Saturday May, 18th is Star Trek Day @ your library! We’ll celebrate all things Trek with crafts, trivia, spoofs, the 2009 movie Star Trek and other activities: Vote for your favorite captain Test your knowledge of Star Trek quotes, Compose and read original Star Trek Haiku. The interstellar fun starts at 10:00 am. Star Trek: [...]
Come into the gallery today. Talented teens with an interest in the arts have created a well thought-out exhibit focusing on the individual. Participants in our Curate This! program receive real-life training for possible careers as museum directors, curators or archivists. Learn more about this library outreach effort.
Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to get your free-to-take-home comic book. Gatekeeper Hobbies will be on hand to provide the free comic books, and we will have comic book themed crafts and other activities including a DC vs. Marvel superhero/villain competition. Join us for all the fun and action on: Saturday, [...]
Fun After School is a new monthly program for teens starting this April, on Thursday the 11th from 3:30-4:30 in The Edge. The idea is to give you an extra, fun activity to do while you’re hanging out in The Edge. Here are a few of the fun things we’ll do, one each month during the school [...]
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by checking out novels written in verse. They are a very different reading experience than the typical novel and you will be amazed how much emotion can be expressed using so few words. The way that the words are arranged on the page can also make them more powerful. [...]
Find something to do at the library. We’re more than just books. Hang with friends and enjoy these fun programs just for teens. You might even meet someone new, play a new game or find a new look.
This community of student cello players under the direction of Erinn Renyer play cello ensemble music. Come see this group March 21, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Library in The Edge (teen activity room East Wing). The Cello Collective learns about performance technique, musicality and enjoys opportunities to perform at community concerts and events. Cello Collective [...]
Hollywood movie releases tend to slow down at the beginning of each year. In fact, some believe the only films that debut in January and February are those expected to underperform at the box office. And since the summer blockbuster movie season now begins in May, I wonder what kinds of films come out in [...]
Where would we be without technology? The Teen Advisory Board imagines how famous fictional stories would turn out if the characters had modern technology, with funny results in this video promoting Teen Tech Week. March 10-16, 2013 is Teen Tech Week at the library! Teen Tech Week is a chance to showcase the outstanding technology TSCPL offers [...]
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories is a recently published anthology of short stories written by young adult writers Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff. In May of 2008, these writers created a website called Merry Sisters of Fate, merryfates.com, a place for them to post very short stories, about one a week. [...]
We’re getting in the spirit of the 1920′s at the library during February because of our Big Read Great Gatsby events. The Diviners is an excellent book to read this month, with plenty of suspense and 1920′s flavor!