TV/Movies

Upcoming Anime Titles

Emily D : 8 December, 2014 5:55 pm : Anime, DVD, Fun stuff, Movie

The Anime Committee has been hard at work reviewing new anime for the library.  Here are some new and upcoming titles:

 

AKB0048:  In a future where planets have banned concerts and pop music idols, interplanetary group AKB0048 fights the entertainment ban to bring music to the oppressed masses.  For fans of J-Pop music, especially the idol group AKB48.

Devil May Cry:  Based on the video game series of the same name, follow Dante as he runs his devil-hunting business.

Girls & Panzer: A light-hearted high school slice-of-life story… with girls in tanks.

Kids on the Slope:  Enjoy Yoko Kanno‘s invigorating soundtrack as three teenagers explore jazz in 1960s Japan.

Aria the Natural: A sequel to the Aqua manga.  Take in the breathtaking scenery of Neo Venezia as Akari and her friends train to become gondola tour guides for the city.

Deltora Quest: Based on the fantasy series by Emily Rodda, Lief, Barda and Jasmine travel the land of Deltora to put together the Belt of Deltora and save the world from The Shadow Lord.

Say “I Love You”:  A romantic comedy about first loves.  Recommended for fans of Kimi ni Todoke.

Gintama: The Movie: Based off of the Benizakura Arc of the samurai action/comedy series Gintama, Gintoki and his friends go on a mission to take down rebel leader Shinsuke Takasugi.  Fans of shonen series like Bleach and Naruto should enjoy the unique characters and fast-paced battle scenes.

Uta no Prince-Sama:  Following her dream to be a songwriter, Haruka attends a training school for idols.  There she has to choose one idol to write for.  The only question is, who?  If you like series with lots of gorgeous guys, UtaPri delivers, with ten times the normal amount of sparkles.

 

While keeping an eye out for these to appear in the catalog, have a look through our current anime collection here.

Do you have suggestions for anime or manga for the Library to add to the collection?  Please feel free to write them in the comments, or try our Suggest a Purchase form on the CCPL website!

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Laura

Movie Club: British Invasion

Laura : 17 March, 2014 10:00 am : DVD

TeenMovieClubLOGO_AMJoin us for a movie, activity, and snack at the Amelia Branch on Thursday, March 20 at 4:00pm. The month we will jump across the pond with our favorite Doctor Who episodes. Call the library at 752-5580 to register or for more information.

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Live Long and Prosper!

Meghann : 8 March, 2014 12:26 pm : Books, contest, DVD, Fun stuff, Library program, Movie

Do you frequently envision yourself sitting in the captain’s chair of a great star ship? Do you stop at every doorway and make a whoosh sound before entering? Have you ever shaved your eyebrows and drawn them in at an angle like Dr. Spock? If yes, then you my friend, are a trekkie.

There’s no need to be ashamed. Wear your one piece, original Star Trek: Enterprise red jumpsuit with pride. You’re not alone. Trekkies have been making a comeback in both books and movies.

Just recently theaters have seen the release of a new brand of Star Trek in Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness  starring Chris Pine as the new Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. These films have drawn new audiences and appeased many old fans of the show, but if you enjoy these blockbusters, might I suggest checking out a few of the older shows including the original Star Trek, Star Trek: the Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager.

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Good luck!

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Laura

Bethel Branch Anime Club

Laura : 5 September, 2013 12:36 pm : DVD, Library program
Watch anime then rate it and help the library decide which new anime to purchase at the Bethel Branch on Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30. Ask a library worker for a permission slip. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 734-2619.

 

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Laura

New DVDs

Laura : 10 July, 2013 1:55 pm : Books, DVD

Check out these new DVDs coming soon!

alphas Alphas: Season 2. Dr. Lee Rosen must re-assemble his now-defunct team, which had been discredited by the government, to face the growing threat of Alpha extremist Stanton Parish. With the help of tech genius Skylar and memory recorder Mitchell, Rosen and his team must work together to uncover Parish’s chilling plan. But with a mole in their midst, can they overcome the dangers that surround them and stop Parish before it’s too late?

gijoe GI Joe: Retaliation. The greatest American heroes are back, and they’ve been set up to take the fall for a terrible crime they didn’t commit. Now, Roadblock, Duke, and the other G.I. Joes must once again face their mortal enemy, COBRA, as well as dangerous new threats operating within the government. When all else fails, one option remains: Retaliation.

flashpoint Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. The Flash gets a chance to go back in time and right a violent, decades-past crime against his mother. However, the ripples of his good intentions prove disastrous, as a fractured, alternate reality now exists in place of the familiar one. Superman is nowhere to be found, and Batman is a grittier, more violent Dark Knight. Together, with Cyborg, they race to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline, while this new one is ravaged by war between the armies of Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

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May the 4th Be With You

Meghann : 2 May, 2013 12:55 pm : Books, DVD, Fun stuff, Gaming, Graphic Novels, Library program, Movie

starwarsDo you have the opening scroll for each Star Wars movie memorized? Do you often wear a robe, sandals and light saber to run your errands? Do you regularly practice your Jedi mind tricks on your boss, friends or parents? Do they work?  (Because if they did that would be cool.)  If you answered yes to any of these then you probably already know that May 4th is Star Wars Day and is considered a holiday to everyone living in deep space.

What’s that? You’ve never seen the Star Wars movies? Then I suggest you correct that mistake by checking them out from one of our many library branches. (We forgive you, but only if you’ve been frozen in a block of carbonite for forty years.)

After you re-watch the Star Wars movies check out our May the 4th Be With You trivia contest for teens ages 11 – 18. Each completed quiz is an entry for a prize drawing. The trivia contest runs through May 31st and it isn’t necessary to get all the questions right in order to win. The winner receives a large Talking Yoda Doll which spouts out tidbits of advice at the touch of a button.

Need more ways to celebrate? Try the Origami Yoda chapter books, books about the making of Star Wars and even party planning Jedi style.

Have a Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you.

 

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25 Years Young

Meghann : 22 March, 2013 2:11 pm : Authors, Books, DVD, Fun stuff, Library program, Movie, music

amanniversaryOn March 26th the Amelia Branch Library will be celebrating its 25th birthday. For some unfamiliar with all that the Amelia Branch has to offer that may seem a long time – too long to stay relevant. Blasphemy! I say to them.

The library is wearing its age well. At the Amelia Branch you can download the latest e-book to your device, put a hold on the new Hobbit movie, make a work of art from Peeps, and listen to some creepy cold case stories from a local author. We have computers with internet access, Playaway Views which allow you to take television shows anywhere on a preloaded player and databases that connect you to everything from your ancestors with Ancestry Library Edition to a fixed lawn mower with Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

The Amelia Branch Library has never looked so good! In fact 25 isn’t so bad. Check out these other things that are also 25 years young.

“A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking.

The Hubble Space Telescope is used for the first time.

Laser Eye Surgery is invented.

Crocodile Dundee II, Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Beetlejuice appeared in theaters.

Sweet Child of Mine by Guns n’ Roses and Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin topped the music charts.

If you’re a fan of our library, or if you just want to see some old goofy pictures of us, stop by the Amelia Branch on March 26th for our birthday open house.

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Doctor Who?

Meghann : 8 March, 2013 3:32 pm : DVD, Fun stuff, Movie

who If you’re like me sometimes it takes awhile for popular trends to surface on your radar. You may have heard talk about an awesome show called Doctor Who.

Doctor Who? What kind of name is that?

It is a great name. The best name.

Doctor Who has been around in England for a while, but it is finally crossing the big pond to America. The result is something like the Beatles phenomenon. Okay, so maybe not that big, but it is big. Huge. And you should definitely watch it. If you’ve seen it then you know what I’m talking about.

Like that one episode where you find out someone is really related to someone else.

Or that one with the moon landing.

Or that time someone got stuck in an alien hotel with your deepest fears inside the rooms.

Or those creepy statue things that you have to look at.

The mix of sci-fi, adventure, and humor is purely addictive and before you know it you are going to want a bow tie and a fez of your own. If you’re new to Doctor Who I’d suggest starting with the fifth series where The Doctor is played by Matt Smith. After you burn through the fifth, sixth and now seventh series (Because you will, in a matter of days. If you don’t you’re a Dalek.) then you can re-visit some of the past Doctors including David Tennet and Christopher Eccleston. Enjoy and may you never again have to ask, Doctor Who?

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Fandom

Emily D : 31 January, 2013 1:40 pm : Books, Crafts, DVD, Fun stuff, Gaming, Graphic Novels

cosplayAs an anime fan and cosplayer, my year revolves around one major event: Ohayocon.  I have attended this convention six times now, and each year I come back home afterwards with my geekiness in full force (and my suitcase loaded with merchandise).  This year was no exception.  Back in January 2012, right on the heels of the last con, I decided on a new cosplay–Asellus from the video game SaGa Frontier–and got started.

I had an entire year to prepare for the con, but I still found myself working on my costume every spare minute I had until the night before I left for Columbus.  As I patterned and sewed my outfit, I found myself delving into other forms of arts and crafts to finish the job:  polymer clay-working and jewelry-making techniques for my accessories, and embroidery for the decorative blue stitching on my sleeves.  I even considered learning how to knit in order to make my black and white stockings!  (I ran out of time, but hey, there’s always next year!) I borrowed piles of library books as I worked to try and figure out the best way to make each piece, and I am still looking through each one for hints on future projects.

Through my experiences and talking with other fans, I learned that for many of us, loving something doesn’t stop at just watching the series, reading the books or playing the video games.  We create fanfiction or fanart to complement our favorite stories and characters, and cosplayers like me have picked up more than just a needle and thread to complete our costumes.  Thanks to the Internet, I have stumbled across other ways to show your love for a series, where people have used their skills in music, cooking, even mixing drinks, to make tie-ins for them.  My favorite of these is Final Fantasy Recipes, a blog dedicated to dishes inspired by the Final Fantasy video games.  Even if you’re unfamiliar with the series, I highly recommend giving some of the recipes a try!  Each one I’ve tried has been fun to make and turned out great.  As for me, I’ve most enjoyed looking through the Final Fantasy 9 recipes and imagining what it would be like to stop by the pub in Lindblum for lunch, or to dine with the nobles in Treno.

So, no matter what you like or how you’d like to show it, the sky’s the limit!  Try googling your favorite series and see what other people have been inspired to do with it, and maybe you’ll want to create something all your own.

Here’s some other titles with geeky themes, and check out our lists of anime and manga.  For more themed recipes, try looking through some of our literary cookbooks.

 

 

 

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Laura

Do you feel lucky, punk?

Laura : 30 August, 2011 4:56 pm : Authors, Books, DVD, Movie

clockwork angel coverSteampunk, Cyberbpunk, Genepunk–what are all these punks doing in teen lit? Here’s a quick guide to these genres, and some books and movies to get you started!

Steampunk: Imagine the past, with the future’s technology. Want to fly? Take a hot air balloon, or maybe a steam-powered airship. Top hats and crinolines rule, but look out for mechanical umbrellas and the occasional jet pack. Get started with a few of these:

Cyberpunk: Computers are a part of everything–every waking moment is monitored or enhanced or connected, somehow, to technology. Sounds pretty close to reality, huh? Cyberpunk gets into the gritty underground of a techno-society, with hackers and revolutionaries working to survive.

Genepunk: Also called biopunk, this is what happens when genetic engineering takes over. From giant whales that serve as airships to human beings grown in pods, this genre often features mad scientists.

So what kind of punk are you?

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Upcoming Anime Titles

Emily D : 8 December, 2014 5:55 pm : Anime, DVD, Fun stuff, Movie

The Anime Committee has been hard at work reviewing new anime for the library.  Here are some new and upcoming titles:

 

AKB0048:  In a future where planets have banned concerts and pop music idols, interplanetary group AKB0048 fights the entertainment ban to bring music to the oppressed masses.  For fans of J-Pop music, especially the idol group AKB48.

Devil May Cry:  Based on the video game series of the same name, follow Dante as he runs his devil-hunting business.

Girls & Panzer: A light-hearted high school slice-of-life story… with girls in tanks.

Kids on the Slope:  Enjoy Yoko Kanno‘s invigorating soundtrack as three teenagers explore jazz in 1960s Japan.

Aria the Natural: A sequel to the Aqua manga.  Take in the breathtaking scenery of Neo Venezia as Akari and her friends train to become gondola tour guides for the city.

Deltora Quest: Based on the fantasy series by Emily Rodda, Lief, Barda and Jasmine travel the land of Deltora to put together the Belt of Deltora and save the world from The Shadow Lord.

Say “I Love You”:  A romantic comedy about first loves.  Recommended for fans of Kimi ni Todoke.

Gintama: The Movie: Based off of the Benizakura Arc of the samurai action/comedy series Gintama, Gintoki and his friends go on a mission to take down rebel leader Shinsuke Takasugi.  Fans of shonen series like Bleach and Naruto should enjoy the unique characters and fast-paced battle scenes.

Uta no Prince-Sama:  Following her dream to be a songwriter, Haruka attends a training school for idols.  There she has to choose one idol to write for.  The only question is, who?  If you like series with lots of gorgeous guys, UtaPri delivers, with ten times the normal amount of sparkles.

 

While keeping an eye out for these to appear in the catalog, have a look through our current anime collection here.

Do you have suggestions for anime or manga for the Library to add to the collection?  Please feel free to write them in the comments, or try our Suggest a Purchase form on the CCPL website!

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Live Long and Prosper!

Meghann : 8 March, 2014 12:26 pm : Books, contest, DVD, Fun stuff, Library program, Movie

Do you frequently envision yourself sitting in the captain’s chair of a great star ship? Do you stop at every doorway and make a whoosh sound before entering? Have you ever shaved your eyebrows and drawn them in at an angle like Dr. Spock? If yes, then you my friend, are a trekkie.

There’s no need to be ashamed. Wear your one piece, original Star Trek: Enterprise red jumpsuit with pride. You’re not alone. Trekkies have been making a comeback in both books and movies.

Just recently theaters have seen the release of a new brand of Star Trek in Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness  starring Chris Pine as the new Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. These films have drawn new audiences and appeased many old fans of the show, but if you enjoy these blockbusters, might I suggest checking out a few of the older shows including the original Star Trek, Star Trek: the Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager.

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Good luck!

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Laura

Teen Movie Club: Laugh Out Loud

Laura : 5 March, 2014 10:00 am : Library program, Movie

TeenMovieClubmar_BEJoin us for a movie (PG-13), activity, and snack at the Bethel Branch on Wednesday, March 12 at 3:30pm. This month we’ll learn how to make our own alien ooze. Signed permission form is required to attend. Register by visiting the branch, calling 734-2619, or  online.

 

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Laura

Teen Movie and Craft Night

Laura : 4 February, 2014 10:00 am : Crafts, Library program, Movie

TeenMovieCrafts_OEBring your friends for a movie, pizza and craft night at the Owensville Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30pm. We will be making memory chains and creating memory chains while watching a movie based on the popular book series, “Beautiful Creatures”. Attendees ages 13-18 can call the library at 732-9138 for more information or to register.

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Laura

Movie and Stuff

Laura : 31 January, 2014 10:00 am : Crafts, Library program, Movie

TeenStuff_MICome to the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Friday, Feb. 7, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and join us for a movie, play games, make a bracelet, try your hand at origami, create a henna tattoo or make a Valentine. Register online.

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Laura

Teen Movie Club

Laura : 13 January, 2014 10:00 am : Library program, Movie

TeenMovieClubLOGO_AMJoin us at the Amelia Branch on Thursday, Jan. 16 on 4:30pm for a movie, activity and snack following the theme. This month we will be celebrating “the dead of winter” by making fun (Mystery Science Theater style) of the 1984 classic Gremlins. Register Online or call (513)752-5580.

Note: Signed permission form is required to attend. Please contact the branch at 752-5580 to be placed on the waiting list if the program is full.

 

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What’s in a Name?

Emily D : 2 December, 2013 5:49 pm : Books, Graphic Novels, Movie

namesHave you ever thought about your name and what it means?  I do all the time.  When you think of my name, Emily, what comes to mind?  According to most websites and name books, the name Emily simply means “hard-working” or “industrious.”  (My favorite of these, behindthename.com, takes a different approach, saying its roots come from Aemilius, meaning “rival”!)  Either way, it’s been around a long time, and to most people sounds charmingly old-fashioned.  As far as famous Emilys go, Emily Dickinson or Emily Post seem to be at the top of everyone’s consciousness.

And there’s where the clichés start to take hold.  While those two most famous of Emilys are certainly interesting and admirable figures, to me they don’t exactly inspire butt-kicking awesomeness like, say, Xena, Elektra, or Raven.  (A lament my mother heard quite a bit during my teenage years, when I wanted to change my name to Zelda or Selina or the like, depending on the week.)  It’s a name designated for delicate ladies, not sorceresses or pirate queens.  But as the one-time most popular girls’ name in America, there’s definitely some room for shaking up that stereotype.

So I went on a quest to find some fictional Emilys with a little more punch.  In my search I found quite a few Emilys who get possessed and/or killed right at the beginning of the story, and whether a side or main character, it seems Emilys in fiction are destined to be unlucky in love.  I was surprised to find a few mean girls named Emily in the sidelines too.  Among the handful of heroine Emilys I found mostly bookish types, like Emily of New Moon and Lady Emily Ashton.  I could relate to them (and of course there’s nothing wrong with being bookish!), but they were reinforcing the Emily cliché more than they were breaking it.  Fortunately among these I also found one spunky half-mermaid and my current favorite, a goth inventor/musician.  We’re getting warmer.

Of course your name doesn’t dictate who you are—though some books might argue otherwise—and if you’re one of those lucky people who have always loved their name (or managed to convince your parents to let you change it), good for you!  Still, it can’t hurt to find a namesake that inspires you.  As for me, there are still plenty more Emilys to read about out there, and I’m still holding out for a world-famous rock star Emily or an Emily the Vampire Slayer!

Look at books of names here (if you’re a writer, they’re just as useful for choosing character names as for baby names!), and here are some books about names and identity.

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Amanda

Skyrim Read-a-likes

Amanda : 4 October, 2013 5:04 pm : Authors, Books, Fun stuff, Gaming, Movie

dragon One word: Awesome!

I love playing Skyrim on my free time and diving into the vast landscape and character development that this game offers. Sometimes, I feel the need to dive into this world but my console is far from reach. My solution: I check out a few books on the subject!

If you cannot get enough of the video game itself or the new online version that will be released in 2014, maybe a few books that take you on a journey through Tamriel would suffice.

Dragon Age: The Silent Grove (e-book)

Lord of Souls: an Elder Scrolls Novel

Wizard’s First Rule (1st book in the Sword of Truth Series)

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Laura

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Laura : 5 July, 2013 12:49 pm : Books, Movie

cityofbonesThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theaters on August 21. Based on the book by Cassandra Clare, it’s the story of how Clary Fray discovers a secret world of demons and those who hunt them.

From Goodreads: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it’s hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Check out the official movie companion.

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May the 4th Be With You

Meghann : 2 May, 2013 12:55 pm : Books, DVD, Fun stuff, Gaming, Graphic Novels, Library program, Movie

starwarsDo you have the opening scroll for each Star Wars movie memorized? Do you often wear a robe, sandals and light saber to run your errands? Do you regularly practice your Jedi mind tricks on your boss, friends or parents? Do they work?  (Because if they did that would be cool.)  If you answered yes to any of these then you probably already know that May 4th is Star Wars Day and is considered a holiday to everyone living in deep space.

What’s that? You’ve never seen the Star Wars movies? Then I suggest you correct that mistake by checking them out from one of our many library branches. (We forgive you, but only if you’ve been frozen in a block of carbonite for forty years.)

After you re-watch the Star Wars movies check out our May the 4th Be With You trivia contest for teens ages 11 – 18. Each completed quiz is an entry for a prize drawing. The trivia contest runs through May 31st and it isn’t necessary to get all the questions right in order to win. The winner receives a large Talking Yoda Doll which spouts out tidbits of advice at the touch of a button.

Need more ways to celebrate? Try the Origami Yoda chapter books, books about the making of Star Wars and even party planning Jedi style.

Have a Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you.

 

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