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 […]
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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. […]
On October 21st, 2011, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosted its first Teen Movie Festival as part of the American Library Association’s Teen Read Week. Young filmmakers from the area submitted short films that were premiered at the festival. Two teams won trophies: The Dignified Retro Peasants earned the Best Live Action […]
Salem Brownstone A graphic novel by John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh Salem Brownstone is satisfied with his life as the owner of a laudromat, yet he yearns for something else. Then he learns of his estranged father’s death, and the inheritance left to him: an old house and everything inside. There, Salem meets Cassandra, a […]
Divergent by Veronica Roth Beatrice has a gut-wrenching decision to make. At sixteen, she must choose which faction of her dystopian society she will join for the rest of her life. She has always lived in the Abnegation sector where everyone puts the needs of others ahead of their own. And while she loves the […]