In 1996 autistic video game designer Satoshi Tajiri had been working on the same video game for six years and had given up his own salary so he could pay his employees. Game reviewers continuously told him his company would fail because his new game was on the Game Boy, a system they didn’t think anyone was willing to buy for anymore. But when Satoshi Tajiri finally released his game, Pokémon Red and Blue as we know them in America, it would become a smash success and change the face of video games forever. The eighth generation of Pokémon is officially out now and to celebrate we’ll be making Poke’mon themed Perler crafts on Wednesday, December 4 at 4:00 PM in Gonzales. If crafting isn’t your thing, we will have a Wii U set up for those that want to play games. Kokusaika is Japanese for “internationalization,” and that’s what this club is all about. If you’re interested in cosplay, anime, manga, gaming, etc., then this Japanese cultural club for teens is for you! This program is open to all teens ages 12 through 18. Cosplay is welcome. For more information, please contact Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.