The Great Read promotes literacy, reading and conversation. Through April 29th, local area libraries including the JJC Library are offering programs, contests, prizes, and of course, books. This year’s theme is Pop Culture and explores how every fad and trend impacts the way we talk, live and perceive the world around us. For a complete listing of events, visit The Great Read website. Please join us for two fun and free events at the JJC Library:
Cartoonists that Changed the World, Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30-8:30pm
Take a fascinating look at the lives of visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture. You will have the opportunity to try your hand at cartooning as you are guided by an artist through the steps of developing a character of your own. All supplies will be provided. Adults only please. Registration is required: 815-280-1555.
Steampunk Saturday, Saturday, April 11th, 9-11am
Steampunk is a Pop Culture movement that blends the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, technology and creative arts. This program is suggested for 3rd through 8th grade students and will be a hands-on creative morning that will feature Steampunk literature and art. All supplies will be included in this free activity. Parents are welcome to stay.