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May 2015

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

May 26 - September 6
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

Reading is your super power. You can leap stacks of books in a single bound. You rescue friends from boredom by lending them a good book. Now you face your greatest challenge—reading as many books as you can before the end of the summer. Set your own reading goal and keep track of the books you read. How many books will your super powers help you read before school starts? 7? 49? 163? Read 15 minutes or more every day…

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July 2015

Hero’s Quest Meetup

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Meet other questers! Come to the library to find your teammates, plot, and strategize how to increase your superhero team’s elemental power. Help your teammates build an amazing defense system against the Evil Overlord and his brainless minions. You won’t want to miss out on this meetup event!

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August 2015

Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic characters and how to create, publish, and distribute your own minicomics! All drawing levels are encouraged to attend. For sixth grade and older.

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Guerilla Cosplay Workshop

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to make comics-based costumes inexpensively? Want to cosplay for a comic-con but aren’t sure yet how to make a costume? Attend this workshop and create an easy cosplay costume. Michelle White, Grand Rapids Comic-Con Costume Coordinator, will give tips and tricks on creating a cosplay outfit. Bring some friends to create a costume together. There will be prizes and a fashion show at the end. For grades 9-12.

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Summer Reading Challenge Finisher Party

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Superhero families and children unite and enjoy fun with Little Nell and her Family Flea Circus offering balloon sculpting, juggling, big book reading, and face painting by Grandma Turtle. Gamers of Hero’s Quest come to Animal Alliance Main Headquarters for a last meeting with your fellow superheroes. Use your ultimate superpower for your last mission.

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