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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!
Eric McHenry currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Kansas. You can hear him speak and recite poetry at your library on June 16, from 7-8:30, in Marvin Auditorium. Read on for a review of McHenry’s newest collection of poetry, Odd Evening.
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…
Brand new fiction perfect for summertime, hand-picked by the library’s fiction expert.
Critical husband? Overbearing mother-in-law? Welcome to the world of First Lady Louisa Adams.
We gave some of our library power users a sneak peek at the new catalog. Here’s what they had to say.
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…
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.
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.
May has suspense, romance and crime you’ll want to get your holds on right away.
From sheep grazing and green houses to a squirrel called “Pete” and victory gardens, the White House lawn and garden has gone through many changes. The exterior of the White House is quite recognizable and static but the lawns and gardens have been influenced by different president’s desires…