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Christmas, the most awaited season for the year, is drawing near. As the holiday approaches, we get busier with what gifts we can buying especially for children.

Book Club: "The Book Group." Expect to share your notions about Arturo Perez-Reverte's The Painter of Battles. 7 p.m. Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville Branch, 1100 Frederick Neighborhood. Free.

Everyone's color blends together perfectly. But they're mostly grey, silver with touches of red and gold. To provide a more red parts showing on Snarl and Swoop.

Author Readings: Tania James (author), Paula Bomer (fiction writer), Michael Pollock (editor), and Jason Tinney (writer/performer) will each give a reading. Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th St., 410.732.4258. Free.

Just for Teens: "Anime Review." An hour of anime and manga, with light refreshments. 3:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, 1531 H. . Free.

I'm predisposed to like most anime how the great Hayao Miyazaki is involved with (he did the screenplay and storyboards for this one). After all, his epic film Princess Mononoke changed my life, and was but is my all-time favorite film. But as almost as much ast I'd love to give Miyazaki the credit for Whisper of the Heart, that honor have to go to the late Yoshifumi Kondo. Whisper for this Heart was Kondo's first and only film as director, as well as the duration of its release in 1995 he was seen as one of the brightest talents of the historic Studio Ghibli.

I'm in order to be coin entitlement to live Escaflowne on this site. This refers to the movie version of Escaflowne, which will take the series and tells it in a brand new way in just two hours. Individuals they did a brilliant job of it, though I know others spend too long comparing it to the original series. It's its own story, and deserves its unique attention besides the routine. It's the only successful example I can think of of a string being condensed and rearranged for a motion picture. I'll have to review it later, I suppose, ne?