Friday, April 04, 2014

Comics Week @ DPL

School Vacation
Comics Week @ DPL
April 21 - 26

Learn About Comics and Manga:
with Jetpack Comics (Ages 8+)
Monday April 21, 3 – 4:30 PM, Lecture Hall
Movie: My Neighbor Totoro
Tuesday April 22, 2 – 3:30 PM, Lecture Hall

Drop-in Superhero Story Time (All Ages)
Wednesday April 23, 9:30  – 10:15 AM, Lecture Hall

Draw Your Favorite Comic Book Character
with artist Peter Simeti
(Ages 10+)
Thursday April 24, 3 – 4:30 PM, Lecture Hall
LEGO® Saturday (All Ages)
Saturday April 26, 9 AM – 5 PM, Children’s Room
Make-It, Take-It Craft: Superhero Mask (All Ages)
All Week! Children’s Room
During school vacation, April 21 – 26, the Dover Public Library will be hosting Comics Week, with FREE events and opportunities for you to learn about comics and manga, and even to draw your favorite characters!
Join us on Monday, April 21 from 3 – 4:30 PM to Learn About Comics and Manga. Jonathan Waugh, Assistant Manager of Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH shows you where superheroes came from, how manga started, and gives you the inside scoop on all your favorite characters. Plus, he’ll be giving out free comic books and other goodies! For even more, you can visit Jetpack Comics on May 3 to take part in the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival! More information can be found at

On Tuesday, April 22 from 2 – 3:30 PM, the library will hold a FREE showing of the film My Neighbor Totoro. In this animated film, two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, and have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn!) and join us for one of director Hayao Miyazaki’s classics. Rated G, 1 hr. 26 min. 

On Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30am, Miss Tina will present a special preschool Drop-in Story Time with a superhero theme!  Come dressed as your favorite character (optional)!  All ages are welcome to attend.
Thinking about becoming an artist? Join us on Thursday, April 24 from 3 – 4:30 PM for a Comic Book/Manga Character Workshop with Peter Simeti. Learn to draw your favorite comic book or manga character! Bring in picture to work from, or use a library book as a reference. All skill levels welcome! (scrap paper, finishing paper, pencils, markers, colored pencils will be supplied for you, but you are free to bring your own supplies!). Founder and creator of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti is the writer of the flagship title Spectrum (2006) and The Chair (2008).  He has worked mostly in the independent comic field and has lettered, colored, and inked over 20 works since involved in comics. He has led over 60 drawing workshops. This workshop is appropriate for ages 10 – 18, and requires preregistration. Please call 516 6050 to register.
On Saturday, April 26, visit the Children’s Room for LEGO® Saturday!  Use our blocks or bring your own to build and create your own superhero, supercar, or imaginary city like Metropolis or Gotham City.  Legos will be available all day so drop in anytime to meet new friends, share your building tips, get new ideas, and have fun!
All week, children of all ages are invited to make a Superhero Mask at the “Make-it, Take-it” craft table in the Children’s Room. All materials will be provided!
This week is also an opportunity for parents, to be a superhero to your child!  Your child loves to spend time with you for no other reason than just being together enjoying each other’s company. What better way to spend some one-on-one time with your child than playing a board game? The Children’s Room staff has rummaged through their closets and come up with some “classic” games to share with library users during school vacation week. Bring your child in to play a game or two with you, siblings or friends!

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