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 [...]
Go to the outer limits of literature with us this fall during Fall Reading. Read 8 hours – in a book, magazine, even a web page – between now and Nov. 13 and reap the sweet rewards. Details inside.
A time traveling gene runs in Gwen’s family, pulling the gene carrier uncontrollably into the past sometime during their sixteenth year. Everyone expects Gwen’s cousin Charlotte to become the time traveler, so Gwen is shocked when she is the one that feels the warning symptoms of time travelling at age sixteen instead of her cousin.
The sound of a gavel calls Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to order. But the gavel that TAB president, Colleen Kelly, uses isn’t just some run-of-the-mill gavel. This gavel was hand-carved by one of TAB’s very own members. Learn about this unique gift to the library’s Teen Advisory Board.
Filmmakers’ Guidelines Make a short film inspired by one of your favorite books! Your film can be a summary of the book, a scene from the book, a trailer for the book or a spoof of the book. Entrees that meet the following criteria will be premiered at the Youth Film Festival on Friday, October [...]
This just in! Kevin Willmott, a movie director whose worked with the likes of Whoopie Goldberg, Spike Lee and Isaac Hayes, will be the juror. Teens will showcase their creative storytelling abilities through acting, directing and filming original movies for the library’s first-ever Teen Film Festival. A screening of the selected movies will be Oct. [...]
Teen 2011 Summer Reading ended with a rap concert featuring the well known rapper, Brail. Brail is best known for his song “Google Me” in support of the Think Big Topeka campaign to get Google’s fiber experiment to Topeka. Phillip Watson (Brail) is a Topeka native and attends Washburn University. He is working on a [...]
DC comics is making big changes to the DC Universe in September 2011 by restarting 52 of their titles. Popular comic books like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Justice League will be going back to issue number 1. The new versions are supposed to introduce readers to a more modern and diverse DC Universe and [...]
Do you listen to Young Adult audiobooks? If not, this summer is a perfect time to start! You can check out audiobooks from the library and check out the SYNC program.
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts and dance. Watch this exciting sport in action with the Capoeiristas of Grupo Axe Capoeira Kansas City on Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 pm in Marvin Auditorium. This program is for age 10 to adults.
Start your summer off with a laugh by watching a performance by Laughing Matters Jr. on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 pm. The performance will be on the stage in the Edge teen activity room and is open to all ages.