Based on Natalie Goldberg's marathon plan in Writing Down the Bones, participants write for a period of time then take turns reading what they have written. No comments are made by the writer or others during reading or writing times, though comments can be written and read during the following round. Registration required at tscpl.org/register.
Felting is a popular craft these days, but it is also the oldest known method for making fabric! Make a felted “painting” while learning the traditional method of wet felting. Materials provided. To register call the Shawnee North Community Center, 785-286-0676. Adults
The Topeka Genealogical Society Writers’ Group will honor the children who came west on “orphan trains” and the families who took them in by sharing some of their stories. The group began their research with the name of one orphan train rider placed near Holton, KS, in 1885 and ended with the discovery of many more.
Join us in the library's Marvin Auditorium to hear from the City Council candidates. There is no formal agenda, rather we want you as citizens to have the opportunity to engage with your candidates about issues that are important to you. This 2017 local elections event is made possible by a collaboration between the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Topeka, Inc., Visit Topeka, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Topeka, Shawnee County. all ages
Celebrate Swedish heritage through music, performance, and displays of genealogy and history. Get inspired by exploring this rich culture and leave with tools to help you connect with your own family roots.
Roy Wenzl is a freelance writer, photographer and author of Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door. The former Wichita Eagle reporter will discuss the the psychology of serial killers, specifically BTK. adults
Get advice from Nancy Goodall JD, LLM, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, about what old paperwork, legal papers, bank statements, etc. you should keep and why. Bring your questions.
International Games Week @ Your Library 2017 Play video games at the library! Casual and friendly multiplayer action! all ages
Dawn Buehler, the Kansas Riverkeeper, talks about her role in promoting and protecting the health of one of Kansas' public waterways, the Kansas River. Cosponsored by Topeka Audubon Society.
Halloween themed board games! Zombies!!!, Haunting House, and others. Entertain, learn, read, and play. Spooky.