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Graphic Novel Book Club / Online

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Sep/Tue/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, September 29
7:00-8:00 pm.

Registration is required. You can reserve a space for the Graphic Novel Book Club by registering below or email Donald at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

The book club will be discussing Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire.

The Graphic Novel Book Club is an adult book club that meets monthly to discuss comics and graphic novels. We select from a wide variety of titles - indie and foreign comics to classic superhero storylines. Whether you are just getting into comics or a life-long reader, you'll find good conversation and something new to read.

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    Top photograph by Nariman Mosharrafa