Free Comic Book Day 2014 is Saturday May 3. All across the country comic book lovers are celebrating by participating in events hosted at hundreds of independent comic book stores and libraries. Of course we believe it is always free comic book day at the Chattanooga Public Library, but we are pulling out all the stops to celebrate with you on May 3.
Come visit the downtown branch for free comics (first come first served) and take part in our own 'comic swap.' Just bring one (or two or....) comic books to share and you're welcome to take one (or two or....) to keep.
Take a look at all the special events happening in our teen center and kids department too!
See you at the downtown library for Free Comic Book Day, classic fun for all ages!
Japanese Calligraphy with Miss Asami (Teens)
11:30am - 12:30pm - Manga Fans, J-Pop Enthusiasts, and Anime Die Hards ages 12-18 are invited to join Miss Asami Nakano, Japanese Outreach Coordinator for UTC for a lesson in Japanese Calligraphy. Class size is limited so please sign up early using the registration form here.
All Things Comics for Kids, Tweens & Teens (Kids, Tweens & Teens)
12:30 - 2:30pm - Costume Contest (Winner gets a 2-Hour Session on the 4th Floor with experts to create their own SUPER Wall Art to take home!). Create-A-Cape (Bring an old adult T-Shirt to upcycle into a super hero cape!). Mask Making (Adorn! Embellish! Get Creative!). Free the Hero (Can you rescue a hero in trouble?). Science Lair (Participate in a nefarious science experiment and sign up for Make.Learn.Read.Play Summer @the Library). Cover Stars (Hop in our Photo Booth in all your new gear to appear on the cover of a comic!).
Documentary Screening: Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle (2013) (Grown-up kids)
2pm-5:30pm - Free Comic Book day is not just for kids! As part of Free Comic Book Day at the Chattanooga Public library, we are offering a free screening of the in-depth PBS documentary : Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle , narrated by Liev Schreiber. "Among the notable on-camera talents in the film are Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Pulitzer Prize winners Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, and interviews with the late greats Joe Simon (co-creator of Captain America) and Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker)." This is a great documentary on American culture and comics. It is really neat to see how superheroes have become so widespread thanks to the movies, and this shows how it all started. It is an awesome American phenomenon.
Super Hero Storytime (Kids)
2:30 - 3:30pm - Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with our Saturday Storytime for all ages. We'll read books about super heroes so wear your mask and cape if you dare and be ready to ZAP! CRASH! POW!
Intro to Drawing Comics with Jeff Lamm (Teens)
2:30 - 3:30pm - Ever want to draw your own comics but don't know where to start? Ages 12-18 are invited to join local artist Jeff Lamm on Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 for an intro into creating your own characters and comics! Class size is limited and pre-registration is required using the registration form here.
Kids Crafts: Comic Crafts (Kids)
3pm-4pm - Kid Crafts is celebrating Free Comic Book Day by making super power shields and cuffs! Join us downtown to complete your super hero look!
Intro to Drawing Manga with Miss Aimee (Teens)
3:30pm - 5:30pm - Love the Japanese style of comics know as Manga? Come learn how to draw Manga in this fun intro class for ages 12-18. Space is limited so register early using the registration form here.