Join Kansas author Mark Bouton on Sunday, August 5, 2012, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204) to discuss his newest mystery. In The Sacrifice, the FBI races to find a kidnapped baby before she’s sacrificed by a satanic cult. The newborn daughter of a Texas state senator is snuck out of the hospital, and FBI [...]
Listen to fabulous stories from the Pinkalicious series, take part in a pink exchange and watch a preview of the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy’s Youth production of Pinkalicious the Musical during the Pinkalicious Party, August 1 at 7pm in Marvin Auditorium. Youngsters enjoy this silly book about a little girl who LOVES the color [...]
Back by popular demand, the Movie on the Lawn series will feature films that will get you and your family dancing. Bring the whole family for a showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Sept. 13 and Grease Sept. 27.
On Sunday, July 29, join Topeka Author Gladys Hargis in the Topeka Room (204), 2-3pm for a discussion of her recent book. You Live Forever details the author’s near death experience, who she met, and the hope she was given during this journey. She says: “There are Angels present long before your soul leaves your [...]
We share good news about a petition that reached its goal of 10,000 signatures all in the spirit of bringing you more ebooks at your library. In early May, the library built a website and hosted an electronic petition urging the big six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette) to [...]
On Tuesday, July 10, 7-8:30pm, join Topeka Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean for a discussion of her newest book A French Huguenot Legacy, a novel based upon the author’s own heritage as a descendant of protestants who fled France in the 17th century in hopes of finding religious freedom in America. There will be an opportunity [...]
Enjoy this world-class opportunity to hear young musicians from around the globe perform at the library. This free performance by young pianists attending the 2012 International Institute for Young Musicians at KU is sure to delight.
Join ReShonda Tate Billingsley, national best-selling author, Thursday July 12 7:00PM-8:30PM in Marvin Auditorium 101BC as she discusses her new book “The Secret She Kept.” Billingsley is a former television and radio show reporter, actress, freelance reporter, ghost writer, professional editor, and has written 21 bestselling books (including eight adult novels, eight teen novels, one [...]
Look for these upcoming programs presented by the park rangers from Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site Elisha Scott, Colored Lawyer of Topeka This program revolves around Scott’s life as one of the state’s most noted attorneys and some of his most important cases where he fought to win fair treatment for all [...]
Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Her concert is family-friendly, but geared toward a teen audience. It’ll be held in The Edge, the teen space.
Admit it. You’ve been waiting for an excuse to dress up as a zombie, or a vampire or some other midnight-lurker. And that’s why we’re having this party: to satisfy your secret cravings. Well, some of them, maybe. Come to the party and you’ll enjoy spooky sports, gross-out foods, and zombie makeup. Then pose for a picture. Join [...]