Sounds of space

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

Can we really hear sounds from space? Hear the “music” from the galaxy’s orchestra. View a slide show exploring missions to solar system destinations and beyond. Discover the influence of space on our music culture. 10 & up

NOTO Story Slam

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | NOTO Arts Place | 905 N. Kansas | Topeka, KS 66608 Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who each tell a 5-minute story on the theme of summer. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story, based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30. Hosted by Kay Duganator and Matt Spezia.

Computerized Genealogy Series 2

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Computer Training Center Adults

Now that you have begun your FREE family tree, move to the next level. Find records on your family. This class will focus on finding your ancestors where they may be hidden using resources online. Registration required. Register at 

Play it Again!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 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]

FeaturedSeeing Sound Waves

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 2-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Adults

See what sound waves look like as they travel through liquids. Predictable patterns form in water or other normal fluids, but how about cornstarch slime? It doesn’t follow the same rules as normal fluids, but it looks pretty cool as the slime forms tendrils waving to the beat of the music. all ages

FeaturedMonday Farmers Market at Your Library

Monday, June 4, 2018 | 7-11:30 a.m. | Parking Lot, 10th & Washburn 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 4, 2018 | 1-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

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

PostPublic Article Club

Monday, June 4, 2018 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro, 4025 SW 10th Ave Adults

Bite-sized discourse in the Capital City. Take part in this public group and discuss interesting articles. Each month a curator selects an article for the next month’s discussion. Additional articles can be discussed in an unregulated bonanza at the end of the event. Email for more info.

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics: Openness and Transparency in Government

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults

Don Moler, adjunct professor at the Washburn University School of Law, will speak about openness and transparency in government at the League’s summer meeting location: Faith Lutheran Church, 17th and Gage Blvd here in Topeka. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. A catered luncheon is available at 11:30 for $10; the program is from noon-1 pm.

Why Does My Parents' Old Stereo Sound Better?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

A couple of music fanatics and analog junkies take you on a journey into sound. Get some tips for how, why & where to assemble a great sounding vintage stereo system.