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Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Your Topeka library offers a wide variety of events for all ages, including an art gallery, STEM programs, business and personal finance classes, and more!

Address: 1515 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66604

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. 

Questions? To find out more or receive a list of events with badge connections email Natalie at Check out the library's flyer for more events as well.

Reframing Topeka: How Should We Improve Topeka?

  Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

Learn to Crochet a Tentacle Bookmark

  All Levels
Sat Jun 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Making Comics with artist Dané Shobe 

 Daisy   Brownie   Junior
Sat Jun 25, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet a Marine Biologist 

  Cadette   Senior   Ambassador
Tue Jul 5, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Program Guide

Use the Virtual Program Guide in your virtual troop meetings or send it on to families as a supplement to troop work. There are so many activities to choose from when working on badges! Find the tabs for each age group at the bottom of the document.

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Use these resources in your virtual troop meetings or send it on to families as a supplement to troop work. Find the tabs for each age group at the bottom of the document.

Highlights: Using this guide and common household materials. . .

  • Ambassadors can complete 3 steps of the Public Policy badge.
  • Seniors can complete 4 steps of the Textile Artist badge.
  • Cadettes can complete 4 steps of the Comic Artist badge and 3 steps of the Trees badge.
  • Juniors can complete 4 steps of the Musician badge and 3 steps each of the Flowers, Paddle Boat design, and Playing the Past badges.
  • Brownies can complete 3 steps each of Fair Play, Making Games, and Painting badges.
  • Daisies can complete one step each of Respect Authority and Use Resources Wisely petals and one step of the Good Neighbor, Buddy Camper, and Eco Learner badges.

Badge Connections: Ambassadors: College Knowledge, Dinner Party, Public Policy, Seniors: Behind the Ballot, Business Etiquette, Collage Artist, Locavore, My Portfolio, Novelist, Sky, Textile Artist, Truth Seeker, Cadettes: Book Artist, Comic Artist, Digital Movie Maker, New Cuisines, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Screenwriter, Space Science Researcher, TreesJuniors: Animal Habitats, First Aid, Flowers, Gardener, Mechanical Engineering: Paddle Boat, , Musician, Outdoor Art Explorer, Playing the Past, Scribe, Simple Meals, Social Butterfly, Brownies: Bugs, Celebrating Community, Dancer, Fair Play, First Aid, Home Scientist, Making Games, Painting, Potter, Senses, Snacks, Daisies: Considerate and Caring, Respect Authority, Use Resources Wisely, Buddy Camper, Eco Learner, Good Neighbor

Journey Connections: Think Like an Engineer (all ages), Daisy 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community  

Book Artist Workshop (Cadette)

Visit the Sabatini art gallery and complete several steps of the Book Artist badge with artist Betsy Roe. Included in this talk are a variety of materials used, book structures – from pop-ups to installations, and contemporary book artists from around the world. There is a hands-on component in which you will learn to make your own one-page book structure. 

To schedule a session or for questions, contact Betsy at

Please be a sister to our Girl Scout partners. Our partners invest staff and financial resources to provide unique Girl Scout programming at no cost to our girls and their families/troops. This is one of those special opportunities. In order for our partners to continue offering low-cost and free programming to Girl Scouts, please notify them as soon as possible if you can no longer attend.

Badge Connections: Cadette: Book Artist

Girl Scout Outcomes: Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks.