Classics Made Modern Book Discussion

Monday, February 8, 2016 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize upon publication in 1960. Discuss themes of racism, small town living and what it means to put yourself into another person’s shoes when Scout’s father defends a black man in a small Alabama town during the 1930’s. Books provided, contact or 580-4629 for more information.

Caregiver Support Group

Monday, February 8, 2016 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Adults

Being a caregiver can be incredibly stressful, but you don’t have to do it alone. Come meet and talk to others who are in the same situation as you. Moderated by April Maddox, caregiver support specialist at Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging.

Amazing Animals

Monday, February 8, 2016 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Take a walk on the wild side with our naturalist librarians. Marvel at our featured creatures, get up close and personal with our amazing animal guests and make a memento of your encounter to take home. [5-12 years]

Teen Writer's Group

Monday, February 8, 2016 | 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]

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Registration for the classes on Tuesdays from 1/19-2/23 begins 9 a.m. January 5th. Register online at [24-36 months] Registration begins Tuesday, January 5.

Journaling with Words and Images

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Anton Room 202 Adults

Explore personal writing and illustrated journals through creative prompts and art techniques around a monthly theme. Discover additional ideas through the works of others, in-session sharing and online sources.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

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

Computer & Gadget Help

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

A dedicated time to 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. Provide a description of the help you need when registering. Register online at

tWiin Xgaming Station

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 4-5 p.m. | Tweens Area Kids

Come 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 stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone). [8-12 years]

Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn about plants that provide food and shelter for birds, natural and artificial nesting options and various bird feeders. Presented by Jeff Hansen, member of Kansas Native Plant Society and Topeka Audubon Society. Co-sponsored by Topeka Audubon.