R.E.A.D. Dogs

Sunday, September 25, 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]

Meet the Authors: Community Novel Project

Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 2-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Imagine Topeka, only different. A tiny change can have a big impact, as seen in these short stories by local writers. Authors of the 2016 Community Novel Project will read from their stories, discuss collaborating and independent publishing, and sign copies at this book launch. Learn more at

So Many Books

Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Perkins Room 201 Books

Discuss Prague Winter by Madeline Albright. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage, tracing their roots in Czechoslovakia and the events that caused them to flee just before WW II began.

Monday Farmers Market at Your Library

Monday, September 26, 2016 | 8-11:30 a.m. | Parking Lot Adults

High-quality, locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, and fresh cut flowers. Visit the library booth for a free fun kid craft.

Trivia for the Young at Heart

Monday, September 26, 2016 | 1-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Come show us what you know at the library's trivia competition for the young at heart. Form a team of up to 8 people and work together to answer 50 questions from 10 different categories.

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Monday, September 26, 2016 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas and page setup features. Register online at

Picture This: Digital Photography Club

Monday, September 26, 2016 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Felker Park, 2540 SW Gage Blvd., East end of the parking lot. Adults

Get involved in a supportive community of fellow photographers. Meet up at a different location each month to take pictures, share creative ideas and have fun. Anyone is welcome, whether you use the most expensive up-to-date camera or a simple cell phone.

Teen Writer's Group - Special Author Visit

Monday, September 26, 2016 | 7-8 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Special Event! Writer Kim Liggett, author of Blood & Salt, a teen novel set in Quivira, Kansas, will join Teen Writers Group in a video workshop, open to teen readers and writers alike, about her books and her experiences as a writer.

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, September 27, 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 classes on Tuesdays from 8/23-9/27 begins 9 a.m. August 9, 2016. Register online at 24-36 months Registration begins Tuesday, August 9.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, September 27, 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]