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 […]
As a sports fan growing up in Kansas, I went to plenty of Kansas City Royals games as a kid. I’m just old enough to remember Royals greats like George Brett, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White, and so on. (I don’t remember Amos Otis or Freddie Patek, sorry.) I remember actually expecting the Royals to contend […]
Join Nate and Dave as they discuss Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”.
It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 47 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring our rare, 3-volume set of History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas McKenney & James Hall.
What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.
Prohibition conjures many images from speakeasies to mobsters, and the history of this movement is anything but simple. From the beginning this country has had a close relationship with alcohol, even more so then today. So it is surprising that what began as a small grass roots movement
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (37:59). Christina Callison book talks some historical non-fiction, Mary Campbell discusses the popular Friends of the Library Booksales and Booktique and Nate Hohl promotes Sports Trivia and Fantasy Football programs.Plus, Lissa and Thad announce exciting changes coming to HUSH. Subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
Dave and Nate talk about the book, “American Creation”, by Joseph Ellis, which discusses the creation of the United States, and puts our Founding Fathers in a very real light by talking about what they achieved, but also what they were unable to achieve.