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 [...]
It’s a great time to be a young musician in Topeka! There are awesome opportunities for all levels of voice and instrumental performers to show off their skills.
Chris Crutcher, celebrated teen author, visited Topeka during Teen Read Week 2011. In a partnership with Highland Park High School and Shawnee Heights High School, Chris was able to visit Highland Park and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. All the sophomores in USD501 are reading Crutcher’s book, Ironman, so meeting the author of [...]
Save Your Self [12–18 years] This prevention program inspires, educates and empowers you. Teens gain the confidence to make respectful, empowering decisions regarding their bodies. Cosponsor: Women Empowerment, Inc. Thu | Nov 3, 10, 17 | 5:00–6:00 pm | Check the daily room schedule for locations Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Together we find inspiration [...]
15 year old Kat Bishop is a thief. She can pick a pocket, sneak into a house at night, or steal something right from under the nose of her mark. But can she be a “normal girl” at an exclusive boarding school? And can she clear her father’s name by stealing back the painting that he is accused of stealing?
Get extreme and do the 2011 Wrestlemania Reading Challenge! Read five books, graphic novels, or magazines between October 25 and November 1 and fill out the log to win a WWE poster.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. The top twenty-five nominations are posted online during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their [...]
October 16-22 is Teen Read Week. TSCPL is celebrating with many fun filled programs. Monday the library is sponsoring Books & Bites in David J’s. Teens listens to a short review about the top 25 teens books and share a snack. Wednesday Chris Crutcher will be coming to Highland Park High School and TSCPL. He will [...]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will host award-winning young adult author Chris Crutcher Oct. 19. Crutcher will discuss his writing success – 11 novels, 2 short story collections and 1 autobiography – during a public talk at 10:30am and 1pm in Marvin Auditorium. Earlier in the day, he will visit Highland Park High [...]
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 [...]
Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventure beyond the boring society parties that take up most of her time. When one of the parties features a real Egyptian mummy as a parlor amusement, Agnes finds an artifact in the wrapping that propels her into a dangerous mystery.