Events

Law at the Library

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Learn about advance directives and estate planning basics from 12:30-1 p.m. If you are age 60 or older, meet with Kansas Legal Services staff to draft documents such as powers of attorney and living wills for free from 1-4 p.m.

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Contact Meg at mporteous@tscpl.org or follow us on Facebook Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot, or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Contact Meg at mporteous@tscpl.org or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook.

How to Write a Novel in 30 days

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Write a 50,000 word first draft in November with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Get fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official stickers from NaNoWriMo headquarters and other inspiring goodies that will power you through the month. Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the Topeka region.

Teen Writers Group

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your literary passion as we express ourselves and explore the world through our works of poetry and prose. [12-18 years]

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills. [3-5 years]

Writing Marathon: Down to the Bones of Journaling

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Adults

Based on Natalie Goldberg's marathon plan in Writing Down the Bones, participants write for a period of time then take turns reading what they have written. No comments are made by the writer or others during reading or writing times, though comments can be written and read during the following round. Registration required at tscpl.org/register.

2Book Topeka: The Devil in the White City

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 2-4 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Books

During the first of three 2Book Topeka discussions we will share our insights on The Devil in the White City. On November 2 we will discuss The Alienist and on November 12 we'll compare the two books.

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available. Describe the help you need when you register at tscpl.org/register.

tWiin Xgaming Station

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | Tweens Area Kids

Hang out and play awesome games on the Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your skills! (Games will be rated E for everyone). [8-12 years]

Bean There, Read That

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza Books

Talk lit with this book group for readers in their 20s and 30s. This month we'll discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Contact beanthere@tscpl.org for more information.