Friends of the Library Early Bird Bag Sale

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 5-7 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Get first picks at this twice the price early bird bag sale. Fill a bag with books for $10. Cash and credit card accepted. Open to the public.

Friends of the Library Media Sale

Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Cheap prices for record albums, CDs and DVDs. Starting at $1. Bring your own container. Cash and credit card accepted. Open to the public.

Friends of the Library Bag Sale

Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Get all the books you can stuff into a bag (supplied) for $5. Open to the public.

Get Literary: A Teen Book Club

Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | Barnes & Noble Booksellers Teens

It's time to Get Literary. Teens, meet at Barnes & Noble, grab a macchiato and discuss the latest YA titles with people who love books as much as you. In January, we'll talk about I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson -- Bustle said this book gives you "all the feels." Sign up at Contact to find out more. [14-18] Registration begins Sunday, January 1.

Computer Basics Q & A

Monday, January 30, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Deer Creek Training Center 2345 SE 25th Street, Topeka, KS 66605 Computer

Brush up on your basic skills including mouse, general computing and internet. There will also be a dedicated time for Q & A. Registration required. Register online at or call 785-580-4400.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Learn what it takes to start and run your own business. This event covers important topics such as business legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by Washburn Small Business Development Center.

An Evening with Dr. Harriet Lerner

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Books

Harriet Lerner, PhD, is one of our nation’s most respected relationship experts. Lerner will share insights from her new book, Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts, in an entertaining and relationship-building talk.

This is your opportunity to meet a renowned psychologist right here at your library. Add a signed copy of her book to your collection, and bring a friend so you can take photos for each other at the signing table.

Book sales by The Raven Bookstore.

Sports Trivia

Friday, February 3, 2017 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Pizza Pub West Ridge Mall Adults

Bring some friends, enjoy some food and beverages and show us how much you know about sports at our sports trivia competition at Pizza Pub at West Ridge Mall. No registration is necessary and prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

txt me reception

Friday, February 10, 2017 | 5-8 p.m. Art

In conjunction with exhibit theme of written text in art, Sabatini Gallery will feature spoken words by renowned local writers: Annette Billings, Tom Weso, Leah Sewell, Margy Stewart and Tom Averill. Readings are scheduled every half hour during the reception. Coffee tasting and biscotti provided.

Writing Memoir Essays

Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Washburn Professor Louise Krug teaches writers how to “write about something that only you can" in a workshop on crafting memoir essays that resonate with readers, using short examples of memoir from published writers and providing guidelines for new and experienced writers.