Heroes and villains take over Chandler Public Library as LibCon returns this month

March 1, 2024
Teens in costume at LibCon event at Chandler Public Library

CHANDLER, Ariz. – LibCon 2024, celebrated at all Chandler Public Library locations in March, promises an exciting lineup highlighting the diverse and vibrant world of literature and pop culture. Fans and creators of all ages, connected by their shared passions, will come together to celebrate this annual event. Throughout the month, each CPL location will feature events and activities inspired by well-known heroes and villains, science fiction favorites, cosplay themes and more.

“LibCon at the Chandler Public Library offers something for all ages and a variety of interests,” says CPL Programming Manager, Jean Reynolds. “We’re thrilled to bring LibCon back for another year, with activities at all four library locations. Our programs will cater to aspiring comic book artists, kids who love superheroes, Marvel movie maniacs and more. We’re excited to kick off LibCon with Harry Potter Palooza, bringing elements from one of the most beloved literary series of our time. I also encourage adults to join the puzzle tournament for prizes and recognition!”

All CPL LibCon events, including unique programs, panel discussions, craft and creator activities and more, are available at no cost to the public, thanks to a  partnership with the Friends of Chandler Public Library. Local comic book specialty store, Samurai Comics, has also partnered with LibCon to offer giveaways and prizes throughout the event.

Featured LibCon events at each library:

March 2-8, Downtown Library | 22 S. Delaware St.

  • March 2: Harry Potter Palooza, celebrating all Witches, Wizards and Muggles with crafts, themed activities and a costume parade
  • March 5: Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Craft, create a ghost trap with materials crafted by the Glowforge in the Makery
  • March 7: Comics in the Makery, special guest, local comic book writer Mike Macropoulos, will help attendees design a comic book page

March 9-15, Sunset Library | 4930 W. Ray Road

March 16-22, Hamilton Library |3700 S. Arizona Ave.

March 23-29, Basha Library | 5990 S. Val Vista Drive

Activities at all four library locations include:

Cover-to-Cover Spring Reading Program, sponsored by In-N-Out Burger
Kids from 4 to 12 years old can earn a coupon for a free hamburger or cheeseburger for every 5 books or 300 minutes read between March 4 and April 13. Young readers must sign up at their local library to participate.

Beanstack LibCon Reading Challenge brings heroes and villains to life through the pages of favorite literary works, with a chance for a prize at the end.

Puzzle Tournament, March 11 – 14
Race against the clock and compete for the title of Chandler Library Puzzle Champion and a prize.

Stay current on all activities at Chandler Public Library LibCon.

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Malori Heppler
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