Teen Board Game Night

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. […]

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2011 National Book Award: Young People’s Literature

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 & […]

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Teen Film Festival

  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 […]


Teen Musicians Wanted

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.

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Wrestlemania Reading Challenge

Get extreme and do the 2011 Wrestlemania Reading Challenge! Read five books, graphic novels, or magazines between October 25 and November 1 and fill out the log to win a WWE poster.

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Teens 2011 Top Ten Books

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 […]