Meet the Author of Tuesday Tucks Me In!

51-kugDuBBL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Join us a week from today for a unique read-a-long presentation of award winning book Tuesday Tucks Me In, by author Captain Luis Montalvan and his lovable service dog “Tuesday.”

The fun storytime presentation will begin at 6:00pm and is great for the entire family. Learn and see first hand the importance and value that a service dog provides veterans, along with other members of our community. This is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss!

Food Trucks & Comics

image003We’re doing more than comics this time around at Comic Con. In talks going back to the fall of 2014, Comic Con organizers wanted to this year’s event to be bigger and better than the previous one. One of the big things we desired was the inclusion of food trucks, and we’re pleased to announce that food trucks at Dover Comic Con are now a reality. Thanks in large part to the help of Kent County Tourism, there will be a total of 10 food trucks participating in our “Satisfy Your Senses Food Truck Competition.”The food truck area will be open to the public and visitors are encouraged to register with the Comic Con at one of the information booths to receive a free voting ticket for the competition. Otherwise, voting tickets are $1 each and will be available on site at Legislative Mall. Voting will be held from 11am-5pm, and the food truck that receives the most votes will win the “Satisfy Your Senses” Award sponsored by the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. Food truck competitors will also have menus judged by a selection of four judges. Judges will determine the winner of “The Mayor’s Cup” with City of Dover’s Mayor Christiansen as lead judge.

Participating food trucks are as follows:
  • Roaming Raven
  • The Penalty Box
  • Mr. Bar B Que
  • WOLO Food Truck
  • MOJO LOCO 302
  • Troops BBQ
  • Plum Caterers
  • Between the Bunz
  • Wildwich
  • Fresh Truck
So whether you like food, comics, or both, this should be an exciting and welcomed addition for everyone. For everything Dover Comic Con be sure to visit the Comic Con page of our website and Kent County Tourism’s blog.

Big Library Read – Eyes on You

EyesOnYouIf you enjoy book clubs, you should consider participating in Big Library Read. It’s the first-ever “global eBook club,” that connects readers from around the world who have read the same eBook and/or Audiobook at the same time. Thousands of libraries and schools, along with millions of patrons have participated in the program, including us!

Program sponsor OverDrive teams up with a noted eBook publisher to make a popular eBook and Audiobook available to public libraries and schools for lending. For two weeks this Big Library Read title becomes available for checkout, without having a waiting list.  All you need is a library card or student ID to join the club.

The current book available is psychological thriller Eyes on You by New York Times best selling author Kate White. If you have a Twitter account, go ahead and follow OverDrive, they will be having a live chat with the author on June 17th at 1pm and it’s not something you want to miss.

For more information you can check with OverDrive’s blog and biglibraryread.com.

Forest Landing and Wildcat Landing

Picture1Learning history about the place in which you live or are from is often an enriching experience. There are so many interesting events that help shape the area in which we live, and often times they are overlooked. Join the Dover Public Library this Tuesday at 6:30pm for a fascinating look into the history of Forest Landing and Wildcat Manor.

Situated in a horseshoe bend in the Saint Jones River, south of Dover, Wildcat Manor has been the ancestral home of the Hunn family for 250 years. Initially, this site operated as a wharf and storehouse for the Dover area in the 17th and 18th centuries. Later, members of the family risked everything to become active in the Underground Railroad movement.

Intriguing, isn’t it? Stop by for this presentation by Craig Lukezic to learn more.

 

Creating Comics with PLB

firstpagelogoSometimes getting started on a project is the hardest part. You might not know standards, rules, steps or enough of the important details to just jump right in and feel comfortable. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own comic book, but have gotten stuck or have fallen victim to the aforementioned problems, now is your chance to get a helping hand with whatever aspect might have you stumped.

The PLB Comics team will be at the library this Thursday (5:30pm-7:30pm) to share the process of comic book creation. From inception to completion, PLB writers and artists will guide attendees through the course of creating their very own comic books. Crafting riveting stories, laying out pages, drawing, inking, and lettering will all be touched on. This free event is open to all who have an interested in creating comics, graphic novels, or sequential art of any kind.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from past experiences of seasoned creators and get your project start, or simply back on track.