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I just wanted to post a few photos of our great participants in Batman Day — so many amazing costumes, and a great crowd all day long.  Thanks to everyone who came! 

Our Batman hedgehog will hold down the fort for all of our comics fans.


(via Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens | School Library Journal)

This is a really strong article on the current snapshot of fandom, fan works, and its influence on readers, creators, and the landscape of teen fiction.  Enjoyed it thoroughly, and happily it hits upon all the points I like to see made about the benefits of fan creation.

August 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 

Meeting August 13.

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction-which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

The complete list:

Batman Day begins…

You want those Batman cufflinks, don’t you?  Or perhaps you’d like ‘em for your Dad?  Older brother?  They’d look pretty snappy on anyone (the Penguin, perhaps, to remind him of foes to be vanquished?)

Come in on Batman Day this Friday and make Bat-themed earrings, keychains, and buttons.  See you there!

Batman Day is THIS FRIDAY!

We will have

  • A scavenger hunt running all day — go to our Reference, Information, or Children’s Desks to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet. (You just might win a Batman mask!)
  • Crafts running all day
  • Screenings all day in Hunneman Hall, starting with titles for our younger patrons and growing up to the Dark Knight (rated PG-13) for the afternoon crowd
  • A Batman comics discussion lunch (you bring your lunch, we’ll bring dessert)

Attend any of these programs and go home with a Batman 75th Anniversary goodie bag courtesy of DC Comics.

Today the Brookline Public Library is going on the road — to the Coolidge Corner Farmer’s Market! 

I’ll be there 1-4pm to talk about teen services, invite everyone to do duct tape crafts, sign up folks for summer reading, and ask for all of you to tell us which titles you think are awesome by putting your recommendations in the Awesome Box.  All in all, staff will be at the Farmer’s Market until 6:00pm.

Drop by and say hello!

Join us FRIDAY JULY 25th all day for Batman Day! 

There will be buttons, masks, crafts, scavenger hunts, screenings, & a lunchtime comics discussion about all things Batman!

You never know, Batgirl might be on the Reference Desk when you drop by.

Check out our full schedule of events!


Top Shelf Reveals Cover for Book 2 of ‘March’ — Good Comics for Kids

Yay!  Really looking forward to the next installment of this amazing work.


The illustrator of The Shadow Hero, the new graphic novel about an Asian American superhero written by Gene Luen Yang, writes about representing Asians in comics.

By Sonny Liew


"Ching Chong!"

It took me a second to realise he was shouting at me. This complete stranger, white, male,…