Get the Beat: Drumming with Derek

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium Kids

It's a percussion party! Explore rhythm and make music with drums from around the world. 5-12 years

Inchies Fabric Collage

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr. Art

Make small square fabric collages and put them together to create a larger piece. It's a great way to use up extra bits of fabric and felt. Materials provided. Register at Adults

Taming Your Mouse

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons and scroll bars. If you can't make one of these sessions, register for a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started. Register at

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

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


Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids

Rock your library with inspiring and exciting stories, followed by fun crafts and activities. There's a new story and different activities at every session, so crank it up to 11 and come to them all! 5-12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop early literacy skills. 3-5 years

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use your library's print and online resources. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. Bring your laptop or tablet to create a free FamilySearch account. Register at 

Internet Introduction

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Computer Training Center Computer

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment. Register at

Draw & Play with Drawdio

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. | Atrium Kids

Fun to say but even more fun to play! Drawdio is an electronic pencil that let's you make music while you draw. Draw a flute! Draw a fiddle! Heck, draw a flugelhorn and amaze your friends with your tunes. all ages

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 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.