Library’s Salute to our Veterans through Music and Art

Take a journey back to the days of World War II through music from that era during Honoring Our Veterans through Song, a 1940s radio-style show on Nov. 9 at 3:30pm in The Edge. Live music will be interspersed between oral history reports including one on the Pearl Harbor bombing, which happened 70 years ago. Visitors will enjoy a musical performance by Robert Banks.

Mingle with veterans. Bring your questions. Representatives from the area’s military tourism venues will be on hand. Check out military books and tour Call of Duty, the art and historical exhibit in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Gallery staff hosts a USO-style canteen at 11am. Free donuts and coffee will be served to a first-come, first-served crowd.

Check out historical firearms, Jeeps, trucks, cannons, motorcycles and our men in uniform from 2-4pm in the library parking lot and rotunda. This event is provided in part by the Rolling Thunder Chapter of the Military Preservation Association.

The library will be closed on Veterans Day, and our Bookmobiles will not run. For other upcoming closed dates, click onto this page.

If you like military stories, check out this blog on athletes who served from Dave Coleman, one of our staffers who is also a veteran.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a landmark library, and features the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, meeting rooms, and free computer training, including Facebook classes.

Hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sun. 12 pm to 9 pm.


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