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 won’t keep you in too much suspense, Hogmanay is a Scottish New Year celebration December 31-January 1 and Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration running from December 26-January 1 each year.  Ayyám-i-Há is the Bahá’í celebration of the new year, celebrated February 26-March 1.  For more information about all of these holidays and to see the Victorian Christmas decorations in the Topeka Room, please visit the second floor of the library.


Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.