Sunday, December 11, 3:00–5:00 pm join over 30 local and regional poets as they share poems, stories and passions relating to our inspiring state.
Sunday, October 30 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Join Tom Averill, author and Kansas scholar to learn about Kansas in film.
The works of 56 of the state’s premiere artists will pack the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The exhibit, which opens Sept. 2, features art ranging from sweeping Kansas landscapes to contorted glass sculptures. The Kansas Masters Invitational Art Show includes Kansas artists who have attracted national attention, [...]
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (36:06). Lisa Coble-Krings joins Lissa and Thad to talk about the Geek the Library Campaign. ; Susan Schafer talks about the program 150 Years of Kansas in Magazines and Newspapers and Julie Nelson tells us all about some of her favorite nonfiction books. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
As part of the Kansas sesquicentennial, we’re honoring women who made Kansas history Sunday, March 27. Join us in Marvin Auditorium.
An all-ages day to recognize the fabric of America, especially Kansas. Take a look at history through quilts. Talk to some quilters, learn techniques, take a long-arm machine for a test drive. Fun awaits you at the library March 19.
If you’d like to learn more about the States choice for KS Reads come and talk to Tom Averill the editor of this year’s choice.
Monday, February 28
Marvin Auditorium 101BC
We are finishing out this amazing year of commemorating KS 150 with the following list of programs. 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook with author Marci Penner Meet the author and learn about this fascinating book filled with over 800 photos of the 216 entries in the 8 Wonders of Kansas contests. Entry categories include [...]
52 Videos for Kansas’ 150th Every object has a story, and stories build history. To commemorate 150 years of Kansas’ statehood, we’re telling the stories of 52 objects selected from our permanent collection in videos on our website. These works of art and artifacts represent our collective state history and cultural diversity. Find something new [...]
From the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education to the invention of the flyswatter, Kansas has carved out a legacy beyond its “wheat state” reputation. Get a broader picture of Kansas’ historical and cultural significance at events commemorating 150 years of statehood. Beginning Jan. 29, Kansas’ birthday, the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery [...]
Thursday, January 13 7:00-8:30 pm Marvin Auditorium Keenan our talented song-writing guitarist will take you on a musical trail of historical times in Kansas Jim Hoy from the Kansas Humanities Council also presents: The customs, traditions, stories, crafts and songs of our folklore both bind us to our neighbors and distinguish us from them. Delve into [...]