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Comic Con 2016!

For all our comic and graphic novel fans (which are MANY!) remember tomorrow is Comic Con '16 here at the library. There will be a medieval combat demonstaration outside in Cherry Alley, Fablab will be here to help you create things, a drawing contest and a Cosplay Parade for people who want to dress up. Nina Paley and and Damian Duffy will also present! Carol Tilley will discuss great women in comics. Then in the evening My Neighbor Totoro will play at 8:30 in the drive-through lot of Busey parking lot so bring your lawn chairs and bug spray for that! Read more about Comic Con 2016!

Jellyfish!!!!!

What has no heart, no lungs, no spine and no brain? If you answered "My brother/sister!" you are wrong (and being a little bit mean)! Correct answer is jellyfish. We have 5 real live jellyfish in the department thanks to Brandon Rutherford, a teacher at Stratton Elementary School. They will be staying with us for the whole summer. They are on the children's question desk (in tanks of course, not flopping around on the desktop) along with all kinds of information about jellyfish. They have been very popular (most common question... "Are those REAL?!") and are very interesting to watch. Read more about Jellyfish!!!!!

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