Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is anonymously posted all over the school. One girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Everyone knows about the list and all eyes are watching the girls on it, both “pretty” and “ugly.”
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in April(one of our busiest months) and May. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers – including free computer training classes. When it comes to book clubs, we’ve done the work for you. [...]
In Danger in the Shadows, award-winning author Dee Henderson crafts a beautiful tale of how faith can overcome even the most difficult obstacle.
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The year is 1996, and Emma is excited to log on to her brand new computer. After installing a mysterious AOL disk, she is automatically logged on to something called Facebook.
Here are some great reads for kids and teens compiled by the Youth Services staff here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Yes, the library is closed on Thanskgiving Day, but you can still make reading together or watching movies together a special part of your holiday celebrations. Find eight engaging ideas to make your holiday special!
Now that Breaking Dawn(part 1) is out in theaters, what’s next? The Hunger Games series is one option, also with a film companion coming soon. Learn about some other similar reads for your young adult (or even yourself).
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 [...]
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 [...]
Newbery-award-winning author and Kansas native Clare Vanderpool visited the library Tuesday, September 20.