AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

Furuba Discussion thread--books 7-9

Fruits Basket: Tohru Freaks
Tohru Freaking Out. Nuff said.

*****************Thank your for coming to MC Otakon!!************************
********************I feel rather deaf after that wonderful, but very loud program***************

Now that all the books have (hopefully) found their new owners, let's start the conversation. For everyone reading at the moment, please tell me ONE Incident/Situation/Chapter in the new books that made you:
a) Laugh
b)Get emotional
c) Want to throw the book across the room

My thoughts, plus a surprise after the break.

The Future Animanga Clubs: More of what you want

If anyone has specific manga you want to talk about, or anime you want to see, write your ideas down here. I will be taking them into consideration for upcoming Animanga club programs.

Just to let you know, we will be having a Naruto-themed program, with dibs on new library copies of the manga (sorry, giving away a lot of free manga, which I would prefer, is expensive!). I don't have the exact Animanga Club date for that set yet, but keep your eyes open for the new Axis (coming soon!) and mark your calendars accordingly.

AADL-GT Round 4 Results

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

Round 4, Thanksgiving weekend, marked the end of the AADL-GT Regular season, and heading into the Grand Championships, the competition is intense and the stakes are high. Round 4 saw many new faces, several powerful rookies, and a skill vacuum as [gtplayer:143] and his brother, [gtplayer:146] were unable to attend. Perhaps the most important moment of Round 4 was the definitive discovery of the fact that Eli apparently made up the phrase 'Master Shell', despite the fact that I'm certain it was called that in some manual somewhere.

Read on for full Round 4 details.

The Harry Potter Movie: reviews requested

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley

Its been two(?) weeks since the movie came out, so I think we don't have to worry too much about spoiling it for anyone. What did people think? Did it do justice to Book 4?

Hip-Hop Says READ!


Eve thinks you should read Toni Morrison's Bluest Eye while Jay-Z recommends "Keep Ya Head Up" by Tupac. You can find these recommendations and more on The Hip Hop Reader, an "interactive website created to increase and enhance the reading habits, Internet usage, and civic engagement of urban high school students." Funded by Verizon, the first Hip Hop reader program is being tested in NYC right now, and features a point system (for students in public NYC high schools), where they can purchase prizes after reading from the Leadership Council's selections. The council includes Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Eve and others. Check out the reading lists, too.

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

Librarian Rex Libris
He's Rex Libris, the new superhero librarian!

This a public service announcement for anyone worried about Black Helicopters and Roswell, among other things: throw out your tinfoil helmets.

It has long been suspected that the government has been using satellites to read and control the minds of certain citizens. The use of aluminum helmets has been a common guerrilla tactic against the government's invasive tactics [1]. Surprisingly, these helmets can in fact help the government spy on citizens by amplifying certain key frequency ranges reserved for government use. In addition, none of the three helmets we analyzed provided significant attenuation to most frequency bands.

Study in full.

King Kong: A First Look

King Kong 2005

Although it's not scheduled for release until December 13 in New Zealand (December 14 in the United Sates), the first review of Peter Jackson's $207 million epic King Kong is in. In the upcoming December 5 issue, Newsweek's senior writer, Devin Gordon, who was flown to New Zealand for an exclusive screening, gushes over the "surprisingly tender, even heartbreaking, film" and claims Jackson has "proved once again that he might be the only guy whose films are worth getting on a plane and flying halfway around the planet to see." Click here for the full review and a trailer.

AADL-GT Round 4 Webcast

We are having technical difficulties getting the webcast running. Unfortunately, we will not be able to broadcast today. Apparently, CTN dropped our signal as well, so there will not be any TV broadcast.

Thanks for your patience, and post here if you have any questions.

Favorite First Lines

I love it when a book sucks you in with the first line. That happened when
I opened Quicksilver by Stephanie Spinner. Hermes, a lesser god from Greek
mythology and one of Zeus' sons, kicks off this rollicking story with this line,

"It's dark and gloomy, and it smells like dead sheep, but when Zeus says go to Hell, I go."

What's your favorite first line?

Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament Registration

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

We've got 4 videogame tournaments coming up Thanksgiving weekend, and registration is now open. To register, first login or create an account if you haven't already, then go here to preregister for events. Depending on turnout, latecomers who haven't preregistered may be turned away, so be sure to get registered, and be on time to get your spot in the brackets! Click read more for more details about next weekend's tournaments.

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