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Bisons Superhero Night

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

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On August 19th, the Buffalo Bisons  will have their 3rd Annual Superhero Night:

“Your favorites will be at Coca-Cola Field to save the day again, with Superhero Characters throughout the ballpark to meet and get your picture taken with, compliments of the Superhero Alliance of Western New York. All the young superhero boys and girls are also being encouraged to join forces and come dressed as their favorite characters! There will be a storyline played out on the BisonsTV HD scoreboard that culminates in an on-field battle between the superheroes and evil villains….And we may just be calling on YOU to help save the ballpark! Proceeds of Superhero Night will benefit the Superhero Race & Wellness Walk, held each year at Delaware Park.” - www.milb.com

Get Pop-Cultured 2017

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Get Pop-Cultured 2017

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Barnes & Nobles’ Get Pop-Cultured events yet, consider heading out to one this week! Select stores will be hosting a special birthday celebration for Harry Potter and offering comics-related giveaways!

Further details for this month-long event series are available at barnesandnoble.com

Summer Reading Contest: Recommended Reads

Friday, June 9th, 2017

by Laura Scott 

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From June 12th to August 25th, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will be conducting our 2017 Online Summer Reading Contest!  This year’s theme is “Build a Better World!”

The contest will be broken down into three age categories and is open to all Erie County residents. For those interested in competing, here are a few recommended graphic novel reads:

Kids’ Graphic Novels:

1. The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home (Grade 3+) by Konami Kanata

Pet-loving readers will enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Chi the kitten, her human family, and their animal friends in this all-ages comics collection.

2. The Drawing Lesson (Grade 5+) by Mark Crilley

The Drawing Lesson is perfect for middle schoolers looking to improve their artistic skills. This Eisner-nominated instructional comic tells the story of David, a boy who learns about drawing techniques from an artist named Becky.

3. The Nameless City, & The Stone Heart (Grade 4+) by Faith Erin Hicks

The first two parts of this planned trilogy transports its readers to an Asia-inspired fantasy world, where a pair of young heroes struggle to overcome class divisions and social upheaval. 

Teen Graphic Novels:

1. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Teenage misfit Anya Borzakovskaya finds a new friend from beyond the grave in this Eisner Award-winning graphic novel.

2. March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

March is a multiple award-winning trilogy based on Congressman John Lewis’s young life as a member of African-American Civil Rights Movement.

 3. Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa

This poignant manga series deals with themes of abuse, recovery, love and loss as seen though the eyes of two teenage musicians.

Adult Graphic Novels:

 1. Astro City by Kurt Busiek

In Astro City, Eisner and Harvey award-winning author Kurt Busiek pays homage to the Silver Age of Comic Books. This series is great for those who want a more literary take on “old-school” superheroics.

 2. A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner

Will Eisner rawly depicts the lives of Jewish tenement dwellers in this classic four-story collection.

3. Monster by Naoki Urasawa

In this dark psychological thriller from master storyteller Naoki Urasawa, Dr. Kenzo Temna must clear his own name by pursuing a serial killer across post-reunification Germany. 

Laura Scott is an adult and teen Outreach Librarian at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. 

Nickel City Con 2017

Friday, May 12th, 2017

On May 19th through the 21st, Buffalo’s premier comic and pop culture convention, Nickel City Con, will take place at the Buffalo Convention Center.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will be there on Saturday and Sunday to host fun family activities such as Jedi Camp, Superhero Training, and Mad Science. Admission to the convention is free for children 10 and under. For more information, please visit www.nickelcitycon.com

Superheroes Weekend at the Strong

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

 

On March 25th and 26th, the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester will host an exciting family event featuring Marvel superheroes Spider-Man (on Saturday) and Captain America (on Sunday). Tickets to take a photo with these heroes are free while supplies last. Guests can also look forward to appearances by PBS Kids’ Super Why! and Woofster, an environmental lesson from Larry the H2O Hero, and panels by professional comics creators. For more information, please visit museumofplay.org