Monday, October 30, 2006

Calling all artists and graphic novel fans...
On November 6 at 6 PM, Wood Library is excited and honored to host Phil Yeh's Graphic Novel Workshop! Who exactly is Phil Yeh? He is a nationally recognized cartoonist and writer, and is affectionately called “The Godfather of the Graphic Novel." He will share his experience in art and writing as well as his love of reading with local audiences. In the 1970’s, Yeh became one of the first cartoonists to write, draw and publish a graphic novel based on original material. The California artist is the creator of more than 80 comics and graphic novels. Yeh is proud of The Winged Tiger, a wordless graphic novel that has been voted one of the best 25 graphic novels in print. He has collaborated with George Lucas (“Star Wars”), Lynn Johnston (“For Better or Worse”), Kevin Eastman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and many more artists from around the world to develop materials to encourage young people to read and create for success. The graphic novel workshop that Phil Yeh will present is designed to inspire budding artists and writers to create their own works. Yeh shares his evolution as a graphic novel writer and cartoonist while encouraging others to enter the field. Audiences will have a chance to work with him and participate in the cartooning process. Bring a sketchpad! Contact me for more information!
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Did someone say programs? Stop by Wood Library every month and check out...

Teen Cafe - Come every month and discover Wood Library's new and improved Teen Cafe! Play videogames and board games, surf the web, chow down on food, quench your thirst, study, and meet up with friends. Meets every second Thursday of every month (some exceptions: December 7). Bring food or a game to share!

Anime Club - Watch the hottest titles in Anime every month. Munch on delicious goodies and grab some free swag! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Have suggestions? Let me know about them!

Pizza & Pages Book Discussion Group - Enjoy a slice of pizza while you enjoy discussing a book! Next on the agenda is Walter Dean Meyers' Monster and then Uglies by Scott Westerfield.

Interested? Send me an email and I'll give you more info.

Hi and welcome to the very first post of Wood Library's new blog - the Teen Scene. Here you can find out what Wood Library is all about. What can Wood Library offer you? Hang out in the Teen Lounge as you browse the latest music CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and videogames and also check out best-selling books. Chat with friends and surf the web using our free Wi-Fi and Internet access. Meet up with friends to work on homework projects or to find a quiet place to study. Attend different programs every month like Anime Club, the Teen Cafe, and Pizza & Pages Book Discussion Group and meet others who share the same interests. Research colleges and get the answers to your questions on financial aid. Still need help? Librarians are always on duty to help.
So what's this blog all about? It's simple. I want to get to know you better! I want to learn your interests, thoughts, and what I can do to make the Teen Lounge an even cooler place.