‘Book Discussion’ Category


SF Teen Read: The Carbon Diaries 2015

SF Teen Read: Where Science Meets Science Fiction!

Our next book is:
The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
A book about climate change, alternative energy, and rock ‘n’ roll!

Pick up this book at the book club display at DeKalb Public Library!

We’re meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at NIU Montgomery Hall, room 442. Discuss the book, then visit the NIU Alternative Fuels Lab with us!

Brought to you by DeKalb area libraries and NIU STEM Outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.


Manga Pioneer Tokyopop Shuts Down U.S. Publishing

Some of you may remember that the first teen program at DeKalb Public Library was “Heroes @ Your Library,” a graphic novel discussion group that ran for the equivalent of 4 school years–quite a long time. The second time we offered this program, the predominant interest was manga, and I remember reading quite a lot of manga for these discussions.

Well, I have sad news. One of the most prolific publishers of manga in the U.S., Tokyopop, is closing its doors in the states.While Viz arguably introduced manga to the greater part of the U.S. in the mid-1980s, it was Tokyopop who took that momentum and turned it into a steamroller of popular culture and swept the nation with manga-mania.

But sadly,¬†all good things must come to an end. Thank you, Tokyopop, for over a decade of Japanese comics. We’ll miss you.


Book Discussion

Which book(s) would you most like to read for a teen book discussion? Let me know!


Wildcard Book Discussion Tonight: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

Wow! I was gone a LONG time, but I’m back now, and just in time, because tonight the teen wildcards visit the psych ward!

Well, after a fashion … since tonight we’ll be discussing It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Hopefully you will join us tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this gem of a novel!

See you tonight!