MD – Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani appears at Takoma Park Library on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM for a presentation and signing of her debut graphic novel Pashmina.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Poe: Stories and Poems Launch Party

Join the Takoma Park Library on Tuesday, August 1st at 7:30 PM for the launch of the newest book by award-winning graphic novelist Gareth Hinds. Known for his graphic novel adaptations of Shakespeare plays, Beowulf, and The Odyssey, Hinds this time tackles Edgar Allen Poe in Poe: Stories and Poems. Hinds has won critical praise for his previous books, with reviewers noting his fine line and expert use of color, shadow and perspective in bringing the emotions of a story to the fore. Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Hinds’ books, but our event is free and no purchase or registration is required to attend. Note: our event is best for teens and adults because of the gothic horror nature of Poe’s stories, amplified by Hinds’ illustrations.

About the Artist:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called “spellbinding”), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Iron Man/Lockwood & Co. Signing

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Authors Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

In Colfer’s Marvel adventure, Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, is on his way to a party one night when he notices a supposedly missing US gunboat in the waters off an uninhabited Irish island. Upon investigating this strange occurrence, he uncovers a plot to sow mayhem at an ecology conference happening nearby. Does he even have a chance of saving the day without his fellow Avengers by his side?

In Stroud’s latest Lockwood & Co. installment, Lucy has been finding work as a freelance operative. Nevertheless, she is thrilled when Lockwood appears and asks for her help; her former coworkers are not, however, equally pleased with her return. Lucy must not only find the Source of the infamous Brixton Cannibal; she must see if she can make broken friendships whole again as well.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Kids Comics Signing

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Cartoonists Jeffrey Brown and Judd Winick appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

Press Release:

Join us Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. when two kids’ comics creators present their latest books. Jeffrey Brown, known for books like Jedi Academy and Vader’s Little Princess, now turns his attention to the cave age with his new book, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal. Judd Winick, meanwhile, continues the adventures of his popular robot named HiLo in “HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World.” Politics & Prose will sell books by Brown and Winick at our event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Andy and Lucy may live 40,000 years in the past, but these Neanderthal siblings have problems—crushes, squabbles, and baby brothers— that persist today. Brown tells their story alongside nonfiction sections that serve to dispel misinformation about these human relatives.

In Winick’s sequel to Hilo, the titular heroic alien robot unexpectedly returns to Earth and human friends DJ and Gina. Then, mysterious portals pop up all over town and disgorge one terrifying creature after another. An enormous mutant chicken and a million killer vegetables are only some of the foes that Hilo, DJ, and Gina must confront in order to save their community.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Science Comics Signing

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Cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at the Takoma Park Library on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Wicks, author of Human Body Theater, returns with another nonfiction graphic novel. This latest volume of the Science Comics series explores the world of coral reefs and their numerous inhabitants, discussing both their biology and their ecological importance. Learn about everything from biodiversity to sea cucumbers with a friendly fish acting as tour guide throughout the pages. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Takoma Park Library on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

The author of the Origami Yoda series makes Guardians of the Galaxy characters Rocket and Groot the stars of the show in this illustrated first installment of a trilogy. The titular heroes—a raccoon and a tree man whose only utterance is “I am Groot”— escape a school of space piranhas only to crash-land on a planet that turns out to be one big strip mall. With their trusty sidekick Veronica, a talking tape dispenser, they sally forth and discover that this brave new world is full of bizarre and dangerous foes. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Birdsong Signing

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Artist James Sturm (Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, The Golem’s Mighty Swing) signs his new children’s book BIRDSONG at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Books sold by Politics & Prose.

Inspired by the Japanese art of kamishibai, or “paper theater,” this wordless story is meant to inspire a performance. A boy and girl are cruelly teasing animals in a forest when a frightened bird takes flight. The children give chase up a mountainside and find themselves confronted by a mystical man who has feathers emerging from his clothing. With a flash like lightning, the children are transformed—into monkeys. Eventually captured by humans, they receive some of the cruel treatment they had earlier perpetrated themselves. In keeping with kamishibai tradition, this tale contains a lesson for young readers to discover as they turn the pages.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC/MD – Little Robot Signings

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Politics & Prose at 10:30 AM and at the Takoma Park Library at 7:30 PM to sign his latest book LITTLE ROBOT.

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Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

MD – Lost In NYC Signing

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Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez appear at Takoma Park Library on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm to present and sign LOST IN NYC: A SUBWAY ADVENTURE!

Books provided by Politics & Prose.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

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