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MattapAnime Teen Host Club minutes for 8/30/2010

Posted on August 30th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Events

The MattapAnime Teen Host Club met today at its regular time – 2-4. The next meeting will be in two weeks on Monday, September 13th. Today we started planning for our first COSPLAY PARTY!!! (Don’t know what Cosplay is? This is a decent article to help you out). We hope to have it on Tuesday, October 19th from 2-5. We want to have food & drink, music, and entertainment.

  • For Food and Drink, Cris said she’ll be drafting her sister Rebeca to make these cool rice crispie vampire creations. Najah volunteered to make vegetarian sushi. Cris is planning on making edible broomsticks. Clayton’s going to take a trip to a large Asian Supermarket and bring Pokey and whatever other cool Japanese treats he can find. He’ll also be getting drinks (soda, juice, water), napkins, chips, and chop sticks.
  • For Music, Najah’s going to create some playlists on Groove Shark and share them with us. We’ll then figure the best way to get some CDs to play on the library’s CD player.
  • For entertainment, we HAVE to play some Anime. Bleach was suggested. We’ll decide later exactly what we’ll watch. We talked about having chopsticks and something small that would challenge people to improve their chopstick skills – you can only eat what you can pick up with the chopsticks. Clayton’s going to look into getting different colors of playdough so we can make pretend playdough sushi. He’s also going to look into getting supplies to make candy sushi. We also talked about how fun it would be to have a trophy (maybe made of candy sushi?) for best costume.

If you’ve never read Death note & xxholic, everyone really thinks you should! Also, WATCH LUCKY STAR!!!

Another book was also recommended (but its not manga): How Starbucks Saved My Life.

Some awesome sketches were done for a club logo. I’m going to photograph them and upload them soon!

Mattapan Teen Anime/Manga Club notes

Posted on May 17th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Books, Events, Resources

The Mattapan Teen Anime and Manga Club, which meets every other Monday in the teen movie/game room, met today and came up with some great ideas of things to do in the future. All teens interested should come to the next meeting on Monday, June 7th from 2-4.

Things the club would like to do in the future:

  • Go on trips to Museums, like the MFA, the Science Museum, and the ICA
  • Go to Cons like Anime Boston and the JUMP festival
  • Conduct a Cosplay workshop and teach each other how to make cool costumes of our favorite characters
  • Bring in a Japanese Speaker and have a language workshop
  • Have a manga/graphic novel storytelling workshop
  • Have an Otaku workshop and share the wide world of Anime & Manga with everyone and increase everyone’s awareness of just how much cool stuff is out there
  • Have an art exhibition of locally created art

The second half of every club meeting is dedicated to watching anime. Today we discussed our favorites and agreed that a goal for future meetings will be to watch an episode or two from as many as possible. We want to provide exposure to new stuff that people are into, so people can decide for themselves if they want to watch more on their own time. Here’s the list of favorites from today’s group:

  • Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • FLCL
  • Air Gear
  • Hitman Reborn
  • Death Note
  • Code Geass
  • Soul Eater
  • School Rumble
  • Baka to Test
  • Elemental Glade
  • Chrono Crusade
  • Clannad
  • Trigun
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Tora Dora
  • Claymore
  • To Love Ru
  • Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
  • Peacemaker
  • Boondocks
  • Tsubasa
  • Sakura
  • Afro Samurai
  • One Piece
  • My bride is a mermaid
  • Outlaw Star
  • Case Closed

Teen Book Review

Posted on May 14th, 2010 by afiske in Books, Reviews - Teens

Freaks and Revelations, by Davida Wills Hurwin

Davida Wills Hurwin brings you a book about hate, survival, hope and forgiveness. The book  is very good and is a very great lesson after you read it. Nothing is sugar-coated, which is great because it doesn’t lie. Hurwin tells the truth of real life in the book and shows that everything has bumps along the way.  (Cherokee, Grove Hall)

Grove Hall Teen Journalists!

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by afiske in Events

A shout out to my Grove Hall teen writers! Every Monday, a group of teens have been working very hard with Ric and Emily from WriteBoston…interviewing folks, writing articles. We will be publishing a Grove Hall newsletter at the end of the program in June. A few lucky teens will also see their articles published in the Fall issue of Boston Teens In Print! Sweet! Check out the current issue of Teens in Print here: http://www.bostontip.com/.

Free Robotics and Computer Programing class during April Vacation

Posted on April 17th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Events

Still wondering what to do next week during April Vacation?

Tuesday through Thursday TechBoston and Machine Science are teaming up to offer Boston middle and high school students a chance to engage in hands-on engineering activities. More details and links to a permission form that must be completed before the first day are here: http://bit.ly/dC6t01

MATTAPAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE