Date(s) - 10/14/2017
Bedford Free Public Library
Graphic Novels 101
SPEAKER: Robin Brenner, Librarian
October 14, 2:00pm, Bedford Free Public Library Meeting Room
Librarian and blogger (No Flying, No Tights) Robin E. Brenner brings her expertise about graphic novels to Bedford, in a introductory workshop about the graphic-novel form. If you haven’t read a comic book since you were a kid — or ever! — this is the place for you to start.Ms. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.
The Bedford Citizen is sponsoring a “One Book, One Bedford” community-reading program of John Lewis’s graphic-novel trilogy MARCH, co-written by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. The trilogy covers Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his young adulthood as student activist, and his leadership as one of the “Big Six” in the Civil Rights Movement. The program will feature workshops and lectures, book discussion groups, a screening of the film SELMA, and programs for children and young adults as well. All events will run in October and November 2017.
You can learn more about the whole March series at http://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/march/