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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Description
Anyone can code. Anyone! In this free workshop, you will learn how to build simple games and applications using a variety of coding tools. It's interactive, it's fun and it's very cool. Space is limited.
Location
StoryLab First Floor
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Volunteer for the library, and act as a member of
our young adult advisory board. Design events for
teens, help at events, and be a valuable member of
your community. Meetings are open to LAF
members only. Contact the Teen Services Librarian
to apply. Ages 16-25.
*Sara S. Holloway, Teen Services Librarian
sholloway@tplonline.org - 253.292.2001 ext.1791
Location
2nd Floor Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Sign up to attend this Club if you are into Anime, Manga, or Asian Culture. Once a month we will meet to munch food, discuss manga, and watch/discuss one or more paired anime.

(Sign up and the 12 people who sign up get a free copy of this month's manga selection.)

Following the screening and discussion we will work on drawings and articles to populate our Online Maga-Zine about anime and manga. If your high school sponsors an anime club, we welcome one drawing or photo and one article/haiku/game/puzzle submission per month from outside clubs.

If your submission is accepted, it will be included in the Mangazine. To submit email sholloway@tacomapubliclibrary.org with the subject line "Zine Submission". Please attach your image or article in a .jpg, .pdf, or word format, and list the names of the creator, the title of the piece, and the name of the Manga club. Ages 13-25
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This edition of the Anime Club has been expanded to 30 attendees because we are offering a workshop on in-depth character creation for Anime, Manga, or Cos-Play. In our workshop we will get into things like backstory creation, developing character personality, character flaws and pointing out how the killer is in the details. We'll have some fun acting activities, drawing and writting activities. Then when we have shown you all that we have to show you, you can show off and design your physical character using any medium you would like. From acting it, to writting it, to drawing a panel or two if you're up for it. Don't let your idea's stay trapped in your mind let them loose with people and let your imagination come to life!
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Play video games (Xbox360 & Wii), board games, and draw or color after school. Ages 11-19.
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Sign-up starts June 1.
First day to report is June 15th.
Last day to report is August 10th at 5:30 p.m.
Zoo Party is August 17th.
Last day to pick up prizes is August 24th.
Reviews
Library Catalog
Title
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Last Olympian
Author
Rick Riordan
Review
The beggining of the book Percy is with Rachael on vacation in the beach. Rachel and Percy was driving in his step dad's car when take it for a spin Percy's Pegasus Black Jack lands on the car and breaks the glass. Bekendorf who is a half blood to tod him it was time to end the battle between Kronos before they start they big war. There was a prophecy at the end it turned was luke kronos took his body but he died by taking him out and he will never rise again. They won the battle but Rachel became the new riddle and there was a new prophecy. Percy and Annabeth had a rase to the river and that's how the book ended  Library Catalog
Library Catalog
Title
The Tilting House
Author
Tom Llewellyn
Review
This book was about a family that is in financial trouble and only the two kids and the grandpa are doing anything about it. They move to a weird old house with some strange things happening like talking rats, tilting floors and a potential murder victim lying in the crawl space. This book was a nice break from the love stories with vampires and werewolves. I would recommend this book to anyone that has a curious imagination.   Library Catalog
Title
Timeless classed: Robin Hood
Author
Neil Philip
Review
In Robin Hood it takes place along time ago. He makes friends when he hides in the forest that are also outlaws. Robin tricks the sheriff in a bow competition and they noticed that was Robin Hood when he left he called the guards to get him. The outlaws trick people in the forest and they killed a guy that was helping king Richard. After king Richard died Robin was imprisoned and died in Marian's home. Marian is his wife. The last thing he did when he died was shoot and arrow and whereever he landed he will be buried there. That was the last day of Robin Hood!  Library Catalog