Upcoming Summer Reading Programs

July 9, Iran

10 a.m., ages 12-19.

Persepolis (2008)Catalog link to film Persepolis

Animated film based on the graphic novels Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi.  Young Marji chronicles her childhood under the Shaw of Iran, adolescence abroad and a return to Iran as a young adult.

1 p.m., ages 6 and up.

Tea, treats, delicacies, crafts and more from Iran and throughout the Middle East.

July 23, Japan

10 a.m., all ages

Catalog link to Howl's Moving Castle Howl's Moving Castle (2006)

Anime film based on the fantasy novel by Dianne Wynne Jones.  The wizard Howl takes in a ship full of misfits, including a cursed young woman, in this Academy Award-nominated feature by Hayao Miyazaki.

1 p.m., all ages.

Make origami pinwheels and sample baked sweets.

--by Tamara McKinney