Don’t miss our 8th annual CRRL-Con, online edition! Join us on May 7 for live, virtual programs. Be sure to check out our Vendor Hall, highlighting some of our local vendors. May the force be with you!

Throughout May, visit this page for a variety of Marvel-ous activities, games, tutorials, and more to entertain fans of all ages.

Download the 2022 CRRL-Con Activity Booklet

May 7 is Free Comic Book Day at your local comic book storeSee the Vendor Hall below for some of our local stores.

LIVE Presenters at CRRL-Con on May 7 Starting at 11am!

So You Got a Comic, Now What? with Chris Barcomb, 11-12pm

Join with Google Meet:
or join by phone ‪(US) +1 484-402-7212‬ PIN: ‪540 880 285‬#

Writing Fantasy, Writing Self: Incorporating the Autobiographical into the Fantastic with Dr. Warren Rochelle, 12:30-1:30pm

Join with Google Meet:
or join by phone ‪(US) +1 503-908-2224‬ PIN: ‪417 947 019‬#

Vampires 101 with Jen Furlong, 2-3pm

Join with Google Meet:
or join by phone ‪(US) +1 361-459-2467‬ PIN: ‪198 590 592‬#

Pop Culture Trivia: Science Fiction, 3:15-4pm

Join with Google Meet at
or join by phone ‪(US) +1 929-238-0676‬ PIN: ‪384 548 813‬#

AIKIDO - The Effective Martial Art of Peace, Live Q&A and Demo, 1-1:30pm

Join via Google Meet:

Teachers and advanced students of Aikido will lead a demonstration of Aikido, the traditional yet non-violent Japanese martial art.

Self-defense techniques will be shown that emphasize peaceful conflict resolution. Enjoy the woosh and click clack of the wooden sword and staff in addition to empty handed-techniques that can foster self-confidence, stress reduction, and cooperation.

You can watch or you can take advantage of this opportunity and try a few stances and moves at home.

Presented by Aikido in Fredericksburg, a non-profit educational organization.

AIKIDO - The Effective Martial Art of Peace

Artist Alley

 Chris Barcomb, author of the Superior Sam series

Jen Furlong, actor and author

Art Exhibit at Salem Church Branch: May 2 - 28

Visit the Salem Church Branch to see unique and fantastic comic artwork by local artists.

Comic Art Show Reception

Virtual Fan Contest

We want to see what fandoms inspire you! You can submit either a short fanfiction story, a piece of fanart or a fandom DIY project, or a cosplay.

Winners will be selected from each category and notified via email. All submissions should be appropriate for all ages so that we can feature it on our CRRL-Con page.

Submit your entry here.

Entries must be submitted by May 25, 2022.

May the Force Be With You

Free Online Comics

Comics Plus for Adults, Teens, and Children
Comics Plus is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers available through your public library.

Grand Comics Database
850,000 comic book cover images from many countries. Searchable.

Digital Comic Museum
Golden Age comics in the public domain.

Image Comics
Read first issues from Image comics.

Comic Book Plus
Read and download Golden and Silver Age comic books and a growing selection of comic strips and pulp fiction.

Dark Horse Comics
Read selected issues online: Alter Nation, Battlestar Galactica, Elf Quest, and more.

Europe Comics
European graphic novels and comics.

Library of Congress Webcomics Archive
Webcomics selected  include award-winning comics as well as webcomics that have significance in the field, including work by artists and subjects not traditionally represented in mainstream comics. The content of these websites is captured as it was originally produced and may include content that is not suitable for all ages.

VIZ Media
Read free Shonen Jump manga chapters.

An open platform where creators can publish their comics and connect with millions of readers around the world.

Manga 101
Learn some of the terms, check out the recommended websites, and save the titles for later!


Superheroes and Villains

eBook Graphic Novels

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Let’s Go to the Renaissance Faire!

Virginia Renaissance Faire

Learn Shakespearean English with Mango Languages (Log in with your library card, then search for “Shakespearean English” under languages.)

Fun & Games

Pop Culture Trivia

Test your pop culture trivia knowledge with these quizzes!

Jeopardy Practice Tests

TV and Movie Pop Culture Trivia

Pop Culture Trivia Questions

Video Gaming Unplugged

Take a break from the electronics, and bring your favorite games to life with these crafts!

Minecraft DIY

Pokemon DIY

More Pokemon DIY

Animal Crossing DIY

Family Crafts from Nintendo

Further Reading

Superheroes and Villains

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