Dream’s World: Let’s Talk Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”

Your Library is holding a discussion about Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Sandman on Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. The conversation is open to everyone ages 18 and older. We meet at Mulligan’s Gaming Pub, located at 308 E. Main St. in downtown Johnson City.

Call (423) 434-4454 to register for the discussion. Copies of the graphic novel are available at the Library for the first 10 people who sign up.

The Library typically focuses discussion groups on traditional books; holding a conversation about a graphic novel is new. However, JCPL Library Assistant Zachary Harris sees value in discussing graphic novels, which are often overlooked as deep or significant literature.

Zachary says, “Graphic novels are often considered something for children or just full of shallow superhero stories. But,” he explains, “Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman proves that graphic novels can be deeply philosophical works.”

“Plus, with the popular Netflix adaptation that came out recently, it’s an excellent time to delve deeper into this magnum opus of the comic medium.”

Zachary also sees this group as a chance to introduce more people to the Library’s graphic novels.

“The Library has an excellent graphic novel collection that people may not know about. This discussion group will highlight one series,” he says, “but I hope it will also raise awareness about the other excellent graphic novels we offer.”

Call Zachary Harris at (423) 434-4354 to learn more about the Library’s graphic novel discussion on Thursday, September 29. Visit our website, call (423) 434-4450 or drop by 100 W. Millard St. to use the Library. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates.

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