YA Librarian 🌺 Tea Enthusiast 🍵 Graphic Novels Reader 📚 Casual Video Gamer 🎮💻
A YA Librarian in Hawaii who may be a bit obsessed with tea, cute stationary, graphic novels, and video games.
The comments in this blog are my own personal opinions/reflections/reviews and do not reflect the opinions/views of the library I work for.
McCully-Moiliili Public Library’s Mini Con happened this past weekend and it was a blast! The area expanded towards the Reference Desk, meaning Mini Con was in the Children’s Section, Program Room, and Reference Area near the Circulation Desk. Expansion!
New guest included the Cosplay Cafe Hawaii sponsored by Wasabi Magazine! They did a presentation on Wasabi Magazine and a dance montage. 7sketches did a presentation on his goals as an artist with a small pop quiz at the end.
Attendees receive a stamp card. They go to each guest to get their stamps with the final stamp to receive is the library table. Completed stamp cards enable an attendee to receive a special Mini Con 9 pin. Fill out an evaluation to receive another pin. Show their library card to get the last pin to complete the set!
Looking forward to year 10! Thanks for an awesome Mini Con!
Planning my fall programs and I’m super excited to say we’ll be hosting a Dungeons and Dragons program! I collaborated with my friend and this was the result, a resource list for both new and seasoned players ages 10 and up who are interested in Dungeons and Dragons.
I’m grateful that a local group of friends came together and created the Aloha Adventurer’s Guild. Their aim is to teach and guide players in creativity, communication and teamwork by playing tabletop gaming!
To note, the listing of stores are located on Oahu only. I hope one day to visit all game-related stores through the islands!
What is Dungeons and Dragons? DnD, for short, is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game set in an imaginary world loosely based on medieval myth.
Why 5th Edition?
The 5th Edition of DnD gives flexibility and functionality to players while making room for more creativity. The aim is to create a unified edition that both seasoned and new players can enjoy.
Browse these non-fiction sections for more at the library:
Indoor Amusements: 793
Adventure Games: 793.932
Authors of Dungeons and Dragons Novels:
Bruce Robert Cordell
Erin M. Evans
Paul S. Kemp
Robert J. Schwalb
Online Resources: Wizards of the Coast – https://bit.ly/1CM4pXY
Introduces DnD to new players. Official resource and website related to DnD.
5th Edition Rules/Reference –https://5thsrd.org/
Open rules related to 5th edition. Players are suggested to refer to start with Player’s Handbook.
Local Stores on Oahu: Check out these stores to get your Dungeons and Dragons adventure started!
Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road #160
Honolulu, HI 96817 Phone: (808) 843-1250
Carries everything from Warhammer 40k model kits to pop culture-inspired tabletop games. Book a separate room or join a game and meet new adventurers!
Space E-10, 95-1840 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, HI 96789 Phone: (808) 597-6981
Comic book store carrying Dungeons and Dragons manuals, dice, and kits. Check out their large comic book selection to get you inspired!
1130 North Nimitz Highway C-140
Honolulu, HI 96817 Phone: (808) 596-8236
From private rooms to comics and collectibles, Other Realms has a large stock to get your adventure started!
590 Farrington Highway #538
Kapolei, HI 96707 Phone: (808) 674-2866
It isn’t just comics this shop sells on the west side, check out their Elite Membership program to earn points to grab special deals!
A booklist on romance, relationships, and friendship! Recommended for 6th – 12th graders. Non-Fiction: 155.519 Ch Chapman, Gary. Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages. Includes a straightforward guide on the 5 love languages and practical tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s context.
306.73 Ea Eastham, Chad. The Truth about Breaking Up, Making Up, & Moving On. Explains why some people find happiness and others heartache, when to break up and when to make up. A Christian faith-based relationship guide.
Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical but when his secret is at risk of being exposed, Simon must decide what to do about a cute guy and his friends.
Cass, Kiera. The Siren. Forced to work as a Siren and lure strangers to their deaths after being rescued from drowning by the Ocean, Kahlen falls in love with a human and defies the rules of her service in order to follow her heart.
Nakano, Hitori. Train Man: The Novel or Densha Otoko. An instant bestseller when it was first published in Japan, Train Man became a multimedia sensation, generating a smash-hit TV series, a blockbuster film, and multiple manga series. Now here’s the novel that started it all.
Niven, Jennifer. Holding Up the Universe.A boy with face blindness and a girl who struggles with weight fall in love.
Silvera, Adam. History Is All You Left Me.Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.
Yoon, Nicola. Everything Everything. A girl confined to her house by rare and profound allergies falls hopelessly in love with her new neighbor, in a story told through vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists and illustrations.
Popular YA Romance Series:
Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han
A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori (Graphic Novel)
The Glittering Court series by Richelle Mead
Honey So Sweet series by Amu Meguro (Graphic Novel)
It’s the year of Rumiko Takahashi! She is the FIRST female mangaka to be inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame!
Let’s briefly start with what the Eisner Hall of Fame is, from the Comic-Con International website:
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry, are handed out each year in a gala ceremony at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and pioneer of the graphic novels), the Awards are given out in more than two-dozen categories covering the best publications and creators of the previous year.
Big deal? It’s a big deal. More at the Comic Con International website. She joins Osamu Tezuka (2002 inductee), Goseki Kojima (2004 inductee), Kazuo Koike (2004 inductee) and Katsushiro Otomo (2012 inductee).
Rumiko Takahashi’s works include:
Urusei Yatsura – 34 volumes
Maison Ikkoku – 15 volumes
Mermaid Saga – 3 volumes
Ranma 1/2 – 38 volumes
One-Pound Gospel – 4 volumes
Rumic Theater (Short story anthologies)
Rumic World (Short story anthologies)
Inuyasha – 56 volumes
Rin-Ne – 40 volumes
She had been nominated for the Eisner Hall of Fame previously in years 2014, 1016, and 2017. Ms. Takahashi won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in 1980 for Urusei Yatsura and in 2001 for Inuyasha, both in the Shonen category.
I made a dog-theme booklist for work and want to share!
A booklist on everything dogs! Recommended for 6th – 12th graders. Browse these non-fiction sections for more: Dog Breeds: 636.7 or 636.71
Non-Fiction: 636.71 Kr Krämer, Eva-Maria. Get to Know Dog Breeds: The 200 Most Popular Breeds. Discusses the appearance, origin, and temperament of more than two hundred dog breeds categorized into groups according to the tasks they were original bred for, including herding dogs, hunting dogs, sled dogs, lap dogs, and more.
636.70887 Da Dainty, Suellen. 50 Games to Play with your Dog. Discover games that are both easy to teach and fun for your canine pal. The book includes challenging mental games for indoors as well as stimulating physical games for outside the home. Learn ideas for group games that are ideal for multi-dog households and doggy play dates.
Dogs in Fiction: Ando, Yuma. Sherlock Bones. After adopting a dog, Takeru discovers that his new pet is the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes, and that he himself must act as Dr. Watson and help his canine solve crimes.
Cameron, W. Bruce. A Dog’s Journey. Believing that he has achieved his purpose throughout several eventful lives, Buddy the dog is drawn to a vibrant but troubled teen who he struggles to help when they are separated.
London, Jack. Call of the Wild. The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch Shepherd, that was kidnapped and shipped off to Alaska to work on the Klondike Gold Rush. Buck the dog quickly learns how to survive in the wild and also learns the call of the wolf.
London, Jack. White Fang. The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and how he comes to make his peace with man.
King, Stephen. Cujo. A family’s two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard is transformed by rabies and the insidious guidance of demonic forces into a terrifying monster.
Murakami, Takashi. Stargazing Dog. Fed up with his down-and-out life, Daddy sets out in his car to just get away from it all to nowhere in particular. His family and friends have abandoned him. The one companion he can count on completely, his dog, follows him blindly and faithfully to the end.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.
Reichs, Kathy. Virals. Tory Brennan is the leader of a band of teenage ‘sci-philes’ who live on an island off the coast of South Carolina and when the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
Sakuragi, Yukiya. Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs. When eighteen-year-old Suguri moves from the countryside to the big city to find a career and a new life, she lands her first job at a pet store and meets an assortment of quirky dogs and even stranger owners.
(GN for Graphic Novel) Compiled from Novelist and Amazon.