Book clubs dont have to include stuffed shirts discussing literature or soccer moms fawning over Oprahs latest selection. Just take the Koelbel Librarys Adult Graphic Novel Book Club as an example (by the way, thats adult as in for grownups, not adult as in porn). Every 28 days, fans of the graphic novel meet to break down the best books in the cutting-edge form in a casual, fun atmosphere.
Led by the librarys Nick Taylor, the club started a year ago to help draw attention to the librarys underutilized graphic novel section. Theres an audience for [mature graphic novels], he explains. The trend in comics is to make a lot more mature, kind of deeper comics rather than standard kind of superhero stuff.
The current selection is Warren Elliss Orbiter, a haunting sci-fi epic. You can pick up a copy at the front desk of the Koelbel Library, 5955 South Holly Street in Centennial. Then come back for the discussion today from 2 to 4 p.m. Next up, the club meets on August 29 to discuss Charles Burnss Black Hole, a satirical story about a fictional STD called Bug. For more info, visit www.arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-542-7279.
Sun., Aug. 1, 2-4 p.m., 2010