Due to building maintenance, Cooper Branch is closed until further notice. Beginning Monday, September 24, Cooper customers can pick up their holds at the Montross Branch

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, face painting, a balloon artist, photo and video booth, films, and much more! All ages. 

Our guest reader for May, artist Steve Ogden, is also our guest speaker at CRRL Con. Come listen to Steve's lively talk on making it as an artist in the game industry and as a comic writer from 2:00-3:00. Steve will also be signing copies of his books.

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

4th Annual Comic Art Show, May 1-31
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. ​

Fabulous Friday: Geek Out!
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.
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

lynda.com 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 lynda.com with your library barcode!