Birmingham Public Library Gets Graphic

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library announces the addition of graphic novels at all locations. The introduction of graphic novels coincides with this year’s Teen Read Week (October 13-19), the theme of which is Get Graphic @ Your Library.

Graphic novels are popular with all ages but–in large part because of their visual nature–appeal particularly to teenagers. Probably best known to American audiences are the “Superhero” stories: Batman, Superman, Spider-Man. But today’s graphic novels also include fantasy series such as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, as well as Bone and Ranma 1/2, the real life stories of Marmalade Boy and Peach Girl, Cowboy Bebop’s action adventures, the science fiction of Left Behind, and the sports exploits of Harlem Beat.

The Birmingham Public Library and its 20 branch locations provide the public with the most current collections, as well as the most comprehensive research tools in the state. The Birmingham Public Library strives to inform visitors by hosting special programs year round, such as Brown Bag Lunch series and Alabama Bound, in addition to children’s programs from toddlers to teenagers. These programs allow the public to meet and greet guest lecturers, musicians, authors and publishers. For more information regarding the Birmingham Public Library and a list of exciting, upcoming events, please visit www.bplonline.org or call 205.226.3600.