Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the [...]
Come meet the author on Sunday, August 21, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). You will hear about these adventures and find out more about how to become a published author. The memoir “It’s Within” tells the story of one Brown County, Kansas girl and her family during and after the great depression. The 5th [...]
The 2011 Kansas Notable Book List includes a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, adult and children’s books. The list features the best books published in 2010 by Kansas authors or Kansas stories. The list is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) at the State Library of Kansas.
The library is loaded with resources to help you discover your family history. Read an intriguing account of one woman’s journey back through family history and learn about the library resources that helped her on her way.
Remember the ’66 Tornado at a program Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 2-4 pm in the Marvin Auditorium. Add your personal stories and recollections to the Library’s local history collection, and read others’ memories of that day.
Our yearbook collection in the Topeka Room (204) is great but we need your help to fill in the holes in the collection. Years currently needed to fill out our collection (we keep two copies: one on the shelf and one back-up): Assumption/Capital Catholic/Hayden: pre-1960, 1963-1967, 1969-1977, 1980, 1981, 1983-1991, 1993-1997, 1999-2010 Highland Park: 1916-1939, [...]
So, you want to find out more about your house in Topeka. This blog will tell you about some of the resources and search methods which might help you find out about your house and about the people who have lived there through the years. Throughout the history of Topeka from as early as 1870 [...]