Upcoming Events



Emporia Reads Together
July 7, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of this summer's community read, The Soul of an Octopus. Copies are available at the library for checkout!


Fishing Lures
July 9, 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to make your own fishing lures and what each type is best used for. We will be making custom fishing lures! All supplies provided.


Emporia Reads Together: Read & Watch
July 11, 3:00 p.m.
Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center

We will watch and discuss My Octopus Teacher as a companion to this summer's community read.


Under the Sea Wine Glasses
July 14, 6:00 p.m.
Twin Rivers Winery

Customize your own wine glass! This event is for ages 21 and older.


Christmas in July Photos
July 15-17

Drop by for a chance to take your Christmas pictures early! Bring your camera; we will have a holiday photo backdrop set up for you to take your family photos.


Freshwater Ecosystems
July 25, 6:00 p.m.
Prophet Aquatic Research & Outreach Center

Our local ecosystems are so important! Learn what they contain and how to keep them clean. Wear sturdy shoes! This event includes a walk down to the Neosho River.


Healthy Cooking: Tasty Appetizers
July 28, 4:30 p.m.

This tasty event features crostini made by Chad the Breadman from Vault Meats & Cheeses and vegetables and cheese from the farmers market. Chad will be on hand to teach us this very special recipe.


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An Afternoon of Poetry: Kevin Rabas & Kerry Moyer
August 6, 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of original poetry by local poets Kevin Rabas and Kerry Moyer!


Humanities Kansas: Flour Power
August 13, 2:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss the rich history of immigration from Mexico to Kansas and the background of the humble but important tortilla.


Linocut Craft
August 20, 1:30 p.m.

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used as a relief surface. Join us to learn the basics of this craft and make one of your own! This event is for ages 18 and older.


Healthy Cooking: Veggie Basics
August 25, 4:30 p.m.

Try some tasty recipes with fresh vegetables that can be found at the farmers market!