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Library plans summer celebration

Suffolk Public Library has curated an out-of-this-world lineup of programs and events to celebrate the end of the summer programming. Co(s)mic Summer begins on Aug. 9 and is a mix of live, in-person, and pre-recorded events that will lead up to Free Comic Book Day on Aug. 14.

“All of the events will be comic book-themed,” said Cory Bland, community learning coordinator. “There will be special programs such as a gravity bowl experiment conducted by the NASA SK8 Dames and a live conversation with local indie wrestlers about comics! There will be a panel discussion on the topic of LGBTQ representation in comics and young adult fiction. We will also be joined live by a local history professor who will teach us about the history of Captain America in celebration of his 80th anniversary.”

The library will have in-person events such as “Chalk It Up” where community members are encouraged to create fun art in the North Suffolk Library parking lot.  A comic book-themed Mystery Box program will run from July 26 to Aug. 14, so kits will be available for pick up before the Co(s)mic Summer kickoff. All of these exciting events lead up to the grand finale which is the Free Comic Book Day giveaway at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 14 (while supplies last) at both Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk library locations featuring the 501st Legion, cosplay, and a photo booth.

Morgan Memorial Library is located at 443 W. Washington St. North Suffolk Library is located at 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

To learn more about expanded service hours and other COVID-19 updates happening at Suffolk Public Library, visit www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com. Follow the library on Facebook and Instagram @SuffolkPublicLibrary. Subscribe to Suffolk Public Library’s YouTube Channel to access a collection of digital classes.