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Otakus - Anime / Manga ClubManga Drawing for Otakus

Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Ages 11 & up
No registration required

Otakus is Russell Library’s teen group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese. Meeting twice a month, we view anime shorts, discuss our favorite manga series and explore the culture that has produced such art forms. Food, music, costumes, arts and other expressions of Japan are all parts of Otakus. This is a drop-in program, so come and enjoy the fun!


Teen Films - Robots

Although the word “robot” didn’t exist until 1921, when it was used in a play by Karel Capek, for thousands of years, humans have dreamed of creating a mechanical creature, or automaton, to help us get along. The dreaming is now over for we live in an age of robots, increasingly they play a role in our economy and our lives. And yet, there’s always been a mix of fascination and fear in our relationship with the robots we create. Join us for a four part series that explores the question of humans and their robot creations. Friend? Foe? Neither? We’ll find out…

Each program will held be in the Hubbard Room at 2:00. This is a drop in program, there is no registration. Ages 12 and up. Free popcorn will be served.


Wednesday, August 27 - Metropolis

A highly acclaimed anime film created by Osamu Tezuka, set in the future when robot laborers play a major role in society, so much so that friction exists among some humans who would like to see them eliminated. But who will control Metropolis and what does that mean for the future of the robots. This is a beautiful anime classis film.



Investment Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, September 16
7pmMoney image
Hubbard Room

All teens ages 12 and up are invited to this program to be held on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm in the Hubbard Room
.  Find out how bonds, mutual funds and stocks can earn you money. Jim Fasi, senior vice president of UBS Financial Services Inc. Fasi Wealth Management, will answer your questions about investing.  

Light refreshments will be served. 
No registration is required.