Kansas Trivia Challenge

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 2-3 p.m. | McCrite Plaza Retirement Adults

Questions about Kansas history, geography, people, places and wildlife will challenge your knowledge of your home on the range. A visual format stimulates recall and retention. Seniors

Master Gardener Series: Fall Lawn Care

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Preparing your turf for a long rest will produce many benefits when it awakens next spring. This is also a great time to start new for a rewarding 2018 lawn. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners

Nicodemus: Children of the Promised Land

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

View a pictorial history of Nicodemus, KS, exploring the unique experiences of the children who were the first members of their families born free from slavery. The Topeka Genealogical Society hosts this program by Angela Bates, Nicodemus Historical Society. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council.

Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hughes Room 205 Adults

Learn about African American family history and genealogy, and Kansas African American history with various topics, guest speakers and projects. For more information email

Monday Farmers Market at Your Library

Monday, August 28, 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.

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, August 28, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Contact Meg at or follow us on Facebook Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot, or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Contact Meg at or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook.

How We Change as We Age

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Dr. Bassima Schbley from Washburn University talks about the basic social, psychological and biophysical changes that occur as part of the aging process. Become familiar with treatment, prevention and intervention strategies to help you live a better life. seniors

Fantasy Football Draft

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Be a part of the library's very own Fantasy Football League. Draft your team and compete against other owners each week of the NFL season. Registration is required at Registration begins Monday, June 26.

Women & Money: Life & Work Planning

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Inspiring Women lead a panel discussion on how women in business, education, and leadership got ahead and are making a difference in their communities. Open to the general public.

Play it Again!

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC 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]