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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. 

Additional Information: Check out the fall flyer for additional events and badge connections.

Questions? To find out more or receive a list of events with badge connections email Natalie at nmoreland@tscpl.org

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Dance for a Sunday Afternoon

 All Levels

La Comunidad Exhibit

 All Levels
Sep 3 - Nov 21

Community is bigger than geography or family, it’s about a shared experience — the shared experience of La Comunidad (The Community). Come see this amazing exhibit for yourself!

From visual to performing arts, murals, paintings, sculpture, dance, music, costumes and lowrider cars, Latino artists in Topeka are flourishing. By mixing cultural traditions with contemporary stories, this group of artists showcases a selection of the depth of talent and vision in the community. If you wish to arrange a group tour, email gallery@tscpl.org

La comunidad es más grande que la geografía o la familia, es acerca de compartir experiencias—la experiencia compartida de La Comunidad.

Desde las artes visuales a las artes escénicas, murales, pinturas, esculturas, danza, música, disfraces y coches modificados (lowrider cars), los artistas latinos en Topeka están creciendo. Mezclando tradiciones con historias contemporáneas, este grupo de artistas muestra talento y una vision profunda de la comunidad.

Additional info:  La Comunidad is open all the hours the library is open, 9am – 9pm Mon-Fri; Sat 9am -6pm; and Sun noon – 9pm. 

Masks are strongly encouraged at the library. For the latest information on current COVID-related guidelines, visit https://tscpl.org/health/coronavirus-information-resources

Cost per person: Free

Badge Connections: Daisy Badge: Good Neighbor, Brownie Badge: Celebrating Community, Brownie Badge: Painting

Journey Connections: Brownie Journey: A World of Girls, Senior Journey: GIRLtopia

Outcomes: Displays positive values, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

 
VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES:
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  

 
 
YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:
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 eroe@tscpl.org.

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.

Virtual Children's Yoga (Daisy-Cadette)

When: Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 am

Our Children's Yoga classes will help children learn new ways to express themselves and provide them with healthy ways to burn excess energy. Connections to Junior Staying Fit and Brownie My Best Self badges. Daisies can use these sessions to work their muscles for a Climbing Adventure. Register at www.tscpl.org/events

Link to session will be provided the week of class.

Questions? contact sschawo@tscpl.org 785-580-4607

Cost: Free

Materials Needed: Internet-connected device with YouTube access, yoga mat (optional)

Badge Connections: Junior Badge: Staying Fit, Brownie Badge: My Best Self, Daisy Badge: Climbing Adventure

Girl Scout Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self. Displays positive values. Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks. 

Virtual Basic Yoga (Cadette-Ambassador)

When: Wednesdays, ongoing, 5:30-6:15pm

This class is built around gaining confidence and stability in your body to achieve strength and flexibility. Connections to Senior Cross-Training and Cadette Science of Happiness badges. Or use these sessions to train for your Climbing Adventure. Register at tscpl.org/events.

Link to session will be provided the week of class.

Questions? Contact sschawo@tscpl.org 785-580-4607

Cost: Free

Materials Needed: Internet-connected device with Zoom access and yoga mat (optional)

Badge Connections: Senior Badge: Cross-Training, Cadette Badge: Science of Happiness, Senior Badge: Climbing Adventure, Cadette Badge: Climbing Adventure

Girl Scout Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self. Displays positive values. Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks