Grand Opening, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Schedule of Events
(as copied from the TSCPL site)

Saturday, January 12, 2002

9:00 am Dedication Ceremony/Ribbon Cutting for the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Topeka High School Jazz Band and Topeka Collegiate Chorus performances. Main Entrance

10:30 am KS Specialty Dog Service Demonstration - representatives will demonstrate the skills and talents of these important caretakers. Lingo Rotunda and throughout the building

12:00 pm Cair Paravel Latin School Madrigals. Lingo Rotunda

1:00 pm Castle & Cross Concert- a consort affiliate of the American Recorder Society, costumed in Renaissance period style. Marvin Auditorium

1:30 pm *Christine Schneider-children's illustrator and author will read from Picky Mrs. Pickle and Horace D. Tuttle, Magician Extraordinaire! Lingo Story Room/YS

2:00 pm Combat Road Rage: Listen to Audio Books - Book Talk with Deb Bryan. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

3:00 pm Ballet Folklorico de Topeka- Dancers performing in the colorful costumes of traditional Mexico. Marvin Auditorium

Sunday, January 13

11:30 am­5 pm Bookmobile Open House. Location: in front of library

1:00 pm Peter and the Wolfe with Paul Mesner Puppets- Marvin Auditorium

2:00 pm Martial & Meditative Arts Demon- stration. Marvin Auditorium

2:00 pm Spunky the Clown performance. Lingo Story Room/YS

3:00 pm Truly Compelling True Crime Book Talk with Julie Murray Nelson. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

4:00 pm Shiao-Li Ding Piano Concert, a dynamic, and entertaining soloist who uses the power of music to foster awareness of different cultures. Marvin Auditorium

7:00 pm Healthy Humor: Keeping Your Sanity in Trying Times Book Talk with Jeff Imparato. Anton Rm, 2nd Flr

7:00 pm Slapstick Circus with Richard Renner. A one "mime" show displaying pantomime and circus skills in a slapstick scenario. Marvin Auditorium

Monday, January 14

11:30 am Larry McMurtry's "Hidden" Houston Series Book Talk with Mark Rustman. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

11:45 am Topeka High Black Student Union Gospel Choir. Lingo Rotunda

12:30 pm Hayden High School Choir. Lingo Rotunda

1:00 pm Snakes with Deb Southerland Lingo Story Room

1:30 pm Capital Sound Barber Shop Chorus. Marvin Auditorium

2:00 pm South Africa Slide Show & Book Talk with Gloria Creed-Dikeogu. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

3:00 pm *Don Coldsmith, author of The Spanish Bit Sagas gives a Book Talk. Marvin Auditorium

3:00 pm Dennis Rogers Sand Painting Demonstration. Rogers is a tribal member of the Navajo Nation of Arizona and specializes in tribal art forms. Atrium

4:15 pm Dennis Rogers Sand Painting children's craft program. Lingo Story Room in Youth Services.

7:00 pm *Secrets of the Tsil Café Book Talk with author Tom Averill. Come taste samples of the secret recipes from Averill's new story. Millennium Cafe

7:00 pm The Magic & Illusion of Eric Vaughn creates a show that entertains all ages with magic with doves, audience participation, small-scale illusions and humor. Marvin Auditorium

Tuesday, January 15

9:30 am Preschool Story time with special music performance by Kyler Carpenter. Lingo Story Rm

11:00 am Escape with Your True Love: Paperback Romances for every reader Book Talk with Lissa Staley. Anton Room, 2nd Floor

11:45 am Washburn Rural High School Choir. Lingo Rotunda

12:30 pm Shawnee Heights High School "Choraliers". Lingo Rotunda

2:00 pm Topeka Folk Dancers will perform dances from countries around the world. Marvin Auditorium

3:00 pm Edible Landscaping Book Talk with Judy Kash. Anton Room, 2nd

6:00 pm IRA Taxes Seminar Anton Room, 2nd Flr

7:00 pm Dedication of the Langston Hughes Room. Hughes Room, 2nd Flr, followed by An Evening with Langston Hughes with readings from his life works. The Dan Kozac Quartet will perform 1920s era Jazz selections. Marvin Auditorium

Wednesday, January 16

9:30 am Preschool Story time with a spe cial music performance by Kyler Carpenter. Lingo Storyroom

11:00 am
Standard & Poor's: Information for Investors Book Talk with Jeff Dawson. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

11:45 am
Highland Park High School Choir. Lingo Rotunda

12:30 pm Highland Park High School Afri can-American Culture Club Choir. Lingo Rotunda

1:30 pm Soundsketch ­ 5th Place Sweet Adeline's medallists. Marvin Auditorium

2:00 pm Pearl Harbor: A New Look Book Talk with Allen Hartzell. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

3:30 pm Bison, the American Buffalo with Jennifer Jones and Aileen Finney. Marvin Auditorium

7:00 pm Traditional Hoop dancing with Dennis Rogers, performance and talk. Marvin Auditorium

Thursday, January 17

11:45 am Topeka West High School "Singers". Lingo Rotunda

12-5:00 pm Talking Books Open House. Talking Books offers services for the blind and physically handicapped. Follow the main corridor to the Reader's Advisory Service Desk, and take the elevator to Talking Books.

12:30 pm Topeka High School "Madrigals". Lingo Rotunda

1:30 pm Max Yoho talks about The Revival & Tales from Comanche County Book Topeka Room, 2nd Flr

3:00 pm Jack London: Literary Adventurer Book Talk with Tanya Walsh. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

6:30 pm Young Adult Open Mic Poetry Night with Megan Dillingham. Poetry Writing Workshop begins at 6:30 and reading at 7:15--read one you like, even if you didn't write it. Lingo Story Room

7:00 pm *Under the Fool Moon Poetry Discussion with author Gary Lechliter. Perkins Room, 2nd Flr

7:00 pm Historical Fiction Book Talk with Valerie Reif. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

7:00 pm Spanish Kaleidoscope with Tamara La Garbancita McIntosh. Dressed in beautiful native Spanish costume, Tamara will guide her audience through the land of bullfights and castles using castanets, heelwork and the music of Spain. Marvin Auditorium

Friday, January 18

11:00 am A Beginner's Guide to the Holocaust Book Talk with Jeff Tate. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

11:45 am Seaman High School Choirs. Lingo Rotunda

1:30 pm *Mystery Writers Panel featuring authors Tom Ellis, Bobbie Pfeifer and Nancy Pickard. These Kansas authors will talk about their latest books and the art of writing the mystery. A book signing with the authors will follow the discussion. Marvin Auditorium

3:00 pm Archeology ­ Can You Dig It? Book Talk with Rosanna Hernandez. Anton Room, 2nd Flr

7:00 pm Steamship Arabia: Treasures in a Cornfield ­ a show and story for all ages with Jayme Lyons & Deb Southerland. Lingo Story Room

7:00 pm Lemuel Sheppard-internationally acclaimed Blues guitarist and vo calist. Marvin Auditorium


• The authors will be available to sign copies of their books, following the performance. Books may be purchased at the performance.

• The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery will be showing the Alice C. Sabatini Exhibit and selections from the Library's permanent collection, M-F: 9am-9pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; and Sun: 12-9pm.


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