Musical Storytime

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Bring the whole family, daycare or preschool for some guitar picking music, dancing, whimsical books and great big smiles with Kyler. [All ages]

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Use Microsoft Word to edit text, insert pictures or Word art into your document, form a header or footer and create a Word table to organize information. Register online at

Super Smash Brothers Tournament

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 2-3:30 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Prove you are the best Super Smasher in town. Face off against opponents in the popular WiiU game. Bring your best moves because only one will be the reigning champion. [12-18 years]

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 4-5 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook. Learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks and explore different styles of cooking. [All ages]

Thanks, Mr. Hanks - Bridge of Spies

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

A Brooklyn insurance attorney is entrusted with negotiating the prisoner exchange of an American pilot with a KGB spy during the Cold War. 135 minutes | Rated PG-13 | 2015

Community Volunteer Fair

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Learn about the local agencies that offer volunteer opportunities to serve your community. More than 20 organizations will be at the library to share information. Organized by Managers of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE). To participate, contact Amy Pinger, 861-7711 |

Musical Storytime

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests! [Birth-5 years]

Beginning Weaving

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Adults

Learn the basics of weaving with yarn. Even simple looms can create beautiful textiles. Materials provided. Registration is required. Registration begins Thursday, September 1.

R.E.A.D. Dogs

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 2-3 p.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Dogs are man’s best friend, but they're also a child’s best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. [All ages]

What Every American Should Know

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 2-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

In an age of increasing diversity and widening inequality, this country needs to cultivate a sense of shared destiny and common civic purpose. To explore this idea and offer local perspectives, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, and the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program are hosting an interactive panel discussion featuring local thought-leaders.

The event is based on “What Every American Should Know.”

Today, amidst giant demographic and social shifts, the United States needs common knowledge that is diverse and inclusive more than ever. Register at

All ages but probably more of interest to adults than children. Registration begins Monday, October 3.