Find out what there is to do for teens at the library. From gaming to writing to experimenting with food, teens enjoy a variety of programs while hanging out with their friends.
New comic book titles will be arriving soon at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library! We chose comics to satisfy a variety of taste and ages. But don’t worry; the old standards like Batman and The X-Men will keep coming in. Here are some of those new titles. Garfield Sonic Universe [...]
For Sean Frost getting nostalgic about his “college days” includes remembering how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library helped him through a tough year and propelled him toward graduation from college. After his struggles became apparent to his parents freshmen year, Sean’s father directed him to the library’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, a project from [...]
Have you violated any traffic laws? Getting a ticket when you’re a teen is not an easy thing to deal with. Youth Court can help you out. Here’s our video. What is Youth Court? Youth led and youth driven. The judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, jurors, bailiff, court clerk and defendants are all teenagers. They hear [...]
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein “Verity” is a spy arrested by the Nazi Gestapo during World War II. The first part of Code Name Verity is her confession and details of her mission for the British army, written out on scraps of paper in between torture sessions designed to extract as many secrets from [...]
In previous blog posts, we have covered a wide range of topics like comic book movies, big events in the comic world, and even briefly looked at the history of comics. This month, let’s discuss the actual hobby of comic book collecting. Here are a few simple things you should be familiar with before starting [...]
The Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens from around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. You can vote for your favorites on the list during August and September and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. We’ll be having a Books [...]
Welcome to the blog from the staff of Gatekeeper Hobbies. This blog will cover a variety of topics from the pop culture world including comic books and anime. It‘s hot in Topeka and the box office is just as blazing with The Amazing Spider-Man web-slinging his way to the silver screen and the finale of The Dark Knight [...]
Chanti’s mom is an undercover cop, which is the worst thing to be in their rough Denver neighborhood. Everybody hates a snitch and blowing her mom’s cover would mean endangering her life, so Chanti is good at keeping secrets. I loved this urban mystery book!
While in high school you may read (or be assigned to read) Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, all classic examples of the dystopian novel, a sub-genre of science fiction. Perhaps in middle school you read (maybe you were assigned to read) The Giver, by Lois Lowry or City of Ember, [...]
Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Her concert is family-friendly, but geared toward a teen audience. It’ll be held in The Edge, the teen space.