by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on February 3rd, 2015
The Iowa City Public Library will host the annual Teen Anime & Manga Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in Meeting Room A.
Open to students in grades 7-12, the Festival is an opportunity for teens to interact with fellow anime and manga enthusiasts, watch anime, discuss manga, win prizes, and eat massive amounts of candy sushi.
Those who wish to display their art work as part of the Artist Alley should bring their finished drawings to the Festival or do some freehand work during the event. Prizes will be awarded to select artists. Cosplay is always welcome and one lucky person will win Best Costume.
We will screen episodes from three different anime: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, in which mankind has taken to the stars and formed the Galactic Alliance of Humankind and is engaged in a perpetual war with an alien species; Log Horizon, which shows what happens when Japanese gamers playing Elder Tales find themselves transported into the virtual game; and K-On!, the story of four Japanese high school girls join the light music club of Sakuragaoka Girl’s High School to save it from being disbanded. However, they are the only members of the club.
The Teen Anime & Manga Festival is a free event. For more information, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.
by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on August 5th, 2014
TAG, the Library’s Teen Activity Group, is looking for new members.
TAG is designed to energize teen programming and services as well as allow teens a greater voice at the Library. TAG members meet monthly to discuss books, plan upcoming events, and talk about what’s going at the Library – while eating snacks.
If you are interested in joining TAG, please drop by from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in the Koza Family Teen Center to see what we’re all about.
The August meeting of the Teen Anime & Manga Club will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in the Koza Family Teen Center. Attendees will watch anime, talk about favorite manga, draw, and trade tips on cosplay. Also, you can let the Brian, ICPL’s Teen Services Librarian, know what anime and manga the Library should have in its collection.
Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Then join us for our monthly Minecraft Meetup from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Aug. 30, in the Computer Lab on the Library’s second floor.
All teen events are open to students in grades 7 through 12.
For more information about any of these programs, contact Brian Visser, Teen Services Librarian, at (319) 356-5200.