Saturday, June 02, 2012
July 9 – 12
Love anime? Can’t get enough? Want to experience an anime convention without the lines and pricy tickets? This summer, Crowell Public Library will offer its first ever Teen Anime Convention. Enjoy a week of FREE anime-themed programs for teens entering grades 7-12.
Crowell will be offering an anime/manga art presentation by critically acclaimed local graphic novelist KAZU KIBUISHI on July 9th at 12:15 p.m., followed by a manga drawing and inking workshop with local artist JANELL MITHANI at 12:15 p.m. on July 10th. Registration is required for Janell Mithani’s workshop -- first come, first served. On July 11th at 12:15 p.m. teens will be in for a treat when they learn to make candy sushi, anime-themed crafts and even costume props. Cosplay is encouraged for the full expo experience, plus costumed teens will be entered in a special raffle. Anime Week is capped off with a free screening of a Miyazaki anime film on the 12th at noon. All events take place in the Library’s Barth Community Room.
In addition, teens registered in the Summer Reading Club receive raffle tickets and credit toward a free book for each event they attend. Raffle tickets are good for a variety of prizes, including a pair of Disneyland Parkhopper tickets! Winners will be announced July 23rd.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library, the Aquarium of the Pacific, El Pollo Loco, Flightdeck Air Command Center, Huntington Library, Jump ‘n Jammin, Peterson’s Automotive, Pie ‘n Burger, Santa Anita Park, Spaghetti Factory. Find out more about upcoming YA events by following us on Facebook and on Twitter and visit the library website at www.crowellpubliclibrary.org.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Are you starting to read books on a hand-held device, such as a Kindle, Nook, iPad or Sony Reader? Along with traditional books, the Crowell Library lends eBooks, as well, and they are free, of course. This session will be a combination of demonstrations and hands-on computer use to help you get the knack for getting eBooks onto your device. Bring your device, along with its USB chord and you’ll be on your way. Please register in advance by calling 626-300-0777 ext. 579.
The evening will start with an overview of the devices available, digital rights management issues and the Overdrive platform available to Crowell Library. Then the audience will break into smaller groups and learn about downloading to specific devices.
If that new reader has been sitting on your dresser since last Mother’s Day, now is the perfect time to learn the joy of reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain without the weight issues!