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Otakus - Anime / Manga ClubManga Drawing for Otakus

Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00pm in Reading Room 2
Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00pm in the Hubbard Room
Ages 11 & up
No registration required

Otakus is Russell Library’s teen group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese. Meeting twice a month, we view anime shorts, discuss our favorite manga series and explore the culture that has produced such art forms. Food, music, costumes, arts and other expressions of Japan are all parts of Otakus. This is a drop-in program, so come and enjoy the fun!Divergent

Teen Summer Blockbuster Movie – Divergent!

Have you read this summer’s hit teen novel, Divergent? Did you love The Hunger Games? If you can’t get enough of dystopian teen fiction, join us 2-4:30pm on Tuesday, August 5 for a free screening of the hit Divergent in the Hubbard Room.  Check out our “read alike” book display.  Free popcorn will be served. This film is for ages 13 and up (rating is PG 13), and there is no registration.

Teen Films - Robots

Although the word “robot” didn’t exist until 1921, when it was used in a play by Karel Capek, for thousands of years, humans have dreamed of creating a mechanical creature, or automaton, to help us get along. The dreaming is now over for we live in an age of robots, increasingly they play a role in our economy and our lives. And yet, there’s always been a mix of fascination and fear in our relationship with the robots we create. Join us for a four part series that explores the question of humans and their robot creations. Friend? Foe? Neither? We’ll find out…

Each program will held be in the Hubbard Room at 2:00. This is a drop in program, there is no registration. Ages 12 and up. Free popcorn will be served.

Iron Giant


Thursday, July 24 - Iron Giant

Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth. Now young Hogarth has one very big friend and an even bigger problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating giant a secret?





Thursday, August 14 - WALL-E

After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot discovers a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, finds true love in another robot sent to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.



Wednesday, August 27 - Metropolis

A highly acclaimed anime film created by Osamu Tezuka, set in the future when robot laborers play a major role in society, so much so that friction exists among some humans who would like to see them eliminated. But who will control Metropolis and what does that mean for the future of the robots. This is a beautiful anime classis film.




Pop Art Teen Space EventBlack and White Elephant

Thursday, 2-3:30pm
August 7
Ages: 12-18 (Teens)
Totally Teen Space
Drop-in, no registration is required

With only two materials – black felt tip pens, and white paper – we’ll explore pattern, shape and design in an art form that will let your creativity flow…..