This summer the Topeka Room helps celebrate our summer reading themes of “Dig into Reading” and “Groundbreaking Reads” by featuring books by a variety of authors with Topeka connections in the display cases on the second floor. A sampling of fiction, children’s books, poetry, graphic novels, and plays have been chosen from the Topeka Room [...]
Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of the Topeka Room programs Charity coordinates is the "Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Authors" series.
Contact Charity at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Cathy Ramirez talk about her first book Where’s the Ghost? The Trials and Tribulations of Ghost Hunting. It tells the beginning of Cathy’s journey into the world of paranormal research. Through her own words and the stories of those [...]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, April 21, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author George Ismael Feliu, Jr. talk about the process of writing a series. His series Guardians of Havenshire concludes with Triumph & Tragedy where each character’s journey comes to an end whether in triumph or tragedy. George Feliu has been [...]
Next time you’re in the library, take time to come upstairs and explore our displays featuring items from our Special Collections. This spring we are featuring Early Kansas History, Rex Stout: Topeka’s Man of Mysteries, Peggy of the Flint Hills and Topeka Sheet Music. The “Early Kansas History” display case features the state seal of [...]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, March 3, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Phil E. Quinn talk about his debut novel Release Point. Female athletes are an underserved literary market. Their participation in sports has increased dramatically over the past several decades in most countries while literary efforts to represent, document and [...]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, February 24, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Esther Luttrell talk about her newest mystery. In Invitation to a Murder when Doug Stafford phoned in the dead of the night from Topeka, Kansas, Dena Brooke was sitting in her Florida beach cottage, trying to decide what to [...]
On January 30 in Marvin Auditorium Room 101C, we celebrate Kansas’ birthday (January 29) with a visit from Kansas’ first Governor, Gov. Charles Robinson & his wife Sara. Join reenacters Steven & Suzanne Germes of the Lecompton Players as they bring the early history of Kansas to life through their portrayals of the Robinsons.
Do you participate in Hogmanay? How about Kwanzaa or Ayyám-i-Há? If you don’t know what these celebrations are all about, come to the second floor of the library to check out our display showcasing these and many other Winter Holiday Traditions celebrated in Topeka. The display will be up until Sunday, January 6, 2013. OK, I [...]
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? How long have they been traditions for your family or in the American culture? We owe a lot of our Christmas traditions to the people of the Victorian Era (1837-1901). Come find out which traditions the Victorians either popularized or created in a special Topeka Room celebration from 2:00-3:00pm [...]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Mary Ann Wittman talk about her new children’s books. The Little Christmas Tree, Muffy And The Big Pink Ball & Clemmie and the Mailman are delightful tales for children of all ages. Get a head start with a new [...]
On Sunday, October 21, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204) join Kansas Author Tom Mach as he talks about his newest book, Angels at Sunset which concludes the award-winning historical trilogy about Jessica Radford. The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA, [...]