CRRL branches will open 2 hours late, at 11:00 a.m., today, Thursday, March 22, except for Montross and Cooper, which will open as normal at 1:00 p.m.

CRRL-Con: Saturday, May 19, 2018

4th Annual CRRL-Con: A Comic Book Convention at Your Library!

CRRL-Con returns to Howell Branch (formerly England Run) for the fourth year on Saturday, May 19, 1:00-4:00. Unleash your inner superhero while enjoying an afternoon featuring cosplay, a costume contest, free comics, artists, crafts, gaming, a photo and video booth, films, free balloon creatures, and much more! All ages. 

Are you interested in participating as a vendor at CRRL-Con? Fill out this form!

We’re celebrating the return of CRRL-Con all through May!

4th Annual Comic Art Show, May 1-31: Calling all comic artists and fans!
Meet and mingle with comic artists of all ages at our opening reception. Submit 1–2 original pieces of comic work for the show to be displayed for the month of May. Artwork accepted at the Salem Church Branch, Friday, April 20 to Friday, April 27All ages

Art Show Opening Reception: Salem Church Branch, Wednesday, May 2, 6:00-8:00.

Superhero Keychains
Montross Branch, Thursday, May 3, 5:00-6:00
Create a super keychain out of a Shrinky Dink. All ages.

Grow a Reader Special: May the 4th Be with You!
Porter Branch, Friday, May 4, 9:30-10:00, 10:30-11:00
Salem Church Branch, Friday, May 4, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30
Stories, songs, and activities. All ages with a caregiver.

More May the 4th Be With You!
Newton Branch, Friday, May 4, 9:00-5:00
Drop in for Star Wars books, games, and a do-it-yourself Star Wars crafts station. Snap a selfie with a stormtrooper, and enter a raffle to win Star Wars memorabilia!

Fabulous Friday: Geek Out!
Howell Branch, Friday, May 4, 4:30-5:15
Fredericksburg Branch, Friday, May 11, 4:30-5:15
Snow Branch, Friday, May 11, 4:30-5:15
Porter Branch, Friday, May 18, 4:30-5:15
Salem Church Branch, Friday, May 18, 4:30-5:15

Fun and games based on your favorite fandoms, from Star Wars to Harry Potter and beyond! Costumes are welcome! Grades K–6.

What's Your Superpower?
Cooper Branch, Saturday, May 5, 11:00-12:00. Grades K–6.
Sketch Up, Draw Away!
Salem Church Branch, Saturday, May 12, 2:00-4:00
Workshop with expert artists in celebration of Comic Art Month and the comic art show. All ages.

The Cage
Porter Branch, Mondays, 6:00–8:00
Salem Church Branch, 2nd Mondays, 6:00–8:00
Howell Branch, 3rd Fridays, 3:30–5:00

Play video games, create art and get together with fans of manga and anime. Drop in. Teens only.

Comics and Graphic Novels at the Library Courses on Digital Illustration or Animation

Interested in digital illustration or animation? Check out these online video courses, and then click here to get started using with your library barcode!