Author Archive for Lyndey Kelly



ICPL to host Teen Anime Cosplay Tea Party

by Lyndey Kelly on February 27th, 2018
Cosplay, anime, otaku, chibi: Do these terms mean anything to you? If so, you might already be into “cosplay,” a portmanteau of the words costume and play. Cosplay allows fans to show their enthusiasm to the world for a character through the use of makeup, costumes, and roleplay. Hundreds of thousands of anime and pop-culture fans use cosplay to expess their dedication through creativity, craft, and imagination.
Interested in giving cosplay and anime a try? ICPL’s Teen Services is hosting an anime cosplay event from 2-4pm, Wednesday, February 28th in the Teen Center. Open to students in grades 7-12, “Teen Anime Cosplay Tea Party” is your opportunity to explore cosplay, view anime, and make friends. We will celebrate no school on Wednesday by watching anime, sipping tea, and snacking on Japanese treats, just like those seen in Black Butler and Ouran Host Club. There will be a prize for best cosplay, so be sure to wear your finest anime-inspired cosplay–but you can come as you are, too!
“Teen Anime Cosplay Tea Party” is a free event. For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.

ICPL to host Teen Fanfiction Event

by Lyndey Kelly on January 29th, 2018

OTP, Fluff, Ships, AU, Fanon, Plotbunny: Do these terms mean anything to you? If so, you might already be into fanfiction, or fiction written by a fan of a particular TV series, book, movie, or anime. Fanfiction picks up where the original leaves off by exploring the fictional worlds and beloved characters in greater detail than ever dreamed possible by its creator. Millions of fanfiction short stories, poems, songs, and novels have already been written about popular fandoms such as Harry Potter, the Avengers, Naruto, and Doctor Who. This do-it-yourself genre provides the characters and you provide the creativity!

Interested in giving fanfiction a try? ICPL’s Teen Services is hosting a fanfiction event from 6-8p.m. on Wednesday, January 31st in Meeting Room E. Open to students in grades 7-12, “Fanfiction Addiction” is an opportunity to explore fanfiction and meet fellow fans. We will play improvisational writing games, watch fan-made videos, discuss our favorite fandoms, eat snacks, and share fanfiction.

“Fanfiction Addiction” is a free event. For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.