Welcome to the new blog from the staff of Gatekeeper Hobbies. This blog will cover a variety of topics from the pop culture world including comic book collecting and anime. Just like big, blockbuster movies, summertime brings a number of exciting things to the world of comic books! Two of the big events this year are “Avengers vs. [...]
Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer. Each week from June 14 – August 22, 2012, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads. The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the [...]
We are celebrating National Free Comic Book Day with Deon from Gatekeeper Hobbies, who will be on hand with a large supply of comic books to give away! So come to David J’s in Youth Services on Saturday, May 5th from 2-4 pm to get your free comic book. The free titles range from standards like Green Lantern and Spider-man, [...]
Teens have all sorts of opportunities to “geek out” at the library March 4-10 during Teen Tech Week. Take an online techie quiz and come to some cool events that celebrate all things technology. Click inside for event details, including some prize giveaways.
Darth Vader says: Come to The Edge, not the Dark Side, to celebrate the Star Wars saga with others who love it as much as you do. Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy Star Wars spoofs, trivia, games and refreshments during this multimedia party. If you own Star wars collectibles and want to [...]
Of course you do! And now you can, sort of, by reading The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh. Gresh provides character profiles and examines plot elements such as oppressive governments, survival strategies, weapons, and reality television. Here are some of the things you can read about in this book: [...]
January 27th 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm In The Edge Join us in The Edge for instruction and advice on fishing and fishing equipment from an expert who works for Dick’s Sporting Goods. He’ll show you his personal gear and share his secrets for catching the big ones. You’ll also learn where to go in [...]
Teen Board Game Night is a new program in The Edge. We’ve got Zombies!!! and other death-defying adventure games to play. In “Zombies!!! The Game” players build a city during the game while fighting zombies that pop up almost everywhere. The winner is the first to make it to the helipad (alive) and escape the zombie-ridden town. [...]
The National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. There are prizes awarded in the categories fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. See all the winners here. The winner of the Young People’s Literature award is: Inside Out & [...]
On October 21st, 2011, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosted its first Teen Movie Festival as part of the American Library Association’s Teen Read Week. Young filmmakers from the area submitted short films that were premiered at the festival. Two teams won trophies: The Dignified Retro Peasants earned the Best Live Action [...]
It’s a great time to be a young musician in Topeka! There are awesome opportunities for all levels of voice and instrumental performers to show off their skills.