The Jazz Era Comes to Life during Bessie’s Blues, featuring Queen Bey

Experience the stories and songs of Bessie Smith, the most popular female singer of the ‘20s, Sat., March 2 at 6:30pm in Marvin Auditorium at the library. Bessie’s Blues is the finale of the NEA’s The Big Read, a community reading initiative. Kansas City Ambassador of Jazz Queen Bey recounts the story of Bessie Smith, […]

Kevin Willmott to speak at the library October 23

Kevin Willmott Explains How to Get to Hollywood from Kansas

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is hoping to spark interest in filmmaking, especially among local teens, with its upcoming program “Off Screen:  A Conversation with Director Kevin Willmott” Oct. 23 from 3-5pm, Marvin Auditorium. Join us as Kevin weaves film clips and other media together to tell the story of his journey from […]