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Teens:Get Your Game On @ the Library

Calling all teen gamers! Enjoy the latest in tabletop games, card games, RPGs, and more with your fellow gamers the last Thursday every month at 6:30pm. 

Goodbye, Chicks: Project Peep Ends at Atascocita This Saturday

On Saturday morning, we will say goodbye to our baby chicks as they go home to the Blue Star Ranch. Project Peep has been an amazing experience from seeing the chicks hatch to tracking their progress every day. You can say goodbye today and tomorrow morning at the library. 

To learn more about Project Peep, you can read David Cherry's article here.

Teens: Celebrate 11 Years of Club Anime!

In February of 2006, our library kicked off Club Anime and now 11 years later, we are still going strong! Join us on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm for a celebration of 11 years of anime, manga, Asian culture, and of course, Pocky. We will have a sushi bar, an array of Japanese snacks, and prizes! We will also be watching classic anime. Don't miss out! 

This program is for ages 13-18 years old. 

Teens: Get Your Game On @ the Library this Thursday

Calling all Tabletop Teens! Join us on Thursday at 6:30pm for G.O.A.T.--Gaming on a Table. Bring your own tabletop games or play the games we have in stock. We have everything from Chess to Zombie Dice! Beginners welcome! 

Love Books? Why Not Write One?: National Novel Writing Month Countdown

 

Calling all teen writers! Want a way to smash writer's block and get your words out? Try writing your novel in a month! I know it sounds impossible, but people have been doing it every year in November since 1999 thanks to National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) . Every year, teens all over the country spend the month of November simply writing. No editing allowed. Just writing. The website also has writing challenges, a message board,  and pep talks. The clock is ticking! Ready, Set, Write!

Calling All Otaku! Clubs and Cons For Teens

Are you ready to get your fan on? We are only 9 days away from Oni-Con, one of Houston's oldest anime conventions. Cosplayers are working on last minute details. I'm getting my list ready so I know which volumes of manga and anime that I need to buy and which ones I already have at home. The countdown has begun!

But what if you can't attend anime conventions or need an anime fix between conventions? Check out your local library! Click on the blog post for a list of library anime clubs for teens.

 

Please note, these clubs part of the Young Adult program so they are geared toward teens. If you have any questions about the suitability of the club for younger library patrons, please contact the library directly.

Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".

 

 

 

Make Your Voice Heard!

What was your favorite book this past year? Catching Fire? Geektastic? City of Glass? You can vote on those books and many more in the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten 2010 Survey right here!

Get Your Manga Fix Online @ HCPL

With temperatures reaching 100 degrees this weekend, the last thing you want to do is get out of the house and make a trek to your local library. So what's an otaku to do when you have a manga craving? Boot up your computer and head over to HCPL's Digital Media Catalog to check out our new downloadable line of manga and graphic novels.

So, how can you start downloading manga today?

 

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