The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is cosponsoring the third annual Kansas Ancestor Fair, 9:30am–3:30pm Saturday, October 20, at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Ave. Doors open at 9am and classes start at 10am. This free event is held in celebration of Family History Month and features informational displays by local heritage, [...]
What a cool idea: in May, Great Britain celebrates Local and Community History Month in hopes of increasing and promoting awareness of local history. So for week 21 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re piggybacking on their tradition and featuring our own storehouse of community history, the Library’s Vertical Files.
Discover how people, places, and events were depicted in the print media of the day. Thursday, May 5, 7PM
In the spirit of National Library Week, for week 14 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series we’re taking a closer look at the library as an “art object” and at Michael Graves, the architect behind the design of our current building. Architecture merges science with design to create living, functional spaces which, over time, can become iconic cultural symbols [...]
52 for 150 is a weekly, year-long video series highlighting 52 very special things from your library’s Special—and permanent—Collections.
As part of the Kansas sesquicentennial, we’re honoring women who made Kansas history Sunday, March 27. Join us in Marvin Auditorium.