For Your Next Meeting, Use our Speakers Bureau

Sherry Best, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery DirectorFor an engaging speaker to wow attendees at your next meeting, look no further than the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Speakers Bureau.

Choose from professionals with expertise, including technology, art, music, kids’ stories, local history and how to form and facilitate a book club.

“All of them were just so professional and so personal. They just charmed [my women’s auxiliary group],” said Kerry Storey, library trustee.  “A lot of them have no idea what goes on in the library. It was a learning opportunity. It was just eye-opening.”

“Demand is high for our speakers, who make community appearances work around their full-time jobs here at the library,” said Nancy Overmyer, program supervisor. “We’re proud to offer this outreach service. Your requests take the library out into the community and help enlighten and entertain its citizens and visitors.”

Requesting a speaker is easy, but we recommend you plan three months in advance to get the speaker you want. Our Speakers Bureau is 16 members strong and growing. Try it out.

4 Easy Steps to Booking Your Speaker

  1. Go to, read the blurbs and learn which speaker would be the most appropriate for your event.
  2. Fill out the form on the right side of the page, choose a speaker and click Submit or call 580-4608.
  3. Our staff will reply to your request within a day or two to confirm the request. Then the speaker will follow up closer to your event.
  4. Sit back, relax and let our knowledgeable speaker engage your group.

Lisa is a former employee and shared the library story in many of her posts.