Earlier this week, Minnesota’s public libraries hosted Dr. Artika Tyner, Minnesota Author Project Communities Create 2020 winner, in conversation with Stacey Hendren, librarian from Anoka County Library and 2021 Minnesota Library Association President.
Dr. Tyner is the author of Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire. She is also the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI). PGJLI seeks to plant seeds of social change through education, training, and community outreach. They address the challenges of promoting literacy and increasing diversity in children’s books.
MN Writes MN Reads is a program of the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators. This author event is funded by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
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MN Writes MN Reads is pleased to announce that Minnesota is one of eleven states hosting the Virtual Library Comic Convention (VLCC) in partnership with library services company BiblioLabs. VLCC offers two key opportunities for comics and graphic novel fans:
To celebrate comic and graphic novels together even while the pandemic keeps us apart, there will be virtual events being held on the afternoon of July 30, 2020, with free, unlimited registration for everyone in the state. The sessions feature comic authors and artists, as well as librarians discussing publishing programs available at public libraries. Sessions include:
- Worth 1,000 Words: Visual Storytelling Through Comics and Graphic Novels
- Comic Book Art 101: Demonstrations, Tips and Tricks of the Trade
- BookFeud: Graphic Novel and Comic Edition
And more! All comic and graphic novel fans welcome.
To register for these free sessions and learn more, visit:
Second, leading comic and graphic novel publishing partners are coming together to help libraries deliver remote services. A huge collection of more than 4,000 titles is available to read online for free, no login required, through August 31, 2020. The comics and graphic novels are organized by category, including superhero stories, real-life history, sports, fairy tales, horror, and more. There’s something for every graphic novel and comic fan. To check out the collection, go to: https://mn-comics.biblioboard.com/