Winning During COVID So, winning a major award at just about any other time would come with a different set of emotions. Winning during COVID is like holding our breath all over again. The news, alerts and aid during COVID of course takes complete precedence. But, you know, we geeks really can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!
Manga Mania Sweeps Through Librari-Con
Librari-Con, our library’s annual anime mini-convention, features anime viewing, panels and forums. With almost 900 participants at this year’s one day event, our central Headquarters Library was transformed into manga mania. The Manga Lounge, also known as our Teen Area, offered a relaxing corner for attendees to flip through our collection of manga, graphic novels, and teen fiction. Artist Alley, held in our large activity room, offered a venue for artists to feature original artwork available for purchase. Attendees also bought anime, manga, and gaming books through our Friends of the Library Book Sale. Attendees could participate in improv, sing karaoke, and learn the logistics of cosplay. Customers attended sessions on learning how to draw manga, writing techniques, and publishing tips. We offered programs for younger children as well. Our Children’s Department was transformed into Chibi Corner where young children could color and fold origami. The Live Action Angry Birds…