Events

Sounds like Art! 17th annual art exhibition for children

Friday, June 1, 2018 Art

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

FeaturedBorrow It Book Fair

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Learning Center Kids

At this book fair it's so easy to score a summer reading playlist. Find great reads arranged by topics. Browse the Learning Center for kids and teen books, and some family activities. Peruse the Team Room area for adult books. You'll get a free tote bag to take home all the awesome summer reads you check out - while supplies last. Jump into pop-up programs happening throughout the library. You may even see one of your favorite storybook characters wandering around. all ages

NOTO Story Slam

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 7-9 p.m. | NOTO Arts Place | 905 N. Kansas | Topeka, KS 66608 Adults

Listen to or be one of 10 people who each tell a 5-minute story on the theme of summer. The audience will award a cash prize to the best story, based on quality and presentation. Sign up to be a storyteller begins at 6:30. Hosted by Kay Duganator and Matt Spezia.

FeaturedMovie on the Lawn: Jaws

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 8:45-10:45 p.m. | Statehouse Lawn 10th & Jackson Movies

Grab your beach towels and loungers and head to the southeast lawn of the Statehouse at 10th & Jackson. Activities and food vendors open at 7:45pm and Jaws starts after sunset around 8:45 p.m.

As a killer shark terrorizes a New England tourist town, the police chief, a scientist and a ship captain team up to capture the monster. Movie stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.

Science is Real Sing-a-long

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Sing and dance along to catchy kids science songs, animated on the big screen from the "Hear Comes Science" album from They Might Be Giants including "I Am a Paleontologist," "Why Does the Sun Really Shine?" and "Roy G. Biv." all ages

Computerized Genealogy Series 2

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Computer Training Center Adults

Now that you have begun your FREE FamilySearch.org family tree, move to the next level. Find records on your family. This class will focus on finding your ancestors where they may be hidden using resources online. Registration required. Register at tscpl.org/register. 

4-H in the Library

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Come join the 4-H at the Library where each month, amazing 4-H'ers will bring 3 small activities centered on different 4-H project. 5-12 years

Play it Again!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Learn to play a new game or bring a classic to the table. Board games and video games bring us together to face challenges, suffer defeats and taste victory. Children are welcome with their adults. [All ages]

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and they're a child’s best listener. [All ages]

FeaturedSeeing Sound Waves

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 2-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

See what sound waves look like as they travel through liquids. Predictable patterns form in water or other normal fluids, but how about cornstarch slime? It doesn’t follow the same rules as normal fluids, but it looks pretty cool as the slime forms tendrils waving to the beat of the music. all ages