The movie adaptation of the second book in The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire is due to come out in November, so let’s look at other movies based on young adult books that will be out later this year. PERCY JACKSON: THE SEA OF MONSTERS Movie Release Date: August 16, 2013 Get the 2nd book in the […]
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson Quinn’s life in the close-knit military town of Sweethaven used to be pretty good. She was a cheerleader with close friends and was dating town golden boy, Carey. Now her world is falling apart and everyone thinks that she’s a traitor and a whore. She was caught on film kissing a boy who is not Carey while he […]
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 until August 23, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.
What’s Left for Summer? We have plenty of great programming left this summer for young adults. Here is a list of what’s happening each Monday from 2:00-3:00 in Marvin Auditorium. Jun 10 | 2:00–3:00 pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Planting Beneath the Surface [11–18 years] Dig beneath the surface and plant a garden. Create a […]
Calling all basketball fans, sports nuts and readers of fine literature…do you have a basketball jones? Well, the NBA finals featuring Lebron James and the Miami Heat battling Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs in an epic match-up that is sure to be an enjoyable series starting tonight on ABC! Between games, why not earn […]
The library owns just under half millon items that you can check out. That’s a lot of choices when you’re browsing the shelves and trying to decide what to check out this summer! Narrow down your options and check out these picks from the teens on the library’s Teen Advisory Board.
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. […]