The Rangers Guide to History

Thursday, August 2, 7:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101C Despite the name, Death Valley is a beautiful place full of life waiting to be explored. Join Ranger Justin Sochacki, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to learn about the hottest, lowest, driest place in the United States and those who have explored it, including […]

Telling Stories, an Exhibit of Artists' Books, Opens Aug. 3

The next exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery will change your perspective about what a book can be. Telling Stories showcases artists’ books, taking storytelling beyond traditional words on pages. Attend the opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk and visit with the show’s curators, enjoy finger foods and mingle with friends and gallery […]

Rangers Guide to History

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 […]

Live Music at the Library All Summer Long

Music fans, mark your calendars. Summer brings an impressive lineup of entertainers to delight young and old alike. Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Catch her act while you can; this artist’s […]

Summer Reading is About to Begin! Are You Signed Up?

Summerfest 2012 means great stories, games, entertainment and a chance to take home a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire – plus other great prizes. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library wants everyone in the community, young and old, to sign up for summer reading at summerfest.tscpl.org. << Click the link Watch our SummerFest video […]

Why I would have been an Epicurean

Join Professor Pamela Gordon for this final lecture of the Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue.

Of all the ancient Athenian philosophical schools, the Garden of Epicurus (as one of the schools was called) was reputedly the only one that accepted women and slaves as students. Professor Gordon explores fact and fiction about the Garden, and describes why it would have attracted her over two millennia ago.