Graphic Novels

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

Biographies for all ages

Have you ever heard the phrase about how life is an empty book and we’re the authors? Well, I couldn’t remember exactly how it went so I went on a little Google search and found…a lot of very similar quotes that all boil down to the same thing. My life, well, probably wouldn’t make the most interesting of reading materials to the general public, but there are some works out there, some people out there, that have filled their books with some amazing things. With that in mind, here are a handful of biographies for each age group, perfect to learn from and be inspired by. 

 

 

Book Hunters in Brief #151: Need a Laugh?

The Book Hunters have been thinking there are a lot of folks out there who could use a good laugh right about now.

Book Hunters in Brief #146: Teen Read Week #146

It's our fault--us, adults. It's our fault that an awful lot of teens think the word "reading" and "fun" are, for all intents and purposes, opposites. Yes, our intentions are good. There's no doubt about that. We know how important literacy is for success. We know--because we've seen it--how hard life is for people who struggle with the written word. From traffic sign to mortgage contracts, the ability to read keeps you out of a lot of jams.

Every day can be Caturday

Love cats and comics? Is Caturday your favorite day of the week? If so, this post is dedicated to you! Get your Caturday fix any day of the week with these graphic novels and comic books! Do you have a favorite cat-centric comic? If so, share below in the comments.

New Manga series in OverDrive

OverDrive just got better! In addition to a variety of graphic novels and comics, you can now borrow a variety of manga titles which now amps up the Comics & Graphic Novels collection to over 1700 titles. Below features highlights of the collection. Visit here to see all manga available in OverDrive.

Book Hunters in Brief #137: Stranger Things

The advent of streaming video from services like Netflix, Hulu and HCPL's own (FREE!) Hoopla, has given rise to more lost weekends than Friday happy hour two-fer tequila shots. I'm speaking, of course, of the binge-watch. You know how it goes: you plop down on the couch to commune for a short while with the more vegetative aspects of your nature. The next thing you know, you're rooted to the cushions, you haven't showered in two days, and you've footed the pizza guy's tuition bill for the coming semester. You have also methodically consumed entire runs of obscure, short-lived but eminently worthwhile TV series--which makes it all worth it.

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

All caught up on Tokyo Ghoul? Looking for your next horror fix? The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is an unforgettably humorous and often chilling series that blends the lighthearted camp of Scooby Doo with shades of Hannibal.

Graphic Novels for High School Graduates & New Adults

Summer is here and you are looking for something to read. Panels, a Riot New Media site dedicated to all things comics, shared their list of recommended graphic novels for high school graduates and new adults. Have no fear; HCPL owns them for your borrowing and reading pleasure.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Graphic Novels

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this month’s graphic novel blogpost features selected works written and/or illustrated by authors of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. 

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