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.
It’s week 20 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, and as May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re taking a closer look at artist Roger Shimomura.
May 1st was National Holocaust Remembrance Day. For week 18 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re featuring “Crossroads”, a lithograph based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” by Art Spiegelman.
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (52:05). Lissa and Thad discuss Newbery award books, Susie Marchant shares stories from the Topeka X-Files, Lena Vogt is the new Teen Librarian, and Nate Hohl recommends early American history titles. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
Yesterday, Christians all over the world celebrated Easter, so for week 17 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re highlighting In His Steps author and creator of the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomenon, Charles Sheldon (1891-1946).
For week 16 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re focusing on ceramist Ken Ferguson (1938-2004), former Professor and Chair of the ceramics department at Kansas City Art Institute for over thirty years. “In 1981 Ferguson was voted one of the twelve greatest living potters in a readers’ survey by Ceramics Monthly magazine. His students included many successful contemporary ceramists including Richard […]
It’s week 15 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series and we’re celebrating the 256th anniversary of the April 15th publication of our Johnson Dictionary.
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 […]
And the winners are… Best in Show: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Henry Herreman 1st Runner-Up: The Princess and the Pea by Kenya Birzer Best Play on Words: Nessa Johnson – Lord of the Flies Most Likely to […]
52 for 150 is a weekly, year-long video series highlighting 52 very special things from your library’s Special—and permanent—Collections.
Happy 150th Birthday, Kansas! 52 for 150 is a weekly, year-long video series highlighting 52 very special things from your library’s Special—and permanent—Collections.