AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

Calling All Graphic Novel Fans

Graphic Novel fans, mark your calendars for November 6th, to hear Kurt Hassler talk about GRAPHIC NOVELS. Who is Kurt Hassler? He the major selector of graphic novels for Borders bookstores across the country. Kurt will share his new top pics and also classic authors, artists, and titles that shouldn't be missed. Come ready to talk about your faves! Sunday, November 6th, 2:00-3:30 pm @MC, Grades 6-12.

AADL-GT Open Thread

Mario Question Block

Out with the old thread, in with the new..

News: Play Mario Kart at McDonalds?!

Fun stuff: Watch the .gif version of Star Wars Ep. IV.

RPS Tournament this Saturday!

The AADL Rock Paper Scissors tournament will be happening in the Multipurpose Room, Downtown Library this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Chris and his wife, Christina, our local RPS heroes and referees of this weekend's tournament, didn't place in last weekend's World Championships in Toronto but will have plenty of stories about their adventures. Snacks provided. Prizes for the top three finishers.


You've seen the capital A inscribed in a circle, but what does anarchism really stand for? Check out some of these books and CDs in the library's collection to learn more about anarchism. For a historical perspective, try something about Emma Goldman or Peter Kropotkin, or most anything written by historian Paul Avrich. If you're interested in more contemporary anarchist thought and activism, try Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book or Corrinne Jacker's The Black Flag of Anarchy: Antistatism in the U.S. And if you'd like to listen to anarchist or other left-wing music, check out the following:

Where I want to be by Adele Griffin

Adele Griffin tells a compelling story about two sisters, Jane and Lily. In alternating chapters, from Jane's, then Lily's point of view, it gradually becomes clear that Jane is telling the story after her death in a car accident. Lilly is telling hers from the present. Jane had struggled most of her life with mental illness, often having difficulty separating the real from the unreal and only found solace with her loving grandparents. Lilly is attractive and popular but with her loss, tightens her grip on Caleb, her understanding boyfriend.

Fruits Basket Discussion Thread

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

Thank you to everyone who came to MC Otakon, it was fun! To sign up for the next program please check your copy of AXIS, because its late and I can't remember these things.

Please post your thoughts on the books, though try not to post spoilers, I'm going to make a separate thread for that.


Hot GREEN rubber!

AXIS rubber bracelets

Don't forget to pick-up a bracelet this week - ask at the DOWNTOWN youth desk or at the reference desk at ANY branch library. This way you will be beyond stylish *and* keep the axis website address at the tip of your fingers...

Super Smash and Kart Tournaments: This Weekend!

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

The action heats up this weekend, with our first-ever Open Super Smash Bros: Melee tournament, inviting all players ages 13 and up to come and fight against the best SSB:M players in the area for a shot at giftcard prizes: $40 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd, and $20 for 3rd. Doors open Friday night at 6:00 PM in the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room, and the Tournament will start after 6:30. The format will be 2 or 3 stock, 4-player battles, with all items and stages enabled, earning points for wins, with the highest scorers moving on to elimination brackets. Registration is now open.

Then, on Saturday, we've got AADL-GT Round 3, from Noon - 5 PM at the Downtown Library, including Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart Single-player and Team Events. Doors open at 11:30, and Preregistration is open now. Winners of each event advance to the Sur-Prize round,, where they'll play a MYSTERY GAME to determine who will take home the $70, $50, and $30 gift cards.


As part of our on-going partnership with The Neutral Zone here's your chance to meet TEEN author and editor, David Levithan. David will be appearing for FREE at the Neutral Zone (637 S. Main) Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:00PM. He will be talking about his books ( Boy Meets Boy, Realm of Possibility and the NEW Are We There Yet? ), writing and his experiences as an editor at Scholastic Books and more! Hope we see you there...

Another Teen Book Goes to Hollywood!

It has just been announced that Looking for Alaska by John Green will be hitting the big screen in the distant future. It is a year in the life of sixteen-year-old Miles at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama. He has a great time at boarding school pulling pranks and learning about life, until a tragic car crash changes his whole life. This book will make you laugh and cry, and hopefully the movie will be just as good!

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