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Elizabeth Farnsworth Book Launch

Author Visit

2024-04-21 14:00:00 2024-04-21 15:30:00 America/Chicago Elizabeth Farnsworth Book Launch Journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth (PBS Newshour) will discuss her first novella, Last Light, historical fiction set in Topeka & the Flint Hills inspired by true events. She will also answer questions. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Sunday, April 21
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-21 14:00:00 2024-04-21 15:30:00 America/Chicago Elizabeth Farnsworth Book Launch Journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth (PBS Newshour) will discuss her first novella, Last Light, historical fiction set in Topeka & the Flint Hills inspired by true events. She will also answer questions. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth (PBS Newshour) will discuss her first novella, Last Light, historical fiction set in Topeka & the Flint Hills inspired by true events. She will also answer questions.

Celebrated journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth (PBS Newshour, multiple Emmy nominations) has written her first novella, and it is set in Topeka and the Flint Hills. Last Light is historical fiction inspired by true events. Farnsworth will chat about the history and landscape that inspired her story, writing, and of course share anecdotes from her fascinating life. She will also answer questions about the novella and her long career as a foreign correspondent and Jim Lehrer’s substitute anchor on the NewsHour.

More about Last Light:
In the summer of 1943, a young woman is hired to interpret for German prisoners of war at a U.S. Army Hospital in Kansas. Harboring dark secrets from her childhood, Isabelle Graham will be forced into a struggle that saves her own life as well as many others in the distant, ongoing war. Last light is a thrilling and moving account of a young woman's courage and determination in the face of seemingly insuperable odds.

Elizabeth Farnsworth's full bio:

Elizabeth Farnsworth, documentary filmmaker and former chief correspondent of the PBS NewsHour, has written for publications ranging from The Nation Magazine to Foreign Policy.

Her memoir, A Train Through Time: A Life, Real and Imagined, was published by Counterpoint Press in 2017.

Farnsworth’s documentary, The Judge and the General, co-produced with Patricio Lanfranco, premiered at the 2008 San Francisco Film Festival and aired on POV (PBS) and other networks around the world. As a print reporter and for television, she has covered crises in Iraq, Cambodia, Vietnam, Botswana, Chile, Peru, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, and Israel, among other countries.

Farnsworth grew up in Topeka, Kansas, where her ancestors were pioneers. She graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College and earned an M.A. in Latin American History from Stanford University. She received an honorary doctorate degree from Washburn University (2021) and Colby College (2002). She has received three national Emmy nominations and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, often considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, which is also administered by Columbia University.

Farnsworth serves on the advisory board of the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law, and the advisory committee of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, retired attorney Charles E. Farnsworth. They have two children and six grandchildren.

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books/Authors/Writing |

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

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Phone: 785-580-4400

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 19 12:00PM to 9:00PM

About the branch

Our mission is sparking curiosity and connecting our community through literacy and learning. The library features the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique (bookstore and gift shop), free meeting rooms, computer training and free Wi-Fi access. The library has a collection of more than 414,000 books and serves more than 81,000 registered borrowers. Bookmobiles make 23 stops Monday-Saturday across Shawnee County. The website tscpl.org serves customers’ needs 24/7. The library offers state-of-the art technology, youth programs that encourage learning and reading, adult learning programs, online learning tools, events, and reference and research tools.

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 19, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Hughes Room 205,Virtual Room 01
Registration is now closed

Sun, May 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Sabatini Gallery 110A

Sun, May 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Sabatini Gallery 110A

Mon, May 20, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, May 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, May 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon, May 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, May 20, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Digital Arts Studio (2nd Floor)

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 21, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Wed, May 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Community Resources Office 120C

Wed, May 22, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Wed, May 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - Colab A

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Thu, May 23, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, May 27, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Tue, May 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Menninger Room 206

Wed, May 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center
This event is full

Wed, May 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Community Resources Office 120C

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 30, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - Colab A

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Sat, Jun 01, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Claire's Sunroom

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - West Lot

Sun, Jun 02, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, Jun 03, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, Jun 03, 9:00am - 11:00am
Christ the King - 5973 SW 25th St.

Mon, Jun 03, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Mon, Jun 03, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, Jun 03, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
First Lutheran - 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Hughes Room 205

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Anton Room 202

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
North Westlake Parking Lot - NW Topeka Blvd. Lyman

Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Menninger Room 206,Virtual Room 02

Wed, Jun 05, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Wed, Jun 05, 9:30am - 11:30am
Auburn Community Center - 121 W 11th St. Auburn, KS

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Anton Room 202

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab A

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 11:00am
YWCA - 225 SW 12th St.

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, Jun 06, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Heights of Learning - 6020 SE 44th St.

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101B

Fri, Jun 07, 9:00am - 11:00am
Security Benefit - 1 SW Security Benefit Pl.

Fri, Jun 07, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Fri, Jun 07, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Fri, Jun 07, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Logan Elementary - 1124 NW Lyman Rd

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Sat, Jun 08, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Sun, Jun 09, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, Jun 10, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, Jun 10, 9:00am - 11:00am
Christ the King - 5973 SW 25th St.

Mon, Jun 10, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Mon, Jun 10, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
First Lutheran - 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Perkins Room 201

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue, Jun 11, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Tue, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
North Westlake Parking Lot - NW Topeka Blvd. Lyman

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Menninger Room 206,Virtual Room 02

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Wed, Jun 12, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Wed, Jun 12, 9:30am - 11:30am
Auburn Community Center - 121 W 11th St. Auburn, KS

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab A

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 11:00am
YWCA - 225 SW 12th St.

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Thu, Jun 13, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Heights of Learning - 6020 SE 44th St.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101B

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 11:00am
Security Benefit - 1 SW Security Benefit Pl.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Fri, Jun 14, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Fri, Jun 14, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Logan Elementary - 1124 NW Lyman Rd

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Sat, Jun 15, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Sun, Jun 16, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, Jun 17, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 11:00am
Christ the King - 5973 SW 25th St.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, Jun 17, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
First Lutheran - 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
North Westlake Parking Lot - NW Topeka Blvd. Lyman