A blog to keep up on what's happening for teens at Brooks Memorial Library including: • new books • events • resources available • fun website suggestions • ... and more.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book by student at Center for Cartoon Studies!

To get inspired to make your own graphic novel, check out:

The author, Lucy Knisley, went to Paris with her mom for her 22nd birthday. The book is filled with her cartoon account of the trip, as well as b/w photographs. Knisley is a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies where you could be this summer for a week long workshop!! See last blog post....


Friday, April 17, 2009

Cartoon Camp This Summer!

The recent spate of warm weather and the dwindling number of school days left in the year have inspired many of us to make summer plans. If you’re 16 or over and an aspiring cartoonist, there’s a great opportunity that you should be aware of when scheduling your summer.

The Center for Cartoon Studies will be holding a one-week workshop this summer. The Create Comics Summer Workshop will be taking place from July 13 – 17 in White River Junction. Workshop instructors include Steve Bissette (Taboo, SwampThing), Robyn Chapman (Hey! Four eyes!) and Alec Longstreth (Phase 7). And what makes this “boot camp” for budding cartoonists even more amazing is that the Center is offering a scholarship. All you need to do is download an entry form (available at http://libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/cbec/ccsscholarshipapp09.pdf) complete the form, and bring it to Brooks. We’ll take care of the rest. If your computer access is limited, you can also pick up an entry form from the library. Since we need to have the forms in by May 27, please have your entry ready by May 23. No more than 1 entry per person, please.

Oh, and if you’re not 16 yet but will be by June 1, you are eligible to apply!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Fantasy author Mark Freeman

On Thursday April 16th 7-9pm:

Author Mark Freeman will be discuss his wonderful new fantasy novel, The Kindling of Greenfyr, Book One: The Reunification Conspiracy. The Kindling of GreenFyr is the story of Owen McInish, an awkward fourteen year old, bullied at school, and friendless except for his pet cat, Piper. That is, until a snow leopard is chased through the woods behind his house by three huge gray dogs with glowing green eyes. Owen saves the leopard from her pursuers, but the animal escapes him as well, only to return later. The cat's behavior is peculiar, nothing like a wild animal, making Owen even more curious as to its origin. But only when the animal finally allows Owen to touch it, does Owen's adventure truly begin. Author Mark Freeman lives in Hyde Park with his wife and two daughters. He was educated and trained as a wildlife biologist. When not writing Mark has studied grizzly and black bears, bobcats, spiny soft shell turtles and spruce grouse.

Checkout his website at: http://www.greenfyr.com/

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Obama hung out in a Library