Events

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

THIS SESSION IS FULL. Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child’s first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Registration for the July and Aug session will start July 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Games Galore!

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

From Bingo to Basketball to Battleship, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do because the library has a Monopoly on fun!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 12 for classes on Tuesdays from March 26-April 30, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Día: See Inside a Tipi

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1-5pm | Parking Lot Kids

Join celebrated Diné (Navajo) artist and multicultural educator Dennis Rogers for stories inside his 16-foot tipi. 

Audience: All Ages

Día: Children's Day, Book Day

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 5-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Music Kids

Experience culture through hands-on activities and performances and take home a free book (while supplies last).

Experimente la cultura a través de actividades prácticas y llévese a casa un libro gratis (hasta agotar existencias). Haga su propio coctel de fruta y disfrute de artistas locales.

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

THIS SESSION IS FULL. Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child’s first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Registration for the July and Aug session will start July 1.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

Out of School Learning

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on March 12 for classes on Tuesdays from March 26-April 30, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

LEGO® Builders

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 4-5pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

If you are the master builder of the blocks or ruler of the creative and innovative, test that mastery. We'll provide the blocks, you bring your cleverness and skill.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Art and You

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 4-5pm | Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar St Art Kids

Enjoy hands-on art projects for kids with a variety of materials and techniques.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Zoo Animals Live

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 4-4:45pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

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

Audience: Family

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

4-H in the Library

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2-4:30pm | The Edge Adults Kids Teens Books

Pick from a huge selection of free comic books, including titles for all ages, tastes and genders. The fun continues with comic book-themed crafts. In partnership with Gatekeeper Hobbies.

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

How-To Fair

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Noon-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Kids Teens Adults

Explore our immersive fair where you can learn, try, experience and investigate more than a dozen opportunities and engage with community members who share your interests. From fire eaters to bike repair, Topeka is full of resourceful, creative and innovative people!

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

STEAM Power

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Art Kids

A steam-ulating experience! Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering and/or math as you collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem-solving program.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Factual Fun

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 4:30-5:15pm | Dinosaur Zone Kids

Explore the world of nonfiction and jump into learning with fun hands-on activities. You will also learn where to find awesome books to investigate your favorite thing or something totally new.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Anyone Can Cook

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 4-5pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

For anyone who loves to eat but can’t cook, you'll learn to follow a recipe, plan healthy and delicious meals and snacks, and explore different styles of cooking.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Make It: Electric Racer

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 2-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Build an electric race car using our TeacherGeek system. We'll provide plenty of materials, instructions to design, construct and evolve a unique battery-powered car. We may even have time to race them!

Audience: All Ages

Out of School Learning

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Games Galore!

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

From Bingo to Basketball to Battleship, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do because the library has a Monopoly on fun!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7-8am, 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Kids

Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Out of School Learning

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm | David J's Place Kids

Challenge your brain with some learning fun after school is out! Every day is different, but we'll always have activities to spark your curiosity.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Across the Universe: Art Exhibit for Children

May 25, 2019 through August 18, 2019 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Take a step into deep space at the Across the Universe art exhibit. Kids and adults can uncover a variety of projects and activities – create your own constellations and even make your own space rover! Use everything from hula hoops to iPads to explore the universe and how we fit into it.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Adventuremobile - Pipe Cleaner Constellations

May 28, 2019 through May 31, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Figure out how to recognize some of the constellations in the summer sky and build your own model to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Borrow It Book Fair

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 10am-7pm | The Story Zone Books Kids

Rocket your summer of reading to new heights by checking out some amazing books. This close encounter includes great reads arranged by topic where you may even discover a hidden object.

Audience: All Ages

CosmiCon

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Teens Adults

Calling all Browncoats, Jedi, Stormtroopers, Superheroes, Trekkies and Whovians! Celebrate all things Sci-Fi at your library with an afternoon filled with books, costumes, crafts, gaming, trivia and good geeky fun. We'll have breakout sessions on Godzilla and more. Don't miss Cosmic Khaaaaan!

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

New Adventuremobile Open House

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 1-4pm | Main drive of the parking lot Kids

Tour the new kids' bookmobile! It's is filled with books, movies and curiosity kits to keep your summer adventurous. Find out what's happening at the library this summer, sign-up for Summer Reading, pick-up the Adventuremobile schedule and sign-up for the Curiosity Club.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - How BIG is the Solar System

June 3, 2019 through June 7, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how BIG our solar system and planets really are. We'll show the relative size of the planets and experiment with a scale model of the solar system.

Audience: All Ages

LEGO for All Ages

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults Teens Kids

Create your favorite space vehicle or test your engineering skills at our builder stations. Builders of every age welcome.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Switch it up!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 11am-1pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Hop into the driver's seat of a car, plane and submarine and play fun games! Bring your own Nintendo Switch and test out the Nintendo Labo vehicles. 

Audience: All Ages

Build Your Own Rocket

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Local 4-H teens will help us build a model rocket and launch your knowledge of space. Kits provided.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Passport to Space

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Noon-1pm | Atrium Kids

Make a small booklet of your imaginary journey to different places around the solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Comets and Asteroids

June 10, 2019 through June 14, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Explore the difference between asteroids and comets – the debris left over from the formation of our solar system. This debris occasionally comes to Earth as meteors. Create your own comet or asteroid to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Treasure Planet

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids Movies

Experience the adventure of the Walt Disney film Treasure Planet with popcorn and drawings for the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Musical Storytime in Space

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 10-11am | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun space-themed songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Stick around after the music for activities and crafts.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Father's Day Make-and-Take Crafts

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am-2pm | The Story Zone Kids

Make unique gifts for your dad or any special person in your life. Draw a picture of you and your dad in space, make a "Best in the Universe!" card, or take a space selfie together.

Audience: All Ages

Retro Space Video Game Tournament

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1-4pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids

Play space-themed video games together and post your high scores on our leaderboard. Kids and their dads are especially encouraged to attend for some friendly competition on Father’s Day.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - What are Our Planets?

June 17, 2019 through June 21, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover the planets that make up our solar system. Use planet themed balls to memorize the names of the planets and their order.

Audience: All Ages

Pluto's Kansas

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:30am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Pluto loves Kansans and Kansans love Pluto! Uncover the special connection and explore how this dwarf planet was discovered.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Zoo Animal Spaces

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am, 11am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Fairs/Community Teens Kids

The Topeka Zoo introduces us to scaly, furry and feathery animals. We'll talk all about the spaces they call home.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Space Food

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Kids

How do astronauts eat in zero gravity on the international space station? Explore ways to prepare and eat food in space. Come hungry, we will make space snacks and watch short videos.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Up, Up, and Away!

June 24, 2019 through June 28, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how rockets fly. We'll use stomp rockets and craft a simple rocket with straws to simulate rocket flight.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Solar System Build

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Space Mobiles

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 2-3:30pm | The Story Zone Art Kids

Create a space-themed mobile of your own design.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Solar System Build

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Art Gallery Exhibits Kids

Help us plan, build and install a model solar system. First we'll design and create mock up mobiles. Then we'll build, paint and install paper mache planets for display this summer.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Share Space Memories

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Atrium Kids Teens Adults

Watch important moments in space exploration history and share your memories on these events.

Audience: All Ages

Reading with Prairieland Dogs

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 2-3pm | The Story Zone Kids

Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend and a child’s best listener.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Build Your Own Flying Saucer

July 1, 2019 through July 5, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Craft your own mini flying saucer to take you on an out-of-this-world adventure.

Audience: All Ages

Space Crafting

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Art

Take home a miniature galaxy! Use acrylic paint, a pouring technique and a mini canvas to create and name your own world.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Meteorite Hunt

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium Teens Kids

Search your backyard or park for a meteorite. Bring your findings to this event and we'll test them to see if they could be a real meteorite. Meteorites are black or rusty brown, feel heavy for their size and don’t have a lot of holes. We'll have real meteorites to compare.

Audience: All Ages

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 10am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Teens Movies

Watch this classic Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure about a homesick alien and the kids who help him. Starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 1982 | PG | 114 min

Audience: All Ages

Make Rockets

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 11am-12pm | Claire's Courtyard Teens Kids

Make and fly your own Alka-Seltzer powered rocket. While supplies last. Weather permitting.

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Adventuremobile - 3-2-1-BLAST OFF!

July 8, 2019 through July 12, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover some of the equipment astronauts use to work in space and build your own space helmet.

Audience: All Ages

Astrophotography

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Learn about imaging the night sky, from the backyard amateur astrophotographer to the Hubble Telescope. Explore the challenges, considerations, tricks, and rewards of capturing the cosmos.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 9:30-10am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes on Tuesdays at 9:30am June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10:30-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 10:30am on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

String Art Constellations

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Create your own string art constellation to take home. Pick from a variety of constellation patterns. 

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Share stories, songs and crafts with your older toddler. This 6-week program transitions children from lap-sitting to independent storytimes. Register on May 21 for classes at 6:30pm on Tuesdays June 4-July 9, 2019.

Audience: 24 - 36 months

This event requires registration.

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Summer Learning Celebration

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 10:30am-12pm | Marvin Auditorium Teens Kids

Play fun games, get a free book and a free lunch.

Audience: Birth - 18 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Movie: Spaceballs

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 6-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults Kids Teens Movies

A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. Starring Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman and John Candy. PG | 1987 | 96min.

Audience: All Ages

Musical Storytime

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Lift Off! / Despegue!

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am | Gage Park Soccer Fields, 10th & SW Rock Garden Dr Teens Kids

Experience the thrill of rocket launching and discover the basics of model rocketry using the National Association of Rocketry Code. Experimente la emoción del lanzamiento de cohetes y descubra los conceptos básicos del modelo rocketry utilizando el código (NAR) Asociación Nacional de Cohetes.

Audience: Family

Solar System Jewelry

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 1-2pm | Atrium Kids Teens

Make and take a solar system necklace or bracelet. Test your planet and solar system knowledge at the same time.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Make a Crater

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 2-3pm | Learning Center Teens Kids

Learn how scientists investigate the history of our solar system while we whip up a moon-like crater with stuff from your kitchen!

Audience: 8 - 18 years

Adventuremobile - Explore Space in a Zip

July 15, 2019 through July 19, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Adapt a zip-line to simulate the targeted landing of a space rover. We'll learn about the unmanned exploration of our solar system.

Audience: All Ages

Walking on the Moon with Mad Science

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am, 2:30-3:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

Mad Science of Greater Kansas City is putting on this interactive action-packed show all about space travel and landing on the Moon. 

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Make Your Own Space Craft

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Design the latest and greatest satellite for an important mission. Your satellite could help study things happening on Earth, take pictures of planets, keep an eye on our sun, or even find planets elsewhere in the universe! Design your satellite using various materials provided.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Moon Landing Celebration

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Teens Kids

Build an astronaut helmet, create a planetary rover, take a picture of yourself on a simulated moon, and play Moon hide and seek at our party celebrating the first time a human walked on the moon.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, July 19, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Adventuremobile - Earth, Moon, and Sun

July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Discover how the Earth, Moon and Sun move and influence each other. Make a model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun to take home.

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Space Station Fair

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9-11am, 1-3pm, 5-7pm | Marvin Auditorium Art Teens Kids

Take a virtual trip through the solar system. Taste space food. Become your favorite alien. Create a unique and beautiful galaxy. Listen to “Stories from Space” picture books read by astronauts. Feel what it's like to walk on another planet.

Audience: Family

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

What can astrology do for you?

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss what real astrology is and what a real astrologer does.

Audience: All Ages

Extraordinary Relationships Through Astrology

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 4-5pm | Learning Center Kids Teens Adults

Astrologer Dianne Lawson will discuss how astrology can help you in general, and in relationships, specifically.

Audience: All Ages

Adventuremobile - Somewhere Out There

July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019 | Adventuremobile Bookmobile Stop Kids

Uncover how early astronomers studied the stars from here on Earth. Build your own space telescope.

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Comet Formation with NASA Ambassador

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 1-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Teens Kids

NASA Solar System Ambassador Brenda Culbertson will demonstrate the formation of a comet using dry ice. Then she'll serve up some space ice cream and you can make a solar system necklace or bracelet.

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Lift off! Art

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Art

Make art with movement. Use your energy to make it move and watch your spaceship go to the moon.

Audience: All Ages

Dog Stars

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 9-10am, 11am-12pm, 7-8pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Denise Gard's famous Border Collies Joey and Sienna perform "star-quality" tricks. Be part of exciting stories about constellations and take home a star map.

Audience: All Ages

Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 6:30-7pm | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

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

Audience: 12 - 24 months

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Learn tips and tricks for preparing and presenting an oral story from Rosie Cutrer, a professional storyteller who has told tales around the world. Rosie will help you up your story game, whether you want to share with family or compete in a story slam.

Audience: All Ages

Animals in the Night Sky

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 10-11am | Lingo Story Room Kids

In this stargazing safari, discover animals that inhabit the night sky as constellations, then see and touch the real animals they look like and make a cosmic craft.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Cosmic Carnival

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Experience carnival style games, crafts, activities, and demos with a space and STEM twist including space food, gravity model, VR games and astronaut training. In partnership with the Ad Astra Science Foundation.

Audience: All Ages

4-H in the Library

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

WALL-E

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 1-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Movies

WALL-E is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days cleaning a dirty planet, until he meets EVE and follows her across the galaxy. Could a little robot help humanity find their home on Earth again? Winner of Oscar, Hugo and Nebula awards. 2008 | 103 min |Closed captioned

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Straw Rockets

Monday, August 5, 2019 | 3-4pm | Atrium Kids

Come create a rocket ship and blast off to outer space!

Audience: All Ages

Readapalooza

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Space Painting

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1-2pm | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Adults Gallery Exhibits Kids Teens Art

Paint your own picture of space using water color. What would you see on your trip across the universe? 

Audience: All Ages

Starry Night Craft

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 3-4pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Paint your own starry night sky using Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece Starry Night as inspiration.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Story Stones

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 10-11am | Learning Center Kids

Learn how to tell stories with stones. Paint basic images like a star, the moon, a person, an alien or whatever sparks your cosmic imagination. Then, use your stones to tell a fun story to your family or friends.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Uncover a Secret Language

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 3-4pm | Atrium Kids

Uncover the secret language of binary code by embedding your initials on a safety pin with beads.

Audience: 8 - 12 years

Galaxy Jars

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 3-4pm | Learning Center Kids

Hold the galaxy in your hands when you create a galaxy jar. Supplies provided.

Audience: 5 - 8 years

Musical Storytime

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Alien Afternoon

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 2-4pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids Movies

Create alien headbands and hand puppets. Then watch as Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, forms a friendship with adventurous Tip and helps her on her quest in the movie Home. 2015 | PG | 93 min

Audience: Family

DinoO’Dell’s Music & Stories from Space

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 2-3pm | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Sing and dance with Dino O'Dell during his storytelling show about outer space science. He'll have a kid-friendly demo of gravity, a song about meteors, meteoroids and meteorites, and the story of Dino's childhood hero, Neil Armstrong.

Audience: Family

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

VR Space Adventure

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 12:30-3pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C Kids Teens Adults

Experience space with virtual reality. You can also work on an art project while you wait your turn.

Audience: All Ages

Stories & Crafts

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

First Step to Becoming an Astronaut

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults Kids Teens

Astronauts learn to fly jets first! Greg Inkmann from The Foundation for Aeronautical Education talk about the world of aviation. Learn how lift, drag, thrust and gravity influence flight. We'll even have an indoor demonstration of model aircraft.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Kids

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

Audience: 3 - 5 years

Readapalooza

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10-11am | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books Kids

Explore the universe and satisfy your curiosity with stories, crafts, games and activities. There's a different story and activities at every session, so come to them all!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Musical Storytime

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

End of Summer Party

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 1-4pm | Claire's Courtyard Teens Kids

Bring the summer fun back to Earth with a party outside. We’ll have games, activities, creative projects, treats and prizes. Let’s put up the heat shields and have some fun!

Audience: All Ages

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Musical Storytime

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Family Place Learn & Play

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 10-10:45am | Lingo Story Room Kids

Play together in activities that focus on healthy child development and early literacy. Learn about your role as your child's first teacher. Local partners will share resources available. Register for the 5-week program (July 29-August 26) beginning July 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Audience: Birth - 3 years

This event requires registration.

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

4-H in the Library

Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Kids Create

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Explore your creativity. We'll provide the materials and a few basic ideas. Kids supply the imagination and ingenuity. There's fun to be made here!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Musical Storytime

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Musical Storytime

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Games Galore!

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

From Bingo to Basketball to Battleship, you don't have to Scrabble for something entertaining to do because the library has a Monopoly on fun!

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

Musical Storytime

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 10-10:30am | The Story Zone Music Kids

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.

Audience: Birth - 5 years

Baby Bookworms

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 9:30-10am, 10:30-11am, 5:30-6pm | Lingo Story Room Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and bounces!

Audience: Birth - 18 months

4-H in the Library

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm | The Story Zone Kids

Take part in 3 amazing small activities ranging from arts and crafts to woodworking and rabbits to rocketry. Teen 4-H’ers will lead the way.

Audience: 5 - 12 years

Music for a Sunday Afternoon-Mid-America Wind Quintet

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium Adults Kids Music Teens

Listen to classical music presented by the Mid-America Wind Quintet (Emporia). Enjoy the unique timbres of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn blending together in a burst of colorful harmony.

Audience: All Ages