April 19 is a day to find eco-friendly ideas, teach kids recycling skills and talk with dozens of vendors all focused on going green. Stop by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library from 1–4pm for entertainment for all ages. Most of the action will be in Marvin Auditorium or outside the library.
The annual Green Fair attracts hundreds of people to the library for demonstrations, live animals and upcycled crafting. Visitors take home ideas for sustainable farming, making a home more energy-efficient, recycling and reducing waste – plus a free fragrant sumac bush and other giveaways!
- Take part in electronics recycling at the Green Fair! Asset LifeCycle takes your electronics from 12–2pm.
No CRT monitors or TVs, no Freon-based equipment
Visit with a librarian, ask for a tour of the Lawn & Garden and Home neighborhoods, and check out books, movies and magazines on living green.
As part of the fair, you can retire your old, damaged or soiled flag at the library. Look for the bin in the rotunda. American Legion Post 421 will properly dispose of them after the Fair.
Here’s the list of vendors participating in this year’s Green Fair:
Asset LifeCycle | Capital City Wellness | Friends of the Kaw River | Habitat for Humanity | Helping Hands Humane Society | Kansas Children’s Discovery Center | Kansas Green Schools | Kaw Valley Bike Club | Keep America Beautiful | Little Free Libraries | National Park Service (Brown v Board) | Orchard Hill Alpacas | Prairie School Honey | Shawnee County Conservation District | Shawnee County Extension | Shawnee County Master Gardners | Shawnee County Recycling Department | Sierra Club | Smalley Energy Products | Topeka Community Cycle Project | Topeka Gem & Mineral Show | Urban Chickens | Water Pollution Control
Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm. Visit the library 24/7 when you use our Digital Branch, tscpl.org.