Friday, April 17, 2015

A Samurai Tale


Thursday, May 7, 2015 4-5pm. Ages 11 and up please. 

Please call 781-231-4158, or come in to sign up.

Two Samurai Knights will talk about what it was like to live in the time of the Samurai. Sample (un sharp) weapons will be available to touch and try on. 

You must sign an online waiver to attend this event. Parent must sign for those under 18. Waiver


 "This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

 

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Young Adult Manga and Graphic Novels


  • Adachi, Toka Noragami : Stray God. 3 "Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school" -- View on Amazon

  • Adachi, Toka Noragami Stray God. Volume 1 "Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school" -- View on Amazon

  • Adachi, Toka Noragami, Stray God. 2 "A run-in with Yato the stray god has turned Hitori Iki, an ordinary, pro-wrestling-loving middle school girl, into an existence neither human nor ayakashi! It's up to Yato's "divine intervention" to turn Hiyori back to normal, but can Hiyori rely on the spontaneous and wayward Yato to do his job properly? What's more, the almighty warrior god Bishamonten has sworn revenge on Yato?!" -- page [4] of cover. View on Amazon


  • Kei Unofficial Hatsune Mix It's Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid--the synthesizer superstar who's singing your song! She's a global cyber celebrity and a cosplay favorite at conventions. Now Miku's creator, KEI, brings you Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix--an omnibus manga of the musical adventures of Miku and her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more--in both beautiful black-and-white and charming color! View on Amazon



  • Kubo, Tite Bleach. Volume 63, Here Fear Here. "Mask De Masculine's onslaught continues as he takes on multiple Soul Reaper captains at once. However, he may have met his match when Renji makes his appearance. Meanwhile, the secrets behind the Quincy king's power may finally be revealed" -- View on Amazon

  • Mashima, Hiro Fairy Tail. 46 "As the bloody battle against the Nine Demon Gates and their king Mard Geer engulfs all of Fairy Tail, the guild learns a terrible secret: the threat from Face, the magic pulse bomb, isn't over yet! Meanwhile, the ice demon slayer known as Silver faces off against Gray, and the bond that ties their fates together is revealed! The truth sends Gray from shivering terror into an icy rage, but what greater sadness waits in the fight ahead?"--Page 4 of cover. View on Amazon




  • Shouoto, Aya Hes My Only Vampire. Vol 1 When Kana, a student at St. Agatha Academy, lays eyes on her long-lost childhood friend Aki amid the throng of the metropolis, the gears of destiny begin to turn! Meeting with an unfortunate accident not long after, Kana finds herself pulled from the arms of death by a vampire--Aki. Now Kana must give herself over to Aki, body and soul, as his "thrall," and soon she is trust into a dangerous game to obtain demonic powers known as "STIGMA," which could very well spell the end for her all over again! View on Amazon




  • Vaughan, Brian K Saga. Volume Four "Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet"--Back cover. View on Amazon

  • Yamada, Yoshinobu Cage Of Eden. Volume 17 "Yarai is determined to do whatever it takes to save the life of his dear teacher, even if it means taking the life of his friend. But can Yarai actually go through with it? With Yarai and Sengoku facing each other in a battle to the death, it seems like Mami's dreaded vision is actually coming true. However, they may have a bigger problem on their hands, as it appears that the work of uncovering the traps surrounding the mysterious tower may have awoken a new and fearsome beast from its deep slumber." --p. 4 of cover. View on Amazon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Teen Event!

How to Draw Manga Workshop!

Saturday, April 25th 10-11:30am

Please call 781-231-4168 or come in to sign up.





Teen workshop. Ages 12 and up.
Learn to draw Manga figures with Shauna Leva, 
a classically trained working illustrator.
No experience necessary.

 
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
 
 

 

Friday, February 6, 2015



New Young Adult Fiction added to our collection. 

Come in and stock up before the next snow storm!


  • Adrian, Susan Tunnel Vision : A Novel When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability he is forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others. View on Amazon

  • Angelini, Josephine Trial By Fire In her hometown of Salem Lily Proctor endures not only life-threatening allergies but humiliation at her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But in a different Salem -- one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles, she is Lillian, the strongest and cruelest Crucible ... Lily's other self in an alternate universe that Lily suddenly finds herself where she is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected. View on Amazon

  • Bergin, Virginia H2o When a strange rain falls bearing a fatal, contagious disease, Ruby finds herself alone with the only drinkable water quickly running out View on Amazon


  • Carter, Ally All Fall Down There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay. View on Amazon

  • Charbonneau, Joelle Graduation Day "The United Commonwealth wants to eliminate the rebel alliance fighting to destroy The Testing for good. Cia is ready to lead the charge, but will her lethal classmates follow her into battle?"-- View on Amazon

  • Charbonneau, Joelle Independent Study Now a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas, Cia Vale attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government's grueling and deadly Testing put her and her loved ones in great danger. View on Amazon

  • Charbonneau, Joelle The Testing Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing. View on Amazon


  • Dashner, James The Rule Of Thoughts "Michael and his friends, Sarah and Bryson, are still being chased by a cyber-terrorist. And now the government is after them, too"-- View on Amazon


  • Fforde, Jasper The Eye Of Zoltar Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange faces the impossible when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state and presents her with a task that sends her and her companions on a journey from which they may never return. View on Amazon

  • Forman, Gayle I Was Here In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide, eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend's footsteps and makes some startling discoveries. View on Amazon

  • King, A S Glory Obriens History Of The Future "As her high school graduation draws near, Glory O'Brien begins having powerful and terrifying visions of the future as she struggles with her long-buried grief over her mother's suicide"--Provided by publisher. View on Amazon

  • Lake, Nick There Will Be Lies Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby's mother steals her away from the hospital, revealing that Shelby's father is not dead, but rather a violent man who promised to hunt them down. View on Amazon

  • Laurie, Victoria When View on Amazon

  • Lindner, April Love, Lucy After accepting a trip to Europe as a bribe from her parents to attend the college of their choice as a business major, seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers she is unwilling to give up her dream of being an actress--or Jesse, the boy she met in Italy. View on Amazon


  • Massey, David Taken View on Amazon

  • Niven, Jennifer All The Bright Places Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another. -- Provided by publisher. View on Amazon

  • Olson, Norah Twisted Fate : A Novel Told from separate viewpoints, unfolds how sisters Sydney and Ally Tate's relationship changes as they get involved with their new neighbor, Graham, an artist with a videocamera who has a mysterious--and dangerous--past. View on Amazon


  • Portes, Andrea Anatomy Of A Misfit "The third most popular girl in school's choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic mistfit ends in tragedy and self-realizaition"-- View on Amazon


  • Reedy, Trent If Youre Reading This For a responsible sixteen-year-old, Michael Wilson has a lot of problems--his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2005, his overworked and overprotective mother will not talk about their situation, and does not want him playing football, and he has suddenly started to receive letters that his father wrote before his death. View on Amazon

  • Reynolds, Jason The Boy In The Black Suit Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man. View on Amazon

  • Sanderson, Brandon Firefight "David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan"-- View on Amazon

  • Scott, Victoria Fire & Flood Tella's brother Cody is sick and getting worse, so when she finds instructions on how to become a contender in the dangerous Brimstone Bleed race where she can win a cure for him, she jumps at the chance--but there is no guarantee that she will win, or even survive. View on Amazon

  • Sedgwick, Marcus The Ghosts Of Heaven Four linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world. View on Amazon


  • Wagner, Laura Rose Hold Tight, Dont Let Go : A Novel Of Haiti In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince. View on Amazon

  • Weyn, Suzanne Faces Of The Dead Sheltered Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte is determined to understand the Revolution that is sweeping France, so she switches places with a chambermaid and sneaks out of the palace--but even with a street-wise companion, Henri, the streets of Paris are a dangerous place. View on Amazon


  • Zevin, Gabrielle Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes that she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life. View on Amazon

  • Zhang, Amy Falling Into Place "One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks even as Liz's friends, foes, and family gather at the hospital and Liz clings to life"-- View on Amazon