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U.S. Civil Rights Author at the Library on Wednesday

The Greater Topeka Partnership contacted us about hosting author Lee Sentell at the library this week.  This has been a quick turn-around, but thanks to Autumn, Debbie, Bonnie, Karen and Donna Rae, the library will present its first (in-person) author Read on! →

Topeka Room Open for Drop-In Visits Starting Monday, June 21

In an effort to continue expanding our services, the Topeka Room will be open for drop-in visitors starting Monday, June 21. Customers will no longer be signing up for appointments to use the space. Here’s what you need to know: Read on! →

Topeka Room Independent Research Appointments

We’ve begun offering in-person Topeka Room appointments through LibCal. Learn how it works and how to sign up customers over the phone. Read on! →

Tell your Pandemic Story

By now , you might have heard that the gallery and local history are partnering up to curate an exhibit called A Moment in Time: Our Local Responses to the Global Crisis. Starting today we released our submission form to Read on! →

NEW!!! What Do You Know About Juneteenth? Page

***Juneteenth Trivia on Black History Contest Prizes and Answer Key*** Prize winners will go to the customer service desk to pick up their prizes just like the summer reading program. These items will be in the notary room located in Read on! →

Don’t Spit on the Sidewalk, and Use Your Flyswatter.

Dr. Sam Crumbine was the secretary of the Kansas State Board of Health from 1904 to about 1924. He was an early adopter of Germ Theory, the idea that tiny organisms were the cause of many diseases. At the time, Read on! →

Oral History Day – Monday

Today is Oral History Day as part of the Brown v Board 65th Anniversary. This means that all day the Digital Media Lab (aka Make-It Lab) is being made available for people to drop in and record their stories about Read on! →

Topeka Room 101

Hello all! As many of you may be aware, Public Services is adjusting how and where staff are scheduled on the weekends now. In order to help you feel confident during your potential hour(s) in the Topeka Room, Donna Rae, Read on! →

Topeka Room Video Tutorials

Hi all, One of the Local History Team’s goals this year was to provide staff videos of how to cover the Topeka Room desk.  We know some of you only occasionally cover the desk and don’t know how we do Read on! →

Topeka Room CLOSED Next Week!

The Topeka Room/Genealogy area will be closed August 3-7 (next Monday thru Friday) for carpet installation.  There has been a sign outside the room and a banner on our website letting customers know this coming as well as the staff Read on! →