FeaturedBestselling Author Jay Asher

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Teens

At 9am, 10:30am and 7pm Jay Asher, bestselling author of the book 13 Reasons Why will discuss why he began writing, dealing with rejection, the editing process and reader reactions. He will also discuss cover design, co-authoring, having a book adapted as a Netflix series and the importance of using fiction to talk about uncomfortable subjects. Asher will sign books from 5:45-6:45pm. Bring your own books or purchase paperbacks from Barnes and Noble Booksellers for $13 at the event.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 12, 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]

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

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

Community Storytime

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr. Kids

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

Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

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

#Adulting: Basic Car Maintenance

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Cooking 101Nothing worse than breaking down on the side of the road. In this adulting class learn basic car maintenance such as how to change your oil, replace a burned-out brake light, change a flat tire and more. 12-18 years


Thursday, October 12, 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 at

Women & Money: Investing-Paying Yourself First

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Find out your risk tolerance, how to choose a financial planner and why to diversify your assets. Also learn how to protect yourself against investment fraud. Shannon Stone, director of investment education, Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, will present and lead a group discussion. No Fee. Registration required for handbooks. or call 800-383-0217 ext 319

Poetry Slam @ the Jayhawk Theatre

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St, Topeka, KS 66603 Adults

Hip Hop + Slam Poetry + historic Topeka venue. 3-time national award winning slam poet Matt Spezia hosts a showcase of slam poets and hip-hop artists in the Jayhawk Theatre in downtown Topeka.