Anime Club Meeting
Fans of Japanese animation age 11 through adults are invited to the Albany Public Library’s Anime Club meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Main Library. Members meet on the third Thursday of each month to play Yu-Gi-Oh and other games, share books, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests. Kids younger than age 11 may attend if accompanied by a parent. Learn more.
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The Young Adult Area
The Young Adult area on the second floor of the Main Library provides many resources for youth in grades six through twelve. Young Adult Fiction books are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Informational books and movies are shelved together by Dewey Decimal number so that all materials on a specific subject are in the same spot on the shelf. Manga and other comic format books are on the nonfiction shelf. Current magazines appropriate for youth are displayed in the Young Adult area.
Entertainment movies and recordings of books for young adults are interfiled with the adult materials on the first floor, but are distinguished by a “Y” before the call number.
All Young Adult materials may be checked out. All are listed in the Library’s online catalog. Staff at the Information/Young Adult Services desk are always happy to help find materials for personal or school use.
There are Internet computers in the Young Adult area, for use free of charge by library card holders age 21 and under and their accompanying parent or guardian. Children younger than ten must have a parent present to use the Internet computers in the Library.
The Library offers a variety of programs such as the Anime Club and a Summer Reading Program for teens up through age 18 is offered at both buildings. The Downtown Carnegie Library offers a summer marionette performance troupe for young people in grades six through twelve. Students who have completed sixth grade may apply to work as volunteers during the summer. For the current schedule of events, contact Doris Hicks, the Young Adult Services librarian, at 541-791-0109 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.