A Victorian Christmas Celebration

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?  How long have they been traditions for your family or in the American culture?  We owe a lot of our Christmas traditions to the people of the Victorian Era (1837-1901).  Come find out which traditions the Victorians either popularized or created in a special Topeka Room celebration from 2:00-3:00pm […]

Storytime with Santa

Santa is coming to the library to lead storytime! Dec. 1  |  10:00–11:00am  |  Story Zone Ho! Ho! Ho! A special visitor from the North Pole stops by to read some fun stories and visit with kids. Parents and grandparents, bring your cameras and take advantage of this photo opportunity. Kids can make a craft […]

Holidays in Wartime

Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the […]

‘Tis the Season for Caroling, Shopping and Reading

Books make the best Christmas gifts – at least we think so. And our Friends at the Chandler Booktique want to make sure the best gifts come with the best price tags. Shop the booktique’s upcoming 1/2 price book sales scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. (Store hours.) The library’s rotunda is a wonderful […]