Those Who Lead, Read

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Kansas Room, 2nd Floor of the Memorial Union. Adults

Those Who Lead, Read engages our community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. Speaker: John Burns, athletic training program director, Washburn University. Book: You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life by Jon Gordon & Mike Smith

Free Speech in Times of Crisis

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

“Free Speech in Times of Crisis,” with Stephen Wolgast, is part of "The Pulitzer Project in Kansas: William Allen White and Freedom of Speech", a joint venture of the Kansas Humanities Council, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes. Wolgast is an assistant professor of journalism and digital media at Kansas State University. He worked in newspaper journalism for 19 years, including 9 years as an editor at the New York Times. At the Times, he was a part of the newsroom efforts that were awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath. “One of the jobs the press has is to hold a mirror to society,” said Wolgast. “That’s why we have to report on the failings of government and institutions, even if it upsets the powers that be. If the press can motivate people to act when things aren’t going well, then by one measure the press has succeeded.” This program is also a part of a series of events to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The library will also host “The Bill of Rights and You”, a pop-up display on exhibit in partnership with the National Archives and the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Kansas Humanities Council. “The Bill of Rights and You” is part of Amending America, a National Archives initiative to explore the importance of the Bill of Rights, its history and implementation, and its impact today. In 2017, a creative writing workshop centered on freedom expression will also be held at the Library.

Lowman Hill Choir Club

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 11:30 a.m.-Noon | Rotunda Music

Lowman Hill First Grade Choir

Friday, December 9, 2016 | Noon-12:30 p.m. | Rotunda Music

Hayden High School Handbell Choir

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 12:30-1 p.m. | Rotunda Music

Windows 10 for Beginners

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Experience the new features in Windows 10. Learn how to organize the Start Menu, use accessories, personalize the desktop and get apps from the Windows Store. Register online at

Classic Film: The Bishop's Wife

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. 1947 | b&w | 109 minutes

Topeka West Concert Strings

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Rotunda Music

Second Friday: Printed Image 6

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 5-8:30 p.m. Art

Come to the gallery for our last Second Friday of the year. Discover tantalizing imagery in contemporary printmaking.

Musical Storytime with author Lindsey Yankey

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 10-10:45 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Meet real-life author and illustrator Lindsey Yankey, and see some of her artist's tools up close and in person! Books will be available for purchase after storytime. [All ages]