In 2020 the library celebrates its 150th anniversary by highlighting the library’s role in connecting our community through literacy and learning in the past, present and future. The library’s core values of excellence, curiosity, literacy, freedom, teamwork and accountability contribute to our longevity. The Library Foundation and Friends of the Library share in this celebration as do our media partners WIBW TV and Kansas Public Radio.

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Featured Events

The library is featuring the following events as part of this 150th celebration:

  • Feb 16 – Jeff Kready Music for a Sunday Afternoon
  • Feb 23 – Inspirational & Suspense Author, Tosca Lee, Author Visit and Suspense Writing Workshop
  • Feb 26 – YA Author, Adib Khorram, Author Visit
  • April 8 – National Book Award Winning Author Visit
  • May 27 – August 14 – Summer Reading & Events
  • July 26 – Queen Bey Music for a Sunday Afternoon
  • Sept 19 – Friends of the Library Art Auction
  • TBD – Library History book launch
  • November 8 – Happy Birthday! – Birthday Cake Contest/Food Network’s Bronwen Weber

Recent Posts

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Jeff Kready’s Singing, Acting & Reading

Live streaming available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/topekalibrary Feb 16, 3:30-5pm.

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Featured Author: Tosca Lee

Readers of suspense and action will find plenty to enjoy in Tosca Lee’s books.

Writing Suspense

Uncover ideas to add suspense to your writing.