Kansas Author Mary Ann Wittman

Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Mary Ann Wittman talk about her new children’s books. The Little Christmas Tree, Muffy And The Big Pink Ball & Clemmie and the Mailman are delightful tales for children of all ages. Get a head start with a new Christmas story this year. Illustrated by Topeka artists Andy Valdivia & Dan Pasley.

The Little Christmas Tree is about a misshapen, dejected little tree who has given up hope of being selected as a Christmas tree but surprising things happen to bring the glow of the Christmas spirit.  Muffy And The Big Pink Ball tells the amusing story of a little dog’s encounter with an unfamiliar object in the back yard.  Muffy turns to her backyard pals to help her solve the mystery of the scary big pink ball.  The second book in the “Dog Tales” series, Clemmie and the Mailman finds Clemmie sneaking out of her fenced back yard to explore the neighborhood.  Find out what happens to her on her great adventure.

Mary Ann Wittman is the Coordinator of the Adult Education Center of the Topeka Public Schools and an Adjunct Professor at Washburn University.  She grew up in Salina, KS.  Mary Ann has a BA in Sociology from Kansas State University and a Masters in Education from Colorado State University.  She has lived in Kansas most of her life with brief stops in Texas, Colorado, and Turkey.  In addition to her children’s books, she has written some poetry, several newspaper articles and academic papers.

Books available for sale & signing after the talk.  For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

*Book and Biographical information supplied by the author.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.