Gary K. Clarke’s AfricA premiers at the Library!

For decades, Gary K. Clarke led photography safaris all over Africa. He collected thousands of photographs, and presents them in a limited-edition, coffee-table size extravaganza, premiering in the Library’s Marvin Auditoriu.
As Director Emeritus of the World Famous Topeka Zoo, and later as President-for-Life of Cowabunga Safaris, Clarke has built a wealth of knowledge about the people and animals of Africa. Beautifully printed, his book shares his experiences and humor about the wild, the beauty, and the unexpected.

Gary Clarke peeks out from a Jeep in Africa.

Gary will share his stories and photographs at the premiere of his new book at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s Marvin Auditorium on Sunday, October 2 from 2 – 4 pm. A booksigning follows his talk. Books will be available for purchase at the talk.

Sherry Best

Our library has a very cool art collection, and I get to be in charge of it. I started drawing when I was 4 years old, and never stopped making art. I want to do more than show you art, I want to help you understand it, relate to it, and 'get' it. Art lets us share what it is to be human.