Go inside comics with “The Making of Heroes”

bookjacket for How to Draw Comic Heroes by Aaron Sautter

“Sometimes superheroes are born, sometimes they are made. Sometimes they make themselves. Sometimes all it takes is will.” ― Anne Ursu

Do you have an idea for a superhero, or a whole team of superheroes, just waiting to be put on paper?

Learn the basics of comic book creation and begin making your creative ideas come to life as part of “The Making of Heroes” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Tecumseh Public Library.

Jeff Provine, Oklahoma adjunct professor, says “We will look at things like political cartoons and comic strips and then build it all up to comic books. We will kind of run through things, talk about characters and plots, protagonists, setting, how it’s all laid out and then get down to the barebones mechanics.”

Members of the Oklahoma Comic Creators will also be present to assist with the drawing side of comic book creation.

Sponsors of this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups throughout the Pioneer Library System, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesKirkpatrick Family FundOklahoma Arts CouncilOklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System FoundationSonicThe Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Preserve a memory in a glass project

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Have you heard of tintype? It's a type of photograph made by creativing a direct positive on a sheet of metal.  We are doing a similar looking project with glass (and a lot less chemicals). The program is called “Picture on Glass,” and is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up. Bring a picture with you and you'll learn how copy it and transfer it onto glass - of any type.  You'll  even be able to give it an antique look, thus increasing your vintage-cred, and make a unique keepsake or gift. 

Supplies are provided but are limited in amount, so registration in advance of the program is required.

Magic, mind bending and more with Doc Rogers

book jacket for Eric! ...the hero by Christopher Wormell“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” portrayed by magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” at the Tecumseh Public Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4No registration is required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

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‘Nighttime Ninjas’ are invading Tecumseh

Aye-Aye
Cyprus Spiny Mouse
Kinkajou
Oncilla
Ocelot
Slow Loris
Western Woolly Lemur

What do all these creatures have in common? Besides funny sounding names that would also work great in an MMORPG? They are all Nocturnal. Which means they are active at night. And on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. teens are invited to interact with some of these Nighttime Ninjas! as part of the first week of the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program.

The Nighttime Ninjas program is intended for those 12 years of age and older. Teens will interact with several nocturnal creatures and learn from animal experts about their survival and habits.

For those under the age of 12, please know this program is coming back on July 23, especially designed for children.

It’s part of the zoo’s series of outreach events made available thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.

Registration is not required in advance to attend, but seating is limited so early arrival is encouraged.