Events

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop early literacy skills. Each session counts for 30 minutes toward your Summerfest reading goal. 3-5 years

Readapalooza: You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Brooklyn Bridge!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Have you ever thought about how dangerous it might be to build a bridge? We will read from You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Brooklyn Bridge! by David Salariya and Thomas M. Ratliff and learn the answer. Then, experiment with bridge building and play a Jenga®-inspired game.

Read, build and discover with inspiring and exciting stories followed by crafts and activities. Each session counts for 30 minutes toward your Summerfest reading goal, with different stories and activities every time. How will you build a better world? [6-12 years]

Summer Lunch for Children

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | David J's Place Kids

Join us for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in David J's where children of ages from birth-18 can eat for free. This program is sponsored by Harvesters, with meals provided by the Millennium Cafe. Birth-18 years

Blockbuster Wednesday: Topeka Zoo

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 9-9:45 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 6:30-7:15 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Join the Topeka Zoo as they present live animals and discuss how these creatures provide us with a better world. From disease control to keeping our planet clean, these furry, feathered and scaly animals provide services we cannot live without. Be sure not to miss this wild presentation!

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for one-year olds to enjoy with their adults. [12 - 24 months]

Summer Lunch for Children

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | David J's Place Kids

Join us for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in David J's where children of ages from birth-18 can eat for free. This program is sponsored by Harvesters, with meals provided by the Millennium Cafe. Birth-18 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! [Birth-18 months]

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop early literacy skills. Each session counts for 30 minutes toward your Summerfest reading goal. 3-5 years

Readapalooza: El Deafo

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Read, build and discover with inspiring and exciting stories followed by crafts and activities. Each session counts for 30 minutes toward your Summerfest reading goal, with different stories and activities every time. How will you build a better world? [6-12 years]

Summer Lunch for Children

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | David J's Place Kids

Join us for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in David J's where children of ages from birth-18 can eat for free. This program is sponsored by Harvesters, with meals provided by the Millennium Cafe. Birth-18 years