This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This post is the second of four which highlight ties between Topeka and Shawnee County and national movements during and after the Civil War. By the 1870’s over 20,000 Union Civil War veterans resided in Kansas. Locally, many veterans joined their regional Grand […]
Need a book report or ten by the end of the year, try a novel in verse. April is National Poetry Month impress your teacher by reading and reporting on a novel in verse.
The most exciting time of the college basketball year, March Madness, starts this Thursday March 19. Kansas University earned a #2 seed this year and will play on Friday 3/20 at 11:15 AM. Wichita State is a #7 seed and will also play on Friday 3/20 at 1:45 PM. If you are looking for a […]
On March 4th, 2015, one of genealogy’s favorite databases, HeritageQuest Online (HQO), got a new look! It is the most popular source of the U.S. Federal Census records available for free through the Library. Patrons have been able to access it from home with their library card. Now, it has a new interface run by Ancestry.com. It looks a lot […]
March is a time of year when the weather is even more of a wild card than usual, but it’s a perfect time to start planning my summer gardens, and naturally, the library is my go-to place for ideas and information.
On February 23 join Dave Murray from the Combat Air Museum and TSCPL staff members Dave Coleman and Terry Miller as they discuss three excellent books at 7:00 p.m.in Marvin Auditorium 101A. 2015 marks the centenary for the second year of the “Great War” and many people want to learn more about this forgotten war. The panel will be discussing three […]