Brad B.'s Blog
Love Harry Potter? Why not enter our Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Write about your favorite characters, objects, spells or any other aspect from the wonderful Harry Potter series. Prizes will be given for the top pieces in the following age categories: 6th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, 11th-12th grade, and even for adults. We will begin taking submissions on November 1 and will receive entries no later than November 21. See rules and how to enter here. One entry per person, please. Join us on November 30 at 4:00 PM when we will host a Final Reception to announce the winners.
Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Huge revelations. Gut wrenching plot twists. And, characters you love that bite the dust... Equal parts philosophy, romance, and violence, this series -definitely for older teens- has been touted as one of the best x-men books out, and it's no lie. Check it out.
Batman: the Dark Knight returns — the classic graphic novel by Frank Miller is being adapted into two animated movies. We’ve got the first one coming to the library soon. This is edgy, dark and beautiful stuff, for you batman fans out there. See IGN's video review where they name it as one of the best DC animated movies to date.
Thank you to everyone who entered our 2012 Manga Drawing Contest! We had some fantastic submissions, and some great CYS Badge representations too! Without further ado, here's our winners. You can see all this years entries in our 2012 gallery.
Manga Contest 2012 Badge Winners
1st Place — Mechaman (Geek Out Badge) by Franky Hang, grade 12
2nd Place — Jungle Emperor (Go Wild Badge) by Elaine J Teslak, grade 10
3rd Place — Street Ball (Game On Badge) by Sarah Deng, grade 10
4th Place — Cheers to Summer! (Chow Down Badge) by Jia Hui Ren, grade 12
Movie Challenge 8: watch two (or more) movies directed by or starring Woody Allen to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.
Match point [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures
Woody Allen [videodisc]: a documentary by produced by Whyaduck Prods
Spy game [videodisc] by Universal Pictures and Beacon Pictures present a Douglas Wick production, a film by Tony Scott