txt me: Haiku and Art

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Art

Engage both sides of your creative brain to create art using words. Learn to write haiku, then use fun, spontaneous art techniques to turn your words into an original piece of art!

Lawbreakers for the Common Good

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

A program to explore history and your family’s role in it. Anne Hawkins, historian and teacher at Washburn University, will discuss little-known operatives who risked their lives helping guide enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad in Kansas. Hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society.

Adult Coloring

Monday, February 27, 2017 | 12:30-2 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Adults

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring, being creative and socializing with others. Pages will be provided. Part of the Senior Life series of programs.

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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.

Tech Fair

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

If you love technology, come see us! We will have cool toys to mess with, demonstrations, education about technology-related careers, answers to all of your technology questions and more. Tech it out! [12-18 years]

Introduction to Mac

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Take a tour of the desktop and dock. Learn about standard apps, how to browse files with Finder and use menus. Macs are not provided for this overview class. Attendees are welcome to bring their own Macs to work along with the instructor. Registration required at

Gathering steAm

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering and/or math as you collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem solving program. Registration required. Go to [8-12 years]

Beyond Words

Friday, March 24, 2017 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art

Artists’ books use images and structures to tell their stories. The books in this exhibit invite the viewer in for a closer look, their stories waiting to be discovered. This exhibit runs from March 24 - May 21.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience block fun with your child to increase math and science knowledge. Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers will demonstrate techniques that parents can use to help your child become more of a math thinker through block play. Bring the kids anytime during the event. [Birth-8 years]

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros: Festival de las Familias

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 1:30-3 p.m. | La Biblioteca de Niños Kids

Domingo, 30 de abril, 2017 Celebramos la diversidad con muchas actividades, artes, baile y puedes tocar instrumentos. Tenemos varia organizaciones locales destacando las culturas de nuestra comunidad y de todo el mundo. Un libro gratis, hasta agotar existencias. [All Ages]