Law at the Library

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Learn about advance directives and estate planning basics from 12:30-1 p.m. If you are age 60 or older, meet with Kansas Legal Services staff to draft documents such as powers of attorney and living wills for free from 1-4 p.m.

Picture This Photography Club

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Contact Meg at or follow us on Facebook Adults

Whether you use your phone, a point-and-shoot, or an expensive camera, join us at a different location on the fourth Monday of each month to take pictures. Contact Meg at or follow Picture This Photography Club on Facebook.

How to Write a Novel in 30 days

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Write a 50,000 word first draft in November with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Get fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official stickers from NaNoWriMo headquarters and other inspiring goodies that will power you through the month. Sign up at and join the Topeka region.

Writing Marathon: Down to the Bones of Journaling

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Adults

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

Wool Felting

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

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

Orphan Train Riders in Northeast Kansas

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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.

Meet the Candidates for City Council

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 9-10 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

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

FeaturedSwedish Heritage Celebration

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

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.

Featured2Book Topeka- Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 3-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

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

What Important Documents Can I Throw Away?

Monday, October 30, 2017 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C 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.