Baby Bookworms + Art

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Help your child develop visual, language and cognitive skills by introducing them to works of art. Baby Bookworms + Art will give you the tools you need to get started. birth-18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 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]

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.

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 4-4:45 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! birth-18 months

Pinterest for Beginners

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Get started on Pinterest - a simple way to organize images, projects and ideas online. Open an account, create boards and start pinning. Bring your email address and password. Register at

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Books

Discuss books in a unique atmosphere. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email for upcoming titles. [21+]

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.

Art Detectives

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Discuss a book about an artist or a book with artistic illustrations and look for clues to decipher an image from the book. After a demo, create your own artwork in the spirit of this artist or illustrator using similar tools, materials and/or techniques. 8-12 years