10 Titles to Borrow or Buy

Try these titles before you buy, then make your purchase at the Great Writers Right Here author fair, December 10 from 1-4 p.m.


While the Kettle’s On

Melissa Fite Johnson invites readers into a world both familiar and new with poems of family history, coming of age, and married life. Read on for an original interview with the author, and meet Johnson at our 4th annual Great Writers Right Here author fair, December 10 from 1-4 pm.

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Resources for Writers

We have a fantastic collection of resources on writing and here’s your chance to learn from experts Sat. Aug. 20.

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Apply for the 2016 Author Fair

Save the date! Your library is proud to host our fourth annual author fair, Great Writers Right Here, on December 10 from 1-4 p.m. Submit your application between now and October 15.

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Odd Evening, by Eric McHenry

Hear Eric McHenry, poet laureate of Kansas, speak and recite poetry at your library June 16, from 7-8:30 p.m.

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Family Tree Magazine on Flipster

Family Tree Magazine is the premiere publication about genealogy and is a must-read for those who are passionate about their family history. You can read it for free, every month, with your library card!

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New Genealogy Resource – American Ancestors Online

Get ready, family researchers! Your library is offering another way for you to connect with your family roots. American Ancestors Online, by New England Historic and Genealogical Society, is a repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. Read on for more info.

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Get Outside!

Warm weather is back, and it’s time to get outside! Your library has you covered with guides that will help you plan your adventure to remember, right here in beautiful Kansas.


Featured Poet: Martinez Hillard

Martinez Hillard is a songwriter, emcee, poet and social commentator based in Topeka. You can hear him share his spoken word poetry at your library 7 p.m. Tues. April 26.

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Featured Poet: Annette Hope Billings

Celebrate Poetry at your library on April 26, with a Regional Poetry Reading & Open Mic, featuring Annette Hope Billings. Read on for an original interview with the poet.