Monday, June 17, 2013

Calling all superheroes

Superhero: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers. 

Sound like a child you know? Grab your young superhero and head to the Fauquier County Public Library Friday, June 21 for Superhero Stories and More. 

Children are encouraged to don their favorite superhero costume, or create their own unique superhero costume, and join us for a morning of stories filled with courageous deeds and fun crafts.

Iconic Superheros 
With the latest superman movie now on the big screen, it's a great time to look back at the superheroes we parents grew up with.  I was partial to Wonder Woman, but grew weak-kneed when the capped crusader, Batman, swooped in to save the day.  Like many superheroes, he gained fame through comic books, originating in the 1930's and 1940's. From those modest beginnings grew legends, which were updated, turned into television shows, or vaulted to the big screen.

It has been said that every superhero gives us a chance at redemption, while the comic book villain provides a look at our own flaws. Perhaps that is true. Or perhaps it as simple as giving children a thrill and the hope that they too, through good deeds, can gain fame, if only in their own backyard.

Superhero Stories and More is part of our Summer Reading Program - one of many programs offered this summer free of charge. It is offered at all library locations. To learn more about other summer reading programs, visit the library website.

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