Events

FeaturedSounds like Art! 17th annual art exhibition for children

Friday, May 25, 2018 | Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 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

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.

FeaturedSeeing Sound Waves

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

FeaturedMonday Farmers Market at Your Library

Monday, June 4, 2018 | 7-11:30 a.m. | Parking Lot, 10th & Washburn Adults

Shop high-quality, locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs and fresh-cut flowers. Make a free fun kid's craft at the library booth.

FeaturedThrough a Dog's Ear

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Fido afraid of thunder? Fireworks? See and hear how music and psychoacoustics affect the canine and human behavior. Yes, there will be dogs! all ages

Featured312th U.S. Army Band Rocks

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 2-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Music

Hear a high energy performance from Lawrence's 312th U.S. Army Band's Rock Ensemble "Drive On." Learn about storytelling through song and how to start your own band. all ages

FeaturedBuild Your Own 3D Hologram Viewer

Friday, June 8, 2018 | 3-4 p.m. | The Edge Teen Room Kids

See how 3D Hologram viewers work and learn how to make one with your phone or tablet. 8-18 years

FeaturedFamily Spelling Bee

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Enter as a team of 5-8 family members or friends and work together to spell words from our list - many of which will be musical terms. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Register your team at tscpl.org/register. all ages

FeaturedThe Cruzline

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 10-11 a.m. or Noon-1 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Music

Hear students from different area schools perform for you in The Cruzline drumline directed by Sal Cruz, who also directs the Topeka High School drumline. all ages