Dave Perkins has been with the Library for over ten years. Not only is he our wonderful mechanic, he is an accomplished woodworker as well. His talents are used whenever possible at the Library, but I wanted to see what he makes in his spare time and find out what drives him to create.
Nothing can replace hands-on, on-the-job training, but fortifying yourself with the information this book offers is, if anything, a major confidence builder, especially if you’re like me and hate being embarassed by what you don’t know when it really matters.
When my grandmother passed away, I experienced first-hand what it feels like to have a complete stranger call a beloved heirloom both “worthless” and “nothing special”.
In their own words, these first-time curators share their stories.
It’s only May and the temperature’s rising. As much as kids like to play outside, as it gets hotter, they’re bound to be looking for something fun to do indoors.
Dirty painting? Broken porcelain vase? If your artwork needs a face lift and you don’t know where to begin, we’re here to help find resources.
Meet the artists behind our current exhibition, The Waiting Room: Lost and Found, and hear more about the project itself, and how a community of artists and art lovers collaborated to bring important issues in women’s health to the table for discussion.
Recently I’ve been on the hunt for something that confirms my belief that art is important. But I didn’t want anything too long, heavy or academic. And it had to fit in the book holder on my treadmill at the gym.
Read what 324 people shared about the people they loved, battles they fought, childhood memories and odd facts from wartime.
It’s week 52 of our Kansas Sesquicentennial video series—our last video for this project, and as toys can be such a part of the holiday scene, we thought we’d wrap our year-long video series with a look at our antique Schoenhut Circus collection.
Shimomura’s work is so powerful it transcends his own experience and becomes a voice for Americans marginalized in our country due to physical appearance or heritage.
Something about luminous glass filled with intricate design brings to mind holiday candy, icicles and ornaments.