Contra Costa County Library offering free swag bag for Comic Book Days

Contra Costa County Library to offer free 'swag' for Comic Book Days
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In honor of the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, all Contra Costa County Library branches will offer free comic swag bags between Monday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 21.

“The week-long, all ages event brings the comic book industry and the Library together for a series of programs and giveaways to celebrate all that is comics,” Library officials said.

Comic Book Day is usually held the first Saturday in May, but was postponed this year do to COVID-19. Contra Costa County Library is celebrating via a number of free virtual events, including:

Book Reading and Author Talk with Raea Gragg – Thursday, August 12, 4 p.m.
Charles Schulz Museum Presents: Cartooning in Your Classroom – Monday, August 16, 5 p.m.
Online Superhero Storytime – Tuesday, August 17, 10 a.m.
An Evening with Actor Jesse Burch, Tuesday, August 17, 5 p.m.
Character Development with Sam Filstrup – Wednesday, August 18, 4 p.m.
Cosplay Panel Featuring Endor Base Bay Area Costuming Group – Thursday, August 19, 6 p.m.
Charles M. Schulz: An American Cartoonist – Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m.
A Conversation with Dan Slott – Saturday, August 21, 2 p.m.

Visit to register for the online events, search for graphic novels, read blog posts on comic related topics and more.