Young Adult Author Visit

Posted on

Last month, the Library was honored to have Angela Johnson as the guest speaker for our annual young adult author visit. So far, Ms. Johnson has over 30 publications ranging from preschool board books to young adult novels, and has won three Coretta Scott King awards, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and the Michael […]


Fresh Graphic Novels

Posted on

Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith Similar to Shrek, Barbarian Lord is ousted from his farm because (in part) he has not been friendly with his neighbors. Supplied with a boat and an onion tied to his belt, he begins a quest to find King Hammerheart who may be able to help Barbarian Lord get his […]


Get Your Free Comic Book

Posted on

It’s time again for Free Comic Book Day! Join us to get your FREE-to-take-home comic book at the Central Park Community Center. Staff from Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to give out a wide variety of comic books including many favorites for any taste or age, like The Simpsons, Batman, Spongebob Squarepants, and The […]


Comic Books to Movies in 2013 and Beyond

Posted on

Speculations and expressions of high hopes often act as the sources of rumors regarding soon-to-be movies.  However, that information is frequently incorrect or subject to change. For example, you can find many articles with information about the next solo Batman movie, but nothing it seems, is set in stone.  Here, we will look at some […]


Comic Book Blog

Posted on

New comic book titles will be arriving soon at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library!  We chose comics to satisfy a variety of taste and ages. But don’t worry; the old standards like Batman and The X-Men will keep coming in. Here are some of those new titles. Garfield         Sonic Universe […]



Posted on

In previous blog posts, we have covered a wide range of topics like comic book movies, big events in the comic world, and even briefly looked at the history of comics. This month, let’s discuss the actual hobby of comic book collecting. Here are a few simple things you should be familiar with before starting […]