If you have ever said “I wish I knew the story behind the writing of [insert name of Christmas Carol here]” then you need to come to the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, December 8, 7:00-8:00pm to find out more about some of the most beloved Christmas Carols. We will explore the history behind eight […]
Come on in! You can find us on the second floor of the library in Room 204. The Topeka Room suite houses our Local History and Genealogy collections and resources. The suite consists of four rooms including the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer, the research room, the Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center, and […]
Learn about genealogy research at the FREE 4th Annual Ancestor Fair Saturday October 19 at the Kansas Historical Society. Researchers of all experience levels will find something to pique their interest or move their research project along.
The library has the tools and the staff to assist you in your genealogical research, and one such “tool” that’s very popular is our obituary request service. The Topeka Room has more than 170,000 obituaries indexed from Topeka newspapers from 1906 to present and is available 24/7 online.
Kansas Author Robert Collins will be in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, July 21, 2013 to talk about his newest book Kansas County Seat Conflicts as well as his other writing including Ghost Railroads of Kansas. Since the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1855 well into the Twentieth Century, communities have fought over the […]
Topeka author Sharon Highberger will share her spiritual journey as she talks about her new book Dancing with Depression: A Spiritual Pathway for Recovery from Darkness to Light on Sunday, June 9, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). In this book, Sharon shares her inspiring and hope-filled discovery of freedom from life-long clinical depression. In […]
This summer the Topeka Room helps celebrate our summer reading themes of “Dig into Reading” and “Groundbreaking Reads” by featuring books by a variety of authors with Topeka connections in the display cases on the second floor. A sampling of fiction, children’s books, poetry, graphic novels, and plays have been chosen from the Topeka Room […]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Cathy Ramirez talk about her first book Where’s the Ghost? The Trials and Tribulations of Ghost Hunting. It tells the beginning of Cathy’s journey into the world of paranormal research. Through her own words and the stories of those […]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, April 21, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author George Ismael Feliu, Jr. talk about the process of writing a series. His series Guardians of Havenshire concludes with Triumph & Tragedy where each character’s journey comes to an end whether in triumph or tragedy. George Feliu has been […]
Next time you’re in the library, take time to come upstairs and explore our displays featuring items from our Special Collections. This spring we are featuring Early Kansas History, Rex Stout: Topeka’s Man of Mysteries, Peggy of the Flint Hills and Topeka Sheet Music. The “Early Kansas History” display case features the state seal of […]
Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, March 3, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Phil E. Quinn talk about his debut novel Release Point. Female athletes are an underserved literary market. Their participation in sports has increased dramatically over the past several decades in most countries while literary efforts to represent, document and […]