Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Teens registering for anime, manga workshops

Teens are already registering for an anime/manga workshop to be presented by artist and illustrator Forrest Young at two Fauquier libraries next week. The program is free but registration is required.

Young will show the differences in genres such as picture books and comic strips, and will talk about “sequential art” as it appears in comic books, graphic novels, manga, and anime. He uses a down-to-earth approach to show how easy drawing favorite cartoon characters can be.
The workshop will be presented on Saturday, June 23:

Call to register for this workshop as soon as possible to ensure admission.

Check out the library's graphic novels and books on manga. Visit the library's blog for teens.

The workshop is part of the Lost … in reading summer program for teens entering sixth grade or higher being presented June 16 through Aug. 11 at all three Fauquier libraries. Weekly Lost … in reading programs begin June 16.

A teen movie night will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 19 at the John Marshall Library, (540) 364-4010. It will be a great time to see a movie with friends and just enjoy a night out. Call the library for the feature presentation’s title. The movie and popcorn are free.

The Lost … in reading program also features book discussions, movies, and coffee house programs. Special events — made possible through a grant from CADRE — include: batik t-shirt creations, mehndi body art, and pottery painting and workshops for Red Cross babysitting certification.