The only librarian with her own action figure, Nancy Pearl will dazzle the audience with her insight about literature and her love of books and libraries. Bibliophiles will not want to miss Nancy Pearl Nov. 3.
Sunday, October 30 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Join Tom Averill, author and Kansas scholar to learn about Kansas in film.
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 […]
Cello Virtuoso Steven Elisha will delight audience members this Sunday with the sounds of Sabastian Bach and Zoltan Kodaly – and an Elisha original composed for the Kansas Sesquicentennial. Hear Elisha’s beautiful cello music starting at 3pm.
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. […]
On October 22, social media movers and shakers, bloggers, podcasters, marketers and others will convene on the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for a day of networking and information sharing – and some fun and food too. Sign up at podcamptopeka.org. The conference is a value at just $10, and that covers breakfast and […]
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.