The National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. There are prizes awarded in the categories fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. See all the winners here. The winner of the Young People’s Literature award is: Inside Out & […]
As a social experiment to complement her years of homeschool experience, Evie decides to attend the local public high school for her senior year. Culture shock!
Stop by and hear Alix a young singer originally from Topeka now showing her talents in Atlana. She’ll be here at the library Friday, November 25, 12:00 pm in The Edge.
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 […]