East Toward Home by Helen Alley-Taylor

Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author Helen Alley-Taylor

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Join Kansas Author Helen Alley-Taylor as she talks about her fictional memoir East Toward Home on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204). This fictional account of the lives of Eddy & Jessie who lived in Melvern, KS looks back over their relationship beginning during the great depression and lasting for almost […]

Islam in the Heartland

Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author Imam Omar Hazim

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Islam in the Heartland of America by Imam Omar Hazim offers readers curious about the world’s fastest growing religion a close-up look at how Islam is taught and experienced in a mosque in Topeka, Kansas, America’s heartland. He will speak as part of the library’s Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Authors Series on Sunday, October 23 […]

Beth Cooper talks about Ghosts of Kansas Oct. 12

Ghosts of Kansas with Beth Cooper

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Find out about the Ghosts of Kansas in Beth Cooper’s book and this talk about ghosts and paranormal events in Kansas.  Do you think your house is haunted?  Learn about ways to research and document your experiences.  The book tells the stories of Ghosts in Atchison, Holton, Kansas City, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Shawnee, and Topeka. […]

Kansas Songs

Kansas Songs Through the Years

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Kansas has inspired many songwriters through the years. On Sunday, September 25, 3:00-4:00pm, join us in the Marvin Auditorium for a program highlighting just a few of the songs written in Kansas, including a number of songs written right here in Topeka. As part of our Kansas 150 program series, library staff members and musicians […]

burning veil

Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author Jean Grant

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Come meet author Jean Grant, from Lawrence, who will talk about her book The Burning Veil on Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). The Burning Veil is a story of love and colliding cultures as American Sarah Moss travels to Saudi Arabia to discover more about the man she loves, his […]


Meet the Author Cathy Maxwell

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Multi-published historical romance author Cathy Maxwell will speak about the process of writing and publishing romance novels. Her latest novel, in stores on August 30, 2011 is The Seduction of Scandal.  This is a participating book in the k.i.s.s. and teal campaign to fight ovarian cancer. Maxwell grew up in Olathe, KS and now lives […]