Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at 20 Selected Statewide Libraries May 2

Mark your calendars!  Twenty public libraries will offer readers free comic bookson Saturday, May 32in celebration of the 14th Free Comic Book Day.  Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System cards will receive a special free comic book, while supplies last.  Mahalo nui loa to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Gecko Books & Comics and Collector Maniacs for sponsoring this year’s event.

Free Comic Book Day (www.freecomicbookday.com) is celebrated worldwide on the first Saturday in May and participating libraries and comic book shops have given away millions of free comic books over the past 13 years.  Each participating HSPLS library will offer a variety of comic books for all ages.  Readers can choose from among popular series including “Avengers,” “Pokemon,” “Attack on Titan,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and “Secret Wars.”  Comic book selections will vary by library.

Participating libraries include: Oahu – Aiea Public Library, Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Kailua Public Library, Kalihi-Palama Public Library, Kapolei Public Library, Manoa Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Mililani Public Library, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, Waianae Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waimanalo Public & School Library, Waipahu Public Library; Big Island – Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library; Kauai – Princeville Public Library; and Maui – Kahului Public Library and Lahaina Public Library.

Costumed characters from the Pacific Outpost of the 501st Imperial Legion, Rebel Legion Hawaii, and Costumers Guild of Hawaii will be appearing at selected libraries.  Library patrons are invited to bring their cameras for a photo opportunity with their favorite intergalactic heroes and villains.  Please visitwww.librarieshawaii.org or call   the hosting libraries for appearance times and more information.

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