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Manga Club: Accordion Notebooks

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

On Saturday, April 8th, the Central Library’s Teen Manga Club will show attendees how to make accordion-style magnetic notebooks!

This free public event is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 17. To register ahead of time, please text @teenmanga to 8101 (registration is not required).

Teen Tech Week Reads

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

by Laura Scott

 

March 5-11 is Teen Tech Week, brought to you by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). You can celebrate this nationwide event by checking out these five tech-related graphic novels:

 

1. The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and World War II code-breaker whose computational theories led to the development of the modern-day computer. However, his life as a gay man in 1950s England was far from easy. Jim Ottaviani’s graphic biography presents the historically accurate details of Turing’s career and personal life.

2. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

Anda is a female online gamer who tries to stop gold farmers from exploiting her favorite MMORPG. But when she starts to communicate with a young Chinese gold farmer named Raymond, she gains a new perspective on the world.

3. Pluto by Naoki Urasawa

Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto re-imagines the classic robot manga Astro Boy as a high-tech thriller. Can Detective Gesicht uncover the truth behind a string of robotic murders before it’s too late?

4. Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland

In this graphic biography, Jessie Hartland explores the illustrious career of Steve Jobs, from its humble beginnings to his rise to power as Apple’s CEO. Through his life, readers can witness the evolution of the home computers and other forms of consumer technology.

5. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

During the nineteenth century, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace shared plans for a calculating machine the likes of which the world had never seen. This graphic novel offers readers a humorous alternate history in which Lovelace and Babbage actually succeed in building their machine: the world’s very first computer.

 

To find out more about Teen Tech Week activities near you, please check with your local library or visit the Teen Tech Week website at teentechweek.ning.com

Laura Scott is an adult and teen Outreach Librarian at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

Manga Club: Dragon Mobiles

Friday, February 24th, 2017

On Saturday, March 11th, the Central Library’s Teen Manga Club will be making paper dragon mobiles (based on the character from the Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away) and watching club-requested anime episodes.

This free public event is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 17. To register ahead of time, please text @teenmanga to 8101 (registration is not required).

Manga Club: Pom-Pom Manga Characters

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

On Saturday, February 11th, the Central Library’s Teen Manga Club will show attendees how to make pom-pom versions of their favorite anime and manga characters!

This free public event is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 17. To register ahead of time, please text @teenmanga to 8101 (registration is not required).

Manga Club: Onigiri (Rice Ball) Keychain

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

On Saturday, January 14th, the Central Library’s Teen Manga Club will show attendees how to make their own onigiri (rice ball) keychains!

This free public event is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 17. To register ahead of time, please text @teenmanga to 8101 (registration is not required).