Judy Blume’s, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, from the Fudge series, is the book upon which our next Read the Book, See the Show event is based. The Fudge series is a favorite with young readers. But even if you’re family isn’t familiar with it, bring the kids in to our event Feb 1 [...]
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 [...]
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in February and March. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers in those months. Find some new gardening books to check out Learn how the library’s helping pre-readers and find out about an [...]
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 [...]
The Senior Information Fair offers a one-stop-shopping experience for older adults and their caregivers who want to learn more about what the library and the community has to offer senior citizens. The Senior Information Fair, Jan. 18 from 10am-2pm, is a perfect time to ask about how we can bring the library to you. Our [...]
Keeping morale up was critical: the music speaks of hope, of dancing, of forgetting the dangers the world was in.
Sunday, December 11, 3:00–5:00 pm join over 30 local and regional poets as they share poems, stories and passions relating to our inspiring state.
Enjoy a the enchanting and delicate sounds of olden times during a holiday-inspired concert Dec. 4 from 3-4pm in Marvin Auditorium during A Renaissance Music Christmas. Castle & Cross Consort, Topeka’s early music ensemble, performs holiday tunes on the recorders and folk harp, as well as the krumhorn, a capped-double reed (similar to a bag pipe) [...]
Sat Dec 3 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Learn how to get terrific shots of your family that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. David Mathias professional photographer, owner of Photo-1 will give you tips on taking pictures that truly capture your family’s personality. Bring your own photos and see how small changes can improve them.
Anton Room 202
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 [...]
Eric McHenry, local poet and Washburn University professor, shares poems and stories inspired by the witticisms of his two kids on Dec. 3 at 1-2:30 pm in Marvin Auditorium. The poems, along with charming woodcuts depicting scenes from each piece, are published in his latest book titled Mommy, Daddy, Evan and Sage. In it Evan, [...]