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.