Kansas History with Governor and Mrs. Robinson

On January 30 in Marvin Auditorium Room 101C, we celebrate Kansas’ birthday (January 29) with a visit from Kansas’ first Governor, Gov. Charles Robinson & his wife Sara. Join reenacters Steven & Suzanne Germes of the Lecompton Players as they bring the early history of Kansas to life through their portrayals of the Robinsons.

Winter Holiday Traditions Display

Do you participate in Hogmanay?  How about Kwanzaa or Ayyám-i-Há?  If you don’t know what these celebrations are all about, come to the second floor of the library to check out our display showcasing these and many other Winter Holiday Traditions celebrated in Topeka.  The display will be up until Sunday, January 6, 2013. OK, I […]

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 Mary Ann Wittman

Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Mary Ann Wittman talk about her new children’s books. The Little Christmas Tree, Muffy And The Big Pink Ball & Clemmie and the Mailman are delightful tales for children of all ages. Get a head start with a new […]

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, […]