Program Highlights: May 2015

Check out the May Happenings online or at your local branch for Mother’s Day and other exciting programs.

Acreage Branch

Club Pokémon
Thu, May 07, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12.(90 min.) Preregister.

Board Game Day
Sat, May 09, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Gamerz Nite
Wed, May 13, 6:30 pm
Play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart on the library’s Wii or try out some of our other games with old friends and new. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Random Fandom Nite
Wed, May 20, 7:00 pm
Mix it up and do a bit of everything tonight! Build with LEGO® bricks. Play Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokémon. Try some Wii games or board games with friends, or make a Continue reading

Drawn to Comics April 2015

Check out the graphic novels that inspired your favorite movies! April’s Drawn to Comics features gritty, brutal graphic novels that inspired award-winning feature films.

V for Vendeta

V for Vendetta
By Moore, Alan
Illustrator Lloyd, David
2008-10 – Vertigo
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A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.
In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. This new trade paperback edition features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover.

Check out the movie inspired by the graphic novel!

 

Ghost World

Ghost World
By Clowes, Dan
Designed by Grano, Adam
2008-10 – Fantagraphics Books
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Ghost World is the story of Becky and Enid, two teenaged girls and best friends facing the prospect of not only growing up, but growing apart from each other. Clowes paints a tender picture of this intellectually precocious, sexually adventurous (despite a mutual lack of experience), and formative period in their lives, filtered through a blue hue echoing a world lit by the cathode rays of a television a perfect metaphor for their post-nuclear existence. Both naturalistic and nostalgic, Ghost World carves a layered narrative out of the daily existence of these fully-realized young women. Ghost World: The Special Edition included the original, 80-page graphic novel; the out-of-print, Oscar-nominated 106-page screenplay; the little-seen comic strip created for the Ghost World soundtrack; and over Continue reading

Top Ten Graphic Novels of March 2015

The top ten best-selling graphic novels of March 2015 were:

  1. NEMO RIVER OF GHOSTS HC IDW
  2. MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY MARVEL
  3. LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE IMAGE
  4. HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP MARVEL
  5. SAGA TP VOL 04 IMAGE
  6. DEADPOOL TP VOL 07 AXIS MARVEL
  7. DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR TP MARVEL
  8. DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 02 KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE IMAGE
  9. BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 01 HOMECOMING IMAGE
  10. BOBS BURGERS TP VOL 01 DYNAMITE

*published by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Top 100 Graphic Novels: March 2015

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Ame-Comi Girls

Ame-Comi CoverBased on the anime-inspired set of collectible figures of female DC characters, Ame-Comi Girls volume 1 focuses on Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Robin (Carrie Kelly, in this universe she’s Babs’ cousin) as they face off against Gotham sirens Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Duela Dent (a new character who is the daughter of Gamblin’ Jack the Joker Dent and who dresses in Steampunk joker-esque garb). Duela is hatching a major scheme to take down Gotham and intends to capture our heroes. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman, new ambassador to the world outside of Themyscira, must find the balance between Human and Amazon. Then Steel, Power Girl, and The Flash have to save Supergirl (and the world) from Brainiac! Continue reading

Drawn to Manga April 2015

Check out the new manga at PBCLS!

Dororo: Omnibus Edition

Dororo: Omnibus Edition
Tezuka, Osamu
2012-03 – Vertical
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Set in Japan’s warring states era, this classic manga tale follows the tragic fortunes of a disabled and disfigured youth named Hyakkimaru. At an early age Hyakkimaru’s father offered forty eight of the child’s body parts to a cadre of demons in return for power and fortune. Now the blind, mute boy embarks on a quest to reclaim what will make him whole again. Slaying a never-ending series of demonic beasts and ghouls, Hyakkimaru, accompanied by a young thief named Dororo, crosses the country only to find that humanity may be the true monsters they fear.

 

Onward Towards our Noble Deaths

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths
Mizuki, Shigeru
Translator: Allen, Jocelyne
2011-04 – Drawn & Quarterly
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“[A] semi-autobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War Two. The soldiers are instructed that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain Continue reading

H.P. Lovecraft and the Welcome to Night Vale Podcast

Welcome to Night Vale Welcome to Night Vale is a Lovecraftian inspired creepy (slash funny) podcast about a small town somewhere in (presumably) the desert area of the southwestern United States. It seems supernaturally cutoff from the rest of the world (besides its rival town of Dessert Bluffs). Strange, tentacled creatures run the community radio station where our host Cecil Palmer works and narrates the goings-on of the townspeople. Conspiracies are REAL. Beware the hooded figures. Lock your doors and hunker down with the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home. And, of course, welcome… to Night Vale. Continue reading