While in high school you may read (or be assigned to read) Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, all classic examples of the dystopian novel, a sub-genre of science fiction. Perhaps in middle school you read (maybe you were assigned to read) The Giver, by Lois Lowry or City of Ember, [...]
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Admit it. You’ve been waiting for an excuse to dress up as a zombie, or a vampire or some other midnight-lurker. And that’s why we’re having this party: to satisfy your secret cravings. Well, some of them, maybe. Come to the party and you’ll enjoy spooky sports, gross-out foods, and zombie makeup. Then pose for a picture. Join [...]
Welcome to the new blog from the staff of Gatekeeper Hobbies. This blog will cover a variety of topics from the pop culture world including comic book collecting and anime. Just like big, blockbuster movies, summertime brings a number of exciting things to the world of comic books! Two of the big events this year are “Avengers vs. [...]
There’s a Buckaroo Bike Rodeo at your library! When: Saturday, May 26th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Where: The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in the South West employee staff parking lot. See how long you can hang onto a wild, unbroken bicycle at our Buckaroo Bike Rodeo! Bring your trusty bike and we’ll show [...]
This year’s Summer Movie Season unofficially began with The Avengers, which came out May 5th. Here’s a sample of the rest of what movie theaters will offer this spring and summer. Some have not yet been rated by the MPAA. May 11: Dark Shadows Rated PG-13 It’s based on a old daytime soap opera, but with Johnny [...]
We are celebrating National Free Comic Book Day with Deon from Gatekeeper Hobbies, who will be on hand with a large supply of comic books to give away! So come to David J’s in Youth Services on Saturday, May 5th from 2-4 pm to get your free comic book. The free titles range from standards like Green Lantern and Spider-man, [...]
Teens have all sorts of opportunities to “geek out” at the library March 4-10 during Teen Tech Week. Take an online techie quiz and come to some cool events that celebrate all things technology. Click inside for event details, including some prize giveaways.
Darth Vader says: Come to The Edge, not the Dark Side, to celebrate the Star Wars saga with others who love it as much as you do. Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy Star Wars spoofs, trivia, games and refreshments during this multimedia party. If you own Star wars collectibles and want to [...]
Of course you do! And now you can, sort of, by reading The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh. Gresh provides character profiles and examines plot elements such as oppressive governments, survival strategies, weapons, and reality television. Here are some of the things you can read about in this book: [...]
January 27th 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm In The Edge Join us in The Edge for instruction and advice on fishing and fishing equipment from an expert who works for Dick’s Sporting Goods. He’ll show you his personal gear and share his secrets for catching the big ones. You’ll also learn where to go in [...]
Teen Board Game Night is a new program in The Edge. We’ve got Zombies!!! and other death-defying adventure games to play. In “Zombies!!! The Game” players build a city during the game while fighting zombies that pop up almost everywhere. The winner is the first to make it to the helipad (alive) and escape the zombie-ridden town. [...]