Booked for Lunch is Reading Graphic Novels in February!

Monday, February 25, 2019, noon – 1:00 pm.

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This month Booked for Lunch, one of our monthly adult book groups, is exploring GRAPHIC NOVELS! Graphic novels are not just big comic books - and they are not just for kids. They are stories, (from simple to complex), told with words, illustrations, color, and imagery.

Today's graphic novels offer incredible variety. You can read the classics or a memoir, there are coming-of-age stories and historical fiction. The non-fiction stories cover every topic you can imagine from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to experiencing the joys of cooking.

Instead of the group reading the same book, everyone is going to pick their own. To make choosing easier we have set up a display featuring books from our collection and from other libraries - of course, you are always welcome to browse the stacks or choose something from the catalog! We suggest grabbing 2 or 3. They are usually quick reads (and it's good to have a backup - just in case you don't love the first one). Come to the discussion ready to talk about what you’ve read. How did the illustrations impact the story? How were color and font style used? We’ll also talk about the different types of illustrated books, how the publishing industry has changed, and the growing popularity of graphic novels.

If you are interested in learning more about graphic novels, the authors and the artists, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, debuts its first exhibition on the topic, "Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age," on February 10. It will remain on view through May 26, 2019. You can borrow the pass from the library and visit the museum for free. (Ask for details and about other museum passes you can borrow)!

Monday, February 25, 2019, noon – 1:00 pm in the Athol Public Library Program Room. Everyone is welcome, no registration required.