Free Comic Book Day Events

The Library is transforming into a mini-comic con for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm! Free Comic Book Day is an annual event held nationwide where comics readers of all ages can pick up special edition comic books for no cost, as well as meet comic artists, dress up as their favorite comics and sci-fi characters, and participate in comics, sci-fi, and fantasy activities. This is the library’s 3rd Free Comic Book Day event ,and it’s our biggest yet. Visitors can visit to take home up to 5 comics apiece while supplies last, including popular titles like Archie, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Doctor Who, Attack on Titan, Barbie, Monster High, and many more.
 
But that’s not all! We’re hosting lots of events and activities that day for kids, teens, AND adults, taking place in the Community Room and the Children’s Library. You’ll even see special costumed guests – you never know who you might run into! Our schedule includes:
 
  • All Day: Comic Book Giveaways – Visit the Community Room to claim your five free comic books while supplies last! All ages.
  • All Day: “Riddle Me This” Scavenger Hunt – Track the clues and earn a prize! All Ages.
  • All Day: Selfie stations - Use the props and create your own comic book moment! All Ages.
  • 10 AM – 3 PM: Special Guest Tim Jones of “Sour Grapes” comic strip will be here signing and selling books and drawing Aesop, Maddy, and his other delightful characters for you! All ages.
  • 11 AM – 3 PM: Amazon Training Academy – participate in a training camp worth of the Greek Gods and Goddesses that Wonder Woman herself took on! All ages.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Baby Groodoo Dolls for teens - Make your own Baby Groot in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 – in string doll form. For teens in middle school and high school.
  • 2 PM – 3 PM: Supervillains Against Humanity gaming: We’re building custom decks for this popular party game with a supervillain twist. Our version is appropriate for teens and adults ages 13+.
  • 3 PM: Create a gorgeous Steampunk Hot Air balloon from a simple lightbulb. For teens and adults.
  • 4 PM: Cosplay Contest for Teens. Dress up as your favorite character and join our runway show. Our guest judge panel will feature local cosplayers who will pick their favorites for prizes! Open to teens in middle school and high school.
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Big thanks to our partner Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA, for helping us secure the free comic books and materials for this event! No registration is required for any activities. We hope to see you at the Library for Free Comic Book Day!
 
For further information, please contact Liz Gotauco at 333-2552 x6 or teens@cumberlandlibrary.org.