TEEN BOOKCLUB 10/4

Image shows the book cover for "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe"
Join us at 7pm on Monday 10/4 for a discussion of “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Saenz. We will meet in the Reston Library’s ELL space, behind the Children’s Info Desk.

FCPL Summer Reading ends 8/13

FCPL’s 2021 Summer Reading Adventure is underway. You have about three more weeks to get entered and complete your reading log and the other online challenges. Once you do, you will be entered to win some great prizes, including gift certificates and Nats tickets!

Feeling creative? FCPL is also hosting a Teen Cover Art Contest and a Teen Film Festival. Deadline for submissions for these two contests is September 1. Go forth and create! (Or, sit quietly and read!)

New TAB Schedule for 2021-2022

The Fairfax County Public Library has new operating hours:

Mon – Wed, 10am to 9pm

Thu – Sun 10am to 6pm

This means our regular Thursday evening timeslot is no longer an option. So, Wednesday it is! We will keep the 7-8:30 timeframe. We will meet in person at least once a month, the 2nd Wednesday of the month – beginning with August 11th. At this first meeting we will have snacks, make a new bulletin board display for the Teen area, and plan for the year ahead. If you like, you can also come prepared to share your favorite Woden/Odin-connected book/series in honor of our new meeting day.

Manga Recommendations – part 2

*Volume 1 of the following series is available at Reston Regional Library

*Various volumes may be available in different libraries

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

cover of volume 1

Breaking the laws of nature is a serious crime!

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical “auto-mail” limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother’s bodies…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders…even to kill. Except his powers aren’t unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher’s Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are… 

Noragami by Adachitoka

cover of volume 1

Y.ato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school

Black Butler by Yana Toboso

cover of volume 1

Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant … and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true .. or at least, too good to be human …

I hope this month’s blog posts were enjoyable and helpful!