Gary K. Clarke Shares African Adventures, Misadventures

For decades, Gary K. Clarke led photography safaris all over Africa. He collected thousands of photographs and has authored three books previously, which are in the library’s collection. He discusses his newest book, Once Upon a Time in Africa, Nov. 10 at 7pm in Marvin Auditorium. As Director Emeritus of the World Famous Topeka Zoo, […]

Kansas Author Phil E. Quinn

Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, March 3, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Phil E. Quinn talk about his debut novel Release Point. Female athletes are an underserved literary market. Their participation in sports has increased dramatically over the past several decades in most countries while literary efforts to represent, document and […]

“Gatsby” Expert Kirk Curnutt Delves into Fitzgerald’s Life Feb. 17

The Great Gatsby, considered the “Great American Novel,” has been adapted for the big screen four times in the 20th Century, with a new version coming to theatres in May. Kirk Curnutt offers you a multimedia presentation Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1pm.

Remembering “Peggy of the Flint Hills”

December 8, 2012 at 3 pm in Marvin Auditorium In Topeka, few people are remembered more fondly than Zula Bennington Greene, the longtime columnist for the Topeka Capital-Journal. Now, nearly a quarter-century after her death, Woodley Press is publishing Peggy of the Flint Hills, a beautiful memoir of her childhood and young adulthood that Greene […]

Honoring Our Veterans Nov. 12

Monday, November 12 marks the finale of a series commemorating our veterans, Kansans on the Front Lines. The program starts at 7pm and will be in Marvin Auditorium in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. A Marine in Vietnam Presenter Tad Pritchett, a veteran and author, served 13 months in Vietnam, starting in 1968. […]