or a grown-up, the African-American Read-In offers an opportunity to discover African-American authors and literature. The Read-In for kids is Feb. 9, and Feb. 10 for adults. For about two hours, individuals take their turn reading poetry, short stories and excerpts from novels and works of nonfiction penned by African-American writers. You may also spend an evening discussing African-American writers at monthly book discussions held throughout the year. See page 12.

The Library Board of Trustees approved the memorandum of understanding at its Nov. 15 board meeting, followed by Shawnee County Commission’s approval Nov. 29.

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See page 12 or visit tscpl.org/gallery for more information on current shows.


Community partners teen for The Big Read 2013 tech week March 10–16 show their support and encourage a reading community The City of Topeka, State Library of Kansas, Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Silver Lake Public Library, Rossville Community Library, ARTSConnect, NOTO Art District, Serendipity, American Jazz Museum, The Shepherd’s Center of Topeka, Brewster Place, Fairlawn Plaza Mall, The Great Overland Station, WIBW-Channel 13, Kansas Public Radio, Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka Magazine, seveneightfive magazine, PTs at Flying Monkey, World Cup Espresso Cafe, Barnes & Noble, Topeka Fiber Arts District and SouthWind Art Gallery

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echnology is a tool designed for a specific need. Each is an advancement for its time, only to be replaced by a newer, better device. Get your "geek" on at our Teen Tech Week events.

Technology Throughout the Ages gives teens access to old technology, such as the 8-track cassette player. Teens and librarians analyze why some of these devices failed and speculate on the effect of today’s technology on old, familiar stories: What are some things that might change in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet if everyone had a cell phone? Or, would Odysseus' journey have been shorter if he had had GPS?

GOOD FOR YOU!

Teens can put together their own amazing little invention and discover how robotics work at the Electronic Inventions program. They will combine electronic parts from a simple machines kit to build miniature robot-like objects and circuit boards which light up. “The focus this year is introducing tech-savvy teens to old technology,” said Jean Marshall, Kids Librarian. “Teens will be able to get their hands on old technology that they may have never seen before and experience it.”

Since 1970, the Friends have contributed more than $1,000,000 to support your library. Purchase your membership at the Chandler Booktique. Other benefits:

Ever wondered what made that old VCR tick? Put on your thinking caps and have fun with other teens as you connect with old technologies as well as new ones.

• Receive 10% off on all purchases at the Chandler Booktique

All programs will take place in The Edge teen room. Look for a Teen Tech Week video on Youtube.com/TopekaLibrary. For more information on Teen Tech Week, see page 15 or visit tscpl.org/teen. Teen Tech Week, March 10–16, is a national, annual event that promotes the use of technology, tools and services for teen library users. This year’s theme is Check In @ your library®.

• Shop before anyone else at the annual book sale's Friends Night • Attend special Friends events and show your pride for your library TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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Business Tools at Your Library OFFICE SUPPLIES

LIBRARIAN CONSULTATION

We offer fax, copiers, scanner, and (free) notary services. USB flash sticks are available for purchase at the check-out counter. We can also help you set up an email address or search for a domain name for your website.

Schedule a one-on-one with Terry Miller, Business Librarian, small business owner, and MBA. Discuss whatever business needs you have, from market research to competitor analysis.

BOOKS, IN PRINT & ONLINE

PROGRAMS & CLASSES

Find resources you need to write your business plan, which most banks require before you get a loan. Check out the Business Plan Handbook and let it be your guide.

We partner with the Washburn Small Business Development Center and area businesses to help you with your business start-up needs.

SPACE TO MEET

BUSINESS & FUNDING CENTER

The library is neutral ground where everyone feels comfortable. Reserve a meeting room or individual study room to conduct interviews. A variety of sizes and set-ups are available by calling 580-4495 or visiting www.tscpl.org/ meetings. Catering available. Fees may apply.

Check out books and DVDs on starting your own business, leadership, career advancement and finding funding, including venture capital.

ONLINE TOOLS

Use Business Insights: Essentials and Business Decision for trends, company and customer profiles and information on your competitors. Accessible anywhere with your library card.

INVESTMENT

Use your library card to access investment information via ValueLine (in library use only) and Morningstar (anywhere), two robust guides to stocks and investments available at tscpl.org/research.

LEARNING

Ask us to proctor an exam you have for continuing education or certification.

BLOGS

Subscribe to the business blog at tscpl.org/blog/business.

The Big Read Impacts Everyone

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he Big Read is an effort to encourage our community to be productive, civically active and healthy. Good readers make that happen. Join your library for a community reading experience and help combat the decline of civic, social, cultural and economic engagement that occur when people spend less time reading.

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Americans are reading at significantly lower rates than 20 or even 10 years earlier, according to the National Endowment for the Art's Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America. The report* shows this decline in reading has an impact on everyone.

All the SMARTEST meeting facilitators use the FULL SERVICE CATERING and multimedia equipped meeting rooms at the library. Call Event Resources to arrange your next meeting, 580-4495. For catering choices call the café at 580-4441. Catering is available during regular library hours.

*Visit tscpl.org/bigread to read the NEA’s Reading at Risk study.

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he Big Read features 28 art, music, film, dance, architecture, and book discussion events designed to encourage a return to reading for fun. Programs cater to readers and non-reader alike and include two jazz performances and a Great Gala dance finale.

FEB 1 The Big Read celebration begins

at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery and 6 other locations on ArtsConnect First Fridays ArtWalk. Book giveaways at participating venues. See tscpl.org/bigread.

Kirk Curnutt

FEB 2 Roar into the ‘20s at The Big Read Car Show at Fairlawn Plaza Mall FEB 10

The Big Read book of the year comes to life via a multimedia, historical discussion on the author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his classic novel.

Read the book and find the answers to these Gatsby trivia questions.

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“Grasping for Greatness: What Makes The Great Gatsby a Great American Novel?” Author/scholar Kirk Curnutt shares his insights into the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and talks about the cultural context and critical reception of this iconic piece of literature.

1 In what year is The Great Gatsby set? 2 What profession is Jay Gatsby in? 3 The song that Klipspringer plays on the piano represents what?

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Dennis Winslett, of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, talks about the music of the Roaring Twenties and the birth of the Jazz Age.

4 What is Jordan Baker’s occupation? 5 What is Nick Carraway home state? 6 How are Nick and Daisy connected?

Angela Hagenbach

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Popular jazz vocalist Angela Hagenbach from Kansas City will be one of the highlights of the month. Hagenbach promises a performance with careful detail to authentic costuming, props, characters and storyline interwoven among her vocal selections.

7 Who changed Gatsby’s life forever and helped him become rich and powerful? 8 How are Tom and Nick connected?

Queen Bey

FEB 26 A visual presentation art and Topeka's 1920s architecture. Learn about and explore their historic city through an auto-tour map available at the program and online.

9 Where is the valley of ashes? 10 Why does Gatsby throw his extravagant parties?

MAR 2 Kansas City’s own Queen Bey in Bessie's Blues, a Kevin Willmott production performed at Brown v. Board National Historic Site.

11 Who is Tom having an affair with? 12 How does Gatsby die? TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

FEBRUARY february 1 friday Windows 8 Beginners Taming Your Mouse Big Read/The Great Gatsby First Friday ArtWalk The Great Gatsby Film

9:30 am C 1:00 pm C 5:30 pm A 5:30 pm AR 6:30 pm M

february 2 saturday Math & Science 10:00 am K Roaring in 20s 10:00 am A Gaming for Adults 2:00 pm A february 3 sunday Homework Assistance 2:00 pm K february 4 monday Beginning Windows 7 Knit/Crochet a Cloche Wonders in the Making Double Dueling Homework Assistance PAT Preschool Fair Pajama Storytime Windows 8 Beginners

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

february 5 tuesday Tot Time Preschool Storytime Tot Time Word: Introduction Computer & Gadget Help 4-H in the library Homework Assistance Tot Time Legend of Fong Sai-yak

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 3:30 pm C 4:00 pm K 4:00 pm K 6:00 pm K 6:30 pm M

february 6 wednesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Internet Introduction 1:00 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K How to Start a Business 6:00 pm BU Sing, Move & Learn 6:30 pm K Farewell to Manzanar 7:00 pm B KS Brewers & Breweries 7:00 pm A february 7 thursday Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K E-mail with Yahoo! Mail 1:00 pm C Zoo Animals Live 3:45 pm K Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Candidate School 6:30 pm A Beginning Windows 7 7:00 pm C Cooking by the Book 7:00 pm A february 8 friday Google It 1:00 pm C Rocky Mountain 2:00 pm M Mrs. Parker & Vicious Circle 6:30 pm M february 9 saturday Computer & Gadget Help 9:30 am C Art Deco Zentangles 10:00 am AR Sing, Dance and Read 10:00 am K African-Amer Read-In 10:30 am K february 10 sunday Remembering Gatsby 1:00 pm A Homework Assistance 2:00 pm K African-Amer Read-In 4:00 pm A

february 11 monday World, Art and You Classics Made Modern Catalog & eResources Homework Assistance The Great Gatsby Party Crazy Extreme Science Excel: Introduction Teen Writing Group

Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Aaron Douglas Ray of Hope 7:00 pm A

10:00 am AR 12:30 pm B 1:00 pm C 4:00 pm K 4:00 pm T 6:00 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm T

february 15 friday Word: Mail Merge 9:30 am C Musical Storytime 10:00 am K Chicago 6:30 pm M february 16 saturday Stories & Art 10:00 am K Pin it Crafts 1:30 pm A

february 12 tuesday Tot Time 9:30 am K Word: Tables, Tabs 9:30 am C Journaling 10:00 am A Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C Wonderful Words 3:30 pm K Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Kansans Optimizing Health 5:30 pm A Tot Time 6:00 pm K

february 17 sunday Big Read Kirk Curnutt 1:00 pm A Homework Assistance 2:00 pm K february 18 monday Library closed february 19 tuesday Taming Your Mouse 9:30 am C Tot Time 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Windows 8 Beginners 1:00 pm C Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C 4-H in the library 4:00 pm K Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Kansans Optimizing Health 5:30 pm A Tot Time 6:00 pm K Playing to Read 6:30 pm K

february 13 wednesday Community Blood Drive 8:00 am A Excel: Introduction 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Facebook for Beginners 1:00 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Researching My Past 6:30 pm T Fashion Plates 1920's 7:00 pm A february 14 thursday Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Excel: Lists 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Pinterest for Beginners 1:00 pm C Valentine Candy 3:30 pm T (Feb. 14 continued in next column)

february 20 wednesday Beginning Windows 7 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Cut, Copy and Paste 1:00 pm C Fashion Plates 1920's 1:30 pm A Button Bracelets 3:30 pm K Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K

february 21 thursday Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Word: Graphics 1:00 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K African-Amer Writers 7:00 pm B Pruning 7:00 pm A The Evolution of Jazz 7:00 pm A Word: Introduction 7:00 pm C

february 26 tuesday Internet Introduction 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Cancer Survivorship 12:00 pm A Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Wonders Revealed 4:00 pm K Kansans Optimizing Health 5:30 pm A Art Architecture of '20s 7:00 pm AR Bean There Read That 7:00 pm B

february 22 friday Word: Introduction 9:30 am C Editing Digital Photos 1:00 pm C Midnight in Paris 6:30 pm M february 23 saturday Sing, Dance and Read 10:00 am K Author Laura Moriarty 3:00 pm B february 24 sunday So Many Books Coffee with Gatsby Homework Assistance Author Esther Luttrell Angela Hagenbach

1:30 pm B 2:00 pm B 2:00 pm K 2:00 pm B 3:00 pm A

february 25 monday Flapper Headbands Homework Assistance Excel: Lists Teen Writing Group

3:30 pm T 4:00 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm T

february 27 wednesday Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Computer & Gadget Help 11:00 am C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Open Mic Night 4:00 pm T The Wire-Cutters 7:00 pm B february 28 thursday Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K E-mail with Yahoo! Mail 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K Great Gatsby Book Disc 1:00 pm B PowerPoint 1:00 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K Cut, Copy and Paste 7:00 pm C Topeka Genealogy 7:00 pm A

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ADULT The Big Read and The Great Gatsby

Enjoy music of the 1920s era, refreshments and good conversation, followed by a showing of the popular 1974 film, The Great Gatsby. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

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Feb 1

5:30–8:30 pm

Roaring in the '20s

Browse through classic cars of the 1920s era. At noon dancers from The Dance Factory perform. Be on the lookout for a gang of Charleston-dancin' mobsters. Take part in some fun photo opps, nibble on some food and have a roaring good time.

Elise Higgins, Kansas Consumer Health Coalition, talks about KanCare and what it will mean for Medicaid. Lunch at this 1st Tuesday Topics session is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch ($8.25) at 235-8452 by Feb. 1. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

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Gaming for Adults [18 and older]

Candidate School

Feb 2

10:00 am–5:00 pm

If you love games and you need a new challenge, then come in on the first Saturday of each month as we play unusual board games. Bring your own or play ours. We'll also play staff's favorite video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

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Feb 2 Mar 2

2:00–5:00 pm 2:00–5:00 pm

Knit/Crochet a Gatsby-era Cloche

Make a 1920's fashion statement. Learn how to knit or crochet a cloche hat. Patterns and basic instruction provided. Be fashionably dressed for The Big Read in February when we read and discuss The Great Gatsby. Knit or crochet along online at tscpl.org/bigread. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Mon Feb 4

1:00–3:00 pm

Wed Feb 6

7:00–8:00 pm

Thu Feb 7

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

Feb 12

10:00–11:30 am

Tue

Mar 12

10:00–11:30 am

March's topic: Changes

Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 5:30–8:00 pm

Fashion Plates 1920's Style

Using reproductions of fashion plates of 1920’s magazines, participants add a swash of watercolor or some shades of colored pencil to create a frameable artwork. Registration required. Call 580-4606. ■ Lingo Story Room

Wed Feb 13

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

6:30–9:00 pm

Wed Feb 20

7:00–8:30 pm 1:30–3:00 pm

Community Blood Drive

Black History Month brings readers from across the community in reading aloud selections from African-American literature in the 23rd National African-American Read-In. Cosponsored by Topeka Chapter of LINKS. Refreshments provided. Sun Feb 10

Tue

Tue

African-American Read-In

■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

February's topic: Seeking Beauty

■ Hughes Room 205

An opportunity for local citizens considering running for city council to gain a working knowledge of the local political process. Registration required; call 580-4540. Cosponsored by League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County, Greater Topeka Chamber & Go Topeka, Community Resource Council, Do it Downtown and the North Topeka Business Alliance. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

■ Menninger Room 206

Attend six sessions sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment for caregivers, friends and individuals with a chronic condition like arthritis or diabetes to learn how to manage their emotional, physical and social challenges. Registration required. Call 580-4540 or email estaley@tscpl.org.

Cindy Higgins, local journalist and Kansas historian, presents the history of Kansas brewers and breweries. Check out her book on the topic at catalog.tscpl.org.

■ Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn

Explore writing and illustrated journals through exercises and appreciating others’ work. Prompts and image ideas at tscpl.org/tag/journaling.

Kansans Optimizing Health Program

Kansas Brewers and Breweries

■ Menninger Room 206

Sat

12:00–1:00 pm

Journaling with Words and Images

The Community Blood Center relies solely on volunteer donors. Help save lives by making an appointment at esavealifenow.org. Sponsor code: tscpl. Walk-ins are also welcome. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Wed Feb 13

4:00–5:30 pm 10

8:00 am–3:00 pm

Aaron Douglas, The Ray of Hope

Explore the creative expression of this artist often called the Father of African-American Art. Learn of his early influences in Topeka as well as his adult life in New York during the Harlem Renaissance. Presented by Joan Wilson, Ranger, Brown v Board. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Feb 14

7:00–8:00 pm

Pin It Crafts

Share ideas about crafts found on Pinterest. This session is all about what you can do with T-shirts! Find a craft that uses a T-shirt on Pinterest then bring your supplies to make it and show the group. ■ Lingo Story Room

Sat

Feb 16

1:30–3:30 pm

The Big Read Presents Kirk Curnutt

The author and scholar discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life, his marriage to Zelda, his written works, cultural context, and critical reception. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sun Feb 17

1:00–2:30 pm

The Evolution of Jazz

Take a walk through the Jazz Age. Learn about the music of the Gatsby period and the evolution of jazz from Dennis Winslett, Director of Education at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Cosponsored by Brown v. Board. ■ Brown v. Board of Education Nat'l Site, 1515 SE Monroe St

Thu

Feb 21

7:00–8:30 pm

Pruning

Learn about pruning shrubs and trees with the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners. ■ Anton Room 202

Thu Feb 21

7:00–8:00 pm FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013


C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH march 1 friday Catalog & eResources Word: Tables, Tabs First Friday ArtWalk Gatsby at Great Overland

9:30 am C 1:00 pm C 5:30 pm AR 6:30 pm MU

march 2 saturday Math & Science 10:00 am K Gaming for Adults 2:00 pm A Read Across America 2:00 pm K Queen Bey in Bessie's Blues 6:30 pm MU march 3 sunday Learn to Crochet Homework Assistance Author Phil Quinn

1:00 pm A 2:00 pm K 2:00 pm B

march 4 monday Double Dueling Homework Assistance Pajama Storytime Operation WildLife Word: Mail Merge

4:00 pm T 4:00 pm K 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

march 5 tuesday Google It 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Excel: Introduction 1:00 pm C Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C 4-H in the library 4:00 pm K Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Kansans Optimizing Health 5:30 pm A Beginning Genealogy 6:30 pm A Prisoner of the Mountains 6:30 pm M

march 6 wednesday Facebook for Beginners Sneak Peek and Read Preschool Storytime Sneak Peek and Read Excel: Lists Homework Assistance How to Start a Business Sneak Peek and Read Brother, I'm Dying

9:30 am C 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 7:00 pm B

march 7 thursday Baby Bookworms Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Cashing in on Coupons Word: Graphics Zoo Animals Live Homework Assistance Baby Bookworms 5 National Parks of Kansas Spring Lawn Care Windows 8 Beginners

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 11:00 am A 1:00 pm C 3:45 pm K 4:00 pm K 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

march 8 friday Pinterest for Beginners Leprechauns & Fairies Sabrina

9:30 am C 12:30 pm K 2:00 pm M

march 9 saturday Computer & Gadget Help 9:30 am C Sing, Dance and Read 10:00 am K Eyes Were Watching God 2:00 pm M march 10 sunday Homework Assistance The Civil War in Kansas

2:00 pm K 2:00 pm B

march 11 monday World, Art and You Classics Made Modern Taming Your Mouse Homework Assistance Teen Writing Group

10:00 am AR 12:30 pm B 1:00 pm C 4:00 pm K 7:00 pm T

march 12 tuesday Editing Digital Photos 9:30 am C Journaling 10:00 am A Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Kansans Optimizing Health 5:30 pm A Editing Your Novel 7:00 pm A march 13 wednesday Sneak Peek and Read 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Sneak Peek and Read 10:30 am K Beginning Windows 7 1:00 pm C Technology Thru the Ages 3:30 pm T Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Sneak Peek and Read 6:30 pm K A Kansas Bestiary 7:00 pm B march 14 thursday Baby Bookworms Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Word: Introduction Electronic Inventions Homework Assistance Baby Bookworms Cooking by the Book Excel: Introduction

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 3:30 pm T 4:00 pm K 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

march 15 friday Musical Storytime Internet Introduction

10:00 am K 1:00 pm C

march 16 saturday Stories & Art 10:00 am K Pin It Crafts 1:30 pm A march 17 sunday Homework Assistance The Konza Winds

2:00 pm K 3:00 pm MU

march 18 monday E-mail with Yahoo! Mail Double Dueling Homework Assistance Amazing Animals Crazy Extreme Science

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

march 19 tuesday Cut, Copy and Paste 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Google It 1:00 pm C Computer & Gadget Help 3:30 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Kansans Optimizing Health 5:30 pm A Junk Drawer Jewelry 6:30 pm A march 20 wednesday Sneak Peek and Read 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Sneak Peek and Read 10:30 am K Computer & Gadget Help 11:00 am C Facebook for Beginners 1:00 pm C Scabs and Scars 3:30 pm K Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Sneak Peek and Read 6:30 pm K The Tortilla Curtain 7:00 pm B

march 21 thursday Baby Bookworms Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Catalog & eResources Homework Assistance Baby Bookworms African-Amer Writers Excel: Lists

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

march 22 friday Taming Your Mouse Editing Digital Photos Tie Dye T-Shirts

9:30 am C 1:00 pm C 2:00 pm T

march 23 saturday Sing, Dance and Read 10:00 am K march 24 sunday Homework Assistance So Many Books

2:00 pm K 3:00 pm B

march 25 monday Pinterest for Beginners Homework Assistance Candidate Chat Teen Writing Group Word: Introduction

1:00 pm C 4:00 pm K 6:30 pm A 7:00 pm T 7:00 pm C

march 26 tuesday Beginning Windows 7 9:30 am C Tot Time 9:30 am K Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Cancer Survivorship 12:00 pm A PowerPoint 1:00 pm C (Mar 26 continued in next column)

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

Computer & Gadget Help Homework Assistance Tot Time Playing to Read Bean There Read That

march 27 wednesday Sneak Peek and Read 9:30 am K Word: Introduction 9:30 am C Preschool Storytime 10:00 am K Sneak Peek and Read 10:30 am K Windows 8 Beginners 1:00 pm C Homework Assistance 4:00 pm K Open Mic Night 4:00 pm T Sneak Peek and Read 6:30 pm K march 28 thursday Baby Bookworms Internet Introduction Preschool Storytime Baby Bookworms Homework Assistance Baby Bookworms Pinterest for Beginners Topeka Genealogy

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

march 29 friday No library programs march 30 saturday People in the Neighborhood 10:00 am K march 31 sunday Library closed

A=ADULTs AR=art B=BOOKS BU=BUSINESS C=computer K=KIDS [birth-11 years] M=MOVIES MU=MUSIC T=Teens [12-18 years] Cancer Survivors Education Series

Survivors, caregivers, family and friends are invited to learn about cancer survivorship issues in this series sponsored by local hospitals. Speaker: Susan Krigel, Ph.D., KU Medical Center, on "Survivorship" ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Tue

Feb 26

12:00–1:00 pm

Art and Architecture of the 1920s

Topeka is rich with art and architecture from the period of Gatsby. Come for a very visual presentation. Continue the experience with a self-directed auto tour (maps provided) of Topeka buildings exhibiting Art Deco and other architectural elements of the 1920s. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Feb 26

7:00–8:30 pm

Topeka Genealogical Society

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

Thu Feb 28 Thu Mar 28

7:00–8:45 pm 7:00–8:45 pm

The Gatsby Gala at Great Overland

It’s time to put on your “Gatsby style” and enjoy a delightful evening set in the Roaring Twenties: music, dance, food and drink. Be our guest at this NOTO First Friday event and dress in 1920's style. The Great Overland Station locale will inspire you to learn the Charleston as you swing with Cliff Manning and the One O'Clock Jump band. The Fuzion School of Dance and Dance Factory students will perform. ■ Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave.

Fri

Mar 1

7:00–9:00 pm

Learn to Crochet Workshop

Cashing in on Coupons

Learn the basics of chain stitch, single and double crochet. Explore library resources on crochet patterns. Discuss advanced techniques with experienced crafters. Bring a crochet hook size G, H, I, J or K. Yarn provided. Kids welcome with an adult. Cosponsored by the Topeka Crochet Guild. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Sun Mar 3

Find out how to use coupons to be more efficient with your time and your money. ■ Menninger Room 206

Wed Mar 7

Five National Parks of Kansas

Discover the beauty of the Midwest and learn how Kansas gained five national parks. Hear about the forts , the vast tallgrass prairie, Nicodemus and Topeka's own landmark site. Presented by Ranger Angela Estep, Brown v Board National Historic Site.

1:30–3:30 pm

An Evening with Operation WildLife

Learn about injured and orphaned animal rehabilitation. Some of these animals help educate the public about our region's wildlife. Cosponsored by the Topeka Audubon Society. All ages welcome. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Mon Mar 4

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Mar 7

After the drought stress and other weather challenges of 2012, get tips on having a luxurious, weed-free lawn in 2013 and beyond from the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners.

7:00–8:30 pm

At this 1st Tuesday Topics session, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger speaks about how the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges will work. Lunch is optional and starts at 11:30 am. RSVP for lunch ($8.25) at 235-8452 by March 1. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County. Tue

Mar 5

■ Anton Room 202

Thu Mar 7

You've written a novel; now learn how to edit your own writing. Professional Writer and Editor Morgan Chilson offers advice and tips for editing your novel and talks about the top manuscript mistakes and steps to overcome them.

12:00–1:00 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

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 580-4540. Tue

Mar 5

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

7:00–8:00 pm

Editing Your Novel

Beginning Genealogy

■ Anton Room 202

7:00–8:00 pm

Spring Lawn Care

The Affordable Care Act

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Mar 12

Junk Drawer Jewelry

Get inspired to dig through those drawers and start putting pieces together to create fun trendy jewelry. Supplies provided for this session where we make jewelry using washers. Limit 24. Registration required. Call 580-4540. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Mar 19

6:30–7:30 pm

Candidate Chat

It's like political speed dating. Visit directly with candidates who are running for the Topeka City Council and Mayor races. Each candidate will be at a table, and you will be able to choose which tables to join, then ask questions. Brought to you by League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee Co., Greater Topeka Chamber & Go Topeka, Community Recourse Council, Do it Downtown, North Topeka Business Alliance. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Mon Mar 25

6:30–9:00 pm

Cancer Survivors Education Series

Survivors, caregivers, family and friends are invited to learn about cancer survivorship issues in this series sponsored by local hospitals. Speaker: Amber Groeling, RD, LD., Hy-Vee Dietician. ■ Hughes Room 205

Tue

Mar 26

12:00–1:00 pm

7:00–8:00 pm

Pin It Crafts

Let's share ideas about spring and Easter crafts found on Pinterest. Find a craft on Pinterest inspired by the season, bring your supplies to make it and show the group how a craft idea off the Internet became real.

6:30–8:30 pm

■ Lingo Story Room

Sat 11

Mar 16

1:30–3:30 pm

FEBRUARY

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

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

Library Closed

MARCH

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013


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ART

BOOKS

M.V.P. – Most Valued Possessions

Farewell to Manzanar

M.V.P. art and objects from community members are on display. Read the stories about what makes these objects so important to people. ■ Sabatini Gallery

January 18 – March 15

The Great Gatsby First Friday ArtWalk Enjoy music of The Great Gatsby era, along with refreshments and conversations about art. ■ Sabatini Gallery

Fri

Feb 1

5:30–8:30 pm

Art Deco Zentangles [teens and adults]

Learn the creative process and study 1920s Art Deco to inspire your own zentangle designs. A zentangle is way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is enjoyed by all ranges of skill, interest and age and often inspired by Art Deco designs. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Sat

Feb 9

10:00 am–12:00 pm

World, Art and You [all ages]

Free art classes for all experience levels. Observe and discuss drawing from the Sabatini Gallery art collection. Try your hand at line drawing techniques with a variety of media including graphite, charcoal pencils and conte crayon. Supplies provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Mon Feb 11

10:00 –11:00 am

First Friday ArtWalk

There's only two more weeks for the MVP - Most Valued Possessions exhibit. Stop in and share your stories about your favorite things too. ■ Sabatini Gallery

Fri

Mar 1

5:30–8:30 pm

World, Art and You [all ages]

Free art classes for all experience levels. Create a composition of forms using value techniques. Observe and discuss drawing from the Sabatini Gallery art collection. Supplies provided. Registration required. Call 580-4515. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Mon Mar 11

10:00 –11:00 am

Wed Feb 6

7:00–8:45 pm

Sun Feb 10

Classic Made Modern eBook Discussion Roughing It by Mark Twain (1872) is a semiautobiographical account of his six years traveling in the West, including Nevada and San Francisco. Twain’s satiric humor and imagination freely inspire his memory of these adventures. Read the free ebook and discuss at tscpl.org/tag/classics. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Feb 11

Feb 23

1:30–3:00 pm

facebook.com/TopekaLibrary

7:00–8:30 pm

■ Topeka Room 204

Sun

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

1:00–2:30 pm

Mar 3

2:00–3:00 pm

Brother, I'm Dying

Join a discussion of this insightful family memoir by award-winning author Edwidge Danticat. In the memoir, she leaves her native Haiti at the age of 4 and grows up with her Uncle Joseph, a man who profoundly affected who she became. Discussion led by Peter Haney, Assistant Director at the Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas.

3:00–4:00 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Wed Mar 6

7:00–8:30 pm

Their Eyes Were Watching God Movie and Book Discussion

As part of Empowerment Weekend, view the star-studded film Their Eyes Were Watching God. Then take part in a discussion comparing the film and the 1937 novel, the best-known work by African-American Writer Zora Neale Hurston.

2:00–3:30 pm

Discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Follow the extraordinary journey of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. Books provided, registration required. Call 580-4540. Sun Feb 24

7:00–8:45 pm

Release Point is a dramatic, coming-of-age story of two high school softball rivals. Books available for sale and signing after the talk.

So Many Books, So Little Time

■ Menninger Room 206

7:00–8:30 pm

Kansas Author Phil Quinn

■ World Cup Café, 21st and Washburn

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Mar 26

Thu Feb 28

Coffee + you = a great discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Join us to talk about this classic jazz age book over food and drink. Registration required. Contact Erin at 580-4425.

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Tue

■ Hughes Room 205

Coffee with Gatsby

Sun Feb 24

Author Talk A Kansas Bestiary

Discuss The Great Gatsby. What makes Gatsby tick? Why so much secrecy surrounding his past? What do you think are some of the fundamental lessons to be learned from this classic novel? Bring your thoughts and opinions to this discussion.

The Kansas novelist introduces her latest title, The Chaperone, a captivating story about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922. The author discusses writing about characters set in the 1920s and any comparison or influence of The Great Gatsby. Sat

7:00–8:30 pm

The Big Read Great Gatsby Book Talk

Author Laura Moriarty

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Feb 26

Wed Feb 27

Join facilitator Vince Omni for a discussion of Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton. Bring your own copy of the book. (Adults 18+) Thu Feb 21

Tue

■ Anton Room 202

African-American Writers Book Discussion

■ Hughes Room 205

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

This novel by Mollie E. Moore Davis has all the trappings of a classic Western and is set during the 1880s Texas wire-cutting war. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funding and materials provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Kansas Humanities Council. Borrow a book and register through the Topeka Room. Call 580-4510.

1:00–2:30 pm

■ Lingo Story Room

Sat

Mar 9

2:00–5:00 pm

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1891) imagines a young man who sells his soul to ensure that a painting of him will age so that his own beauty never fades. This is a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme. Read the free ebook and discuss at tscpl.org/tag/classics. Mon Mar 11

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Wed Mar 13

7:00–8:00 pm

Cooking by the Book

Culinary enthusiasts talk about and taste recipes from The Mom 100 Cookbook. Registration required. Call 580-4540. ■ Anton Room 202

Thu Mar 14

7:00–8:00 pm

The Tortilla Curtain

The life of privilege and of illegal immigration collide in Los Angeles in this novel by T.C. Boyle. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funding and materials provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Kansas Humanities Council. Borrow a book and register by calling 580-4510. ■ Anton Room 202

Wed Mar 20

7:00–8:45 pm

African-American Writers Book Discussion

Join facilitator Vince Omni for a discussion of The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman. Bring your own copy of the book. (Adults 18+) ■ Hughes Room 205

Thu Mar 21

7:00–8:30 pm

So Many Books, So Little Time

Discuss Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian. When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Books provided, registration required. Call 580-4540 ■ Menninger Room 206

Sun Mar 24

3:00–4:30 pm

business How to Start a Business

Find out how to get started in your own business. Learn about the legal structure of your business, how to write a business plan, what you need to know about financing and how to get it, and other strategies for starting out on your own. Wed Feb 6 Wed Mar 6

12

1:30–3:00 pm

Authors Jake Vail and Doug Hitt discuss their new book, A Kansas Bestiary. Lawrence artist Lisa Grossman also talks about the extraordinary watercolors she created that accompany each essay. A book sale and signing follows the presentation.

■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

1:30–3:00 pm

2:00–3:30 pm

■ PT’s Coffee at Flying Monkey,17th and Washburn

The Wire-Cutters

The Big Read book of the year comes to life via a multimedia, historical discussion on the author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Bring your questions to stump our librarians.

Sun Mar 10

Classic Made Modern eBook Discussion

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

7:00–8:00 pm

Learn how no other state's history is so entwined with the American Civil War from Historian Debra Goodrich Bisel. She tells the tumultuous story of ten years of turmoil, which include the exploits of John Brown, the Lawrence and Pottawatomie Massacres and other battles and skirmishes.

Bean There, Read That

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Remembering Gatsby and Fitzgerald

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

2:00–3:00 pm

Join this book group for folks in their 20s and 30s. Relive book discussions from your English classes, but with books you want to and honestly will read this time – plus food and drink. Provide your own copy or pick one up at the Reference Desk, first come, first-served.

This month members use the book Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman to find and make a recipe to bring to our book talk. Registration required. Call 580-4540. Thu Feb 7

■ Topeka Room 204

Sun Feb 24

Cooking by the Book

■ Anton Room 202

The Civil War in Kansas

When Doug Stafford phoned in the dead of the night from Topeka, Dena Brooke was sitting in her Florida beach cottage trying to decide what to do with the rest of her life. Suddenly, it was decided for her in Invitation to a Murder. Books available for sale and signing after the talk.

This memoir by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston recalls life in a World War II Japanese internment camp from a child’s point of view. Discussion facilitated by Sara Tucker. Funding & materials provided by the National Endowment for the Arts & Kansas Humanities Council. Borrow a book and register through the Topeka Room. Call 580-4510. ■ Anton Room 202

Kansas Author Esther Luttrell

6:00–8:00 pm 6:00–8:00 pm

FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013


COMPUTER CLASSES To register for the free classes, call 580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org. All classroom computers have Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007. ■ 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. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons, scroll bars and more. If you can’t make one of these sessions, take a look at our Computer & Gadget Help sessions. Fri Tue Mon Fri

Feb 1 Feb 19 Mar 11 Mar 22

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

Beginning Windows 7 Introduction Learn about the keyboard, desktop, icons, start button, task bar, calculator and WordPad. Mon Thu Wed Wed Tue

Feb 4 Feb 7 Feb 20 Mar 13 Mar 26

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

Windows 8 for Beginners NEW!

If you bought a new computer after Oct. 26, 2012, you probably have Windows 8. Learn about tiles, desktop, icons, and other new features in Windows. Fri Mon Tue Thu Wed

Feb 1 Feb 4 Feb 19 Mar 7 Mar 27

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

Word: Introduction to Word Processing Learn how to get started with Word. The basics in this class also prepare you for knowing how to type emails or type on the Internet. Tue Thu Fri Thu Mon Wed

Feb 5 Feb 21 Feb 22 Mar 14 Mar 25 Mar 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 9:30–11:00 am

Internet Introduction

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

Feb 6 Feb 26 Mar 15 Mar 28

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

E-mail With Yahoo! Mail

Learn to address, compose, reply to and forward messages. Thu Feb 7 Thu Feb 28 Mon Mar 18

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

Beyond The Basics

Editing Digital Photos

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

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. Fri Tue Fri

Google It

Google does more than find web pages. Search for pictures, videos, maps and shopping on the Internet. See your home with Google Maps. Use Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets and more. Fri Tue Tue

Feb 8 Mar 5 Mar 19

Tue Tue

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

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

Mon Wed Tue Thu

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 1:00–2:30 pm

Thu Mon Wed Thu

Feb 14 Feb 25 Mar 6 Mar 21

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

Word: Graphics

Join us for this fun class to learn how to draw shapes, use clip art, WordArt, and text boxes. We’ll create a seasonal letterhead in class. Bring your USB flash drive so you can take your holiday graphics home.

Tue Sat Tue Tue Tue Wed Sat Tue Tue Tue Wed Tue

1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

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The Great Gatsby is available for your book club. Reserve it at tscpl.org/bookgroup 13

Feb 5 Feb 9 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 27 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 26

9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm

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■ Story Zone

Sun Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 2:00–3:00 pm Sun Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2:00–3:00 pm

Wonders in the Making [grades 1–5]

Kids are invited to join The Big Read celebration by reading Brian Selznick's incredible book, Wonderstruck. Then create wonders of your own. Kids are encouraged to leave their creations for display at the program Wonders Revealed on February 26. 3:30–5:00 pm

Parents as Teachers Preschool Fair [families with preschoolers]

Come learn about local Shawnee County preschools. Visit with preschool staff and receive a free directory that provides information for choosing a quality preschool program. 6:00–7:30 pm

Pajama Storytime [3–5 years]

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

Mon Feb 4 Mon Mar 4

Questions about your laptop, tablet, ereader, digital camera or cell phone? Want time to practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist? This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner, or work on job applications and resumes. Come and go anytime during the session. Registration not required, but if you have an advanced computer question or a special gadget, please call or email before the session so that we can be prepared. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

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

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

Mon Feb 4

Computer & Gadget Help

Using Microsoft Word, learn to select text, cut, copy and paste. Did you know that there are least six ways to cut or copy text and pictures? Everyone learns something new in this class.

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

■ Marvin Auditorium

Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized form letters and directories by combining a data table created in Microsoft Word or Excel. Fri Feb 15 Mon Mar 4

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

Mon Feb 4

Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

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

Feb 2 Mar 2

■ Story Zone

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Ever need to create a list? 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.

Cut, Copy & Paste

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Excel: Lists

Come learn about Pinterest, an online visual pin board. Open an account, create boards and pin projects or images. Learn to install the ‘Pin It’ button, how to follow other pinners, and good pintiquette. Bring your email address and password. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Thu Feb 21 Thu Mar 7

9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm

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

Pinterest for Beginners

Wed Feb 20 Thu Feb 28 Tue Mar 19

Feb 12 Mar 1

Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

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. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org.

Feb 14 Mar 8 Mar 25 Mar 28

1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

In this practical class, learn to set tabs, construct tables and use columns. Learn to create lists that can be used in our Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels class. Tue Fri

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. Sat Sat

Word: Tables, Tabs & Columns

Facebook for Beginners

Thu Fri Mon Thu

Feb 28 Mar 26

Math and Science Exploration [5–10 years]

■ Story Zone

Create dynamic presentations. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

Learn to use the library’s online catalog, check your account, and find some amazing free electronic resources like Consumer Reports that anyone with a library card can use wherever you have the Internet.

Wed Feb 13 Wed Mar 6 Wed Mar 20

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

PowerPoint

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Feb 22 Mar 12 Mar 22

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6:30–7:00 pm 6:30–7:00 pm

Preschool Storytime [3–5 years]

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

Tue Wed Thu Tue Wed Thu

Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

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

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

Tue Tue

Feb 5, 19 Mar 5

4:00–5:00 pm 4:00–5:00 pm

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

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

Wed Feb 6

6:30–7:30 pm

Baby Bookworms [0–18 months]

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

Thu Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Thu Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

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

Zoo Animals Live [all ages]

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachel Kilian, Education Specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Feb 7 Thu Mar 7

3:45–4:30 pm 3:45–4:30 pm

Sing, Dance and Read [2–5 years]

Clap, jump, dance, and sing with Kyler! Stories and songs that are sure to wake you up and get you movin' and groovin'! You’ll be groovin’ the whole day through. February 9 is African-American Read-In for Children. More activities will follow this program. ■ Story Zone

Sat Sat

Feb 9, 23 Mar 9, 23

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

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

Listen to readers share wonderful African-American children's books. Make this Black History Month annual read-in a traditional part of your month. Cosponsored by the Topeka Chapter of LINKS. Refreshments provided. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Sat

Feb 9

10:30–11:30 am

Crazy Extreme Science [grades 3–5]

Germs! Find out how germs spread and put your hand-washing technique to the test with revealing science experiments. Registration required by February 7. Call 580-4565. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Mon Feb 11

6:00–7:00 pm

Wonderful Words [grades 1–5]

Investigate wonderful ways to communicate. Brian Selznick drew pictures worth a 1,000 words in his book, Wonderstruck. Come make pictures of your own, learn some American Sign Language, and explore how language has changed from the 1920s to today. ■ Story Zone

Tue

Feb 12

3:30–5:00 pm

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

Fri Fri

Feb 15 Mar 15

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

Stories and Art [3–8 years]

Crazy Extreme Science [grades 3–5]

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

Where food and science collide! Find out how important your sense of smell is to tasting your food. Registration required by Thursday, March 14. Call 580-4565.

■ Story Zone and Lingo Story Room 121

Sat Sat

Feb 16 Mar 16

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

■ Lingo Story Room

Mon Mar 18

Playing to Read [3–6 years]

On the go! Planes, trains and automobiles. Get your ticket for fun in a "hot air balloon," ride the Rhyming Railway and make your own vehicle. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

Feb 19

6:30–7:30 pm

Wed Feb 20

■ Lingo Story Room 121

Marvel at the mysterious, gape at the grotesque, ponder the impossible, and complete the Quest of the Wonder Cabinet Chest. Bring the entire family to this wonderful finale to The Big Read celebration for kids. Tue

Feb 26

Tue Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 9:30–10:00 am 10:30–11:00 am 6:30–7:00 pm

Playing to Read [3–6 years]

4:00–5:00 pm

Pets Aplenty! Care for the animals in the pet shop, create a mask and play the Name That Pet game.

Read Across America [3–11 years]

It's Dr. Seuss' birthday! Share your favorite Seuss stories. Take part in crafts and games all based on the wonderful books he wrote and characters he created. ■ Story Zone

Sat

Mar 2

2:00–3:00 pm

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 20. Call 580-4565. Wed Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Mar 8

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

■ Homework Center

Mon-Thu Sun

12:30–2:30 pm

Roaring Twenties Film Series Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 8

6:30–8:45 pm

Roaring Twenties Film Series Chicago

This Best Picture musical explores celebrity, scandal and corruption in 1920s Chicago. Two women find themselves behind bars for their passionate crimes and are soon fighting for front-page headlines. 2002 | Rated PG-13 | 113 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 15

6:30–8:45 pm

Roaring Twenties Film Series Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen enchants us with a cinematic love letter to Paris and to literary heroes of a bygone era. Gil, a writer (played by Owen Wilson), innocently dreams of a perfect age, believing it must have been the 1920s, and finds himself awestruck when the impossible happens. 2011 | Rated PG-13 | 94 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Feb 22

6:30–8:45 pm

International Film Prisoner of the Mountains

Two Russian soldiers are captured by a Chechen father and held hostage in his village home. Academy Award and 1997 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. © Orion | Russia | 1997 | Rated R | 99 minutes

Roaring Twenties Film Series The Great Gatsby

Classic Film: Sabrina

Tue

Feb 1

6:30–8:45 pm

International Film The Legend

Jet Li (playing Fong Sai-Yuk) stars in this Hong Kong martial arts extravaganza that tells of evil emperors and true love. © Buena Vista | Hong Kong | 1993 | Rated R | 100 minutes

2:00–3:00 pm

2:00–5:00 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Fri

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue

More powerful than a speeding locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and faster than a speeding bullet, it’s not Superman this time. Learn about animals with amazing superpowers, meet an animal superhero, and make an animal craft. Mon Mar 18

4:00–8:00 pm 2:00–6:00 pm

Feb 8

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■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Amazing Animals: Animal Superpowers [grades K–5]

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10:00–11:00 am

Come watch this faithful adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. It showcases opulent sets and costumes while highlighting the emptiness of the wealthy and elite. 1974 | Rated PG | 144 minutes

■ Guys Read Lair (Meet at the Youth Services Desk)

■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Mar 30

Homework coaches help children with questions and assignments.

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 time? Score a members-only bookbag. Receive books on a first-come, first-served basis. Give the secret password, GUYS READ, when you sign up. Call 580-4565. Mar 9

6:30–7:30 pm

Homework Center [5–18 years]

Guys Read Club [8–12 years]

Sat

Mar 26

People in our Neighborhood Petland [3–8 years]

Sat

Sure and begorrah, school’s out for the day. It’s like a pot o’ gold at the end of your rainbow. But don’t be getting up to no shenanigans. Leg it to the library instead. With scissors and glue and a wee bit of luck, we’ll be making some enchanting Irish art. Fri

Tue

■ Story Zone

Leprechauns and Fairy Folk [grades K–5]

■ Story Zone

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Meet some friendly guinea pigs and learn if these furry pets could be right for your family and home from experts who are dedicated to building community ties with people who love pets.

Sneak, Peek & Read [18–24 months]

■ Lingo Story Room 121

3:30–4:30 pm

Share stories, songs, and crafts with your toddler. This six-week program transitions children from lapsitting to independent storytimes. Registration for this program begins 9 AM, Tuesday, March 12. Call 580-4565.

The Wonders Revealed [all ages]

■ Lingo Story Room 121

■ Young Reader's Area

A striking performance is provided by Jennifer Jason Leigh (playing Dorothy Parker) as the lone woman at the Algonquin Round Table. The circle of critics, playwrights, editors, and writers sharpen their wit on each other as Mrs. Parker relates the colorful times in her life. 1994 | Rated R | 125 minutes

Tot Time [24–36 months]

3:30–4:30 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Wed Mar 20

Buttons, buttons, we've got the buttons! We're making cool jewelry with them right after school. Make some to wear, make some to share, and show the whole world your style and flare!

A Confederate patrol heads to California in a lastminute attempt to build up an army in the West. When the patrol saves a stagecoach from an Indian attack, it fails in its mission, but the honor of the Old South is upheld. 1950 | b&w | 83 minutes

Gross Stuff: Scabs and Scars [grades 3–6]

Join us after school to make fake scabs and scars in a gross-fest of fun! Blue and green food dye for the perfect color, peanut butter for thickness, and oatmeal to add texture – it might sound good, but what we're cooking up would gag a maggot.

Trendy U: Button Bracelets [grades 3–6]

■ Young Reader's Area

6:00–7:00 pm

Classic Film: Rocky Mountain

Feb 5

6:30–8:45 pm

Mar 5

6:30–8:45 pm

A rich playboy becomes interested in the daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother (Humphrey Bogart) who would be the better man for her. 1954 | b&w | 113 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Mar 8

2:00–5:00 pm

Their Eyes Were Watching God Movie and Book Discussion

As part of Empowerment Weekend view this film starring Halle Berry and then take part in a discussion comparing the film and the 1937 novel, the best-known work by African-American Writer Zora Neale Hurston. ■ Lingo Story Room

Sat

Mar 9

2:00–5:00 pm

wThe Great Gatsby trivia answers: (1) 1922 (2) His is a bootlegger (3) The issues of money and class during this era (4) Golfer (5) Minnesota (6) They are cousins (7) Dan Cody (8) They both attended Yale University (9) Between West Egg and New York City (10) He hopes that Daisy may come to one and be impressed (11) Myrtle Wilson (12) George Wilson shots him

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The Great Gatsby Party [11–18 years]

The Kansas City jazz singer extraordinaire and her book club bring a lively look at the music, story and culture of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sun Feb 24

3:00–4:30 pm

Queen Bey Stars in Bessie's Blues

Hailed as KC's Ambassador of Jazz, Queen Bey brings to life the legendary Bessie Smith, the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s. Her one-woman show is directed by Kevin Willmott, University of Kansas film professor and award-winning director.

Step back into the 1920s with music, dancing, food and fashion of the time. While you are here, get your gangster on with a game of poker or some target practice, Nerf® gun-style. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Mon Feb 11

■ The Edge

Before Me... Researching My Past Through Genealogy [11–18 years]

Coming across the Flint Hills from Kansas State University, The Konza Winds perform mesmerizing woodwind quintet music. The wind on the prairie has never sounded so lovely! ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sun Mar 17

3:00–4:30 pm

■ The Edge

Mon Feb 25

Wed Feb 13

3:30–4:30 pm

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

Wed Feb 27 Wed Mar 27

Teen Tech Week gives you an opportunity to experience the old and the new of all things technological. Speculate as to why some inventions fail, predict what’s to come, and explore the fictional side of technology. Wed Mar 13

3:30–4:30 pm

Electronic Inventions [12–18 years]

Unlock your creativity and assemble electronic components from our kit to make your own awesome invention. This Teen Tech Week program lets you explore electronics and engineering. ■ The Edge

Open Mic Night [12–18 years]

7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

Technology Through the Ages [12–18 years]

■ The Edge

Capture some Gatsby glamour by making a 1920’s flapper headband. Use beads, ribbon, feathers and more to create beautiful and fashionable headbands inspired by the book The Great Gatsby.

Discover the importance of knowing your family history from Sherri Camp, Family Artifacts and Cultural Exchange director. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

3:30–4:30 pm

Flapper Headbands [12–18 years]

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we explore poetry and prose as a way to express ourselves and explore our world.

The Konza Winds

6:30–9:30 pm

Thu Feb 14

Teen Writing Group [12–18 years]

Mon Feb 11, 25 Mon Mar 11, 25

Mar 2

■ The Edge

4:00–5:00 pm

■ Brown v. Board, 1515 SE Monroe St.

Sat

Prepare several candy recipes to share with loved ones this Valentine's Day. Spread the word and the love with some yummy treats.

4:00–5:30 pm 4:00–5:30 pm

Thu Mar 14

3:30–4:30 pm

Tie-Dye T-Shirts [11–18 years]

Here is your opportunity to tie-dye a t-shirt in all your favorite colors. Draw a design with Sharpies on a white t-shirt, add alcohol and watch the colors spread. Supplies provided. ■ The Edge

Fri

Mar 22

2:00–3:00 pm

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