52 for 150: What’s So Special About Jaune Quick-To-See Smith?

It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 45 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. A painter of Salish, French-Cree, and Shoshone heritage, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s art “presents a cross-cultural dialogue between those values and experiences of the artist’s inherited past and those of late-20th-century Euro-American culture.”

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Your Library’s Pop-Up & Movable Book Collection?

Boo! It’s Halloween! It’s also National Book Month, so for week 44 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re taking a closer look at our Pop-up book collection. Like Halloween, these books capitalize on the thrill of anticipation and suspense by promising unexpected surprises around every corner—er—page.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Your Library’s Moses Fine Art Book Collection?

Continuing to highlight National Book Month, for week 43 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’ve chosen to focus on the Moses Fine Art Book Collection, which includes books on architecture, costume design, furniture, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Your Library’s Topeka State Hospital Artifacts?

Today is National Mental Health Awareness Day, and for week 41 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re highlighting the recent acquisition of a copper cupola and a yellow brick from the top and sides of the former Topeka State Hospital. PLUS! Hear Susan Marchant tell the story of one famous resident, Boston Corbett.