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Sep 07

Teen Tuesday: Anime Club

Posted on September 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Anime Club meets at the Tabb Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.Starting Monday September 13, York County Public Library will have a new monthly teen Anime Club! This will be a fun and relaxed time to get together with fellow anime lovers in middle and high school. We'll have snacks, discussions, and of course, watch anime! For the first Anime Club, we'll be watching My Hero Academia and making candy sushi. Bring your ideas for (age appropriate!) anime we can watch together in the coming months.

There's no registration - just show up at the Tabb Library meeting room at 6 p.m. on Monday September 13 (with your mask on). And if you're looking for some new manga to try out, check out these great choices in the Tabb Library Comics Cave:

  • Kingyo Used Books by Seimu Yoshizaki
    Summary: Recounts experiences in a fictional used book store, where patrons find books and manga that help them achieve their dreams. 
  • Anima by Natsumi Mukai
    Summary: The Anima are beings who possess animal-like powers. In this alternate universe, they walk among us-shunned by society-as they search for others who have similar traits. Cooro is a crow-like boy who is on a quest to find other Anima. When he meets Husky, a disrespectful boy with a past shrouded in mystery, he finds a kindred spirit who also possesses animal-like powers. Together, they try to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different. 
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
    Summary: In another world, ninja are the ultimate power--and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attached by a fearsome threat-a nine-tailed fox demon which claimed the life of the Hokage, the village champion. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force.

For more suggestions, check out our Manga Book List

Aug 31

Teen Tuesdays: Spice Kit

Posted on August 31, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Starting Sept. 1, teens can pick up free cooking kits that include a monthly spice and three recipes

YCPL Teen Cooking Kits will be available beginning September 1.Calling all teen chefs! Have you been wanting to try new spices and recipes but aren't sure where to start? YCPL can help! Starting September 1, we will be offering monthly cooking kits. Each kit will come with a featured spice and 3 recipes that use that spice. First up is dill. The recipes in the September kit are roasted dill potatoes, cucumber dill sauce, and dill crackers. After you make your amazing dishes, show them off! Tag us on social media with #ycplteenscook so we can all see what delicious things you're creating each month.

We'll have a new kit available on the first Monday of each month at both the Tabb Library and the Grafton Annex. If you have any questions, contact the Tabb Library Youth Services desk at 757-890-5110.

Aug 24

Teen Tuesdays: Full Lineup of Fall Programs

Posted on August 24, 2021 at 3:42 PM by Elizabeth Land

Teen Tuesdays posts feature news and reviews teens and tweens.

Calling all middle and high schoolers! We have a full line-up of fall programs just for you! Here's what we have planned:

Anime Club

If you love anime and want to get together with other anime lovers, we have just the thing! YCPL's brand new Anime Club will meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Tabb Library meeting room. We'll be doing lots of fun things, including making candy sushi, taste testing Japanese snacks, and of course, watching and discussing all things anime.
Dates for Anime Club: September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 Teens & tweens can play Dungeons & Dragons from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Tabb Library.

Dungeons & Dragons 

Middle- and high-schoolers can adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons at the library! We will provide characters and dice for you to test against our dungeon masters. Players of all experience levels can roll for initiative at the Tabb Library on Saturday, Sept. 25, 12-4 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required.

Teens After Hours

Have you ever wondered what the library is like after the doors are locked? Join us for Teens After Hours on the first Friday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. October is going to be a Fandom Party! Rep your favorite fandom and tell us all why yours is the best. November will be our Craft-a-palooza! We'll have crafts ready to be done for early Christmas gifts for friends and family. And December is our Holiday Party! We need your help decorating the teen area of the library. We'll also decorate cookies and have an Ugly Sweater contest.
Dates for Teens After Hours: October 1, November 5, December 3