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, [...]
A New Day, A New Artist, A New Art Medium This week in Art Club at Lowman Hill the third graders were introduced to the finer art of watercolor. This art medium takes a lighter approach and finer motor skills which the students have been working up to all year. The Master Artist we looked [...]
My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet [...]
No school on Friday?! A three-day weekend?! That’s like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s as good as discovering a lucky four leaf clover. By golly, it’s better than pouring a bowl of Lucky Charms and getting nothing but marshmallows. Sweet! If you’d like to sprinkle some shenanigans into [...]
Calling all WWE fans in grades 5-12! You have a chance to win big using your brain, not your brawn. All you have to do is write a short letter to your favorite WWE Superstar to try to convince him/her to read your favorite book. Your letter may be written in either English or Spanish. The [...]
Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 22, enjoy a discussion (30:32) about Graphic Novels. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Here are some great reads for kids and teens compiled by the Youth Services staff here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.