Artist Marek Bennett leads comics workshop at Putney Library

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PUTNEY — New Hampshire-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based comics workshops for all ages throughout New England and the world beyond! This summer, Marek will lead a one-day comics workshop for kids ages 7 to 11 as part of the summer reading program. Space is limited for this special program so please register to join us on the afternoon of Friday, July 14. RSVP for exact time by calling 802-387-4407 or emailing emily@putneylibrary.org.

Marek's comics programs incorporate sequential narrative cartooning techniques and music into community-based projects that explore and develop participants' sense of history, culture, and individual and collective identities. Artists of all ages, backgrounds, abilities discover their own unique capacities for storytelling, performance, and communication as they contribute to projects and presentations in workshop and discussion-based events. Through focused web comics like Live Free and Draw! and Coffee+Dumpling+Komiks, Marek shares his own experiences of travel, research, and community with a wider audience of readers and contributors.

This program is presented as part of Putney Public Library's Summer Reading Program, a self-paced non-competitive reading program that will keep your family reading through the summer! This year's Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World and we'll be busy reading and building with free programs for kids and families. Join us every Wednesday and Friday through July for special story times, guests, and fun activities! Come help us construct a box fort, work on your own fairy house or gnome home, build a huge fruit salad, and visit with special guests like the Putney Road Crew and their huge road construction machines. See the full schedule at: putneylibrary.org or pick up a schedule at the Putney Library. All of the programs are completely free and open to everyone.

Putney Library is located at 55 Main St.,  Putney. This program is free and open to the public.

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