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discover... BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY JUNE 2015 Discover, explore, experience a lifetime of learning. L Boone County Public Library BCP Have you ever wanted to throw Thor's hammer, destroy the Death Star, or take your picture with a real super hero? You and your family can do all of this and much more at the BCPL ComicFest on Saturday, June 27 from 1-3 p.m. at the Main Library! ComicFest celebrates comics, reading, and pop culture with fun activities and events for the whole family. Fans of all sizes will love designing super hero masks, feeding Jabba the Hutt, practic- ing their aim like Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6, fine-tuning their Lego building skills, making their own Baby Groot and trying out new and different tabletop games. Come in costume and sign up for the costume contest. Then, take your picture in the photo booth. But that's not all! Working comic book artists Matthew Swift, Asherah Bealer, Jim Haas, and Jeffery Ward will be on hand in the Artist Alley to answer your questions and show off their amazing work. After meeting the artists behind the comics, strike your best superhero pose and get a picture with Superman, Spiderman, Captain Tales and Star Wars costumed characters. Our building can't contain all of the fun, so we are taking some of ComicFest outside! Rolling Video Games of Cincinnati will pull up at our front door with their mobile game theater. Battle your friends for the high score! On the backside of the building on Wildcat Blvd., you can meet real life local community heroes such as Boone County- Sheriff's Department, Hebron Fire Department and more! This awesome event is co-sponsored by Boone County Public Libraryand Comic Book World. It was an ordinary night. It was past closing time at Boone County Public Library. All of the doors were locked, all of the lights were off, and everyone was at home sleeping. Everyone that is, except the infamous Book Bandit. Armed with a profound sense of disgust for reading, he was on a mission: to destroy the Library and all of the books inside. He crept inside, and began to peruse all of the sections of books. "Where shall I start?" he asked himself, rubbing his hands together and letting out a sinister cackle. "Maybe I'll start with the children's books, I can't stand all of the happiness." He grimaced, making his way to the children's floor. As he reached the top of the stairs, he saw a quick shift in the shadows. There was a little girl hiding behind one of the shelves. "What are you doing here?" the Book Bandit asked her. "I couldn't find my mom, and then all of the lights went out and I got really scared," she told him. "Do you like it here?" he asked the little girl. "Why of course," she said, enthusiastically. "Too bad, because I came here to take over and get rid of the place once and for all, and no one can stop me." The Book Bandit laughed, knocking books off of the shelves as he paced the floor. The little girl was so scared, when she spotted it in the sky -- a shooting star. "I wish I wish there was somebody who could come and protect the Library," she whispered. There was a loud crack of thunder and a bright flash of lightning. Something was mov- ing in the shadows. He walked out, slowly revealing himself -- it was Tales, the dragon. "I don't appreciate you coming here, Book Ban- dit. You can't destroy the Library. Reading is far too important. So many people love it here," he said. "Nice try," the Book Bandit cooed, "but I'm determined, and you can't stop me." Suddenly, Tales leapt up and began to pull books off of the shelves. With a magical touch, he brought the characters to life -- Spiderman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America -- the whole crew! "I've got a lot of friends in my favorite books, Mr. Bandit. The power of stories is a lot greater than any power you could ever have," Tales warned. "We sug- gest you get out of here quickly, before we're forced to make you leave." The Book Bandit was frightened, and he startled to back up slowly. "You may have won this time, Tales, but you can't stay here forever. I'll be back," the Book Bandit said, raising his hands above his head and bolting down the stairs. The little girl came running over and gave Tales a great big hug. "You saved my Library!" she said, a huge grin spreading across her face. Tales dismissed his friends, and said to the girl, "It was my pleasure. As long as there is somebody that loves the stories we have here, I will stay here. The Book Bandit won't get his hands on anything on my watch! Let's get you home." Tales took the little girl back to her house, and decided to come back to stay at the Library. He vowed that he would never let the Book Bandit ever hurt the books or the Library. As long as people continue to come and enjoy his favorite stories, he'll stand by them. Tales is always watching over the books and keeping them safe. The Library has been his home ever since the night the little girl wished upon the shooting star to save her favorite place. Tales and the Book Bandit The Library Dragon's Origin Story by Amber Phillips BCPL ComicFest Fun for the entire family!

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