Join us in celebrating an out-of-this-world anniversary with a viewing of Star Wars on Friday, May 11 in Marvin Auditorium. Crafts and activities begin at 6:00pm, and the film starts at 6:30pm. May 2012 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars movie (now more formally known as Episode IV: A [...]
Join Kansas author Pamela Dawes-Tambornino in the Topeka Room (Room 204) on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2-3pm as she shares wisdom from her Cherokee grandmother in Maggie’s Story: Teachings of a Cherokee Healer. Maggie would tell Pamela what was right and let her do it wrong in order to learn the lesson. She often said [...]
Families can immerse themselves in the traditions of the Hispanic and Latino cultures at El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) Friday, May 4 – perfect timing for those planning family friendly activities in honor of Cinco de Mayo. El Día offers visitors free snacks, free books and exposure to [...]
Summer is a great time to visit the library. We have activities, storytime or live entertainment almost every day. Participate in our Summer Reading Challenge from May 28 through July. Kids can read for great prizes – and adults can even get in on the fun by modeling the way. Learn about new books and services of the library.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosts Discover Kansas Archaeology from 2pm to 3:30pm Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Take a walk through prehistoric displays, examine an archaeologist’s toolkit and find out what an archaeologist does after discovering an artifact. Marvin Auditorium will take on a fair feel with tables for sponsor [...]
We’re encouraging children to decorate or write on a Dream Cloud to form a massive cloud in the Kids Library. Local kids’ dreams will be on display in June and July. Dream Cloud template available inside this post. Completed dream clouds are due back to the library June 1.
Kids can write or draw their dream – or dreams – inside the cloud shape
Learn about the birds of our region and how to identify them by attending Wild Birds of Kansas, a presentation by members of the Topeka Audubon Society on April 23 at the library.