Silents in the Cathedral, a Scary Fun Night of Silent Film

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 […]

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 11 – People in Peril

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!

Teen Film Festival: Showcase Your Film

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. […]

What’s in Your Top 5?

School is back in session. It reminds me of the good old days when we had to deal with crushes, bullies, state championships, rogue cheerleaders, detentions, vampires, and alien teachers. That’s right, I’m talking about Hollywood’s portrayals of high school. Movies about high school, realistic or not, are huge pop culture phenomenons because they speak […]