Victorian Christmas Traditions

A Victorian Christmas Celebration

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 […]

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Kansas Author Mary Ann Wittman

Join us in Marvin Auditorium on Saturday, December 12, 1-4 pm to meet over 50 Kansas authors, including children’s author Mary Ann Wittman at Great Writers, Right Here. 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 […]

Angels at Sunset

Kansas Author Tom Mach

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, […]

Kansas Most Haunted

Kansas Most Haunted

On Sunday, Oct. 14, 7-8:30pm come to Marvin Auditorium 101C, learn about the most haunted locations in Kansas & hear the ghost stories attached to those locations.  Listen to experienced paranormal investigators Cathy Ramirez and Brenda Mason as they share about investigations they have done and learn more about equipment & techniques for performing your […]

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Kansas Ancestor Fair Oct. 20

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is cosponsoring the third annual Kansas Ancestor Fair, 9:30am–3:30pm Saturday, October 20, at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Ave.  Doors open at 9am and classes start at 10am. This free event is held in celebration of Family History Month and features informational displays by local heritage, […]

The Eighth Sea by Nancy Sprowell Geise

Kansas Author Nancy Sprowell Geise

Join Nancy Sprowell Geise in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, September 9, 2012 for a discussion of her novel, The Eighth Sea, a love story involving two unforgettable characters – Brenna and Nathan.  Their story is our story, its theme universal – finding the meaning of our lives, our way home. In 1769, on […]

Mark Bouton Author Talk

Kansas Author Mark Bouton

Join Kansas author Mark Bouton on Sunday, August 5, 2012, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204) to discuss his newest mystery.  In The Sacrifice, the FBI races to find a kidnapped baby before she’s sacrificed by a satanic cult. The newborn daughter of a Texas state senator is snuck out of the hospital, and FBI […]

Gladys Hargis book talk

Kansas Author Gladys Hargis

On Sunday, July 29, join Topeka Author Gladys Hargis in the Topeka Room (204), 2-3pm for a discussion of her recent book. You Live Forever details the author’s near death experience, who she met, and the hope she was given during this journey.  She says: “There are Angels present long before your soul leaves your […]

Debra Stufflebean A French Huguenot Legacy

Kansas Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean

On Tuesday, July 10, 7-8:30pm, join Topeka Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean for a discussion of her newest book A French Huguenot Legacy, a novel based upon the author’s own heritage as a descendant of protestants who fled France in the 17th century in hopes of finding religious freedom in America.  There will be an opportunity […]

Kansas Author Buttrfli Jones

Kansas Author Buttrfli Jones

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, from 2-3pm, author Buttrfli Jones will be in the Topeka Room (204) to talk about writing and publishing her books.  Like a Tree is a story about a woman who suffers sexual childhood abuse and how that abuse shapes her life as she journeys from victim to victor. The author […]

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KS Author Pamela Dawes-Tambornino

Join Kansas author Pamela Dawes-Tambornino in the Topeka Room (Room 204) on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2-3pm as she shares wisdom from her Cherokee grandmother in Maggie’s Story: Teachings of a Cherokee Healer.   Maggie would tell Pamela what was right and let her do it wrong in order to learn the lesson.  She often said […]

Kansas Poets Trail

Kansas Poets Trail

In honor of Poetry month, two Topeka authors featured on the Kansas Poets Trail in downtown Wichita will join us on Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:15 pm in the Marvin Auditorium, Room 101C.  Duane Herrmann & Dr. Robert Lawson will talk about the Kansas Poets Trail and their own poetry writing. Duane Herrmann’s work has been published since 1969 […]