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  • Teen Anime Festival

    Teen Anime Festival October 25 at the Central Resource Library

    Otaku return to dominate the Central Resource Library at the Teen Anime Festival! Don't miss on your opportunity to wear your cosplay costume to the Library without getting a lot of stares (we can't actually guarantee that no one will stare at you). The schedule for the day will be announced soon but rest assured that it will involve your favorite movies and episodes, manga drawing workshops, crafts, minute-to-win-it challenges, candy sushi and a cosplay parade! Mark your calendar now as you won't want to miss this! Schedule is in the full article.

    Saturday, Oct. 25
    10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Central Resource Library

  • Attention Teen Writers and Artists

    picture of a telephone with the words "call for submissions"

    The Johnson County Library's award winning teen literary magazine, elementia, is open for submissions. This year we bring our theme back home, thinking about what home means to you as a writer or artist. elementia accepts submissions of original teen short prose, poetry and art focused on this theme now through Friday, Dec. 5.

    Your perspective on a place depends on where you are standing. Where is your place? What is your place? When is your place? Who is your place? Why?

  • Meet Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater and Brenna Yovanoff

    The Merry Sisters of Fate: Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater and Brenna Yovanoff

    Meet a unique critique group of three young adult authors: Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater and Brenna Yovanoff. Together the trio has written The Curiosities, a series of annotated short stories with personal notes about their writing group. Tessa Gratton is a local from Lawrence, Kan. and author of Blood MagicThe Blood Keeper and the United States of Asgard series. Maggie Stiefvater is the Printz Award Honor winner and author of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, The Scorpio Races, and The Raven Cycle series. Brenna Yovanoff is the author of many horror novels for young adults, including Paper ValentineFiendishThe Replacement and The Space Between. Hear them speak about their experiences as authors, as a critique group and find inspiration for your own novel writing endeavors during National Novel Writing Month.

    Monday, Nov. 10
    7 p.m.
    Central Resource Library

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You Can Never Have Too Much Guardians

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Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series

How awesome does this look?! Previewed at New York Comic Con (which just surpassed San Diego Comic Con in attendance) this new animated series looks AMAZING! Strap on your blasters and get ready for sweet sweet Guardians of the Galaxy footage.

New Reviews

Emily Murdoch
Reviewer's Rating: 
4

What a heart wrenching, yet inspiring, read this was! I listened to the audio book and couldn't tear myself away. It's been a long time since I found myself so immersed in a story, or since I have read a story so incredibly tragic and yet, at the same time so hopeful.

Upcoming Events

Teen Anime Festival
Central Resource Library
10/25/2014 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Chicken Legs (Slightly Scary Stories)
DeSoto Library
10/25/2014 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Come Write In: Family Creative Writing Program-CANCELED
Corinth Library
10/25/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Creative Commons - A Writers' Workshop
Central Resource Library
10/26/2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
YAAC: Young Adult Advisory Council
Blue Valley Library
11/01/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
YAAC Young Adult Advisory Council
Shawnee Library
11/01/2014 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm