September 25, 2007

Anime @ the Library

Check out Anime films by Hayao Miyazaki in Fauquier County Public Library's collection.

If you aren't Spirited Away by the exquisite art, the story line will take you to a world unlike any. Chihiro loses her parents, her name, and her childish whining in this fantasy film. Haku, a young prince rescues her from dissolving into thin air. A multi-armed boiler man gives her a job near hundreds of invigorated dust balls that carry coal chunks to stoke the fire. The bath house for spirits comes alive. How will she recognize the greedy pigs that her parents became? With No-face seeking her friendship, who will she be at the end?

Read Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones first and then watch it come alive on Miyazaki's animated version of Howl's Moving Castle {DVD}. View these incredible photoshop and paper crafted images of the interior, exterior, and complete construction of the castle that Calcifer moves for Howl.

-Try to build your own paper craft of Howl's rickety, odd castle.
-Bring it in to be judged at the Bealeton Library during the first Anime Party.
-The best one will remain on display (if you can spare it temporarily) in the Young Adult section