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THIS THURSDAY NIGHT! The Panels & Pages Book Club, our new graphic novel and comics reading group, starts at 7pm at the Main Library.  We’re starting with the first volume of Bill Willingham’s extraordinary series Fables.  Like Once Upon a Time?  Into the Woods? (“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.”)

This is the comic for you!  There are still copies left at the Main Library Circulation Desk (and yes, you can read the first volume before Thursday, if you snap it up tonight or even tomorrow.)

Readers 9th grade and up through adults are welcome to join the discussion. We’ll be covering a wide range of titles in the format, from memoirs to superheroes to history. Copies of each title will be available at the Main Library in the month before each meeting.

Want to find out more about comics? Check out Graphic Novels 101: FAQ, from the Horn Book Magazine and written by Teen Librarian Robin Brenner. For further titles and reviews, check out Robin’s website No Flying No Tights, a graphic novel review website she’s run since 2002.

gingerhaze:

The final page of NIMONA is up today. 
Today on NIMONA
Read from the beginning


DO READ IT from the beginning, and get ready for the print edition coming out in 2015. :D
Also, you better believe we’ll have it on order at the library soon, and you can place your reserves once the record is in the catalog.

gingerhaze:

The final page of NIMONA is up today. 

Today on NIMONA

Read from the beginning

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DO READ IT from the beginning, and get ready for the print edition coming out in 2015. :D

Also, you better believe we’ll have it on order at the library soon, and you can place your reserves once the record is in the catalog.

Guess who’s going to be at the library this Friday, 3pm? Raina Telgemeier! Join us!

Banned Books Week may be over, but celebrating the freedom to read is a year-round event!

Here are a few more of our “Caught Reading Banned Books” mug shots to enjoy!  

Some of Edward Gorey's book illustrations.

(via elloellenoh)

brkteenlib:

Thursday night September 25th at 7:00pm, join us for a panel discussion with comics creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter).  Moderated by our own Robin Brenner (No Flying No Tights)

We’ll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone’s freedom to read. Bring your questions and we’ll answer everything we can!

Check out Banned Books Week for more information about the whole week nationwide, and check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for more information on comics, censorship, and how to join the fight!

TONIGHT!  Join us. :)

For folks looking for more teen titles to read, for all kinds of formats, genres, mood, and type: check out our frequently updated book lists. 

The majority of these lists are compiled by myself, the teen librarian, in consultation with colleagues all across the country as we brainstorm.  

These are a few of the lists we have going now:

Lists by Type, Mood, Subject, and more!

What other lists might you like us to put togetber?

Thanks to everyone who pointed out we were listed as a trending blog on tumblr — how flattering!

And once again, welcome to all the new folks, and I hope you enjoy the tumblr as we move forward.

All you new followers…if you don’t mind my asking, where are you coming from?  How can I help?