I’ll admit, I know almost nothing about manga/anime. But I am TOTALLY behind the new trend out of Japan: using a digital camera to create cool faux Kamehameha photos (a la Dragon Ball). So simple, so awesome! I would love to see some examples from Iowa City fans!
Check out more sweet pics at Comics Alliance and Kotaku.
And seriously, if you take your own faux Kamehameha picture, send it to teens (at) icpl (dot) org. You might just see your picture featured here!
Still looking for a cool summer program (you know, besides the AWESOME stuff Brian and I are dreaming up for this summer at the library)?
The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program is hosting “Between the Lines: The Writing Experience,” and “invites high-school students of differing nationalities, ages 16 to 19, to the University of Iowa’s campus for a unique summer program where participants develop their creative writing skills while exploring other cultures.” There are two, two-week sessions, each focusing on a different area of the world. This year, the Arabic World will be the focus for the June 22-July 6 session, and Russia will be the focus of the July 13-July 27 session.
Activities include exploring Iowa City as the great City of Literature that it is (just how much do you actually know about literature in/from Iowa City?), creative writing workshops, mentoring from other writers, and collaboration with students from other cultures.
The due date for the application is April 20.
Want more information? Check out the Between the Lines website, the 2013 Between the Lines information page, check out their Facebook page, and click here for the application. The library has some brochures available in the Young Adult area on the 2nd floor.
Today we’re showing Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2 in Meeting Room A.
Part 1 starts at 3:00, and Part 2 starts at 5:00.
Also: pizza and pop.
Sparkly vampires + pizza + pop = sparkly, greasy, fizzy vampires. That’s worth stopping by to see.
Come to the Library for Teen Tech Zone over Spring Break! Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 23, the computer lab will be open from 1-4 for teens to use the internet and hangout, or make multimedia projects and be creative. For teens in 7th-12th grade.
United Action for Youth (UAY) is hosting a clothing drive for teens on Wednesday, March 13 from 3:30-6:30 PM at the UAY Youth Center (355 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City). Stop by to freshen up your spring wardrobe for free!
Yes, you read that title correctly: Someone made a kayak out of PVC and duct tape. That someone is a 9th grader at West High, and his duct tape kayak made the front page of Instructables! Check it out! He’s much braver than me…
Want a FREE prom dress/tuxedo??
Stop by the East Side Recycling Center (education center), 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City between 1-4 PM on Saturday, March 9. According to their Facebook page, ”prom dresses, tuxedos and accessories including handbags, jewelry, dress shoes, etc. will be given away at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll also have prom-related door prizes from local businesses!”
Questions? Contact Mary at palmberg (at) avalon (dot) net or 319-400-0388.
Thanks to all of the teens who came to the Anime & Manga Fest on Saturday. It was a great time! If you didn’t get a chance to make it, don’t feel bad. That’s because we’re starting an Anime & Manga Club! Saturday, March 23 is our first meeting from 1:30-2:30, and we’ll be in Room B. We’ll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga, draw and trade tips on cosplay! Also, you can let me know what anime and manga the Library should have in its collection. Be sure to bring a friend!
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