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Willowbranch Library Hosts First-Ever Comic Con, Beaches Branch Library Returns for 4th Year (April 26, 2016)

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 26, 2016 – KA-POW! The Jacksonville Public Library doubles your fandom fun with not one, but two Comic Cons for all ages on May 7. The 4th Annual Beaches Library Comic Con promises to be bigger and better than ever with additional activities, demonstrations and contests. Willowbranch Branch Library kicks off its inaugural Comic Con with a special appearance by 8-year-old Natalie McGriff, 2015 One Spark winner and author of Moxie McGriff.

From costume contests and graphic artist appearances to games, trivia tournaments, scavenger hunts and more, it’s four hours of free superhero fun at both locations. It’s also free comic book day at Superhero Beach and Superhero Hive comic stores. Beaches library comic con visitors can take free shuttle rides to Superhero Beach comic store to get a free comic. Superhero Hive comic store in Riverside is within walking distance to the Willowbranch library.

Beaches Library Comic Con

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Fletcher High School band performance in the parking lot Noon – North Florida Jedi Academy performance
  • 12:30 p.m. – Cosplay demonstrations by Jay Woodley, a renowned special effects expert
  • 1:00 p.m. – Team trivia contest sponsored by Trivia Nation 2:00 p.m. – Judged costume contest for all ages
  • All day – Local graphic artists, Batmobile, scavenger hunts, crafts, food trucks and more.
  • A complete list of activities and artist information is at www.ilovejpl.org/ComicCon. Click on the Beaches Library comic con logo.

WHERE: Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach – 32266 (904) 241-1141

Willowbranch Library Comic Con

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Eight-year old Natalie McGriff, a 2015 One Spark winner, will present her latest superhero Moxie McGriff adventure, Moxie McGriff Saves the Library.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Judged costume contest for all ages
  • All day – Local graphic artists, green screen photo booth, 3-D printed keepsakes, scavenger hunts, crafts, board games and more.
  • A complete list of activities and artist information is at www.ilovejpl.org/ComicCon. Click on the Willowbranch Library comic con logo.

WHERE: Willowbranch Library 2875 Park St. – 32205 (904) 381-8490

The program is free and open to the public. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please call the Beaches Branch Library at 241-1141 or Willowbranch Branch Library at 381-8490 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event.

About the Jacksonville Public Library

The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.9 million times, and nearly 11,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org. 

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