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 


Hurricanes Diane and Earl tango over the Atlantic (August 29, 2010)

(Image by NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team)

Okay, all together now.  We can DO this. 

“Double rainbow, double rainbow, double rainbow!¬†

Puppies and kittens and teenagers in cosplay!”

Earl, Earl go away, come again some…NO, just go away!

We’ve already had our flood (thanks to Tropical Storm Hanna), and we’ve been through our fire…wasn’t this year supposed to have been a plague of some sort?¬† Peeper frogs, perhaps?

Okay.¬† So here’s the deal.¬† If you’re on the coast, you might want to¬†batten down the hatches¬†¬†.¬†¬† Librari-Con will go on as scheduled unless County offices are closed, but since we should be saying “Goodbye, Earl” early Friday morning according to NOAA, I think we’ll have ourselves a wonderful time on Saturday.¬† No worries!¬† ūüôā

See you at the Con,




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.



Hello everyone!¬† You’re invited to the 4th annual Librari-Con!

There will be anime viewing, panels and forums, an Artists Alley, a Chibi Corner, a Manga Lounge, a Cosplay Runway, and activities for everyone.¬† This year we’re welcoming back special guests Kaysha Siemens, Eldanis¬†Studios (featured artist), local artist Danny Hirajeta, Iron Clown Studios, and The Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers.¬†

Snow Wildsmith, blogger for School Library Journal’s “Good Comics for Kids” column,¬†joins us for a forum, along with many other talented guests and artists.¬† See our website for a complete listing and for more convention details¬†including cosplay guidelines¬† and prop restrictions.

See you at the Con!



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.¬†



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.

Just push play…


Thirteen Reasons Why

Jay Asher


There are thirteen reasons why Hannah Baker killed herself, and Clay Jensen is one.  Two weeks after Hannah’s suicide, Clay finds a box on his front porch.  Inside are seven cassette tape and Hannah’s eerie voice.  As he starts listening, Clay learns that he must listen to the tapes and then pass them on.  If he does not do this, all of the tapes will be made public.  Clay spends the night criss-crossing town, learning about Hannah’s pain and painfully learning more about himself.  What he learns will change his life forever.


Although this book isn’t a real upper, it definitely a book that everyone should read.  This is an amazing story that shows how every action, or lack there of, can affect a person and how bullying can truly hurt people. 


Marsha is a youth services librarian at the Cliffdale Branch.  Thanks for continuing to review and send me material to post, Marsha! -Missy


The author has set up a website just for this book.¬† You can even listen to¬†Hannah’s tapes…if you want to.


Just push play.


Also try these¬†books on bullying (and OMG this wasn’t a hard list to put together – there are so many books on the topic because it’s such an important issue):

The Beckoners by Carrie Mac

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

Brutal by Michael Harmon

Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja

Burn by Suzanne Phillips

The Bully by Paul Langan

By the time you read this, I’ll be dead by Julie Anne Peters

Carrie by Stephen King

Chess Rumble by G. Neri, art by Jesse Joshua Watson

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Defying the Diva by D. Anne Love

Does My Head Look Big in This? Randa Abdel-Fattah

Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins

Endgame by Nancy Garden

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn

Freak by Marcella Fleischman Pixley

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Kissing the Rain by Kevin Brooks

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Payback by Paul Langan

Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

Shooter by Walter Dean Myers

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

CCPL&IC cardholders can request any of these titles from our catalog by clicking here.

There have always been bullies, but sometimes reading about (and talking about) the issue helps make it a little better. 

Have you read any of these books?  What did you think?  Tell us in the comments.



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