Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 1, 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]


Thursday, June 1, 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?
This Readapalooza features the graphic novel Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. Use pennies to learn about binary numbers and use a 3D printed robot to learn about “logo” computer coding – all in 60 minutes! 6-12

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 1, 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

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources your library offers. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. To register call Shawnee North at 785-286-0676.

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, spell check and some basic editing techniques to help you navigate, create and edit documents. Register at

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 4-4:45 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction. all ages

What Does the Fox Read?

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave Books

What Does the Fox Read? is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email for upcoming titles. [21+]

Master Gardener Series: Exciting New Plants, Roses & Shrubs for 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Save hours of shopping and find the best plant varieties from your library chair. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners

Tallgrass Prairie Bison & Wildflower Tour

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 9-10:15 a.m. | offsite Adults

Tour a tallgrass prairie bison ranch and learn about Kansas native wildflowers. Limit 12 per tour. Details provided following required registration at

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Use Microsoft Word to edit text, insert pictures or Word Art into your document, form a header or footer and create a Word table to organize information. Register at