Instant Downloads for Teens

I'm a big believer that spring break should mean taking an actual break. Take some time to read magazine, watch television, and enjoy comics. And the best part is, you can do all that without ever leaving your house (even if your parents changed the Netflix password). Check out these instant digital downloads available to you […]

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Books for Teens: Writing Fiction & Comics

Have you ever gotten a great idea and then sat down to write it, only to find it you had no clue how to get it from inside your head onto the paper? Don't worry, you're not alone. If you're a teen interested in writing fiction, comics or graphic novels, here are some books that can help […]

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Girl Superpower

If you loved Ms. Marvel or Squirrel Girl and you're looking for more superhero comics with girl power, try one of these awesome spin-offs and reboots from 2016. When Dinah joins the freshly renamed rock band Black Canary as its new lead singer, her bandmates have no idea that she's really a supersonic superhero whose voice can shatter more […]

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Read Comics through Hoopla

Hoopla is one of the most convenient services available for digital library users. Lending is based on titles per month instead of available copies, so you will never have to wait in line. Already a robust collection of music, videos, and audiobooks, Hoopla recently expanded its offerings to include comics. Here are recommendations for popular […]

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Get to Know Comic Artist Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese and Boxers Book Covers

The next time someone tells you that you need to do something with your life and stop reading comics, you may need to respectfully inform them about the literary merits of comics, manga and graphic novels. It might not hurt, too, to mention that a comic artist, Gene Luen Yang, was named a fellow of […]

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Pocket Con: Celebrate Diversity in Comics October 8

Pocket Con, Chicago's only comics convention for youth featuring the works of artists and writers of color, women and LGBTQ creators, is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. Pocket Con provides a space for creators and young fans to meet, and for teens, kids and adults to […]

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Join CPL at C2E2 This Friday and Saturday

The Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo is here with a weekend full of comics, cosplay and games! While you're there geeking out to your favorite fandom, check out the librarians from CPL in our Friday panel Designing for the Geek Community, where you'll learn about the amazing array of geek-friendly programming CPL has developed over […]

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Top Picks for DC Comic Fans

If you're pumped to see the upcoming action-packed Superman vs. Batman on March 25, we recommend these top picks of great comics with popular DC superheroes to tide you over until the big opening night. All-star Superman by Grant Morrison shows us Superman at his most powerful and most human. Diagnosed with a deadly radiation-fueled cancer after a […]

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Jessica Jones Readalikes

Are you jonesing for more Jessica? Since its premiere on Netflix, Jessica Jones has been getting so much buzz. Not only is this new series part of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it's drawing many viewers who don't know the first thing about comic books. Jessica Jones is a female P.I. who drinks too much, keeps loved […]

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