For Monday's Anime Club, Nicole has picked out a Lupin the Third that she thinks everyone will like (she seems to know a lot about this), and we have all sorts of cool things to give away, courtesy of Operation Anime. Plus some "special items" to raffle off that I've been hoarding in my office for weeks. So be there! 4:00. See you then.
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Friday's Halo II After Hours took a different turn, since all the guys who got XBox 360's for Christmas decided to play Gears instead of Halo, while the regular XBox boys were still playing Halo, and, by the end of the night it seemed that everybody was playing something completely different! The guys in the back were even playing online demos. So from now on, at least until something else changes, we're changing the name to XBox After Hours. (I think we're all just waiting for the release of Halo III.)
Even more interesting was that Kelly and Rick from Riverside stopped by, and we all figured out how it's going to work when, next month, we network our library with theirs and Brookfield and Riverside do battle online. Thanks to my good friends Brian and Rick for their expertise in working out the technical details, and especially to Rick for his enthusiasm!
The 9/11 Commission approved this interpretation of their official report, told in the form of a graphic novel. This is NOT a dumbed-down version of what happened; it is an extremely well-rendered graphic novel that covers the events leading up to the attacks, a timeline of that day, and what happened afterward, from many different viewpoints. We have it in our new YA nonfiction section. Everybody should see this.
Monday's AniManga Club will feature a showing of an extra-long Case Closed episode, courtesy of one of our members. Thanks, Trevor! See everybody at 4:00.
I just finished calling everyone on my Late Night call list, and my dialing finger is sore! The next Late Night is this Friday, the 12th, from 6:00 'till 9:00. We'll have the usual games, Internet, DDR, and snacks, and the usual people, too. Hope to see you there!
The AniManga Club re-convenes on Monday the 8th at 4:00 to watch the first 3 or 4 episodes of Bleach, which we're borrowing from Sarah U. for a couple of hours. Thanks, Sarah! We'll have the usual snacks, drinks, etc. It will be great to see everyone again!
The best book I read last week was Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher, about the daughter of a Persian prince who is exiled from her home, living in a cave, when her little brother starts having prophetic dreams. An old woman living near by sells them to a magus whose caravan is passing through town, headed for Jerusalem because of some strange movements in the stars...By the end I was weeping openly. It's a good thing there was no one around to see me! It's in the New YA Fiction section, and I hope I'm not the only one who reads it, because it was really wonderful.
Our babysitting classes scheduled for January (see below) are both full now, but we are taking names for a waiting list and MIGHT run a third class this month. So call us if you are still interested, and get on the list.
If you haven't already taken our Red Cross Babysitting Class, there are just a few spaces left in our upcoming January classes. Learn child care skills, business basics, and improve your confidence like you wouldn't believe. It costs $30 and that includes your babysitting handbook, some supplies, and a cool totebag to carry them around in. You'll look so official! CALL US if you're interested, and we'll give you all the info.
Wednesday! AniManga meets on Wednesday (Dec. 6) this week only, to watch Case Closed, eat, and find out what free stuff we got from Operation Anime this month. (I had a schedule conflict this week and decided it was better to reschedule than to cancel.) See you there!
This week's Anime will be another exciting episode or two (probably three) of Case Closed, featuring something called a mist goblin. One truth prevails! Come by on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 and enjoy. AND/OR, come to a very special holiday Get Wired on Tuesday, Dec. 12, and Suzanne will help you make festive jewelry for all the people on your gift list. Or just make something really pretty for yourself. It starts at 6:30. Since space is limited and this will probably be our last Get Wired!, be sure to sign up for it at the Youth Services desk.
The book I'm telling everybody to read lately is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne. I read it last weekend. It's a holocaust story. The ending will stay with you for weeks. We have it on the New Young Adult fiction shelf.
If you're looking for an excuse to get out of the house, you'll have plenty of reasons to come to the library in the next couple of weeks! Our next Late Night at the Library (games, food, and lots of BFYA's) is this Friday from 6-9, the next Get Wired jewelry workshop is next Tuesday, the 14th, at 6:30, the next AniManga Club (more Cased Closed) is Monday, the 20th at 4:00, and the next Halo II After Hours is on the 24th from 5-9. Plus we've added some more great new books, including the new one by Tamora Pierce (autographed by the author), John Green's An Abundance of Katherines, the new Meg Cabot, and the Halo graphic novel.