Summertime Anime Club
Teens and tweens can meet up with like minded peers this summer at Lakewood Public Library’s “Otaku Café,” a six week program aimed at fans of anime & manga. The word “otaku” is a Japanese term used to describe someone with an obsessive interest and has come to be synonymous with anime and manga fans in the United States. The genre has steadily grown in popularity over the past 20 years, gradually getting absorbed into the mainstream. The appeal still may baffle some, but fans of the genre can’t get enough.
To that effect, Lakewood Library is happy to present this program which will go beyond the cartoons and comics, dipping into all aspects of anime culture. Whether you’re new or knee deep in your fandom, you’ll have a great time immersing yourself in six weeks of anime themed awesomeness. We’ll examine Japanese culture as reflected in anime, practice our manga style drawing, share our favorite series, discuss anime cons & cosplay (dress-up), and lots more!
Join us Mondays, June 5 through July 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. Youths entering the 6th through 12th grades are invited to attend, but registration is limited so call soon to reserve your seat at Otaku Café! Call (216) 226-8275 ext. 140 to register or for more information.
Nicka Petruccio is a librarian at the Lakewood Public Library in the Children & Youth Services Department.