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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

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to

How to Register: Follow directions for the specific events on the flyer linked below or on the library website!

Questions? To find out more or receive a list of events with badge connections email Natalie at


See flyer for a complete listing of upcoming events with badge connections.

Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery

To schedule a gallery tour, contact Betsy, Zan, Sherry, or Brea at 785-580-4515 or

In the Studio: Book artists at work
March 25 – May 6

Visit the studios of various book artists and learn how they create these wonderful works of art. Connections to the Cadette Book Artist badge.

Letterpress Printing Demo
Saturday, April 7, 2018 • 1-3 p.m.

Melissa Meyer of Little Doris Press will demonstrate letterpress printing. Stop by and see how to print with movable type.

Letterpress Printing Then and Now
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 7-8 p.m.

Melissa Meyer of Little Doris Press will demonstrate vintage and modern typesetting and letterpress printing methods.

Linoleum Block Printing Demonstration
Monday, April 23, 2018 • 7-8 p.m.

Watch curator of exhibitions Zan Popp demonstrate linoleum block printing from plain block to finished print.

In the Studio: Closing Reception
Friday, May 4, 2018 • 5:30-8 p.m.

Join us for food and activities on the last Friday of the In the Studio exhibit.

Kansas Youth Art
April 1- April 29, 2018

Artworks from around the state will be exhibited by the Kansas Art Educators Association. Students from elementary, middle and high schools are selected by their teachers to participate.

Music and Art
May 25 – August 19, 2018

Hear Art and See Music play together as we explore the world of music and art. Discover, play and create with us during our summer of learning. This is the 17th annual art exhibition for children.

The Printed Image 7
September 7 – October 21, 2018

This national juried print competition features artists working in hand-pulled print media and presents the latest concepts and techniques in printmaking.

Over There: Americans Abroad in World War I
November 9, 2018 – January 6, 2019

This traveling exhibitions showcase World War I overseas military photography from the immense photographic holdings of the National Archives. The exhibition includes photographs from the fronts, behind the lines, and the consequences of the war as well as how it was remembered.

Book Artist Workshop (Cadettes)

Visit the Sabatini art gallery and complete several steps of the Book Artist badge with artist Betsy Roe. Included in this power point 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