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  1. Emporia Public Library Adult Summer Reading Passport

    May 25, 2017 - July 24, 2017 @ Emporia Public Library

    Adults, visit the public service desk on the 2nd floor to obtain your Summer Reading Passport. It’s simple: Read six books, visit the six locations in downtown Emporia listed on the passport, and turn in your passport for a prize and to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the end of summer!

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  2. Emporia Public Library Your Leadership Edge

    May 25, 2017 - July 24, 2017 @ Emporia Public Library

    Learn more about the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and how the KLC leadership principles are equipping people to lead all over the state! Access the Your Leadership Edge website at the library for free. Participate in group video chats lead by KLC instructors throughout the summer. Check out a copy of “Your Leadership Edge” by Ed O’Malley and Amanda Cebula. Ask at the public service desk on the 2nd floor about how you can participate in the Your Leadership Edge library program and be eligible for prizes!

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  3. Young Adult Global Book Chat

    June 21, 2017 - June 28, 2017

    Readers wanted! From June 21st through 28th, Emporia Public Library will be participating in a digital book group on Facebook with teens from Fife Libraries in Scotland! To participate, a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

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  4. Emporia Public Library Pat-A-Cake Club

    June 22, 2017, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Birth to 18 months

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  5. Emporia Public Library Mother Goose Time

    June 22, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Toddlers to 36 months

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  6. Printmaking

    June 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    Grades 9-12 & Adults. In this two-part class, students will learn how to transfer a drawing onto a linoleum block and then learn which material to cut away and which material to keep in order to make a successful print. It's a little harder than you think, but so fun! A run of prints will be pulled on the second day of class. Bring your ideas!

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  7. Emporia Public Library Preschool Storytime

    June 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Emporia Public Library

    Ages 3-5

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  8. Emporia Public Library Young Adult Program: Reverse It!

    June 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Emporia Public Library

    Experiment with engineering design—in reverse! We will have several mechanisms to explore, take apart, and put together in new ways!

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  9. Emporia Public Library Children's Program: Construction Zone!

    June 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Emporia Public Library

    Do you have what it takes for both demolition and construction? Join us for construction-style fun with games, activities, and crafts.

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  10. Clay Hand Building

    June 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    Grades 9-12 & Adults. Learn how to make a variety of ceramic pottery pieces using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Tools and other items will be used to add texture and design to your artwork. ALL skill levels are welcome, as each student receives individualized instruction.

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  11. Clay Wheel Throwing

    June 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    Grades 9-12 & Adults. Beginners will learn the basics of wedging, centering and throwing simple forms. Handles, lids and texture can be added as skill levels progress. Larger, more complicated forms await advanced students. ALL skill levels are welcome, as each student receives individualized instruction.

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  12. Watercolor Workshop

    June 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Emporia Arts Center

    This class is structured for beginners, but you will be an expert after 3 sessions with Jan Spade! She will guide you through the challenges and joys of working with water paints. You will walk away with several amazing works of art and the confidence to continue painting with watercolors on your own!

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  13. Emporia Municipal Band Concert

    June 22, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Fremont Park

    The EMB is a Community Band in the great tradition of City bands in America. We perform on selected Thursdays in June and July at 8:00 PM in Emporia's Fremont Park (4th and Union). Concerts are a wide mix band literature including marches, traditional, contemporary, patriotic, sing-alongs, and show tunes. All concerts are family friendly and free of charge. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and we hope to see you at the bandstand in Fremont Park this summer!

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