Featured Poet: Denise Low

As one of the most talented and enduring poetic talents to ever hail from our state, Denise Low has nourished the creative spirit of readers for decades.

Connect to Your Family Roots

Learn how you can connect to your family roots with Denise Grau from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Grau is the featured speaker for our library’s German Heritage Celebration on October 17, from 2-5pm.

Win Sweet Prizes in the Youth Indexing Competition

Topeka teens ages 14-18 can become historians and win awesome prizes by competing in our Youth Indexing Competition. The grand prize winner receives a Surface Tablet. Read on for the details.

Hot Regional Read: Monster in My Closet

Lawrence author R.L. Naquin has built a big fan following with her quirky characters and immersive fantasy world. Read on for an original interview with the author.

Otherworldly Fiction: Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson has won Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards for her otherworldly fiction, and she happens to live right next door–in Lawrence, Kansas. Read on for an original interview with this fantastic writer.