Victorian Christmas Traditions

A Victorian Christmas Celebration

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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 Dec. 1 at 10am

Storytime with Santa

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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 […]

sheet music, Christmas card, 1944 advertisement

Holidays in Wartime

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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 […]