FeaturedMeet Deborah Samson, Revolutionary War Soldier

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Anna Smith, a historical reenactor, will portray Deborah Samson, the first known woman veteran who fought to receive a pension for military service. Hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Trivia Night @ your library

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 6pm. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30pm. Registration begins Dec 1 at

FeaturedCreate the Community Novel

Saturday, January 27, 2018 | Noon-2 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn self publishing from premise to paperback or ebook. Writers will each add a chapter to a comic thriller, peer critique, copy edit, layout, publish and market the book. Focus on skills including connecting to local networks, establishing collaborations and setting project timelines. This is the initial meeting for the 2018 community novel.

Trivia Afternoon @ your library

Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Registration begins Dec 1 at Registration begins Friday, December 1.

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use your library's print and online resources. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. To register call Shawnee North at 785-286-0676.

2Book Topeka: Aech's Basement

Friday, February 2, 2018 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults

Experience '80s pop culture and the beginnings of the video gaming subculture in this immersive front gallery exhibit. Fans of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, now's your chance to hang out in Aech's Basement!

Featured2Book Topeka: Virtual Reality Experience

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6-9 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Step into the future of technology. Experience virtual reality using the library’s Vive rig and explore augmented reality. Sci-fi authors, tech experts and gamers will answer questions about the current state of virtual reality and its potential for the future.

Play it Again!

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Learn to play a new game or bring a classic to the table. Board games and video games bring us together to face challenges, suffer defeats and taste victory. Children are welcome with their adults. [All ages]

2Book Topeka: Hidden Secrets Tour

Sunday, February 4, 2018 | 3-5:15 p.m. | Rotunda Adults

Unlock the secrets of your library. A tour begins every half hour and lasts 45 minutes. Visit a variety of spaces and see the automated materials handler. Leave with insider information. Final tour begins at 4:30. all ages

Medicare Mondays

Monday, February 5, 2018 | 1-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.