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Encounter Comics!

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Join us at the Westport Barnes & Noble for a day of comic books and creation.

Meet Eisner Award-winner Franco and Eisner-nominated artist Sara Richard and check out their new book, The Ghost, The Owl

Our MakerSpace will also be on hand for Family Maker Sunday focused on making your own comics. We'll use Lego Story Starter software to combine Legos building with comics writing to create cool digital comics! 

And as a special treat, swing by early to pick up free comic books from DC, Marvel, and others! (While supplies last.) 

Special thanks to the always amazing Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY, for their support in this awesome event! 

Location & partner: Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East

Franco has filled his life with all things art related! He has also worked on critically acclaimed series like SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, SUPER POWERS and the New York Times bestseller, multi Eisner award winning series TINY TITANS for DC Comics! He is the proud owner of AW YEAH COMICS publishing and retail stores featuring ACTION CAT and ADVENTURE BUGAuthor, illustrator of the popular DINO-MIKE chapter book series! Franco has worked for DARK HORSE COMICS, ARCHIE COMICS, IDW, ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT, CARTOON NETWORK as well as others.




Credits of Sara Ricahrd's past work are the kid’s book from Yen Press, “Kitty and Dino” which was nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award (Best Publication for Young Readers). She has been steadily working on variant covers for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series from IDW. She has also contributed interior art to a couple Pony tales. Other work from IDW includes covers for Jem and The Holograms and an interior story for Ghostbusters. She is the illustrator of the DC Collectables’ Justice League Tarot Card Set and has done variant covers for Marvel’s Deadpool, Dynamite’s Bob’s Burgers and Oni Press’ Rick and Morty

Maker Movement
All ages

Author Lauren Smith Brody on "The Fifth Trimester"

May 2, 2017
Lauren Smith Brody

On May 2, 2017, The Westport Library welcomed author Lauren Smith Brody to dicuss her new book, "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's GUide to Style, Sanity and Big Success After Baby."

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Award-Winning Journalist Bianca Bosker on Her Book "Cork Dork," an Exploration of the World of Wine

April 18, 2017
Bianca Bosker

Award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker discussed her book "Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obssessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste" on April 18, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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Bestselling Author Mark Kurlansky on "Havana"

April 26, 2017
Author Mark Kurlansky

On April 26, 2017, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky spoke about his new book, "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium" at The Westport Library.

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Bestselling Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Novel, "The Shadow Land"

April 20, 2017
Elizabeth Kostova

On April 20, 2017, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, discussed her new novel, The Shadow Land, at the Westport Library.

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The Art and Elegance of Composting

September 8, 2016
Rebecca Louie

Compost City author Rebecca Louie shared composting strategies that fit into any space, schedule and lifestyle and described the fascinating ecosystem that makes it all possible on September 8, 2016 at the Westport Library. 

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Author Dan Slater on "Wolf Boys," the True Story of Life with the Mexican Drug Cartel

February 11, 2017
Dan Slater

Former legal affairs reporter Dan Slater discusses Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, the true story of two American teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel. 

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NYT Bestselling Author Jane Green on Her Cookbook, Good Taste

February 23, 2017
Jane Green

Novelist Jane Green shared her passion for all things food and entertaining and her cookbook, Good Taste, on February 23, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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Author Dinitia Smith In Conversation with Sybil Steinberg

December 8, 2016
Dinitia Smith

Dinitia Smith discussed her novel "The Honeymoon," with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weekly contributing editor on December 8, 2016.

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Author David Pogue on His Latest, "Pogue's Basics: Money"

December 10, 2016
Pogue's Basics

Westport author and tech expert David Pogue returns with his new book Pogue’s Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System on December 10, 2016.

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