The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway. Learn more at

Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, "The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World" and the discoveries about cause and their effects on our genetic makeup. 

"The Science of Consequences" tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics--bringing together research from many fields to show how something that seems so simple can explain so much.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Teen Fandom Showdown

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Are you obsessed over a fandom?  Here is your chance to prove it!  Join your favorite librarians from many of the HMCPL locations to decide which fandom rules them all!  We’ll host games, costume contest, and discussion panels.  

Rocket City Comickers

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pmMonday, July 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A club centered on the creation of individual, original comics and manga. Come join the Rocket City Comickers!  Begin you own comic or manga project, or work out the kinks on your current project.  Find your inspiration!  Get peer advice.  Learn new techniques! 

DIY Anime: Pokemon Checkers

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

One Part, “I choose you!”, one part, “King me!”, and one part, “What were they thinking?” this is a Pokemon game—of our own creation—that everyone can participate in!  

DIY Anime: Engrish Karuta

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Karuta is a traditional Japanese matching game. In it, a poem is read and players attempt to find the matching 2nd half of the poem before their opponent.  Since we can’t read Japanese, we’ll be mixing it up a bit by using classic English poetry with a Japanese twist!

DIY Anime: Kokeshi Dolls

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Kokeshi are cute little dolls originally given away at hot springs.  Traditionally made by carving wood, we’ll show you a simple way to make your own at home!

DIY Anime: Karaoke

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

We’ll be belting out our favorite anime songs until the tomatoes come flying!  Grab your friends and sing to your heart’s content!

DIY Anime: Operation Green Team & Cherry Blossom Art

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Operation Green Team will be giving tips on responsibly caring for the earth (so we don’t end up in a Nausicaa or Origin–type situation).  Afterwards, we will create easy Cherry Blossom paintings to take home!

DIY Anime: Soot Sprite Cookies

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Indulge your sweet tooth AND your anime obsession by learning to make cookies that look like Miyazaki’s Soot Sprites!  These are super-easy no-bake delights that even beginning cooks can make!

Anime Beach Ball

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Every comic anime has a beach episode, right?  And we are no exception!  (Except that we’re not *technically* an anime, but whatever.)  Get into your beach-comber cosplay duds and join us for a party at Library Beach. 

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