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SPOOKY PANEL with Seaerra Miller & Sophie Escabasse

With Halloween upon us, graphic novel creators Seaerra Miller of the Mason Mooney series and Sophie Escabasse of the Witches of Brooklyn series sit down with fellow graphic novelist Stephanie Cooke to talk about their newest books & creating ‘spooky’ books for kids. Preorder the books from Floating World here and receive a FREE signed bookplate by the author! Mason Mooney: Doppelgänger Detective Mason Mooney returns for another mysterious adventure in this magical sequel to Seaerra Miller’s Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator! It’s Halloween in Grimbrook, and Mason and his trusty assistant (and only friend) Iris are ready to cut loose at the Grimbrook middle school dance. But when the discovery of a haunted mirror cuts things short, Mason and Iris are on the case, ready…

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Tween Graphic Novel Book Group

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to talk about comics! Every meeting includes a short activity related to this month’s book. Copies of the books will be provided. This virtual group meets monthly on the First Friday of the month. THIS SERIES IS FULL. Email libraryevents@multcolib.org to be put on the waiting list.

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Grab & Go Book Clubs

Grab & Go Book Clubs for ages 5-12 begin the week of October 1-8 and go through April. Pick up your activity bag for the October books at the children’s desk any time October 1-8. Book selections will be posted at https://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library/kids-book-groups  Little Comics Each month, October-April, we’ll read a graphic novel for first readers. Ages 5-7. Book Buddies Each month, October-April, we’ll read books nominated for the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award. Ages 7-9. ORCA Book Group Each month, October-April, we’ll read books nominated for the Oregon Readers’ Choice Award. Ages 9-12.

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Creating the Graphic Novel: Inception to Publication

Join us for a lively panel discussion about graphic novels and their creators. Moderated by Jonathan Hill, author of Odessa, and featuring winners of the Oregon Book Award in Graphic Literature. Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist who lives in Portland, OR. His comics and illustrations have been featured in publications by Fantagraphics, Lion Forge, tor.com, Powell’s City of Books, The Believer Magazine, and the Society of Illustrators. His first two books, Americus and Wild Weather, were created with writer MK Reed and published by First Second Books. Jonathan also teaches comics at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and serves on the board of directors at Literary Arts. Odessa is the first book he has written and drawn himself. Cartoonist Barry Deutsch’s 2010 graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka…

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MY BEGGING CHART virtual event with Keiler Roberts

Keiler Roberts celebrates the release of her new graphic novel, My Begging Chart. Keiler is joined in conversation by special guest Jessica Campbell (Hot or Not, XTC69) to discuss the new book. Click here to join the live virtual event on Wednesday May 26, 5pm PST. Preorder the book here and receive a free signed and illustrated bookplate by Keiler Roberts! Keiler Roberts mines the passing moments of family life to deliver an affecting and funny account of what it means to simultaneously exist as a mother, daughter, wife, and artist. Drawn in an unassuming yet charming staccato that mimics the awkward rhythm of life, no one’s foibles are left unspared, most often the author’s own. When Roberts considers whether or not to dust the ceiling…

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Science Fiction Book Club (Remote)

The Books Around the Corner Science Fiction Book Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our science fiction loving customers. Join us March 16th for our Books Around the Corner Science Fiction Book Club. We will discuss our first graphic novel for this group On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden. About the Book: Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love–only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world,…

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Teen Graphic Novel Group

We are starting new teen graphic novel group. Our first discussion is on March 16 at 4 p.m. Contact Jamie McNeely at Jamie.mcneely@gmail.com for additional details and the Zoom invite.

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Jonathan Hill in Conversation With Lisa Ko

Three siblings search for their missing mother across a ruined America in Ignatz Award nominee Jonathan Hill’s new original graphic novel, Odessa (Oni Press). Eight years ago an earthquake — the Big One — hit along the Cascadia fault line, toppling cities and changing landscapes up and down the west coast of the United States. Life as we know it changed forever. But for Vietnamese American Virginia Crane, life changed shortly after the earthquake, when her mother left and never came back. Ginny has gotten used to a life without her mother, helping her father take care of her two younger brothers, Wes and Harry. But when a mysterious package arrives for her 18th birthday, her life is shaken up yet again. For the first…

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Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver & Rebecca Kirby Ticketed Event

In The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia), Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story, “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness,” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines. “When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.” Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival, she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil. Please note:…

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Sarah Mirk With Omar El Akkad, Kane Lynch & Hazel Newlevant

In January 2002, the United States sent a group of Muslim men they suspected of terrorism to a prison in Guantánamo Bay. They were the first of roughly 780 prisoners who would be held there — and 40 inmates still remain. Eighteen years later, very few of them have been ever charged with a crime. In Guantánamo Voices (Abrams ComicArts), journalist Sarah Mirk and her team of diverse, talented graphic novel artists tell the stories of 10 people whose lives have been shaped and affected by the prison, including former prisoners, lawyers, social workers, and service members. Mirk’s collection of illustrated interviews explores the history of Guantánamo and the world post-9/11, presenting this complicated partisan issue through a new lens. Mirk will be joined in…

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