Topeka Room Tour — The Bossler Foyer

Welcome to the first room in the Topeka Room Suite. It is the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer. In this space is the staff desk, as well as art and architectural remnants with links to Topeka’s past.  I’ll just highlight a couple of items here. To see more, please visit us in person. When you […]

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 […]

Kansas Author Robert Collins

Kansas Author Robert Collins will be at Great Writers, Right Here Saturday, December 12 to share his books, including Kansas County Seat Conflicts and Ghost Railroads of Kansas. Since the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1855 well into the Twentieth Century, communities have fought over the privilege of being named the county seat. Over 60 […]

Kansas Author Sharon Highberger

Topeka author Sharon Highberger will shares her spiritual journey in Dancing with Depression: A Spiritual Pathway for Recovery from Darkness to Light. Pick up your own copy and meet more than 50 Kansas author at Great Writers, Right Here on Saturday, December 12, 1-4 pm in Marvin Auditorium. In this book, Sharon shares her inspiring and […]

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 […]

Cathy Ramirez author talk about "Where's the Ghost?"

Kansas Author Cathy Ramirez

Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Cathy Ramirez talk about her first book Where’s the Ghost? The Trials and Tribulations of Ghost Hunting. It tells the beginning of Cathy’s journey into the world of paranormal research. Through her own words and the stories of those […]

Kansas Author George Feliu on Writing a Series

Join us in Marvin Auditorium on Saturday, December 12, 1-4 pm to meet over 50  Kansas authors, including George Ismael Feliu, Jr, at Great Writers, Right Here.  His series Guardians of Havenshire concludes with Triumph & Tragedy where each character’s journey comes to an end whether in triumph or tragedy. George Feliu has been writing […]

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 […]

Kansas Author Phil E. Quinn

Join us in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, March 3, 2:00-3:00pm to hear Kansas Author Phil E. Quinn talk about his debut novel Release Point. Female athletes are an underserved literary market. Their participation in sports has increased dramatically over the past several decades in most countries while literary efforts to represent, document and […]

Kansas Author Esther Luttrell

Join us in Marvin Auditorium on Satruday, December 12, 1-4 pm to meet over 50 Kansas authors, including Esther Luttrell, at Great Writers, Right Here. In Invitation to a Murder when Doug Stafford phoned in the dead of the night from Topeka, Kansas, Dena Brooke was sitting in her Florida beach cottage, trying to decide […]

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 […]