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Comics, literacy combine in library event

The Seminole State College Library will host a celebration promoting a culture of literacy through comics and other graphic novels Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre (building G) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

The event, titled “Superman – The First Superhero,” will highlight comics and graphic novels and their place in history, pop culture, writing and literacy. Author Bill Svitavsky, associate professor and Emerging Services Librarian at Rollins College, will be the speaker, presenting “Superman: Hero of the New Frontier.” Svitavsky’s academic writing has appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Studies in American Culture and the Bulletin of Bibliography.

Learn about comics and graphic novels and their place in history, pop culture, writing and literacy.

A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus library in the Partnership Center. Guests can enter to win door prizes including:

  • Movie tickets to “Man of Steel” (in theaters June 14)
  • Comic books
  • A vintage Justice League jigsaw puzzle

In conjunction with the event, the library is hosting a visiting reserves collection display featuring graphic novels, comic collections and books about the history of comics. There will also be a display of original vintage Superman comics from the 1950s and ’60s for guests to enjoy.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 407.708.2545.

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