Archive for the ‘Special Events’ Category

3rd Annual Teen Anime Day TOMORROW

October 22, 2010

Need some cosplay ideas for tomorrow’s super awesome 3rd Annual Teen Anime Day at the Figge Museum? Check out one of last year’s entries in the Youtube contest called “Anime Surfing”:

I just really hope someone dresses up as Holo from Spice & Wolf because she is sooo adorable…send us pictures!


September 25, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010

It’s that time of year again–

Teen Summer Reading Finale: Beach Party!

July 26, 2010

No more teen craft programs.  The Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday.  Grump.  Sigh.  How do we deal with this? 

There’s only one way:  BEACH PARTY!

What better way to end the summer than with a friendly hula hoop contest, followed by a few rounds of musical beach towels, maybe a water balloon toss, a little beachball volleyball, and even some ice cream with sprinkles on top? 

Can’t think of a better way. 

So, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to show up at the Fairmount Library at 3:00 tomorrow in your tie-dyed t-shirt (that you made at the library this summer), carrying your duct tape beach bag (that you made at the library this summer) with a picture of your balloon animal (that you made at the library this summer) in the seashell/button encrusted photo frame (that you made at the library this summer), with your stylin’ flip-flops on (that you made at the library this summer).  Oh, and bring a friend and make them wear the bleach pen decorated t-shirt (that you made at the library this summer).  Do it.  If you choose to accept this mission you will be rewarded lavishly.  Plus, you will make our day, probably our summer, and quite possibly even our year.  Forilla.  Do it!

The Eastern Branch Library is OFFICIALLY OPEN!

July 10, 2010

Come see! Come see! Come see!

We’ve got new books. We’ve got new DVDs. We’ve got new videogames, manga and magazines. We’ve got it all, baby.

Oh yeah. and an awesome band named Harry and the Potters is PLAYING IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS!

Here’s the whole schedule thingy:

Eastern Avenue Branch
6000 Eastern Avenue

All-Day Happenings:

* Library card sign-up
* Numerous prizes & giveaways
* Environmental Displays
* Hands-on instruction of Library technology

9:30 Library Opens!

9:30 – 10:30 Indoor/Outdoor Tours

10:30 Dedication Ceremony

11:00 – 3:00 Indoor and Outdoor Tours

11:00 – 4:00 Walk-around Entertainment, magicians and more!

11:00 – 4:00 Curious George, Clifford, and Libby the Library Dog

12:00 – 12:40 Rick Eugene & Company Magic Show

1:00 – 1:40 Katie Badger, Folk/Family Music

2:00 – 2:40 Harry & the Potters, Wizard Rock

3:00 – 3:45 The Chordbusters Chorus, Barbershop Fun!
Eastern Avenue Branch Library Features:

* LEED certified, environmentally friendly design
* A spectacular DVD and CD collection
* Over 20 public computers, with Internet access and Microsoft Office
* Free wireless internet access
* Popular books and magazines
* Rain Garden
* Quiet study rooms
* Children’s Story Time Room
* Children’s Garden
* Teen Area
* Community Meeting Rooms
* Cam’s Coffee House
* FRIENDS Book Store
* Much, much, more!

Oh, and P.S. the Main Street and Fairmount Branches are CLOSED today (July 10, 2010) so everyone can celebrate at Eastern ::jumping up and down in celebration::

Wizard Rock the Vote is looking for Volunteers

July 8, 2010

Do you feel strongly about getting people registered to vote? Well, here’s something you might want to help out with:


The HP Alliance is looking for 2 volunteers at every wizard rock concert across the country for Wizard Rock the Vote. As a volunteer, the bands will provide you with a clipboard and registration forms to sign people up to vote for the November election.
If you are interested in being one of these awesome volunteers please use the [form] or send an email directly to

Harry and the Potters will be ROCKING THE LIBRARY this SATURDAY!

July 6, 2010

Don’t believe us that the library is a place to ROCK?! Here is a teensy taste of the sounds that will be erupting from the Eastern Branch Library on July 10th at 2 pm:


June 26, 2010

Until the Eastern Branch Library opens and we get to rock out with these guys:

P.S. The awesome movie they are advertising is We Are Wizards–a documentary directed by Josh Koury about Harry Potter fans that features Harry and the Potters, Melissa Anelli, Brad Neely (the creator of Wizard People, Dear Reader) and lots of others (including a sixteen year old girl who organized a successful boycott against Warner Brothers when they tried to shut down HP fansites!). And guess what?! You can watch it for free online thanks to Hulu!