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Librari-Con 2010 Convention Brochure

See you at the Con!¬† ūüôā




Anime Viewing starts at 10 AM and ends at 4:30 PM.
(hosted by volunteers from SRPE)
Shakugan no Shana
Last Exile 
FMA Brotherhood 
Sgt Frog 
tegami bachi 

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Please view our gallery

Our community contributed 562 handcrafted butterflies¬†to The Butterfly Project, inspired by the book¬†“I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942 -1944,” ed. by Hana Volavkova.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated.



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Read The Fayetteville Observer’s article on our community’s participation in the Butterfly Project.¬†

One teen was inspired to create a butterfly because she’d read “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, which is heartening;¬†That kind of cause and effect¬†fills me with hope.¬† After all, this project is inspired by the book “I¬†Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from TereziŐĀn Concentration Camp, 1942-1944” by Hana Volavkova (ed).

You can submit your own butterfly for the exhibit, too.¬† If you live in Cumberland County, NC,¬†drop¬†one off at any branch location before May 31st.¬† If you’d like to send yours in separately or if you live anywhere else in the US or abroad, details are available on the official project website for the Holocaust Museum Houston.¬†



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1,500,000 innocent children died in the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a huge exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.

The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center will be hosting all-ages craft-ins at select library locations for the ‚ÄúI Never Saw Another Butterfly‚ÄĚ activity in order to create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible during the month of April. Anyone who cannot attend one of the programs is encouraged to create a butterfly before May 31 and drop it off at any library location. All contributions submitted through the library will be delivered to the Holocaust Museum Houston as a group.¬† See our gallery on Flickr.

‚ÄĘButterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
‚ÄĘButterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
‚ÄĘGlitter should not be used.
‚ÄĘFood products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.

For questions or additional information, please e-mail butterflyproject@hmh.org .

If you wish to submit your butterfly individually, further guidelines and a submission form may be obtained online¬†at the Holocaust Museum Houston’s official website.

This project is inspired by the book ‚ÄúI Never Saw Another Butterfly‚ÄĚ Children‚Äôs Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942‚Äď1944 by Hana Volavkova (Editor).

For more information on The Days of Remembrance established by the United States Congress to commemorate the Holocaust and the liberation of the concentration camps by the Allied forces, please visit the official website. This year Holocaust Remembrance Day is Sunday, April 11.

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Calling all anime, manga, and graphic novel enthusiasts!

Once again we’re hosting a free anime mini-convention at¬†Headquarters Library featuring fun activities,¬†great local artists, and some very special, one might even say Imperial, guests.¬† ūüôā

Please check out the Librari-Con 2009 website and photos from last year’s fun and frivolity.

Come one, come all!



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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† …we’re making CRAFTS!

January and February were very creative months for Cumberland County teens. 

Nuts, bolts, washers, cotter pins, and beads were cobbled together into hardware jewelry.  One teen even figured out how to make a pop tab bracelet just from looking at a picture (no instructions needed Рyay, Patrick!).

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Mass quantities of duct tape were turned into oh-so-beautiful roses by more than 57 teens at the Bordeaux, Hope Mills, and East Regional Branches:




The directions that we used for the roses can be found here.

Check out more teen craft program pictures!

Wanna play? 

In celebration of Teen Tech Week 2009, the Spring Lake Branch is having a DIY: Techno Hardware workshop on Monday, March 9th starting at 4 pm.  Click on the link for registration information.  Make your own piece of wearable art from upcycled computer parts donated by local stores.

In celebration of The Big Read, join us at the East Regional Branch  on Tuesday, March 10th, and make your own unique version of the mysterious Maltese Falcon.  For more information and to reserve your spot, please follow the link: DIY for Teens: The Maltese Falcon.

Check our calendar for upcoming teen programs (FYI, we’ll be doing the duct tape roses again in early May just in time for Mother’s Day!).

Keep crafting! 


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Sneak counter-attack!  Go little stickman, go!

We had lots of fun at North Regional last Thursday (12/4/08) at the teen Holiday DIY program, and so I thought I share some pics of my glass votive craft.¬† The teens had lots of great ideas including¬†using masking tape to make stencils and then spraying the glass with “frost,” and painting holiday patterns (one girl created a really cool candy cane motif).

The next teen crafty programs are December 16 at the East Regional branch (glass ornaments, program starts at 5:45 pm) and December 20th at the Cliffdale branch (various crafts, program starts at 3 pm, registration is required for this one).

Join us for some crafty fun!¬† …and beware of stickmen¬†tossing snowballs! ūüôā



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