Sat. March 9, 2019

10:30am - 4:00pm

Star Wars!  Star Trek!  Marvel! DC!  Dr. Who!

Video Games!  Board Games!  Cosplay! 

and so much more!

Can't Make it to Comic Con?

Can't make it to Comic Con? Participate in the Polls and discuss Who Would Win on our Facebook and Instagram social media pages, and follow #maynardlibrarycomiccon2019 to see photos!

Raffles!

Enter our raffles by completing the Scavenger Hunts or coming in costume!
​All winners will be notified on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Many Thanks!

Many thanks to the Friends of the Maynard Public Library for their continued support and for making this event possible!
For more information on the Friends and how you can help them keep making days and events like Comic Con possible, visit
https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/friends!
 

Thank you Jason Viola and Zack Giallongo for being our guest presenters!


Thank you Excelsior Comics and Games for facilitating the games portion of the day!


Thank you Oliver's Wand and Wizarding Wares for providing prizes for the Harry Potter Bingo Program!

More Information

Schedule of Events

Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change, and more events, activities, and details will be available soon.

A Note for Parents:

Please remember that our Unattended Children Policy requires all children ages 8 and under to be accompanied by a person age 16 or older. This means staying near the child, not just remaining in the building or on separate floors. Comic Con is a busy event, and library staff cannot be responsible for monitoring your child's location.

We thank you for your cooperation!

Comics Workshop with Jason Viola & Zack Giallongo

1:30pm - 2:30pm in the Roosevelt Room

Join the creators of Science Comics: Polar Bears - Survival on the Ice at a workshop with a polar bear science theme. They'll teach some comics basics and talk about how to use comics to teach your friends about a topic. They will draw and present some facts about polar bears before giving participants the chance to draw comics based on those facts.

They will be available after the workshop for book signing.

Jason Viola grew up in Massachusetts, spending many afternoons drawing comic strips about birds and cats. He went to college in Buffalo, New York, where he met his wife Rebecca. They both help organize the Boston-area comics convention MICE and like spending their time hiking and cooking together. These days, Jason enjoys reading to his son and looks forward to teaching him all about polar bears.

Zack Giallongo is a teacher, podcaster, and cartoonist with several books under his belt including Star Wars Doodles, Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, the Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue series, and his original graphic novel, Broxo, which was a New York Times bestseller. He forages for food in the sometimes-quite-brisk landscapes of New England.

Storytime & Craft

10:30am in the Storytime Room

Calling all:

Super Listeners! --  Listen to some Super Stories!

Super Readers!  --  Make a bookmark for your Super Books!

Superheros!  --  Forgot your Super Costume at home?  Make one HERE!

Ages 3 & up

Harry Potter Bingo!

10:30am - 11:15am in the Trustees Room

Your classic BINGO game - with a Wizarding World twist! Win prizes and have fun looking for your favorite character, your House, and other well-known objects from the books!

Prizes provided courtesy of Oliver's Wands & Wizarding Wares.

For Ages 5-105

Games! Games! Games!

10:30 am - 12:00 pm In the Roosevelt Room

Drop-in to play a variety of games for all-ages and experience including tabletop and console games, courtesy of Excelsior Comics & Games.

All Ages

Sci Fi Jeopardy

12:00pm - 2:00pm in the Trustees Room

Form small teams to answer questions about science fiction, comics, fantasy and real science, following a format similar to the classic game show Jeopardy. The teams that scores the most points get prizes and a special mention on the library's website and social media accounts.

For Ages 11-111

Cosplay Group Photo

1:00 PM in the Roosevelt Room

Attend the Maynard Library Comic Con as your favorite character! There will be a group photo in the Roosevelt Room at 1:00 pm, though cosplayers are welcome all day.

Superhero Training Camp for Kids

12:00pm - 1:30pm in the Storytime Room

Can you lift heavy objects? Defeat the villains? Avoid danger? Find out at our Superhero Training Camp!

 

Costumes Encouraged! Drop-in anytime while the program is open.

Ages 2 & up

Parents are encouraged to help their children complete the various obstacles!

LEGO Club: Special Meeting

2:30pm - 3:30pm in the Storytime Room

Drop-in anytime between 2:30pm and 3:30pm to create with LEGOs and Mega Blocks!

Ages 4 & up.

K-Pop Dance Party

2:30pm - 3:15pm in the Trustees Room

Drop-in beginning at 2:30 pm to listen to and dance to popular K-Pop songs and artists!

Chips and water will be available.

Ages 11-17

Ongoing Activities

All Day

  • Check out our Poster Board Polls! There will be polls on all three floors of the library where you can vote for your favorite characters, Starship Captain, cartoons, and more!

 

  • Decide who would win in our Character Battles, located on the second floor.

 

  • Take a selfie at our Photo Booth on the third floor!

 

  • Find the Infinity Stones hidden on the first floor!

 

  • Disney characters are hidden on the 3rd Floor! Can you find them all?

 

  • Gotta Catch 'Em All! Take a PokéBall around the library and "catch" all the hidden Pokémon in a fun Scavenger Hunt! (Don't forget to check Pokémon Go! We're a Gym!)

 

  • Our Community Puzzle will be specially themed for the day! Visit the second floor to work on it!

 

  • Adult coloring pages will be available on the 2nd floor, and Children's coloring pages will be available on the 3rd floor!

 

  • Take Comic Con home with you by checking out our book and movie displays throughout the library!

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