Shreve Memorial Library patron Michael McCrary, in costume as a zombie, displays a graphic novel from the new collection.
Yesterday, the downtown/main branch of Shreve Memorial Library debuted their new graphic novel collection during an event called “Zoom! Bang! Kapow!: A Graphic Novel Explosion.” The collection, which includes $25,000 worth of graphic novels ranging from illustrated classics to Japanese Manga, has an interesting story of its own. Librarian Levette Fuller won the collection while attending the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference. Fuller was one of 15,000 librarians who entered the contest, and one of 100 finalists. The books are now available to be checked out.
Looking for a good excuse to head downtown and browse the collection? Local author John Corey Whaley will read from and sign his acclaimed new novel “Where Things Come Back” at the library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. Shreveportblog’s own Robert Trudeau will be hosting. Here’s more info on the reading.
Here’s the facebook invite to John Corey Whaley’s reading, if you’d like to invite friends.