Friday, April 23, 2010

Comic to Movie: Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim's got it going on. He's in a band. He's dating a cute girl. He's basically made of awesome. Then his world is turned upside down when the amazing Ramona Flowers steps out of his dreams -- literally -- and into his life. Now all he wants is to be with Ramona.

Unfortunately, he has to defeat her seven evil exes first.

And by "evil" I don't mean "gives you nasty looks at the mall" evil. These exes are big, bad, boss-battle style evil, with skills ranging from ninja sword expertise to vegan-induced telekinesis! Scott's no slouch... but a ninja? Can he handle that?

Catch up with Scott Pilgrim's story before the movie adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World comes out August 13th. You won't be disappointed. Volumes 1-5 are available at the library. The final installment, Volume 6, comes out this summer. Don't miss out on this epic tale of epic epicness!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Can't get enough of Glee? Let your inner "gleek" run wild at the library. We have Glee DVDs, CDs, and books for you to check out. Click below to place a hold.

Glee Volume 1: The Road To Sectionals (DVDs)
Relive all the musical moments of the first season or catch up, if you're new to the series.

Glee: The Music (CDs)
Click for Volume One
Click for Volume Two

... because you know you want to try and hit that high note in "Defying Gravity."

Glee totally unofficial: the ultimate guide to the smash-hit high school musical.
Learn behind-the-scenes details about the show and the actors.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Free Comic Book Day is May 1

Do you already have your route to the nearest comic shop mapped out? Do you know what free comic you're planning to read first, and which one you're saving for last? Better get ready, because Free Comic Book Day 10 (FCBD10), is only a month away!

With the biggest comic book event of the year being celebrated in just a few short weeks, is your source for all the information you want on this year's free comics.

• Download previews for all the free comics!

Find a shop near you!

• Check out what Creator Signings & special events are happening where!

And if you can't wait until then, you can drop by your local library branch to grab a few comics or graphic novels like these!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hey, Anime Fans! Want to learn Japanese?

Ever wondered what a particular Japanese word or phrase you see or hear all the time means? Wonder no longer! Popular manga publisher TokyoPop has a crash course in some basic Japanese, starting with some Japanese greetings...

Learn to Say "Hello" in Japanese!

And don't forget to take use your new skills when checking out some new anime & manga at your library!

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Poetry Fun

Looking for new ways to express yourself? The Internet Public Library's Teen Poetry Wiki is a great place to start. Post your poems in the online open mic section, help create an exquisite corpse, discover work by the poet of the week, or stretch your writing skills in the wordplay section.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Poetry in Motion

April is National Poetry Month, and the library has lots of cool stuff in store. Show off your own skills at a slam, listen to nationally recognized poets share their work, learn to use technology to create poetry, or all of the above! Click here to find out about all the great poetry programs going on this month.

Attention all Twihards...

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer's new Eclipse novella, comes out on June 5, 2010. Your friendly neighborhood library is already taking requests for this book. Get on the list!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Once upon a time...

Do you like fairy tales? Never really outgrew them? Then check out the Once Upon a Time series from Simon and Schuster. These young adult novels retell fairy tales- with strong, vivacious protagonists, and plot twists you may not have been expecting from the original stories!

Once Upon a Time official page

Some of the Once Upon a Time books in our library system