The landmark case of Parents v. Kids has been argued onscreen in dozens of television series since the 1950′s. One classic of the type is nearly as old as television. Leave it to Beaver began in 1957 and ran for six seasons. The family situations are viewed today as nostalgic, wholesome, middle-class stories of […]
April and May will bring a variety of movies and TV series based on books…including the latest Nicholas Sparks flick–The Lucky One–and movies and TV series based on classics by Dickens, Poe, and Hemingway. Here’s what to check out and read before heading to the theater or turning on the TV…after checking our local showtimes to confirm […]
If your movie shelves could hold all the sports movies you wanted… what would you own? Would they look anything like this?
February and March will bring quite a variety of movies for the book lover to choose from. A lot of child friendly fare will be released in the next couple of months, but of course the one most teens are anxiously awaiting is The Hunger Games on March 23rd. Read on to see what else put on your […]
December and January will bring quite a variety of movies for the book lover to choose from. Whether it is a lighthearted flick like One for the Money or a disturbing tale like We Need to Talk About Kevin there is a book/movie combination for every taste. Read on to see what to put on your […]
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).
Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 14th annual Silents in the Cathedral Friday, Oct. 28 at 7pm. This year we feature The Magician, a screenplay adapted from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Funny and thrilling, The Magician follows a beautiful female spellbound by a magician seeking artificial life and the doctor who […]
Sunday, October 30 – 2:00-4:00 pm, Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Join Tom Averill, author and Kansas scholar to learn about Kansas in film.
Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (33:20), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode focuses on People in Peril and Kids in Crisis books and movies — have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
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. […]