Have a prairie adventure with Noco, a young prairie dog who travels across Kansas with her Papa. Topeka artist and author Justin Marable wrote and illustrated this story highlighting scenic views and memorable places from around Kansas. This talk will be in the Marvin Auditorium, Room B at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library [...]
You can check here to see how your school is measuring up against the schools in your district and county for the SummerFest school competition.
It all started in Africa. At this upcoming program learn about gourds and their uses in many countries. See amazing gourd art influenced by different cultures. Thursday, July 28, 7:00–8:30 pm
For all of his life Gary K Clarke has had a mystical affinity with Africa–animals, people, geography, exploration with an emphasis on wildlife. Starting in the 1970s he led numerous groups on photographic safaris through the east, central and southern regions on the continent. Gary emphasizes his upcoming program, On Safari with Gary K Clark, [...]
Grab some carpet and let us entertain you with stories that will leave you wanting more.
Stop! Don’t throw away that moldy gourd! I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they just threw away their gourds when they started looking like this. Don’t do that next time. Under all that mold is a gem just waiting to be uncovered.
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts and dance. Watch this exciting sport in action with the Capoeiristas of Grupo Axe Capoeira Kansas City on Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 pm in Marvin Auditorium. This program is for age 10 to adults.
Kansas author Kathryn Movius will talk about the process of writing and publishing her first young adult novel, The Double T’s…Cowboys At Heart as part of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s Sunday Afternoons with Kansas Authors series on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (Rm 204). Fourteen-year-old twins Tyran [...]
Start your summer off with a laugh by watching a performance by Laughing Matters Jr. on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 pm. The performance will be on the stage in the Edge teen activity room and is open to all ages.
Join us Thursday evening, June 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Marvin Auditorium for a virtual tour of Southern Germany. Our tour guide will be Rev. George Pejakovich, Assistant to the Dean at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, who was stationed in Germany twice while serving in the United States Army. His program is aptly [...]
Remember the ’66 Tornado at a program Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 2-4 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Add your personal stories and recollections to the Library’s local history collection, and read others’ memories of that day.