Local Events: Theater, Spirit Mind and Body Fair, Pow-Wow

A variety of events will provide fun and learning for Topekans of all ages the weekend of November 6-8.   Your local adventures may take you to the Civic Theatre, the Expocentre or Gage Park but no matter where you go the Library has books and DVD’s related to your experiences.

Local Theaterdiary of a worm, spider, fly

Is Spider getting too big for his own skin? Will Fly find her superhero powers? Will Worm learn to stand on his own two feet…even though he doesn’t have feet? Take a look at the world from a bug’s perspective in this new musical which captures all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books.

Extend the Experience

diary of a wormThis play is based on the series of children’s books by Doreen Cronin.  The Library has these books available in a variety of formats–not only in print, but also as easy readers, as a Playaway audiobook, as read alongs (containing both the book and a CD recording),  and as audiobooks on Hoopla.  There is also a DVD that has a cartoon adaptation of  Diary of a Worm.
Doreen Cronin has also written a variety of other books for children, including the popular Click, Clack, Moo books.
If this play puts you in the mood for more books about creepy crawlies, look below for a few more suggestions.

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  • Spirit, Mind and Body Fair
  • Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8
    10 AM – 7 PM Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday
  • Kansas Expocentre, Agriculture Hall at 17th & Topeka
  • $6 donation suggested

This event is sponsored by the Infinite Source Church in the hope it will bring new insights and assist participants to raise the light consciousness of the spiritual self, expand the understanding of the mental self and integrate awareness into the cells of the physical self.

Extend the Experience

The library has a variety of books on the topics presented at this fair, which include

Angelsfeng shui your life


Feng Shui



I Ching






Pow Wow

The Awi Akta District, Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory invite you to the 15th Annual Inter-Tribal Veterans Thanksgiving Pow Wow.  The Pow Wow will feature Gourd Dancing from 3:00-4:30 and then at 5:30 they will have the grand entry and more dancing.

Extend the Experience

Since this pow-wow is hosted by the Cherokee nation, this would be a great opportunity to read more about the Cherokee people and their history.  The library has many other books, DVDs, and CDs related to Native American culture and history.

For the children in your life, you could extend the experience of the Pow Wow by using our digital storytime on Native American lore.  This storytime features Knots on a Counting Rope and When Turtle Grew Feathers.

No matter where this weekend takes you, happy reading!