Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free Anime!

Straight from the folks at Funimation:

FUNimation is premiering Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Episodes 27 – 39 (DUB) on iTunes before you can see it anywhere else, AND we’re giving you episodes 1 and 27 for FREE! That way you don’t have to wait for the DVD/BD release on December 28th to check it out. Head over to to download them now!

The freebies don’t stop there either. You can also get the first episodes of Trigun and Soul Eater for FREE on iTunes.
So if you're jonesing for some anime to watch on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or computer this holiday break, this looks like a good stop. 

And don't forget to drop by your local library to stock up on anime dvds and manga over the break!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Teen Events @ Jan Platt Regional Library (South Tampa)

I’m John and I’m a Teen Librarian just starting at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library in South Tampa. I’m very excited about some new events and clubs that will be starting in January:

We are starting a Teen Advisory Board (aka TAB)!!! Our first TAB meeting is on Saturday January 22nd at 3pm. Have ideas for teen events and clubs at the library, bring them to share. Click here for more info about what TABs do for the library and what TAB can do for you!

Directly after the first meeting of our new TAB group, we will have the first meeting of our Teen Book Club (pick up your copy today @ Jan Platt Library !) We will be hanging out and discussing the book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

"Tally Youngblood lives in a futuristic society that acculturates its citizens to believe that they are ugly until age 16 when they'll undergo an operation that will change them into pleasure-seeking "pretties." Anticipating this happy transformation, Tally meets Shay, another female ugly, who shares her enjoyment of hoverboarding and risky pranks. But Shay also disdains the false values and programmed conformity of the society and urges Tally to defect with her to the Smoke, a distant settlement of simple-living conscientious objectors." -- School Library Journal

Sound Good ! See You There !

We will continue our GameZone on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:15pm. Come hangout and play Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2 at the library on our large projection screens. Some of our video games titles are: Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Guitar Hero Series and Rock Band. See you after school for some gaming fun!

On Wednesdays, January 5th and 19th from 4:30—5:30 pm we will have our Teen Anime/Manga Club will be meeting and screening Anime titles and talking about all things Anime/Manga.

On Alternate Wednesdays, January 12th & 26th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm we will have the first meetings on our Teen "Go" Board Game Club. Come learn and play one of the oldest games in the world: the ancient East Asian board game “Go.” A popular Anime/Manga series called “Hikaru No Go” has made many very curious about how to play the game. Now you can learn and play with your friends. The rules are simple, the strategy complex. Learn in minutes, play for a lifetime.


What Is the Game of Go? - from the American Go Association

The Interactive Way To Go - Interactive go problem database and community

Monday, December 13, 2010

A cool FREE app for Marvel Comic fans with iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

From Wendy Stephens at YALSA:

"The app offers a selection of free comics, access to saved titles, and top 25 lists sorted by series, author, and genre. There is also an option to browse by series title, creator, genre, rating, storylines, and release date. [...] The range of titles available on the interface dates to the 1950s. Readers will need an email address to set up a account."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Yes, everyone! The Chronicles of Narnia are back for their third movie installment. This Friday, December the 10th, the Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be opening in theatres near you!

In honor of this upcoming third movie, we will be having a Family Film Festival based on the Chronicles of Narnia this coming Saturday the 11th at 1PM at the 78th Street Community Library. Free snacks will be provided.

Official Narnia Movie Website
Narnia Web
Narnia Fans
The Lion's Call
Aslan's Country

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The NEW! HCPLC Teen Website

You may have noticed that the library's teen website has received a bit of a facelift. We've added a lot of great stuff. Take a few minutes to explore the new site!

Along with a dedicated Homework Help section, great links, and a College Prep 101 site, we now have a YouTube channel, a Goodreads shelf, and the new STUDIO 813 -- a place for you to show off your creative genius. Want to add your art, poetry, videos or writing to Studio 813? Attend an upcoming Teen Advisory Board meeting at your local library for more information. TABs generate a lot of the best stuff on our site, and you can even earn service hours for TAB participation.

What are you waiting for? Here you go. Go. Click. Do it!