Baby Bookworms

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! [Birth-18 months]

Master Gardener Series: Starting Seeds

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Yes, you can! You can successfully start seeds at home with just a few great tips from the Horticulture Agent for Shawnee County. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 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]

iPad Workshop

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Bring your iPad and your library card. Staff and participants share tips and tricks, iPad features and favorite apps, including our suite of digital offerings. Register online at

Factual Fun

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Come and explore the world of nonfiction. Jump into learning with fun, hands-on activities. You will also find out where to find awesome books to investigate the topic. Come learn more about your favorite thing or learn about something totally new to you.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Beginners create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations. Register online at

80 Common Birds

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Topeka Audubon member and avid Kansas birder Terry Mannell presents some of our familiar and intriguing birds. Co-sponsored by Topeka Audubon Society.

African American Writers Book Discussion Group - The Darkest Child

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Anton Room 202 Adults

Phillips's searing debut, The Darkest Child, reveals the poverty, injustices and cruelties that one black family suffers—some of this at the hands of its matriarch—in a 1958 backwater Georgia town. Find more info about the group and the books at or

Musical Storytime

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 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]

Library Ebooks for Kindle

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Bring in your Kindle and your library card, and learn how to get free ebooks anytime. Email address and app store login required. Register online at