Roger & Brooks Barta Coming to the Library

Join Smith Center football coach Roger Barta and his son, Brooks, at the library on Sunday, March 4 from 2-3 as they talk about the philosophies that have led to the sustained success of the football program in Smith Center.

Kansas Reads Our Boys and attends programs about the book at the library

“Our Boys,” the 2012 Kansas Reads Choice

Eight state championships, a 79-game winning streak, an .825 winning percentage, and over 300 career wins. Amazingly, these aren’t the most important things Coach Roger Barta has brought to the football program at Smith Center High School in Smith Center, Kan. His philosophy – of always putting forth your best effort, striving to improve every […]

More ESPN 30 For 30 Films

In celebration of its first 30 years of existence, ESPN has come out with 30 sports films, several of which have been directed by accomplished filmmakers. This is a list of the titles the library has just recently ordered, and will be on the shelves soon.

Topeka Winter Hoops Schedules

The basketball season is underway, and if you’re wanting to get out and take in some action on the hardwood this winter, you won’t have to leave Shawnee County!

Thanksgiving Day Football Memories

Turkey, stuffing, and football? To Nate Thanksgiving Day wouldn’t be the same without taking in the Thursday afternoon NFL action on the gridiron. Join him as he shares his favorite football memories from Turkey Day.

Being Daddy – Finding the Wrong Thing

Join Nate as he discovers that in a room full of toys and other things intended for a little one, a baby will always find the things you don’t want them playing with and become endlessly fixated upon them.