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Library Matters is a podcast by Montgomery County Public Libraries exploring the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning.
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Library Matters is a podcast of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) in Montgomery County, MD. Each episode we explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Library Matters is hosted by Julie Dina, Outreach Associate, Lauren Martino, Children's Librarian at our Silver Spring branch, and David Payne, Branch Manager of our Davis branch and Acting Branch Manager of our Potomac branch.  

Jan 16, 2018

Episode Summary: Librarians Amy Alapati and Dana Alsup discuss MCPL's upcoming comic convention, MoComCon. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits, and cosplay, all free of charge.

MoComCon will take place at Silver Spring Library on Saturday, January 27, 2018 (weather date is February 10) from 11 AM - 4 PM. Parking, which is free on Saturdays, is available in the Wayne Avenue Garage at 921 Wayne Avenue. 

Recording Date: December 13, 2017

Hosts: Lauren Martino and David Payne

Guests: Amy Alapati, a children's librarian at Damascus Library is a member of the committee organizing MoComCon. Dana Alsup, a librarian at Marilyn Praisner Library, is the chair of this year's MoComCon Committee.  

Featured MCPL Resource: Free WiFi is available in all MCPL branches, no special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required. 

What Our Guests Are Reading:

Amy Alapati: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Dana Alsup: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, a follow on novel of Fangirl, and Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Books Mentioned During this Episode:

Adventures of Polo by Regi Faller

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Bill the Boy Wonder by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

March trilogy by John Lewis 

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Shaun Tan - Author of children's graphic novels including The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia.

Raina Telgemeier - Children's book author known for her novels Drama and Smile

Other Items of Interested Mentioned During this Episode

Cosplay - Costumed roleplaying that involves wearing costumes and accessories to represent a specific character. 

Don Sakers - Baltimore/Washington area author and sci fi convention speaker.

Futuremakers - Organization focused on providing training, tools, and materials for makers. 

MoComCon - MCPL's comic convention. MoComCon will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits, and cosplay, all free of charge. 

Amy Pond - Character in the Doctor Who series. She was the first companion to the Doctor in his 11th incarnation. 

San Diego Comic Con - The premiere comic convention in the United States. 

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