The fifth annual Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair is Saturday, April 21, 2:00–5:00pm. With more than 25 community organizations participating, the Green Fair offers tons of eco-friendly ideas that can be incorporated into your daily life – timely information for those observing Earth Day April 22. (See a list of vendors here.)
Most of the action will be in Marvin Auditorium, but make sure to take the kids throughout the library for more vendors, crafts and music.
The first 200 attendees will receive a free lilac bush and marigold seed packets ready for spring planting. You may also choose to take home other vendor giveaways.
From 1:00-3:00pm bring in your old electronics you no longer want and drop it off with Asset LifeCycle to be recycled. Just for today these items are taken for FREE: Desktops, telephones, keyboards, mice, printers, laptops, fax machines, copiers, scanners, cameras, toner cartridges, cellular phones. These items will NOT be free and do have a fee associated: Monitors, $10, televisions, $20, televisions in a wooden housing, $30.
Shawnee County Master Gardeners will be showcasing native grasses and flowers. Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the afternoon; you will be able to visit booths with more eco-friendly information needed for daily living. Live music, urban chickens and bicycles will inspire the ecologist in all of us and entertain the kids.
The library has materials and resources on living green, and staff will be available to help you browse the Lawn & Garden neighborhood.
The Green Fair is a family-friendly event and the kids will enjoy eco-friendly crafts and games, live animals, and live music.