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Local Events: The Outsiders, Brewfest

As June draws to a close, Topeka is hopping with many local events. Find out more here!

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Local Events: Drama and Music

A couple of local events start this weekend which will bring us thought provoking entertainment all week long. A new play opens at the Topeka Civic Theatre that highlights the history of racial relations in the US in a unique way. An annual favorite event returns, as the Sunflower Music festival brings us all kinds […]

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How to restore your faith in humanity – with books

Try reversing your grief, or at least easing it, by reading about the beauty and kindness in our world.

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Local Events: WWI Exhibit and Germanfest

Check out some local events highlighting history and cultural events. At the Kansas Museum of History, a new exhibit commemorating World War I opens. At Sacred Heart Catholic Church, all things German will be celebrated at Germanfest. Find out more here!

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Odd Evening, by Eric McHenry

Hear Eric McHenry, poet laureate of Kansas, speak and recite poetry at your library June 16, from 7-8:30 p.m.

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A Picture Perfect Murder in The Fine Art of Murder

Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan has returned home to help her newly divorced daughter when a young woman is murdered at the Pierce family estate. The murdered woman was an assistant to Randolph Pierce whose reputation as a spoiled rich kid…

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Charming Louisa

Critical husband? Overbearing mother-in-law? Welcome to the world of First Lady Louisa Adams.

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Discover your new catalog

We gave some of our library power users a sneak peek at the new catalog. Here’s what they had to say.

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Hauntings in Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories

An unnamed narrator is plagued by guilt after he does something awful to his pet cat, but the feline is not about to let the narrator escape his punishment in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Black Cat.” This is the first story…

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Must-have summer reads

Brand new fiction perfect for summertime, hand-picked by the library’s fiction expert.

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The Gift of Love in A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

Amaterasu Takahashi’s daughter and grandson died in the bombing of Nagasaki, and all she has left are photographs and her daughters diary that Ama has never read. Ama wants to forget so she moved to America and has spent the last forty years trying to numb the pain until a man claims that he is her grandson.

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Local Events: Country Music and Ghosts

As we swing into May a country music singer stops by on his tour and Topekans hoping for a Ghostly encounter will tour the north side of town. I hope you enjoy whatever local events you attend, and to learn or experience more check out the relevant materials that we have at the Library.

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