Thanksgiving Hoopla!

The Palm Beach County Library System will be closing early November 25 (all branches will be closed by 5 p.m.) and will be closed November 26 and 27 in celebration of Thanksgiving. No materials are due on those days, so don’t sweat over the books you already have checked out.

If you’re looking for something to pass the time between parades and football games, you can always log onto the PBCLS homepage to access some of our streaming e-materials.

Hoopla provides access to ebooks (including comics!), audiobooks, streaming movies, and music!

Overdrive has thousands of options for ebooks and audiobooks. See what’s available today!

If you just need some tunes to get you through dinner with the family, try Freegal. You can download up to 5 songs a week for FREE!

We also have a new service called Flipster which provides access to magazines!

Whatever your plans for Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you enjoy yourself.

Happy Thanksgiving

Dororo by Tezuka Osamu

dororoWho has not heard of Dororo, I ask? If you have not, then you have been living underneath a rock. It was written back in the 60s by the Father of Japanese Anime Osamu Tezuka. Dororo is about a little boy thief.

The story starts off with a warlord making a deal with the demon by selling his first born child’s body parts in order for him to win the war. As the story progresses, Dororo ends up meeting Hyakkimaru, a lone warrior through his travels. As you can see Hyakkimaru is not an ordinary warrior, he is the little boy who’s father sold 26 of his body parts to the demon years ago.

Through their travels, they will run into different entities, good and bad. The battles is going to be tough but can they survive the fight?

Will Hyakkimaru finally recover and find what he is looking for and as for Dororo, will he finally find his happiness or accept his fate?

Check out Dororo at your local library.

Drawn to Comics November 2015

This month’s Drawn to Comics theme is Peanuts in celebration of The Peanuts movie in theaters this month.

Can’t get enough of your favorite characters? Check out these great comics!

Peanuts 1997 to 1998

The Complete Peanuts 1997-1998
By Schulz, Charles M.
2015-11 – Fantagraphics Books

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Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz’s last decade of work. Schulz’s cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In this volume, Charlie Brown gets caught up in a fake celebrity autographs racket, Rerun gets accused of sexual harassment, the infamous Crybaby Boobie returns, Snoopy’s brothers go on a quest to find Mickey Mouse, Snoopy gets his driver’s license, Rerun continues to pursue the underground arts, Linus starts his own church of Great Pumpkin believers and is declared a false prophet, and other surprises that make these last few years of Peanuts ripe for reconsideration.


AND MORE! The Complete Peanuts collection includes 25 volumes of your favorite comic dating back to 1950.

Peanuts Volume 1

You can also enjoy streaming Peanuts comics via Hoopla!
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Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson


Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson is an Indiana Jones-meets-Goonies-meets-Adventure Time style adventure perfect for girls and young women.

Volume 1, Beware the Kitten Holy, includes issues #1-4 and introduces us to our lovable cast of characters. This troop exhibits what it’s like for young girls/women to be supportive friends. These girls build each other up, rather than make fun of or try to bring the others down. They want to succeed together.

Our setting is a subtle feminist redesign of Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Girls Hardcore Lady-Types.

A Rosie the Riveter-esque styled camp director is intrigued by the recount of the night’s adventure and encounter with three-eyed foxes who chant “beware the kitten holy”. She encourages the girls to explore and discover the camp and to uncover the strange things and creatures in the woods.

I read Lumberjanes as a Trade Paperback (a book, rather than in issue format) and really enjoyed the style. At the beginning of each issue/chapter there is a page of the camp manual describing the next badge the girls will earn. These badges conveniently pertain to the adventure in the issue. At the end of the issue, Stevenson has added images from the issue mocked up like Polaroid pictures, as if the campers are chronicling their time at camp. It’s a very nice touch.

Overall, the Lumberjanes brings some tough “Girl Power” without being cheesy. The girls encounter strange creatures at camp. They are tested and use their individual mad skills to help their friends escape peril.

At the moment, PBCLS has Lumberjanes issues #1-11 available through our digital portal Hoopla. Click here for the issues!. Learn how to access materials from Hoopla on the PBCLS website .

Drawn to Manga November 2015

This month’s theme is friendship. :)

A certain scientific railgun volume one

A Certain Scientific Railgun, Volume 1
By Kamachi, Kazuma
Illustrator Fuyukawa, Motoi
2011-06 – Seven Seas Entertainment

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Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science or religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students. The majority of students are enrolled in the city’s “Power Curriculum Program,” where they must learn to master their latent psychic powers. Out of several million students, only seven are deemed powerful enough to have Level 5 status.

Meet Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Kuroko Shirai and the other members of Judgment, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home, and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn’t.


20th century boys volume one friends

20th Century Boys, Volume 1: Friends
By Urasawa, Naoki
2009-02 – Viz Media

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Failed rock musician Kenji’s memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that’s been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all.

Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren’t for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world.


ChocoMimi volume one

Choco Mimi, Volume 1
By Sonoda, Konami
2009-07 – Viz Media

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Choco and Mimi are best friends in eighth grade. Choco is serious and reliable, while Mimi is a bit spoiled and a lot silly, but they’re both super-cute and ultra-stylish A new boy transfers to the girls’ class, and he

Choco Sakurai and Mimi Nekota are in junior high school and best friends. Choco is serious and reliable, while Mimi is a bit spoiled and silly, but they’re both super-cute and ultra-fashionable.



Nana, Volume 1
By Yazawa, Ai
2005-12 – Viz Media

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Nana Komatsu is a young woman who’s endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she’s hoping to take control of her life. Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident & focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to kick down the doors to Tokyo’s underground punk scene.

Two 20-year-old women share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they meet and become best friends in a world that is exploding with sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties. Rated for older teens.


Yōkaiden volume one

Yokaiden, Volume 1
By Matsumoto, Nina
2008-11 – Del Rey Books

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From a rising manga star and Internet sensation comes a funny and gripping story of a young boy’s adventure in the world of spirits–the yokai–to find the impish creature who caused his grandmother’s death.

“Yokai.”..Japanese spirits.

Most people fear them, and a few people even hunt them, thinking they are horrible monsters to be destroyed at all costs. But young Hamachi wants to be friends with them He sees them as mischievous creatures that could coexist peacefully with humans if only given a chance.

When his grandmother dies under mysterious circumstances, Hamachi journeys into the Yokai realm. Along the way, he encounters an ogre who punishes truant children, an angry water spirit, and a talking lantern. Will Hamachi be able to find his grandmother’s killer, or will he be lost forever in another world?


Uzumaki : Sprial into Horror by Junji Ito


Do you like the movie The Ring, The Grudge or any other Japanese horror movies that have come out on our movie screens? If you do, you’re in luck!

Uzumaki comes from the mind of Junji Ito. It is a supernatural horror manga set in a small fictional town in Japan. The book was written in the late nineties during the boom of supernatural horror movies in Japan. At first glance, you would not suspect anything weird is going on in the town. As you read more, you start peeling off different layers of what is really happening to the townspeople and why they are disappearing. Follow Shuichi Saito and unravel the mysteries of his small coast town in Uzumaki.

Click on the link to see if your local library has it. It is split into three volumes or you can pick up the TP version.

Program Highlights: November 2015

November is Families Reading Together month at the Palm Beach County Library System. Check our Happenings for family programming near you!

Acreage Branch

Sat, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
Monster Trivia
Test your monster knowledge with a stimulating game of trivia. Form a team or compete alone. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
Monster Mash Costume Contest
Show off your best monster, Regency-era and steampunk costumes. Prizes awarded at 4:30 pm to
age groups: 0 to 7 years, 6 to 11 years, 12 to 17 years, 18 years & up. All ages. (60 min.)

Belle Glade Branch

Tue, Nov 17, 3:00 pm
Thanksgiving Stories & Crafts
Hear some great stories and make a fun Thanksgiving craft or two. Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

Gardens Branch

Tue, Nov 24, 3:15 pm
Thanksgiving Crafts A-Plenty!
Come join us as we read a story, then craft away with one, two, or all three Thanksgiving crafts that are sure to make the holiday a special one! Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Glades Road Branch

Tue, Nov 03, 2:00 pm
Color Me Calm
Coloring is a calming, relaxing activity, even for adults. Coloring sheets and pencils provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Nov 17, 6:30 pm
Hunger Games Party!
Celebrate the final film with trivia, games and snacks. May the odds be ever in your favor! Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Nov 23, 6:30 pm
Thanksgiving Stories & Crafts
Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts and a short film. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Greenacres Branch

Thu, Nov 05, 11:00 am
It’s Pumpkin Time!
Pumpkins are everywhere! Listen to stories of how they grow, count and sort them and then make a special pumpkin book to take home. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Nov 18, 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Story Yoga
Story Yoga integrates reading with yoga poses. Learn simple yoga as we listen to “The Bear Says Thanks!” Yoga is beneficial for children in learning how to calm the mind, enhance self-esteem, strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. Ages 5-7. (30 min.) Preregister.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Wed, Nov 18, 11:00 am
Thankful Turkeys
Calling all little gooblers! Join us for thankful stories and songs to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will also watch a short movie and make a turkey craft. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Jupiter Branch

Tue, Nov 24, 11:00 am
A Time for Giving Thanks
Enjoy Thanksgiving stories and songs, and make a special craft for your holiday table. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Lantana Road Branch

Sat, Nov 28, 2:30 pm
Otaku Club
Be proud to be a fan of anime and manga! Join us for anime-related activities and watch anime episodes. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Main Branch

Mon, Nov 09, 3:30 pm
Pokémon Club: I Choose You!
Are you a fan of Pokémon? Then we’ve got the perfect club for you! Get together with other Pokémon fans to play games, make crafts, and talk about your favorite Pokémon. Be sure to bring your Nintendo DS, Pokémon games, Pokémon trading cards, or anything Pokémon related to show off. We’re going to get our Poké-fun on! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Nov 14, 2:00 pm
Walking Dead Trivia
Test your knowledge of The Walking Dead during our trivia event. Form a team, or compete alone, in ghoulish game of trivia about the hit television and comic book series. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Nov 17, 2:00 pm
Paisley, Print & Mandala Party
According to recent articles in The New York Times and The Miami Herald, adult coloring is gaining in popularity. Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets containing a variety of paisleys, prints and mandalas, as well as colored pencils will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Nov 18, 6:00 pm
Caramel Apple Dipping
Apples + caramel + candy = a perfect fall evening. All supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Okeechobee Blvd Branch

Sat, Nov 07, 3:00 pm
Anime Club
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge
about manga. Show off your manga drawings, too! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Teen Wii U Gaming & More
It’s International Game Day so meet your friends for some Wii gaming and classic board game fun. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Nov 25, 10:30 am
It’s a Craft Bonanza – Thanksgiving Style!
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials will be provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Wellington Branch

Tue, Nov 17, 3:00 pm
Game Day
Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (90 min.)

Sat, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
The Maharajah Magic Show
Witness the impossible as Prof. Kumar, Magician Maharajah of India, presents a humorous and entertaining program of amazing sleights, astonishing illusions, and surprising stunners that will dazzle your mind and leave you speechless. Fun for the whole family. (60 min.) Preregister.

West Boca Branch

Thu, Nov 05, 7:00 pm
Comics and Coffee: Adult Book Discussion
Whether you’re a longtime comic fan or just getting started, this is the book club for you! Discuss great graphic novels and enjoy delicious coffee. This month read “The Fade Out, Volume 1,” by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Books available at the information desk. (90 min.)

Tue, Nov 17, 2:00 pm
Crafternoon: Coloring for Adults
You are never too old to color! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon unleashing your creative side coloring in
beautiful designs and pictures. All materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Nov 19, 11:00 am
Little Turkey Time
Enjoy Thanksgiving stories, fun songs and a special craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Nov 19, 3:30 pm
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, playing a game and making a cool craft. Grades K & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

West Boynton Branch

Tue, Nov 10, 7:00 pm
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
The game’s afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective. (75 min.)