Tag: graphic novels

March 7, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Love graphic novels? Swing by the library to pick up a copy of this month’s title, Mooncakes, by Suzanne Walker. Please pick up book before March 3 and be ready for discussion on March 7. Pizza will be provided. Registration is encouraged. Please visit our online calendar to register.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Tween
December 16, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Be a member of the Book Squad! Each month, this teen-led club will choose a theme or title for our group discussion. Discover new books, authors and genres that speak to you. The Book Squad meets monthly on Mondays. In December, we'll take a look at comics and graphic novels.

No registration required.

 

 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Teen
November 2, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all book nerds! Join us for our new book club, where each month we’ll read a new graphic novel. The book we’ll be discussing in November is New Kid by Jerry Craft. Snacks and a copy of the book (to keep) will be provided. Appropriate for people ages 11-14. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Tween

Some books are so good you want to share them with the world. Not every good book elicits this reaction, though. Some books we want to keep for ourselves; they’re too weird or personal for us to press into the hands of friends, family and strangers. But every once in a while – if you’re lucky – you’ll happen upon a book that engages your heart and your brain, that uplifts without resorting to manipulation, a book that seems to be for everyone and yet is also just for you.

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Free Comic Book Day returns to Anythink York Street on Saturday, May 2. Stop by to pick up free comics starting at 10 am until we run out. Stay tuned for more upcoming comic-related events at Anythink in May. In the meantime, enjoy this repost from last year about why comic books matter by Anythink York Street guide, Michelle. 

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Baby's in black : Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles

A parent takes their child to the library to find "good" books to read. Should the parent be dismayed when the child appears with a tall stack of comic books? Despite their reputation, you might be surprised to learn that comic books are a great way to make reading and learning fun for you and your child.

Here's why comic books matter:

Have you ever imagined you had superpowers or wished you were a superhero? Most people have. Superhero movies and comics are extremely popular -- from Iron Man to The Green Lantern to Thor. But, for some reason and despite their popularity, superhero comics and movies are sometimes labeled as dorky or childish. In The Summer I Became a Nerd, Maddie Summers, a 17-year-old girl from Louisiana, feels like she has to live a double life.