Appliqué with Felt

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Learn the basics of appliqué with felt. With a few simple stitches you can make a colorful coaster and develop skills you can use for larger projects. Materials provided. To register, call the Shawnee North Community Center, 785-286-0676. adults

Using Maps for Family History Research

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Whether you are interested in history or your family’s role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you. The public is invited.   Rich McReynolds will share a plethora of websites where genealogical and historical maps can be found that will shed light on the life and times of your ancestors.

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources your library offers. 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.

Master Gardener Series: Exciting New Plants, Roses & Shrubs for 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Save hours of shopping and find the best plant varieties from your library chair. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners

Tallgrass Prairie Bison & Wildflower Tour

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 9-10:15 a.m. | offsite Adults

Tour a tallgrass prairie bison ranch and learn about Kansas native wildflowers. Limit 12 per tour. Details provided following required registration at

2Book Topeka at the Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.-Noon | Downtown Farmer's Market Adults

Let's talk about healthy lifestyles as we launch the new 2Book Topeka community reading program. Visit our booth and talk with area health professionals, and enter for a chance to win copies of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and "The House of Scorpions." We will read both books this summer. all ages

Play it Again!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

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

Monday Farmers Market at Your Library

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 7-11:30 a.m. | Parking Lot Adults

Shop high-quality, locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs and fresh-cut flowers. Make a free fun kid's craft at the library booth.

Medicare Mondays

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 1-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics: Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

June's speaker is Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, Pastor of the United Universal Fellowship of Topeka and member of Topekans for Racial Justice. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. Millennium Cafe-catered luncheon at 11:30 a.m. for $9.25; program from 12-1 p.m.