If you have ever said “I wish I knew the story behind the writing of [insert name of Christmas Carol here]” then you need to come to the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, December 8, 7:00-8:00pm to find out more about some of the most beloved Christmas Carols. We will explore the history behind eight […]
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 her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.
Contact Charity at email@example.com
Come on in! You can find us on the second floor of the library in Room 204. The Topeka Room suite houses our Local History and Genealogy collections and resources. The suite consists of four rooms including the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer, the research room, the Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center, and […]
Kansas Author Robert Collins will be in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, July 21, 2013 to talk about his newest book Kansas County Seat Conflicts as well as his other writing including Ghost Railroads of Kansas. Since the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1855 well into the Twentieth Century, communities have fought over the […]
Topeka author Sharon Highberger will share her spiritual journey as she talks about her new book Dancing with Depression: A Spiritual Pathway for Recovery from Darkness to Light on Sunday, June 9, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). In this book, Sharon shares her inspiring and hope-filled discovery of freedom from life-long clinical depression. In […]
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 […]
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.