Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Library Art Show

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Photos courtesy of Kirsty Sucato

Seventh graders Sophia Li, Iyanna Smith, and Betzayda Ruiz Aparicio won the annual library art show essay contest for their lovely pieces about artwork that inspired them. They received savings accounts at Kearny Bank, and gift certificates to Words! Bookstore in Asbury Park.

Manga Alert

Photo courtesy of Kirsty Sucato

By Tides Staff

If you are wondering where the Bradley Beach Public Library got the idea to buy all these great new manga titles, well you can thank our own Kyel Guerrero of 7S. Back in February, Karin Finnegan, the library’s director of children’s services, asked Mrs. Sucato for a list of manga titles that she would recommend for middle schoolers. So Mrs. Sucato asked Kyel, an avid reader, manga fan, and library member, to put together a list. “He is my go-to guy this year for talking about manga. He knows a lot!” Mrs. Sucato said. Mrs. Finnegan bought all the titles on the list, and they became the foundation of the library’s growing manga and graphic novels collection. Thanks, Kyel!

Top Picks: “Beauty and The Beast” and “Fuller House”

By Rebecca Roth, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Beauty and the Beast: a classic tale where the moral of don’t judge a book by its cover comes into play. Belle is a bright young women who is taken prisoner by a beast. She finds that the castle is bewitched and almost every item is enchanted. Despite her worries, she befriends the mysterious staff. Through friendship, Belle learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior and discovers the kind heart, and the caring soul of the true prince within.

The new action film version of the classic Disney story, starring Emma Watson, and Dan Stevens, brings the romance. the fear, and the magic to life. The movie was directed by Bill Condon, and was released on the 17th of May. It made its appearance on Netflix on September 19th of 2017. Read more

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