The bookmobiles will be out of service Monday, May 18th through Monday, May 25th for scheduled maintenance. They will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, May 26th.
John and Mary Ann “Mollie” Lytle were both former slaves who had moved from Tennessee to Topeka with their young family in 1882. Their children would leave a legacy of success in the fields of law and law enforcement.
During and shortly after the end of the Civil War in April of 1865, African Americans began migrating into Kansas and surrounding states in large numbers. Learn how Topeka responded to this influx of new immigrants.
This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This post is the second of four which highlight ties between Topeka and Shawnee County and national movements during and after the Civil War. By the 1870’s over 20,000 Union Civil War veterans resided in Kansas. Locally, many veterans joined their regional Grand […]
This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This post is the first of four which highlight ties between Topeka and Shawnee County and national movements during and after the Civil War. Chances are, if you have a male ancestor that came to Kansas in the late 19th century […]
Due to the closing of the Auburn Applemarket at the end of February, the library will change the location where the bookmobile visits that community on Saturday mornings. Beginning Saturday, February 28th the bookmobile will stop at the Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th Street.