Hey, we’re back! And with news of a fun event being hosted by the E.P. Foster Library, part of the Ventura County Library System.
Foster Con 2016 is the 3rd such event hosted by the library. Foster Con happens on Saturday, February 27th, from 10am to 4pm. Comics, anime, and games vendors will be there to help you out with your geek needs. There will even be people dressed up like characters from the original Star Wars trilogy — come and get your picture taken with them!
Of course, events like this are generally more fun if you’re dressed like Deadpool or your favorite Firefly character, so go ahead and bust out the cosplay outfits!
WHAT: Foster Con 2016
WHEN: Saturday, February 27th, 10am to 4pm
WHERE: E.P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
For more information: http://www.vencolibrary.org/news/foster-con-2016
We try to get new graphic novels for the Graphic Novel collection. We recently bought volumes 1 through 6 of the Scott Pilgrim series. Not familiar with Scott Pilgrim? It’s a graphic novel about a boy in a band who meets a girl. The girl has several ex-boyfriends. If the boy wants to date the girl, he has to defeat the ex-boyfriends in combat. Hilarity ensues (as you might expect). This graphic novel series is New York Times best-selling and liked by Joss Whedon as well. How can you resist? You can find it in our graphic novel collection. Check it out!
Here’s a picture of our relatively new Young Adult/Graphic Novel Collection. Come check out books by Neil Gaiman, Libba Bray, Chris Crutcher, Alex Ross, and Los Bros Hernandez.
We have a new collection in the library. We’ve recently added a bunch of graphic novels — that is, book-length comic books. These books can be found near the Reference Desk, underneath the globe. Titles include Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Blue Monday by Chynna Clugson-Major, Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi, and Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison.
One thing to remember about graphic novels: comic books aren’t just for kids. Some titles are rather sophisticated, and may present images and themes that are not intended for certain readers. But there are titles that can appeal to almost any palate — stories about high school tribulations, ghosts, super heroes, romance, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, even shark attacks. So if one book doesn’t appeal to you, try another.
We hope you enjoy this addition to our library.