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The library's video games collection is available in several platforms:
The Mario legacy lives on with "Super Mario Galaxy," "Super Paper Mario," "New Super Mario Brothers," and "Mario Kart." Superhero games include "Batman: Arkham Asylum," "
Video games can be checked out from the Central Library for one week at a time by any customer 18 or older. Due to the demand of these titles, checkout is limited to two items at a time per card and video games are not able to be placed on request. They can be found on the shelf next to the Rental DVDs.
Graphic novels are other collections rapidly gaining in popularity now that they have found their own shelf spaces in both adult and young adult areas.
The library carries many classic works in this field like "Alan Moore's Watchmen," "V for Vendetta," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and "Batman: The Killing Joke."
You can also find the works of Neil Gaiman in the graphic novel collection. The library carries the Sandman collection, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman's Murder Mysteries, and "The Last Temptation," among others!
Other exciting titles include J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" as retold by Check Dixon in graphic novel format, Mark Kneece's visual retelling of "Walking Distance," a classic Twilight Zone story written by
Some popular young adult graphic novels include Rumiko Takahashi's long-running "InuYasha" series, the "Shonen Jump" manga series by Nobuhiro Watsuki, and even The Simpson's inspired comics and graphic novels of
Graphic novels can be found at the Central and Mariners library branches. Adult materials are shelved near the Science Fiction section and the young adult materials are shelved in the Teen sections. Graphic novel titles can be requested for holds.
With these two new collections, the library hopes to help you find some new and fun ways to spend your summer and help you relax! Visit the library online at http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.