Awesomeness for your inner-geek
K.O. Fighting Game Experience
As Captain America says, "you always wanted to prove you're better than me. Now here's your chance." Crush your opponents at our K.O. Fighting Game Experience drop-in gaming afternoon! Witness your challenger's defeat on our two big screens with XBox 360s. We will have snacks and pop to feed your inner Deadpool. Start practicing now on your favorite fighting games: Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Injustice: Gods Among Us and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. We won't stop until the final round so get ready to fight!
Attention Teen Writers and Artists
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
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 Magic, The 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 Valentine, Fiendish, The 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
Central Resource Library
You Can Never Have Too Much Guardians
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.
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.