Events

Movie on the Lawn: Jumanji

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 8:45-10:30 p.m. | State Capitol Lawn Movies

Kick off summer vacation with a movie. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head on down to the southeast lawn of the Statehouse at 10th & Jackson. Use the sidewalk if you bring lawn chairs! Activities and food vendors open at 7:30 p.m. and "Jumanji" starts after sunset. Jumanji is full of adventure. The game is a dangerous one. Once you start it, you must finish playing the game or nothing will ever be the same. Movie stars Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, and David Alan Grier. The event is FREE and open to the public and is presented by: Downtown Topeka Inc., seveneightfive magazine, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Clayton Financial Services, Westar Energy, Strathman Sales, Cox Communications, Security Benefit | SE2, Parrish Hotels Corporation, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Topeka Capital Journal, Topeka Landscape, WIBW 13 and Cumulus Broadcasting. all ages

Monday Farmers Market at Your Library

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 7-11:30 a.m. | Parking Lot 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.

Blockbuster Wednesday: Indiana Bones

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 9-9:45 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 6:30-7:15 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Combining archeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore, Indy thrills and educates audiences with his unique storytelling abilities. Indy weaves stories for students, families, sci-fi lovers and museum goers alike.

Truthfulness: How the Topeka Capital-Journal Focuses on Facts

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

As part of the Topeka City of Character’s challenge to have real conversations about character, publisher Zach Ahrens will lead the foray into the newspaper process, including how editorial and advertising are divorced from newsroom operations, and how individual reporters take on the challenge to truthfully report the news.

Intro to Songwriting

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 1-2 p.m. | Central Park Community Center Adults

Budding songwriters of all ages will learn about various aspects of songwriting, including tricks and tips. To register call 785-251-2965. [All ages]

Build Better: Photo Fun

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 2-3 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Teens, join us as we Build a Better World one week at a time. Dying to figure out how to take the most awesome selfie with the perfect light and color? Learn about photography skills new and old. 12-18 years

Blockbuster Wednesday: Super Carnival

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Noon-6 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Kids

Bring a friend and join us for a fun day of midway games in our auditorium. Enjoy face painting and glitter tattoos from 12 pm- 2 pm.

Stories & Crafts

Thursday, July 6, 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

Jewish Heritage Celebration

Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Adults

Join us in celebrating Jewish heritage through music, performance, and displays of genealogy and history. Get inspired by exploring this rich culture, and leave with tools to help you connect with your own family roots.