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.
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 […]