Lib-Con Events & Programs
Below you will find a listing of activities that have been planned for this year's lineup. Please Note: This will not be a comprehensive listing of all events, just a selection of activities. We will provide you with a complete guide as we get closer to finalizing all activities.
Virtual Guest: Scott Marcano on "Everything You Wanted to Know About Manga"
Not everyone understands exactly what manga is. At its basic level, manga refers to comics or graphic novels that originate from Japan and are typically printed in black and white. It's now popular in the United States with many loyal followers and readers, and your library houses a collection of manga available to be checked out. Come learn more about this popular literature by attending a free panel at Lib-Con.
My Hero Academia Escape Room Challenge
Hosted throughout the entire day of Lib-Con, guests will get the chance to participate in an Escape Room Challenge based on the popular manga "My Hero Academia." This series follows a world where superpowers, called quirks, are commonplace, and centers on a boy named Izuku Midoriya. He was born without a quirk, but dreams of becoming a superhero. When a quirk is bestowed upon him, he enrolls in a prestigious high school for superheroes in training.
ATEMS Robotics Team
Students with an interest in careers in technology, engineering, science, and math will be present at Lib-Con to provide live demonstrations on their robotics teams. As a magnet school for AISD, these talented students will show you what they’ve accomplished with their combined efforts in technology and engineering.
An Introduction to LARPing
LARP stands for Live Action Role Play, and if you have an interest in learning what it takes to get started with creating costumes, fake weapons, and more, local groups will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you how you can get involved in your community
Amigurumi Bulb Baby Creations
The bulb baby has been a popular mascot for Lib-Con and we've featured these adorable little bulbs with legs in many of our marketing items and on our website. At this crafting session, guests will get hands-on with amigurumi, which is the Japanese art of knitting and crocheting small yarn creatures, to create their own bulb baby mascots. You won't want to miss out on having your own.
Careers in Gaming
If gaming is your passion, we're offering a session that will introduce you to ways you can obtain a career in what you love doing most.
Gathering Place Sessions
Our friends from "The Gathering Place" will be on hand to lead several gaming sessions for guests to get involved in. The Gathering Place is our city's leading gaming store that offers people a fun place to play whatever game or hobby you enjoy, plus houses an extensive collection of items available for purchase too.
Crafts & Gaming Sessions for All Ages
We’re always big on crafts at your library, and there will be no shortage of crafting opportunities for all ages to enjoy. We’ll supply the materials, you bring the crafting hands, and make all that you can during Lib-Con. Such activities will include coloring stations, making Star Wars headbands, creating your own Bowtruckle character, and more. Plus, there will be gaming stations available get in on as well.
Food Trucks During Lunch Time
From 11:00AM to 1:00PM local food trucks will be available just outside the library in case you want to grab a snack while participating in our day of activities. Be sure to bring some spending money to purchase anything from these vendors. Those who are scheduled to appear include:
- Hearts BBQ: Offering great barbecue and sides with hits such as their Brisket Nachos, Brisket Nacho Burgers, Mac & Cheese, and more.
- Life of Pie: Serving up fresh baked pies, pie slices, and Italian sodas to satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Tacolote: Offers a variety of Mexican style dishes including roasted elote and street tacos. If you're unfamiliar with elotes, it's the Spanish word for corn and refers to a Mexican appetizer or snack that's become a popular street food.
- HTeaO: If you're thirsty, this company offers quite the selection of iced tea that you could ask for, both sweet and unsweet. Popular flavors include regular iced tea, mint, blueberry, coconut, Georgia peach, watermelon, and many more.