AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

Calling all teen Harry Potter fans!

What street do the Dursleys live on? What are Hufflepuff's house colors? Who owns the store where Harry Potter buys his wand? If you know the answer to all these Harry Potter trivia questions without looking them up in the books (or via Google!), be sure to come to our Harry Potter Trivia Night for Teens (grades 6-12) on Monday, July 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Pittsfield Branch. Work in teams of up to 5 players to compete for the grand prize: $15 giftcards to Borders Books & Music. You can come with your own team of friends, or we'll assign you to one. All teens who participate will also be entered into a drawing to win one of two cool tote bags with the cover art of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Library Lego League Round 1 Results: Plus, August 2 Event Added!

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Last week the downtown library was the place for the first-ever Library Lego League robotics competition! 6 teams coverged on the 3rd floor to play with Lego, learn how to program Mindstorms, eat pizza, and watch their bots attempt to secure a place in history as the winners of our inaugural event.

Before we get to the recap, a registration update for those of you who may not have registered yet; the July 12th and July 26th Lego League events are already full, but we've just added an extra Lego League event on Thursday, August 2, from 10 AM - 4 PM. Register right here before that event fills up too. If your team already attended an event, please let someone else have a chance, and just wait unil next summer for more lego league. Now, on to the round 1 report....

Investment 101 on Tuesday, July 10

Have your allowances or job earnings been adding up lately? Great! Now learn how to make your money grow. Financial advisor Amy Doyle will take you through the nuts and bolts of investing.

Join us Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Malletts Creek meeting room.

Trigun @ Animanga Club, Monday, July 9th

Join us this Monday @ the Northeast Branch from 6:00 to 8:00 for the June meeting of the AADL’s Animanga club. We'll be watching episodes of the Trigun anime, which is based on Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga of the same name. Trigun is the story of Vash the Stampede, a notorious gunman who has a 60,000,000,000 double dollar bounty on his head due to his destruction of an entire city. But as Milly and Meryl, two investigators from the Bernadelli Insurance Company, soon find out, Vash isn’t exactly what you might expect in a hardened criminal. We’ll also have a cool craft to celebrate the Japanese festival of Tanabata.

Not familiar with the series? Come anyway! Tell us about your favorites, and hear about our fall events. Snacks and drinks will also be served.

Chic Shoeboxes - Teen Craft

Turn ordinary shoeboxes into artful containers. Store those pictures, cd's, or whatever you've got saved that needs a container. We'll have paper and add-ons to turn those ordinary containers extra-ordinary.

Cardcaptor Sakura

When ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto opens a mysterious book in her father’s library, she accidentally releases the magical Clow Cards. Now, with the help of Kerberos, the protector of the cards-—he was sleeping when they escaped, and is now currently masquerading as a stuffed animal—-it’s up to her to find them before they can cause more havoc in her hometown. Want to know what happens next? Learn the rest of the story in the Cardcaptor Sakura anime and manga. Already familiar with it? Check out the current reimagining of Sakura’s story in CLAMP’s Tsubasa..

Guitar Hero, DDR, Super Smash Bros. and More: It's a tournament weekend!

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Yeah, sure, so it's supposed to be beautiful this weekend; sunny, mid-70's, all that crap. All the more reason to sequester yourself in a library basement and play videogames all weekend, right?

RIGHT!

That's right, it's our last off-season tournament weekend, and we've got an awesome lineup of events planned that's got something for everyone in the cool recesses of the basement of the Downtown Library. First, on Friday night, 6/29, from 6:00 - 8:45, we'll have a cool combo event as we host simultaneous all-ages tournaments in Guitar Hero II and Pikmin 2, with separate prizes for the winners of each. Enter one or both competitions, and rock out while you attempt to out-marshal your opponents with your legions of Pikmin in one of the GameCube's most underappreciated battle modes.

A probability storm's a brewin'. . .

Storm Thief is as intriguing as it's cover. Orokos is a city of chaos. For as long as anyone can remember, the city has been lashed by probability storms that change anything they touch. Streets are rearranged, children turned to glass, and rivers break their banks. Nothing is stable. Everyone is vulnerable.

Rail and Moa are two thieves from the ghettoes. Rail's been bitter at life ever since the Storm Thief stole his breath. Moa just wants to get away, to a land where things are better. But there is nowhere else other than Orokos, and the city won't let them leave anyway.

Then they find an artifact; a device that opens doors. Something that anyone in the city would kill for. And it will lead them to the dark secret at the heart of Orokos. . .

Two Wheel Tango BIKE Experts!

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Two Wheel Tango has recently been named the best bike store in Ann Arbor by many local publications. Check out their website for cool gear, cycling events, and bike maintenance classes.
They will be at the Downtown Library from 12 - 1pm on June 23rd. Check out gear, see a demo on quick and easy bike repairs, and ask questions from our local bike experts at the Two Wheel Tango.
A couple cycling books you might be interested in, Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook or the Complete Bike Book

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie

If 51 episodes of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime tv series weren’t enough for you, you won’t want to miss the movie sequel: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa. Although the anime is originally based on the manga by Hiromu Arakawa, the storylines diverge after a certain point, so the movie represents an entirely new adventure of the Elric brothers—with all the steampunk action that you loved from the tv series and manga. Don’t miss it!

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