Week of WasabiCon: How to Find Manga at the Library

Friday, October 6, 2023

#Manga Monday

#Week of WasabiCon, October 9 -15

Looking for ways to interact with anime and manga fans? Join us for Manga Monday on October 9 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. in the Teen Room at Main Library. You'll make new friends, talk about your favorite characters, and check out the Library's massive manga and graphic novels collection.

Adults can also join us on the second floor (next to the Graphic Novel collection) for a Manga Meetup for grownups. It's part of a "Week of WasabiCon," with events happening all over downtown Jacksonville. 

Started in 2012, WasabiCon® is Northeast Florida’s largest pop culture event for fans of cosplay, anime, tabletop, and video games. The event, its eleventh in Jacksonville, Florida, will take place at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center and will feature celebrity guests, video games, tabletop gaming, a car show, food trucks, and over 200 exhibitors.

#Find Us At WasabiCon

person reading manga at a tableJacksonville Public Library will also be an exhibitor at WasabiCon! And we're bringing tons of manga for people to read and check out at the convention. So, don't forget your library card if you'd like to take one home! Find us in the Exhibitor Hall October 13-15 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. And if you haven't purchased your ticket yet: You can use the discount code JAXLIBRARY during online checkout for $5 off a 3-Day Pass! 


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#Get FREE Manga On Your Phone or Favorite Device

Explore manga like never beforeIn addition to our massive graphic novel and manga collection at the Library, you have instant and free access to hundreds more titles right on your phone or favorite device! Hoopla's constantly growing collection means both seasoned fans and those new to the format can always find something fresh and exciting to read. Find popular and award-winning series from Tokyopop and Disney, re-discover classics and "essentials" like Astroboy and Neon Genesis Evangelion, or check out a new genre! 

Click here to explore the new Manga collection on hoopla!

#Join Us For a Graphic Novel Book Club

Join a Book ClubThere’s something for everyone in the world of comics and graphic novels! Whether you can name every Robin from memory or you liked that one episode of Watchmen on HBO, join us at the Comic Club, meeting the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Willow Branch Library. There's even a special Halloween Comic Club on Tuesday, October 31. They'll be reading and discussing Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.

For more Library Book Clubs and what they're reading, check out our monthly book club blogs.

#Saturday Morning Cartooning

Saturday Morning CartooningAre you a comic creator? Find your community and practice your skills on Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library! Saturday Morning Cartooning is an informal drop-in activity where local comic artists and writers meet up to share ideas and resources, cheer each other on, and collaborate on projects. There are also how-to books and other resources available for checkout from the collection. Find them next to the Zine Zone on the first floor of the Main Library.


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