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.
Wednesday, September 28 7:00-8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium Witches come one, come all and be automatically entered into the costume contest. The Witches, by a favorite children’s author, Roald Dahl, is the basis of a Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy Theatre for Young Audiences production. The cast will preview the show with a teaser at [...]
For decades, Gary K. Clarke led photography safaris all over Africa. He collected thousands of photographs, and presents them in a limited-edition, coffee-table size extravaganza, premiering in the Library’s Marvin Auditoriu. As Director Emeritus of the World Famous Topeka Zoo, and later as President-for-Life of Cowabunga Safaris, Clarke has built a wealth of knowledge about [...]
Kansas has inspired many songwriters through the years. On Sunday, September 25, 3:00-4:00pm, join us in the Marvin Auditorium for a program highlighting just a few of the songs written in Kansas, including a number of songs written right here in Topeka. As part of our Kansas 150 program series, library staff members and musicians [...]
Go to the outer limits of literature with us this fall during Fall Reading. Read 8 hours – in a book, magazine, even a web page – between now and Nov. 13 and reap the sweet rewards. Details inside.
From interviews with authors to information on teaching children to read, this edition of connectnow magazine is a real page-turner. See stories and a complete calendar of library events inside.
Come meet author Jean Grant, from Lawrence, who will talk about her book The Burning Veil on Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). The Burning Veil is a story of love and colliding cultures as American Sarah Moss travels to Saudi Arabia to discover more about the man she loves, his [...]
Multi-published historical romance author Cathy Maxwell will speak about the process of writing and publishing romance novels. Her latest novel, in stores on August 30, 2011 is The Seduction of Scandal. This is a participating book in the k.i.s.s. and teal campaign to fight ovarian cancer. Maxwell grew up in Olathe, KS and now lives [...]
Come meet the author on Sunday, August 21, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). You will hear about these adventures and find out more about how to become a published author. The memoir “It’s Within” tells the story of one Brown County, Kansas girl and her family during and after the great depression. The 5th [...]
(For ages 2-4 with an adult)
Saturday, August 20
10:00–11:00 am – Marvin Auditorium
Join “Miss Carole”,Dubbed “the Pied Piper of children’s music”, as she shows how songs, stories, fingerplays, rhythmic movement and instrument play will expand a child’s musical experience in a fun way.
Kansas has many wonders, and Kansas author and explorer Marci Penner has seen them all. Hear about her 8 Wonders of Kansas project Aug. 23 at 7pm.