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Sep 07

Teen Tuesday: Anime Club

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on September 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Anime Club meets at the Tabb Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.Starting Monday September 13, York County Public Library will have a new monthly teen Anime Club! This will be a fun and relaxed time to get together with fellow anime lovers in middle and high school. We'll have snacks, discussions, and of course, watch anime! For the first Anime Club, we'll be watching My Hero Academia and making candy sushi. Bring your ideas for (age appropriate!) anime we can watch together in the coming months.

There's no registration - just show up at the Tabb Library meeting room at 6 p.m. on Monday September 13 (with your mask on). And if you're looking for some new manga to try out, check out these great choices in the Tabb Library Comics Cave:

  • Kingyo Used Books by Seimu Yoshizaki
    Summary: Recounts experiences in a fictional used book store, where patrons find books and manga that help them achieve their dreams. 
  • Anima by Natsumi Mukai
    Summary: The Anima are beings who possess animal-like powers. In this alternate universe, they walk among us-shunned by society-as they search for others who have similar traits. Cooro is a crow-like boy who is on a quest to find other Anima. When he meets Husky, a disrespectful boy with a past shrouded in mystery, he finds a kindred spirit who also possesses animal-like powers. Together, they try to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different. 
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
    Summary: In another world, ninja are the ultimate power--and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attached by a fearsome threat-a nine-tailed fox demon which claimed the life of the Hokage, the village champion. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force.

For more suggestions, check out our Manga Book List

Jun 15

Teens Review: Ready Player One

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on June 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Two York County high school teens review Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for the Teens Review serie
Teens & Tweens Review is an opportunity for York County Public Library teens and tweens to write book reviews for their peers. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline book coverReady Player One by Ernest Cline was published in 2011 and was a blockbuster bestseller, followed up with a movie and a sequel published in November 2020. Today we have two reviews for this book from two York County teens. If you're interested in earning volunteer hours and writing a review of a book you've read, contact the Tabb Library youth services at 757-890-5110 or youthservices@yorkcounty.gov. To read the reviews of Ready Player One, and to get a list of readalikes picked by YCPL staff, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Mar 22

Joy through Kindness Rocks with Cadette Girl Scouts

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on March 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

YCPL Staff Note: We are proud to partner with Girl Scout Troop 4047 to offer this blog post, as well as an activity kit distribution and instructional YouTube video. Now we will turn it over to the Cadette Girl Scouts.

Cadette Girl Scouts Lana and Audrey are pictured at the Tabb Library Kindness Rocks Garden.
Hi! We are Lana and Audrey, Cadette Girl Scouts, in Yorktown troop 4047. We are working on our Silver Award, which is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. Our project is to help others find joy even when things are rough.
This year we learned about the “Science of Happiness.” To read about what we have learned and to find out about a cool program we created for the community, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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