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New and Fantastical for Teens

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott


Rook by Sharon Cameron


Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell


Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti


Shadowshaper by Older, Daniel Jose


Red queen by Victoria Aveyard


The witch hunter by Virginia Boecker


An ember in the ashes: a novel by Sabaa Tahir

Shonen Manga

Looking for some new shonen to read after Naruto, Fairy Tail, and Attack on Titan? Try one of these:

Psyren. Vol. 1, Urban legend by story and art by Toshiaki Iwashiro ; [translation, Camellia Nieh ; lettering, Annaliese Christman]


Magi: the labyrinth of magic. 1 by story & art by Shinobu Ohtaka ; translation & English adaptation, John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro


Assassination classroom. 1, Time for assassination by story and art by Yusei Matsui ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; English adaptation, Bryant Turnage ; touch-up & lettering, Stephen Dutro


Blood blockade battlefront. Vol. 1, secret society in the sealed city of magic. by story and art, Yasuhiro Nightow ; translation, Matthew Johnson ; lettering and retouch, Studio Cutie

Romantic Comedy Manga

Maid Sama! Vol. 1 by Hiro Fujiwara




Kiss of the rose princess. Volume 1 by story and art by Aya Shouoto ; translation/Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; touch-up art & lettering/Inori Fukuda Trant

Ouran High School Host Club. Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori


Dengeki Daisy. Vol. 1 by story & art by Kyousuke Motomi


Shugo Chara! Vol. 1 by Peach-Pit ; translated by June Kato ; adapted by David Walsh ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics


Toradora!. Vol. 1 by based on the novels by Yuyuko Takemiya ; manga artwork by Zekkyou ; [translation, Adrienne Beck ; adaptation, Janet Houck ; retouch & lettering, Roland Amago]

Detective Manga

Death note. Vol. 1, Boredom by story by Tsugumi Ohba ; art by Takeshi Obata ; [translation & adaptation, Pookie Rolf ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc]


Case closed. Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama

Arisa. Vol. 1 by Natsumi Ando ; translated and adapted by Andria Cheng ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics

Lizzie Newton: Victorian mysteries, Vol. 1 by story, Hey-jin Jeon ; art, Ki-ha Lee ; [translation, Lauren Na ; adaptation, Janet Houck ; lettering & design, Nicky Lim]

Animal Manga

InuYasha. Volume 1 by story & art by Rumiko Takahashi ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones]

Fruits basket. Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya ; [translators, Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley ; English Adaptation, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jake Forbes ; retouch and lettering, James Lee]

Anima. Vol. 1 by Natsumi Mukai

Tokyo Mew Mew omnibus. Vol. 1 by written by Reiko Yoshida ; illustrated by Mia Ikumi ; translated by Elina Ishikawa ; lettered by AndWorld Design

Fairy Tail. Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima ; translated and adapted by William Flanagan ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics

Dog Days of Summer: Canine Fiction

Curl up with a book or two featuring significant appearances by man's best friend.

Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell



A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Seize the storm by Michael Cadnum

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi



Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough



Dancing dogs: stories by Jon Katz

GEEK OUT with 3D paper craft characters

In order to properly Geek Out, we have an assortment of paper craft figures available at the Connect Your Summer Activity Center. Feel free to work on the cut-out patterns in the library or the comfort of your home. There are a variety of your favorite characters spanning the geek lexicon, from Adventure Time to Zelda. The successful completion of one of these crafty characters will earn you an On the Scene Geek Out badge. Claim your you badge online today! Don't forget to share a pictures of the completed character.

Ghibli Airlines

Japan Airlines just unveiled a stunning new Boeing 787 the other day. It's decorated by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki and seven other winners of a chidlren's art contest. As part of the project, Japan Airlines will be screening some Miyazaki movies during flights. Check out some of our Studio Ghibli movies, on or off the ground.

Teen Animanga Club

On Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Teen Animanga Club

February 22, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Arata

Arata : the legend. Vol. 1 — Yu Watase, normally known for her  shojo series (such as Absolute Boyfriend) tackles the shonen genre here. Two guys from different worlds, one a modern day student, the other pretending to be the next ruling princess of a magical land (it's a long story), suddenly switch places. Watase demenstrates she's a master of either genre, as she spins a fantasy yarn similar to her Fushigi Yugi but this time with a bit more action, shonen-style. The 7th volume has just come out, and this series just keeps getting better.

National Book Festival

If you weren't able to attend the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. on September 24-25, videos of the event including authors' talks are now available. Historian and author David McCullough appeared at the 2011 National Book Festival, as did Sylvia Nasar, Cassandra Clare, Wally Amos, Sara Paretsky, and more.

Teen Animanga Club

December 14, 6:30-8:45PM, join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.
*Meeting in the Purple Room.

2011 Manga Drawing Contest Winners

We had over 60 people enter our 2011 contest with some amazing, beautiful art! This year's theme was "World Cultures", and kudos to everyone who incorporated it into their drawings! So many people deserved recognition, but we had to limit ourselves to 3 winners for each age group and a few honorable mentions. Take a look at all of 2011 manga entries to see the honorable mentions and all the other fantastic artwork! Here are the winners:

5-6 Grade

1st Place — Daydreaming by sydney Jiang, grade 6

Adult Animanga Club

Adults have asked for it, so here it is — your very own anime club! Saturday August 20th, 2:00-4:00PM. Watch the hottest new shows/films and enjoy japanophilia together.

New Shonen Series

Looking for some good action/comedy manga, then check these out:

Blue exorcist. 1 by Kazue Kato

Toriko. Vol. 1. Gourmet hunter Toriko!! by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Tegami bachi: Letter Bee. Vol. 1. Letter and Letter Bee by Hiroyuki Asada

Free, Legal, Online Manga

To compete with illegal sites, Japanese manga publishers have gathered together to create jmanga.com, a site for English readers to get manga online legally. Some content will be for purchase, and some will be free (it has both). It's going to go live Aug. 17, but there's a beta site up now. Check it out.