Welcome to the Topeka Room suite!

Come on in!  You can find us on the second floor of the library in Room 204. The Topeka Room suite houses our Local History and Genealogy collections and resources. The suite consists of four rooms including the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer, the research room, the Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center, and […]

Family History Research Starts in the Topeka Room

The library has the tools and the staff to assist you in your genealogical research, and one such “tool” that’s very popular is our obituary request service. The Topeka Room has more than 170,000 obituaries indexed from Topeka newspapers from 1906 to present and is available 24/7 online.

Kansas Author Sharon Highberger

Topeka author Sharon Highberger will share her spiritual journey as she talks about her new book Dancing with Depression: A Spiritual Pathway for Recovery from Darkness to Light on Sunday, June 9, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204). In this book, Sharon shares her inspiring and hope-filled discovery of freedom from life-long clinical depression. In […]

Summer Reading with Topeka Authors

This summer the Topeka Room helps celebrate our summer reading themes of “Dig into Reading” and “Groundbreaking Reads” by featuring books by a variety of authors with Topeka connections in the display cases on the second floor.  A sampling of fiction, children’s books, poetry, graphic novels, and plays have been chosen from the Topeka Room […]

Displays on the Second Floor Spring 2013

Next time you’re in the library, take time to come upstairs and explore our displays featuring items from our Special Collections. This spring we are featuring Early Kansas History, Rex Stout: Topeka’s Man of Mysteries, Peggy of the Flint Hills and Topeka Sheet Music. The “Early Kansas History” display case features the state seal of […]