A Victorian Christmas Celebration

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?  How long have they been traditions for your family or in the American culture?  We owe a lot of our Christmas traditions to the people of the Victorian Era (1837-1901).  Come find out which traditions the Victorians either popularized or created in a special Topeka Room celebration from 2:00-3:00pm […]

Kansas Author Tom Mach

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204) join Kansas Author Tom Mach as he talks about his newest book, Angels at Sunset which concludes the award-winning historical trilogy about Jessica Radford. The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA, […]

Kansas Author Mark Bouton

Join Kansas author Mark Bouton on Sunday, August 5, 2012, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204) to discuss his newest mystery.  In The Sacrifice, the FBI races to find a kidnapped baby before she’s sacrificed by a satanic cult. The newborn daughter of a Texas state senator is snuck out of the hospital, and FBI […]

Kansas Author Buttrfli Jones

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, from 2-3pm, author Buttrfli Jones will be in the Topeka Room (204) to talk about writing and publishing her books.  Like a Tree is a story about a woman who suffers sexual childhood abuse and how that abuse shapes her life as she journeys from victim to victor. The author […]

Kansas Author Max Yoho

Join Kansas Author Max Yoho in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, April 15, 2-3pm for an introduction to his latest book, Me and Aunt Izzy. In Me and Aunt Izzy, eleven-year old Jefferson Davis Johnson has been sentenced to a summer of “moral rehabilitation” under the watchful eye of his great aunt, Queen Isabella […]

Kansas Author Jennifer Marie Brayton

The Topeka Room (204) at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosts Kansas author Jennifer Marie Brayton on Sunday, March 4, 2-3pm.  She will talk about her new book series featuring Alana Marie McClaire, set in wild west era Kansas and researched, in part, in the Topeka Room. The Adventures of Alana Marie McClaire: […]