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November 21st marks the sixth annual Doctor Who Comics Day. 2020 has brought with it many unexpected events, but old and new Doctor Who fans alike will gladly welcome back this new tradition. Now more than ever, the Time Lord from Gallifrey with two hearts, an affinity for the human race, and persevering hope is the perfect science fiction superhero to spend the weekend with.

To celebrate along with you, the La Porte Branch library has signed up to host an official event. We have fun, free fandom packs ready to pick up at curbside, and our first ever Doctor Who minisode, ready to premiere on Facebook. With social distancing in place, you may be wondering how you can celebrate this event with the library and the rest of the fan community. Online discussions and videos on the library's Facebook page are fantastic! But there's more that you can do to get in on the action. 

To prepare for the celebration, we started by making our very own Dalek. Now, you may be wondering how you could possibly accomplish such a challenging feat of prop mastery. Well, with a few simple household items, you too can have your very own Dalek. Take a look at our before and after photos to see how we turned a trash can, poster board, duct tape, Easter eggs, LED lights, and some wire into this iconic alien adversary. With a rolling step stool underneath, and some long string wrapped around, it even moves! We encourage you to make your own fun fandom props and take photos or videos with them and share them with us.

Before and After
Before and After

While you're making your Doctor Who Comics Day plans don't forget to request DVDs and comic books of your favorite doctor. If you are new to the series and not sure where to start, try requesting a Book Bundle online, or call your local branch, and we will customize a package of videos and books for you to check out at curbside. Enjoy your celebration. Allons-y!

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