Teens & YA @ BPL

Our Next AniManga Club

porco rosso

Our next AniManga Club meeting will be on Monday, July 16, at 4:00 p.m. We will watch Porco Rosso!

"Take flight with 'Porco Rosso', a valiant World War I flying ace! From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure from world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki is full of humor, courage, and chivalry.

When 'Porco'- whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell- infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a rival pilot, to 'get rid' of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina.But it is int he air where the true battles are waged. Will our hero be victorious?"

Ages 11-high school, snacks provided.

Maker Madness Summer Challenge


Join our Teen Maker Madness Summer Challenge! At the beginning of this 3-D printing workshop, attendees will be given a challenge (for example, to create a 3-D monster), and given the hour to create their object. After the class, the designs will be printed using the library's 3-D printer and put on display for the remainder of the summer.

Monday, July 9, 4:00 p.m.

Ages 10-High School.

Our Next AniManga Club

from up on poppy hill

Our next AniManga Club meeting is on Monday, July 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. We will watch From Up On Poppy Hill!

" Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun ... but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart."

Ages 11-high school. See you there!

Book Reviews by Teens!


Earthling! by Mark Fearing and Tim Rummel

This graphic novel is about a nine year old boy named Bud. Bud’s dad moves them to a new deserted town so that he can work a new job. They live in an old house around hundreds of huge satellite dishes. Bus is not thrilled. The next morning after moving in he starts his first day of school. But on accident he gets on the wrong bus. This bus is filled with aliens, he is going to a space academy. He meets a friend Gort who helps him along the way. The real question is if they will figure out who he really is and how to get him back. Along the way he makes new friends and goes through struggles trying to not blow his cover. This book is a definite science fiction novel, has wonderful illustrations and has a coming of age theme. Hidden behind the apparent problem of getting home, Bud deals with struggling to fit in. This can almost be seen as a metaphor for how some kids feel on their first day of school. They feel like an outsider and almost want to hide. Bud makes friends with the kids who aren’t seen as athletic or popular, like him. I definitely recommend this book to kids and teens. It is a good quick story to read and has a lot of space humor. We get to see how aliens live their lives as kids. 5/5

Review by AHL


Little & Lion

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little and lion is a novel that gives the reader an inside look on Suzette or Suz, a 16 year old girl who lives in California’s life. Suzette comes home from her boarding school to stay with her family for the summer. She lives with her recently diagnosed bipolar brother Lionel or Lion, her step-dad Saul and her mom. Lion and Suzette are basically inceprable [sic] till things start to change and secrets are revealed. While all of this is going on, Suzette deals with a boycrush and starting to feel attraction to girls as well. But there’s one major problem: Suzette and Lion have feelings for the same girl. This book is a black hole of love and confusion as Suzette struggles with her sexuality and a brother who needs help. This book covers many topics that teens struggle with including mental illness, sexuality, gender, drugs, alcohol, and more. This book was something different to read. As it is Pride Month, I decided to start a different book. It was a mix of highs and lows, but came together to form an awesome book. I definitely recommend this book but be aware that it is for an older age group. 5/5

Review by AHL