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Discover your Swedish roots

If you have Swedish roots, you may not need to dig very deep to find details about your ancestors. 

Featured author: Romalyn Tilghman

Meet Tilghman at the library on Sept 11, from 7-8 pm. She’lll discuss libraries, arts movements and community involvement in creating cultural opportunities.

Author Candice Millard visits Topeka

Free tickets available for Candice Millard’s presentation at WU on Sept 12, at 7pm. Limit 2 tickets per household while supplies last.

Righteous Writing Resources

Take part in the Local Writers Workshop on Aug. 19 and check out our collection of resources on the craft and business of writing.

Apply for Our Author Fair

Our 5th annual Great Writers Right Here author fair is December 9, from 1-4 pm. Apply now for an opportunity to connect with readers and other authors at this free event.

Roy Beckemeyer reads into a mic

Music I Once Could Dance To: Poetry by Roy Beckemeyer

Music I Once Could Dance To is familiar in imagery and ideas, but stunningly original in voice and perspective. Meet the poet! Roy Beckemeyer is a featured reader at this year’s Open Mic & Poetry Reading on April 26, at 7 pm.

Poetry–Engage, Experience, Create

When it comes to poetry, your library has you covered! Read on for recommendations and resources, and join us for two poetry events in April.