October is Graphic Novel Month at the Watertown Library

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

This October, The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) is hosting Graphic Novel Month: a teen-centric celebration with virtual programs for grades 4–12. Why all the fuss? The Library believes that graphic novels and comics are not only fun; they are works of art, often great literature, and a significant part of pop culture.

For the first time ever, WFPL is joining forces with The Comic Stop in Watertown to present this October’s festivities. Thanks to support from The Comic Stop, all Graphic Novel Month participants will receive free gift bags with comic books. Through the month, there will be more chances to win gift certificates and graphic novels.

Here’s a snapshot of everything the Library is planning:

Graphic Novel Reading Challenge

See how many graphic novels you can read in a month! For every review you submit through the Library website, you earn a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes. We’ll draw winners from two divisions: one for grades 4–6 and one for grades 7–12. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

Create Your Own Superhero

Many graphic novels tell stories about superheroes overcoming incredible obstacles. Here’s a chance to create your own! What is your superhero’s name? What is their surprising superpower? For every superhero you submit through the Library website, you earn another chance to win one of our fabulous prizes.

Drawing Comics with Local Artists
WEDNESDAY, 10/23 | 7 PM |VIA ZOOM | Meet three local comic book artists. Ben Doane, Adrian Alvarez, and Will Quinn will meet us on Zoom to talk about their art and their passion for comics. Listen in and draw along! Free illustration kits will be available for pickup at Hatch Makerspace.

Do you know a young person who would enjoy Graphic Novel Month? Registration information and additional resources for parents and educators can be found on the Library’s website: watertownlib.org/GNMonth

About WFPL

The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) provides access to a wide variety of popular materials, resources, services, and programs that fulfill the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Watertown and surrounding communities. Our Library works to create an environment that attracts and welcomes users of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit watertownlib.org.

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