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What is TeenHQ? Could you use a free, safe space to imagine, create, chill and collaborate? Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? If so, TeenHQ sounds like the place for you! TeenHQ is a brand-new public space in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library in downtown San Jose. The Groundbreakers, a team of teens from around San Jose, have been working closely with the San José Public Library to design an innovative, fun space for exploration, relaxation and learning, and in just one short month, the space will be open to the public for the first...Read more...
The Girls book cover
Source: Nantucket Book Partners Twenty-seven-year-old Emma Cline burst into the book world this year with a seven-figure, three-book deal with Random House. Her debut novel, The Girls , features a young protagonist in 1960s California who falls in with a group of "cool girls" loosely based on Charles Manson's cult. The Girls debuted in the top 10 on the New York Times' bestsellers list , and as of this week it had risen to No. 2. There is even already talk of a movie adaptation! With all the pre-publication hype about this book being one of this summer's "must-reads," don't...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Fanime 2016
From attending entertaining panels to seeing movie-quality cosplays, our first time at Fanime 2016 was a blast! Hello anime watchers, manga readers and cosplayers! Thanks for joining us on another episode of Fangirls Unleashed where we tackled Fanime for the first time. Fanime is Northern California's largest anime convention and it's held here in our wonderful city of San Jose downtown at the San Jose Convention Center on Memorial Day weekend. They have everything from panels, artwork, and one of the hottest boy bands in Japan, Da-ice. In our video below you can see us doing a wide range of...Read more...