Friday, September 28, 2007

My picks for September

I've been very busy lately, but I have not forgotten about you all!

Fiction Book: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Teenager Matilda Cook and her mother run a restaurant in Philadelphia. It is now summer, it is scorchingly hot, and mosquitoes are driving everyone crazy. And now the doctor has said that her grandfather is ill with the deadly yellow fever. Before this breakout, gossip involved the daughter of a rich family eloping with her tutor. Now everyone is running for their lives. What can everyone in this newborn nation do?

Non-Fiction Book: Anime Essentials by Gilles Poitras

Been watching some really good anime and want to learn some more? Find out all about the many anime genres and titles in this anime reference. From the first anime ever released to the major producers and studio to the most popular characters and more!

Manga: Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

Serena just wants to be a normal teenager and pine for Darien. But now she has run into a talking cat called Luna- that tells Serena that she is Sailor Moon! Now they have to find the other Sailor Soldiers and the Moon Princess! And who is this mysterious masked hero Tuxedo Mask? If you liked the Sailor Moon anime, you will love the original manga.

Anime: Voltron

Five young pilots from Earth are headed to Planet Arus in the Denubian Galaxy to defend it from the evil forces of Planet Doom. Now they will pilot the 5 lions that combine to form the mighty Voltron. Action, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, comedy- no wonder Voltron is such a classic even after more than 20 years. There is also a Vehicle Voltron- but Lion Voltron is the best known, as well as my favorite.

Website: Am I Right

Hilarious music parody and trivia website. Read misheard lyrics, music jokes, parodies, crazy lists like "Bad Onhold Music", and cool trivia that you did not know like the first job of your favorite singer.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thunderbolts and Lightning

Did you know that Florida (and Central Florida in particular) is the Lightning capital of the US?

Really... we're near the top worldwide, with our average lightning count only topped by a few warmer equatorial places with longer summers and more chance for the violent summer storms that bring the pretty fireworks.
As scary as a lightning storm can be, I think they can also be pretty beautiful. Catch some spectacular shots online (including the one above) at the How Stuff Works image gallery.
And, as usual, we've got more information at the library for anybody who wants to know more...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Halo 3 finish the fight

It came out today


go visit the website

Friday, September 21, 2007

We now have Dragon Ball Z Graphic Novels at BML

They have just arrived at the Bruton Memorial Library! We have several titles new to the library such as Kekkaishi by Yellow Tanabe and The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg. We have also ordered more issues of Fullmetal Alchemist, Whistle!, Megatokyo, Runaways, Yu-Gi-Oh! by Kazuki Takahashi, Oh My Goddess! and From Far Away.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Avast ye, maties! Did ye know that today is

And everybody knows how much we love pirates here in Tampa Bay!

So how are you going to celebrate?

Whatever you do, just don't forget to be on the lookout for scurvy dogs today!

ps.. Thanks to Miss_Rogue for the use of the photo that I ganked off her Flickr. I love people who give permission for everybody to use their work!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Teen Henna Art Night

Teen Henna Art Night

At the Temple Terrace Public Library


September 13, 2007

From 7-8pm

We will show you about henna art and giving henna tattoos

Please come and bring a friend

To get a henna tattoo you need to fill out the parent release form.
Which one can receive at the event or email

For more information contact
Kristel Hancock, YA Librarian


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Anime Bento Festival

It's almost time for the Anime Bento Festival!

The festival will feature the following four movies in over 250 theaters
across the United States. Mark your calendars because each film will
only be shown one time:

Wednesday, September 19
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles

Thursday, September 20
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie Conqueror of Shamballa

Wednesday, September 26
Lupin the III: Castle of Cagliostro

Thursday, September 27
Karas: the Prophecy

In Tampa, these films will be shown at Regal Citrus Park 20, which is located at Citrus Park Mall.

Get your tickets now, because this event is very popular!

I will have a limited number of free tickets (courtesy of Funimation and Operation Anime) to give out at the next Anime Club meeting, which will take place at the Jan Platt Library on September 19 at 4:30pm.

Be sure to check it out!