Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the amazing true story of the life of Louis Zamperini as depicted in Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
Come to the library Wednesday April 24, from 7-8:30 and spend an evening with the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, as he is brought to life in a one-man play by Dr. Bill Worley, instructor of history, from the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City Blue River campus. Dr. James Naismith was born near Ottawa, [...]
Justin Marable and Juniper Tangpuz ask us to think about our environment and history as a whole, and how it changes through time. What would dinosaurs think of today’s technology?
Pink cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies and Valentine’s candies and Valentines……and then After-School Art Club! Too good to be true? No, seriously. Last Thursday just happened to be Valentine’s Day as well as Art Club. Mr. Kerr’s third-graders had a fabulous after-party celebrating African American History Month. We talked about the collage artworks of Romare [...]
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by former Kansas City Star writer Candice Millard.
If history is what you’re interested in, attend Loss and Victory along the Washita. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle in 1868 in Oklahoma. Randy Standingwater, who is half Cheyenne and works at Brown v. Board, speaks and shows [...]
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein “Verity” is a spy arrested by the Nazi Gestapo during World War II. The first part of Code Name Verity is her confession and details of her mission for the British army, written out on scraps of paper in between torture sessions designed to extract as many secrets from [...]
Pretty madcap Dorothy works in a book-bindery with her friends. Unfortunately, all that work leaves little time for socializing. How is she ever going to find a marriageable fellow? And wait a minute, it’s the 19th century, what are women doing binding books in the first place?
Look for these upcoming programs presented by the park rangers from Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site Elisha Scott, Colored Lawyer of Topeka This program revolves around Scott’s life as one of the state’s most noted attorneys and some of his most important cases where he fought to win fair treatment for all [...]
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book “Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time” by Dava Sobel.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosts Discover Kansas Archaeology from 2pm to 3:30pm Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Take a walk through prehistoric displays, examine an archaeologist’s toolkit and find out what an archaeologist does after discovering an artifact. Marvin Auditorium will take on a fair feel with tables for sponsor [...]