Hear Dr. Tim Miller, biographer of Charles Sheldon, explain Sheldon's influence on our city, state, nation and world. Hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society.
Meet our musical families and make some noise. Image a world where you can experience how sound becomes art. Play, build and create music with us all summer long. This is the 17th annual art exhibition for children. This exhibit is from May 25 - August 19. all ages
Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized letters and directories by combining a Word document and a data table created in Microsoft Excel. Register at tscpl.org/register.
Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy joins us the 4th Saturday of each month. You may even see a character from the current TCTA show. [Birth-5 years]
Discuss Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson. The author takes a delightfully irreverent jaunt around the nation that has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.
Learn the science behind how different types of musical instruments produce sound. Take home a tiny musical instrument and use the accompanying "How Does This Make Sound?" card to teach others about the science of sound as you stay curious about music all summer long. all ages
In a time and place where only boys play drums, one girl has the courage to start a new tradition. Listen to Margarita Engle's Drum Dream Girl, then experiment with percussion instruments like Boomwhackers, Bongos, and an Ocean Drum. 5-12 years
Enjoy stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop early literacy skills. 3-5 years
Enjoy music and art experiences which might include a make-and-take session, live animals, caveman jamboree or making music with boomwhackers. 5-8 years
Let's focus on your technology questions. Bring your laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available. Describe the help you need when you register at tscpl.org/register.