Library’s Salute to our Veterans with Music, Art

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA LIBRARY -- Take a journey back to the days of World War II through music from that era during Honoring Our Veterans through Song, a 1940s radio-style show on Wednesday, November 9th, at 3:30pm in The Edge at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

Live music will be interspersed between oral history reports including one on the Pearl Harbor bombing, which happened 70 years ago. Visitors will enjoy a musical performance by Robert Banks.

Mingle with veterans. Bring your questions. Representatives from the area’s military tourism venues will be on hand. Check out military books and tour the Call of Duty, art and historical exhibit in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Gallery staff hosts a USO-style canteen at 11am. Free donuts and coffee will be served to a first-come, first-served crowd.

Check out historical firearms, Jeeps, trucks, cannons, motorcycles and our men in uniform from 2-4pm in the library parking lot and rotunda. This event is provided in part by the Rolling Thunder Chapter of the Military Preservation Association.

The library will be closed on Veterans Day, and our Bookmobiles will not run. For other upcoming closed dates, see

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