Wyomissing Public Library launches Anime Club in growing list of activities for young adults

The Wyomissing Public Library has added a new program to its growing list of activities for young adults. On Tuesday, April 18th, the new Anime Club will meet in the community room from 5pm to 7pm. The purpose of the club, which is led by Neil Rush, is to bring 18-35 year olds together to watch anime films and discuss them.

“Anime” is short for “animation,” and is, according to Merriam-Webster, “a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes.”

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On Wednesday, April 19th, Carol Simpson will introduce a class in Small Loom Weaving from 2pm until 3pm. All materials will be supplied, and class size is limited to 10 people.

At 6pm on the 19th, Sue Hissick, Co-Director of the Dyslexia Center of Reading, will discuss the work of the center. The Center, one of 40 around the country, is supported by the Scottish Rite Masons. Ms. Hissick will explain dyslexia, what it is and how it affects not only children but their families and friends, and what the Center does.

As a partner library of the Longwood Gardens 2023 Community Read program, Chef Isaac McCrimmon will present “Cooking Black Food” on Saturday, April 22nd at 1pm. Chef McCrimmon, who currently cooks at Brewers Bar & Grill in West Reading, studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York and is a graduate of The JNA institute for Culinary Arts in Philadelphia, will host “Cooking Black Food.”

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He will prepare, and talk about how to make Southern Fried Chicken, Smothered Pork Chops, Hoppin’ John, and Sweet Buttered Cornbread among other treasured Black dishes. Samples will be available, and registration is required on or before Thursday, April 20th.

The Longwood Gardens Community Read is a collaborative effort between the Gardens and the community to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation surrounding gardens, plants, or nature.

This year’s books are: Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora, by Bryant Terry; The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food, by Joseph Tychonievich, illustrated by Liz Anna Kozik, and Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis, by Robbin Gourley. The books are available at the library.

To register for these programs, email ann@wyopublib.org, or call the Wyomissing Public Library at 610-374-2385.

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