Monday, April 5, 2010

Graphic Novels at the Seattle Public Library.

The Seattle Public Library has undergone tremendous budget cut backs in the past couple of months forcing many branches around the city to reduce their hours of operation. The irony of the situation is recently the library system has seen an increase in the number patrons utilizing services like computers to access to the Internet. Even though some libraries have reduced their hours, they have not reduced the selection of comic books, or graphic novels, available to borrow. While many interested in comic books are attracted the collection aspect as well as the stories, but for those new to reading comics the library is the perfect place to nurture a budding interest.

The Seattle Public Library has a wide selection of graphic novels, everything from Maus: A Survivor's Tale, an account of a Jewish Holocaust survivor who has a difficult time relating to his son because of his wartime experiences to Alan Moore's Watchmen that tells the story of superheroes who come out of retirement because one of their own gets murdered.

Also available is Buddy Does Seattle by local writer Peter Bagge. The story follows a cynical Buddy Bradley as he makes his way through Seattle during the early 1990's.

The Central Library is located at 1000 Fourth Avenue in Seattle, their hours are as follows:

10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
Noon - 6 pm

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