Open Mic Night

Can you sing or dance? Is your band ready to move out of the garage and onto a stage? We have a place for you, whatever your talent! Open Mic Night is a casual event for teen performers. It is usually on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00-5:30 pm in the Edge teen activity […]

Teen Safety and Health Resources

Personal Safety Learn about digital safety topics like cyberbullying, online predators, privacy, and safe social networking. The YWCA is a resource for teens dealing with dating violence- a pattern of physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse in a dating relationship. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, […]

Local High School Websites

Connect with your school using these local high school websites. Cair Paravel Latin School Capital City School Hayden Highland Park Hope Street Academy Rossville Jr/Sr High Seaman Shawnee Heights Silver Lake High Topeka High Topeka West Washburn Rural

White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat takes place in a fantasy version of America where certain people called “curse workers” have the ability to do magic on other people by touching their bare skin.

The List by Siobhan Vivian

Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is anonymously posted all over the school. One girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Everyone knows about the list and all eyes are watching the girls on it, both “pretty” and “ugly.”

Book Review: The Future of Us

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The year is 1996, and Emma is excited to log on to her brand new computer. After installing a mysterious AOL disk, she is automatically logged on to something called Facebook.

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 & […]

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.

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.

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 […]

Book Review: Wrapped

Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventure beyond the boring society parties that take up most of her time. When one of the parties features a real Egyptian mummy as a parlor amusement, Agnes finds an artifact in the wrapping that propels her into a dangerous mystery.