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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

  • Performance Art Workshop for Teens

    Performance Artist Jessica Borusky

    Performance art can happy anywhere, at any time, and it is coming to the Central Resource Library Saturday, September 27 at 2 p.m. Local artist Jessica Borusky is offering a unique workshop experience for teens interested in art to find out more about performance art. Each of these four workshops stands alone, participants may attend any or all of the events, covering the history of performance art, collaborative techniques and telling a narrative through movement. Borusky will also teach ways to capture the performance through digital media, so an ephemeral performance may live on. Participants may register online to reserve a place in the workshop.

    Saturdays, Sept. 27 - Oct. 18
    2 - 4 p.m.
    Nancy Pickard Room
    Central Resource Library

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You Can Never Have Too Much Guardians

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

Andrew Smith
Reviewer's Rating: 

Finn Easton is like any other epileptic teenage boy with a famous author for a father who had a horse fall on him, break his back and kill his mother. Which is to say that Finn Easton is like no one you have ever met. The eerie resemblance between himself and the main character of his father’s best-selling book, has left Finn wondering if he is even real. Measuring time by the miles traveled by earth’s rotation, Finn has a different way of looking at things than anyone around him.

Upcoming Events

The Typewriter Oracle with artist Jordan Hocker
Cedar Roe Library
10/22/2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
All the Colors We Are
Blue Valley Library
10/23/2014 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
All the Colors We Are
Blue Valley Library
10/24/2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Central Teen Anime Club
Central Resource Library
10/24/2014 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
A Murder Mystery in the Library
Shawnee Library
10/24/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Teen Anime Festival
Central Resource Library
10/25/2014 - 10:00am to 4:30pm