Star Trek Day @ Your Library!

Saturday May, 18th is Star Trek Day @ your library!  We’ll celebrate all things Trek with crafts, trivia, spoofs, the 2009 movie Star Trek and other activities: Vote for your favorite captain Test your knowledge of Star Trek quotes, Compose and read original Star Trek Haiku. The interstellar fun starts at 10:00 am. Star Trek: […]

Free Comic Book Day

Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to get your free-to-take-home comic book. Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to provide the free comic books, and we will have comic book themed crafts and other activities including a DC vs. Marvel superhero/villain competition. Join us for all the fun and action on: Saturday, […]

Dystopian Novels for Younger Readers

My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet […]

Book Review

  The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories is a recently published anthology of short stories written by young adult writers Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff. In May of 2008, these writers created a website called Merry Sisters of Fate, merryfates.com, a place for them to post very short stories, about one a week. […]