Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Teen Comedy Night

It's time to register for the Teen Comedy Night coming up on Thursday, March 5th from 5-7 p.m.! Class clowns, theater geeks, and pranksters can work on their jokes with a local comedian. After the workshop, step up to the mic and see if you can get the crowd rolling in the aisles.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - please call 503-684-6537 and ask for the Children's Desk.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Are You a Snack Master?

On Sunday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m., stop by the Puett Room (that glass room in the Children's Room) to see if you are the ultimate snack master at our Teen Iron Chef program. What is the secret ingredient? You'll have to be there to find out.

Get inspiration from an episode of the TV show and then assemble your creation (sweet or salty) with the ingredients provided.*

Snacks will be judged on creativity and taste.

Chefs, judges, and observers needed!**
*Judges have the right to refuse to taste something that looks inedible.
**If you have an allergy, just call us and let us know ahead of time.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Manga Primer

At the January Animanga Club meeting, teen manga fans compiled a list of recommendations of classic, essential manga. These are the series that turned them into die-hard manga enthusiasts, and they're a great place for you to start if you want to know more about the genre:


Shoujo (romances):

Vampire Knight

Y HINO
Cross Academy's night class is full of vampires!

Pita-Ten
Y Graphic DONBO
Misha is an angel who, though clueless about the ordinary world, swears to protect Kotarou at all costs.

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play
Y Graphic WATASE

Hot Gimmick
Y Graphic AIHARA

Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden
Y Graphic WATASE
The story of the first priestess of the The Four Gods.

Love.com
Y Graphic NAKAHARA
The tallest girl and the shortest boy in class join forces to pursue their objects of affection.

Imadoke
Y Graphic WATASE

Fruits Basket
Y Graphic TAKAYA
When members of the Soma family are hugged by people of the opposite sex, they turn into their Chinese Zodiac animal!

Tokyo Mew Mew
Y Graphic IKUMI
Five girls whose DNA is merged with the DNA of wild animals must protect the planet from aliens.

Ultra-Maniac
Y Graphic YOSHIZ


Shonen (action):


Case Closed
Y Graphic AOYAMA
Funny-looking high school student Jimmy Kudo
solves crimes that have the police baffled.

Death Note
Y Graphic OHBA
The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook.

Full Metal Alchemist
Y Graphic ARAKAWA
Edward and Alphonse search for the Philosopher's Stone so they can repair the damage they caused when they dabbled in alchemy trying to resurrect their dead mother.

Naruto
Y Graphic KISHIM
A trouble making orphan is struggling to graduate from ninja academy, but there is a terrible force within him.

Inuyasha
Y Graphic TAKAHA

Chobitz
Y Graphic CLAMP
Chi has something or someone hidden in her cybernetic soul.

Nausicaa
Y Graphic MIYAZA
Nausicaa has an empathic bond with the giant insects that evolved as a result of the ecosystem's destruction.

Ranma 1/2
Y Graphic TAKAHA
Ranma turns into a girl every time he is splashed with cold water.

Desert Coral
Y Graphic MURAYA

Dragon Knights
Y Graphic OHKAMI

Vampire Hunter D
Y Graphic KIKUCHI

Demon Diary
Y Graphic Demon

Alive
Y Graphic KAWASH

Single Volume:

Line Y Graphic KOTEGA
Chicko's life took a dramatic twist when she found the cell phone.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Free Self-defense class for women!

On February 12th, the City of Tigard Police Department is offering a free self-defense class for women 12 and up! You can find more info about the class here: http://www.tigard-or.gov/police/crime_prevention/self_defense.asp. Empower thyselves!

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