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 [...]
December 7, 2011 marks the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the [...]
The Call of Duty exhibit weaves history and art together in a moving tribute at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Experience the times during a show by Topeka Big Band and a dance in the library’s rotunda during December’s First Friday.
Join Kansas Author Helen Alley-Taylor as she talks about her fictional memoir East Toward Home on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204). This fictional account of the lives of Eddy & Jessie who lived in Melvern, KS looks back over their relationship beginning during the great depression and lasting for almost [...]
Islam in the Heartland of America by Imam Omar Hazim offers readers curious about the world’s fastest growing religion a close-up look at how Islam is taught and experienced in a mosque in Topeka, Kansas, America’s heartland. He will speak as part of the library’s Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Authors Series on Sunday, October 23 [...]
Find out about the Ghosts of Kansas in Beth Cooper’s book and this talk about ghosts and paranormal events in Kansas. Do you think your house is haunted? Learn about ways to research and document your experiences. The book tells the stories of Ghosts in Atchison, Holton, Kansas City, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Shawnee, and Topeka. [...]
Join us Saturday October 8th from 10am to 3pm at the Kansas State Historical Society 6425 SW 6th Ave for meet Christia Cowan from Ancestry.com and learn about genealogical research and resources.