Author: David

New Anime Titles

Hello anime fans. You may remember a post from a few months back mentioning that we would be starting a new Anime section in the DVD collection at Success Library. Well, just letting you know we have recently made several more excellent new titles available. They include a great mix of titles, from very new to timeless classics (left to right, respectively). Some are feature films: Patema inverted – The girl who leapt through time – Vampire hunter D : bloodlust – Ghost in the shell And some are complete series: Psycho-pass. Collection 1 (episodes: 1-11) & Collection 2 (episodes: 12 – 22) – Princess Jellyfish...

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Pram Jam with David – Board Book Classics

This week I’m presenting a rather high brow blog about classic literature. Together we are going to go on a journey of intellectual discovery and nourishment, we are going to sniff the rarefied air of … Oh, all right, we’re going to talk about baby books. Are you happy now? Let’s compromise and talk about two new titles that have come in recently. They are from the Cozy Classics series, which is a new sensation in board books that distils some of the ‘great works’ of literature into 12 child-friendly words accompanied by 12 beautifully handcrafted images of needle-felted characters. The cuteness and simplicity of the single word/felted illustration...

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Neo magazine

Enjoy anime and manga? Why not check out NEO, a new edition to the magazine collection at Cockburn Libraries Success branch. It is a UK published monthly magazine that covers anime, manga, east Asian cinema, music, cosplay and pop-culture, and more. It includes feature articles, news and reviews of the latest and greatest titles; interviews with creators, writers, directors and actors; manga samples, illustration tutorials and heaps more!   Interested? NEO covers all classifications of anime and manga so you will find it as part of our YA (young adult) magazine collection (meaning, it’s suitable for teens and up), which you can check out in our...

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Pram Jam with David – CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Hi everyone. I was planning to do a completely different blog this week but then I realised … CHRISTMAS IS COMING! What?! It’s December already … when did that happen? So, I’ve thrown my current topic out the window (well, actually I’m going to save it for next time – heh, heh) and have decided to pip everyone else at the post and put some Christmas cheer out there with some timely book selections and rhymes. I could go on about the wondrousness of Christmas time, the fact I’ve never seen a “White Christmas” (thank you Bing Crosby!) or wax lyrical about...

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Pram Jam with David – I Can … !

Last week was the first week of 4th term (of the school year) and that means Pram Jams and Storytime are back on in Cockburn Libraries. I used one of the many new board books that come across my desk to read at last week’s Pram Jam and it gave me the idea for this week’s blog. It also neatly flows on from the theme of my last blog post, which was about “work” – or, things we do. So, the theme this week is: I can … ! The difference between the two themes might not seem very big to adults but let’s examine...

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Anime @ Success Library

The new Success branch of Cockburn Libraries is now open. Yay! And one of the new things we have decided to try out is having a separate Anime section in our DVD collection. You might be asking yourself, so what is anime? Well, basically, it is animation from Japan (which includes film and TV releases). It is a diverse medium with an aesthetic that immediately identifies it as ‘Japanese’ (as opposed to traditional western-style animation) and at the same time, within itself, has a multitude of very diverse and distinctive art styles. It has always explored genres, themes, production styles and audience demographics that have long been avoided or ignored by western...

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