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Graphic Novel Programming
If there’s one thing librarians are always looking for, it’s new ideas for programs, especially programs that tie-in with the books in their collection.  Graphic novels offer a lot of possibilities for programming for all ages and all budgets.  Because of their combination of art and words, graphic novels allow for programs exploring writing, drawing, crafts, and more. Writer and former Teen Librarian Snow Wildsmith offers ideas for graphic novel programming, broken down by their estimated costs and/or estimated planning time.
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Young Adult Librarian Justin Switzer makes the case that pop culture-themed library events can be not only fun, but also beneficial to libraries and their patrons.
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By Justin Switzer
Young Adult Librarian, Lauren Richards, from Kingwood Branch Library in Houston, Texas provides a how-to guide for hosting a successful teen game night at your library.
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Outreach Librarian, Kt Zaqwodny, and Collection Development Librarian, Judy Poyer, of the Anne Arundel County Public Library outline the benefits of hosting a comic convention at the library and provide tips on kicking off your event.
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Kt Zaqwodny and Judy Poyer
Librarian Justin Switzer rates websites that allow users to make their own comic strips.
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By Justin Switzer
Comic- and graphic novel-themed events can be highly successful and engaging for patrons and library workers alike. Here, Diamond BookShelf offers 10 suggestions for easy (and cheap) events.
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Marrying the mission of the National Center for Creative Aging with the popularity of comics promotes healthy aging among senior community.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Club provides invaluable materials for retailers, librarians, educators, and any one interested in pop culture, including the Manga Book Club Handbook. Created in partnership with Viz Media, this handbook is the perfect guide to starting a successful manga book club.
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