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Japanese Sword Arts Demonstration at the Evelyn Meador Library

Iaido, or Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the Japanese sword. It was one of the Japanese martial disciplines paramount in the education of the classical warrior (samurai). Join us on May 4 as Emily Egan Sensei of Clear Lake Iaido (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu), and Ash Welborn (Shin Shin Ryu Iaijutsu) demonstrate some of their different schools' unique styles as the Evelyn Meador Library celebrates Asian American History Month! The demonstration will start in the meeting room at 1pm.

Flickr CC: Photo Photo by: Ametxa

Iaido and Japanese Culture Display!

In preparation for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and our yearly Iaido demonstration, the Evelyn Meador Library's display case is again featuring a display celebrating Japan's history, and martial traditions. Features include iaito (practice swords), traditional keikogi (training uniforms), books, and more. Come by and check it out!

Come meet Rex, Evelyn Meador's ever changing book drop monster!

Amongst Evelyn Meador's many oddities, customers returning their library items are blessed with the presence of the ever book hungry book-drop-monster, Rex. Summoned and regularly made seasonally festive by Evelyn Meador's Ms. Jazmin, Rex is a benevolent beast who gently consumes your books, no matter how overdue.

Teen Book Quote Challenge!

Evelyn Meador Teens and Tweens keep an eye out! Starting in February we will be beginning a Book Quote Challenge! Posted somewhere in the library (you'll have to find out where), will be a quote. Find the book it's from in the Library, and find the quote in the book, and you'll win a tasty snack for your efforts! Contact Mr. Ash or Ms. Pearson for details!

Flickr CCTo kill a mockingbird Photo by: emilbp

The month's Craft: Making Mirrors!

At this month's craft, we'll use our prized button machines to make personalized mirrors! We'll have lots of great designs printed out, or you can make your own. Open to kids of all ages, we'll be creating them in the meeting room starting at 4:30pm.

Flickr CC: 2.25" pocket mirror Photo by: ancient history

Second Magic the Gathering Draft Tournament!

The Evelyn Meador Magic the Gathering club will once again be hosting a draft tournament on January 29th in the meeting room! There are still a few slots open for a great chance of scoring some free cards, and a lot of fun. Call and ask for Mr. Ash for sign up.

Flickr CCThe Deck Photo by: ashley_bennett

Hot Cocoa and Coffee in the Teen Isle

This Thursday at 4:30, even if the weather outside isn't all that frightful, we're still going to be serving up hot cocoa and warm coffee in the Teen Isle for Evelyn Meador's teens and tweens. So stop on by and enjoy a toasty cup of holiday cheer!

Flickr CC: hot cocoa in the summer! Photo by: ohdearbarb

Mummies invade Evelyn Meador!

On Wednesday mummies invaded the Evelyn Meador Library! Well... not real mummies, so much as toilet paper roll mummies brought to you by the creative imaginations of local kids and tweens. With a spent paper roll, construction paper, glue, and a hand full accessories, Wednesday's craft was a great success. Be sure to stop by for our next kid craft (usually the forth Wednesday of every month).

iPad-Library Teen Scavenger Hunt!

Sign up in the Teen Isle for our first Teen iPad-Library Scavenger hunt. On September 13th at 4pm participants will be using our iPads to find and take pictures of identified books on shelves. The first to find them all wins a great prize ^_^ !

Flickr CCBooks - then and now Photo by: spykster
 

 

End of Summer Reading Program Pizza Party!

Summer Reading Club readers are invited to our End of Summer Reading Program Pizza Party! There will be lots of pizza, and refreshments, and SRP kids will receive their certificates for all their hard work! The fun will be in the meeting room from 2-4pm.

Flickr CCPizza Photo by: Kanko*

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