Join Kansas Author Max Yoho in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, April 15, 2-3pm for an introduction to his latest book, Me and Aunt Izzy. In Me and Aunt Izzy, eleven-year old Jefferson Davis Johnson has been sentenced to a summer of “moral rehabilitation” under the watchful eye of his great aunt, Queen Isabella [...]
The Topeka Room (204) at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosts Kansas author Jennifer Marie Brayton on Sunday, March 4, 2-3pm. She will talk about her new book series featuring Alana Marie McClaire, set in wild west era Kansas and researched, in part, in the Topeka Room. The Adventures of Alana Marie McClaire: [...]
Guardians of Havenshire is 9-11 meets the Alamo. It’s an edge-of-your-seat action-packed novel you won’t want to put down. Join the author, George Ismael Feliu, Jr. in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, February 12 from 2-3pm to learn more about the process of writing a novel in 30 days with the NaNoWriMo challenge each November [...]
Join author Patsy Redden on Tuesday, January 24, 7-8pm in the Library’s Marvin Auditorium (101B) for a lively program about Kansas History. The true story of the life of Russell Scott Osborn, Civil War soldier, stonemason, Congregational minister, and Populist Party leader who was elected Kansas Secretary of State, therefore becoming an integral part of the [...]
Join author Eleanor Liu in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 2-3pm as she talks about her biography, The Red Thread, and her new children’s book Lao Li and His Beancurd which was illustrated by her granddaughter Melisande Liu. The Red Thread recounts events and circumstances that shaped and determined the course [...]
Read what 324 people shared about the people they loved, battles they fought, childhood memories and odd facts from wartime.
It’s an amazing story, this story of real people.
Shimomura’s work is so powerful it transcends his own experience and becomes a voice for Americans marginalized in our country due to physical appearance or heritage.
Many of us are anxious to get a look at the 1940 Census. The release date is set April 2, 2012. You can get a preview at NARA’s website now. They have copies of the blank 1940 forms, information about what’s different, and instructional videos. You can access previous census records now and will be [...]
This holiday season when family from near and far are in town and sitting around talking, use this time to document – maybe even fact-check – those family stories. Let the library help separate family facts from fiction. Shari Schawo, our genealogy librarian, invites you and your gang to dig through the Baker Genealogy Center’s [...]