Wednesday, April 17, 2013

2013 Teen Talent Show Grand Finale

On April 13, 16 contestants performed at the John F. Germany Public Library in the grand finale of the HCPLC Teen Talent Show.  Previously, each of these contestants competed at either the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, Jimmie B. Keel Regional Public Library, Jan K. Platt Regional Public Library, New Tampa Regional Public Library, 78th Street Community Library, or West Tampa Branch Library and placed in the top three contestants.

Congratulations to our winners.  Click on the image above to connect to the HCPLC Teens YouTube Channel and see the winning performances.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Upcoming Anime Conventions

Tampa Bay Comic Con is a multi-genre convention featuring anime, comic books, video games, and favorite TV series. The next one will be this weekend, April 6-7, at the Doubletree Hotel.

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Khaotic Kon will be back in Tampa for its second year! Special events include Cirque du Anime, the Combat Musical, and the Evil Shinding of Mal-Intent. This year, Khaotic Kon has a new location at the Tampa Sheraton East. Join Khaotic Kon on the weekend of May 3-5.

Khaotic Kon

BelleCon will be making its debut in Jacksonville, Florida this year. This brand new convention will feature the Starlight Ball, the Kimono Fashion Show, and the Anime Fairytale Theater. BelleCon will be taking place on May 10-12 at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk.


During Memorial Day weekend, the Florida Anime Experience returns to Orlando for its third year. This con will feature the Animusical Idol, the Cosplay Photography Contest, and the Sword Arena. FAE will be taking place on May 24-26 at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center.

Florida Anime Experience

Last, but not least, we have KnightroKon at UCF. This con will feature the Pokemon Murder Mystery event, anime music video and cosplay contests, as well as special guests Crispin Freeman and David Vincent. Join KnightroKon on June 1-2 at the University of Central Florida's Student Union.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fall in Love...with a great book!

Visit the Teen section of the website for great suggestions if you're looking for something new to read. 

Each month, six new books are highlighted on the page.  You can also check out award winners such as the Florida Teens Read book or Sunshine State winners.

At the end of January, the 2013 winners of the Alex Award were announced.  Each year, ten adult books are selected for the Alex Award for having a strong appeal for teens.