It’s not too late to be a reading hero! We are still taking registrations for Summer Reading for all ages. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story."
Did you know the first written tales were about heroes? Learn about ancient heroes such as Gilgamesh and Khufu, Horus and Hercules, and then explore the ways the first hero tales and myths were written. We will make tablets in clay, bookmarks in papyrus and books on scrolls. Ages 8-11. Registration begins Tuesday, June 23.
Author Pat Jaeger, a one-time local resident, presents her debut suspense/thriller novel, “Dan.” Her thriller is set in fictional Lund County, located right next to Boone County, and blends in many familiar landmarks. Come enjoy a short reading by the author and a Q&A session with refreshments.
What does it take to be a hero? We will talk about all kinds of real heroes today including firefighters, police officers, soldiers, environmentalists, sports figures, kids and even animals. Ages 5 and older.
Attention all superhero fans! Whether you long to fly with Superman or lean a little more toward the Captain Underpants style, you need the Daniel Boone Regional Library Superhero Training Academy. Under our advanced tutelage, you will select your own superhero name, develop a secret identity and super powers and then get on to the serious business of creating costumes and training as heroes. We will hold three sessions; potential heroes may attend one or all three. In session three, make some super gadgets. Families, ages 4 and older.
Make a personalized book about your favorite heroes, including family members, community helpers and superheroes — anyone who is a hero in your eyes! We'll provide book-making supplies and magazines for inspiration. All ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Marta Ferguson, co-editor of "Drawn to Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books" along with other anthology contributors will give dramatic readings and lead a lively discussion of superheroes as mythological archetypes. A free copy of the book goes to the best-costumed attendee. Please note: Due to its adult themes and violent content, the anthology is recommended for mature readers. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Adults and older teens.
Your family relies on you for nutritious meals — and you rely on yourself, as well! Join us to hear about some fun, healthy recipes that use everyday foods. Program presented in collaboration with University Extension. Registration begins Monday, June 22.
Explore the role of comics in pop culture with Skip Harvey, comic creator, illustrator, blogger and one of the aspiring artists featured in Morgan Spurlock's documentary "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" about the world's largest comic book convention in San Diego. Skip is also a host on the “geekpow” YouTube channel and is involved in many other ventures involving comics and geek culture. Teens and adults.
"Calvin & Hobbes" dominated the Sunday comics in hundreds of newspapers from 1985-1995. When creator Bill Watterson retired from drawing the strip, devoted readers everywhere felt a great void. Twenty years later, this documentary by Joel Allen Schroeder explores why Watterson's comic strip had such an impact, and why it still means so much to us today. Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org. Adults and teens.