Summerfest Events

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Wednesday Blockbusters!


■ Marvin Auditorium
9:30-10:30 a.m. | 11 a.m.-Noon | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jim Cosgrove (Mr. Stinky Feet) | Wed Jul 22

This popular kid rocker is back with his high-energy, interactive program loaded with laughter, singing and dancing for families with elementary-aged children. Join the act as Mr. Stinky Feet performs his original songs and shares his box of instruments from all over the world.

Wednesday Super Carnival | Wed Jul 29
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Superheroes unite, because it would be a real crime to end Summerfest without a blowout of heroic proportions. Arrive on the scene as your favorite caped crusader. Then it’s up, up and away for super fun and games.


Readapalooza [6-12 years]

Some heroes wield light sabers; others wear just their undies. All sorts will save you from boredom this summer. A lair of story, adventure and potential sticky situations awaits. Power up your Time Tracker by 30 minutes each time you come! Attend them all to complete 9 hours, BAM!

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C
Tue | Jul 21, 28 | 10-11 a.m.
Thu | Jul 16, 23, 30 | 10-11 a.m.

Stories & Crafts [3-5 years]

Marvel at all sorts of heroes: the masked, the furry and the ones in your neighborhood through stories and crafts. Power up your Time Tracker by 30 minutes each time you come! Attend them all to complete 9 hours, BAM!

■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB
Tue | Jul 21, 28 | 10-11 a.m.
Thu | Jul 16, 23, 30 | 10-11 a.m.

R.E.A.D. Dogs [All ages]

Dogs are man’s best friend, but a child’s best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Time spent reading together powers up your Time Tracker!

■ The Story Zone
Sun | Jul 19, 26 | 2-3 p.m.


Anime Kurabu [12-18 years]

Kon’nichiwa! Do you love all things anime and manga? If you answered “Hai,” then plan on coming to this fun kurabu where we will play, watch, read, write, draw and imagine all things anime.

■ The Edge – Teen Room
Tue | Jul 21 | 7-8 p.m.

H.E.R.O. Slam [12-18 years]

The Heroic Excerpts Read Out-Loud (H.E.R.O.) Slam is here to aid in your summer reading efforts! If you are curious about new or popular book and graphic novel titles, come join us to hear about them while adding to your Time Tracker. You could earn a prize just sitting on your derriere.

■ The Edge – Teen Room
Mon | Jul 20 | 2-3 p.m.

The Cozies in Concert [12-18 years]

Come get your jam on! Local rock heroes, The Cozies, will give a super concert. Their diversity and funky style appeal to citizens of all kinds and is sure to be a good time. Get comfy, get cozy and rock out to this awesome Topeka-based band.

■ The Edge – Teen Room
Fri | Jul 24 | 7-8 p.m.

Ironman Chef [12-18 years]

Do you like cooking under pressure? Come to Library Kitchen Stadium where you will have just under an hour to make the SUPER secret ingredient into a delicious dish. Can you withstand the judgment of our panel of Ironman Chefs? Will you become an Ironman Chef yourself? Prove it.

■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB
Mon | Jul 27 | 2-3:30 p.m.


Friday Flicks: Ruby Bridges

The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed. A Disney film. Closed captioning will be provided. Not Rated.

■ The Edge – Teen Room
Fri | Jul 17 | 2-4 p.m.

Friday Flicks: Soul Surfer

The inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. Closed captioning will be provided. Rated PG

■ The Edge – Teen Room
Fri | Jul 24 | 2-4 p.m.

Friday Flicks: Big Hero 6

When a criminal plot threatens the high-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and his robot companion in Disney Animation’s adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series. Closed captioning will be provided. Rated PG.

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Fri | Jul 31 | 2-4 p.m.