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Damian Duffy and the book Parable of the Sower
Andrea Borchert, June 15, 2021

Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, lecturer, teacher, and a Glyph Comics, Eisner Comics, and Bram Stoker Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. He holds an MS and Ph.D.


4 face shields made in the library
Science Department, November 13, 2020

The Octavia Lab team realized that there was a global shortage of PPE and following the ethos of the lab namesake, Octavia E. Butler, our team wanted to help.


Octavia Butler
Sara Rebman, June 24, 2020

As the month of June comes to an end, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the Octavia Lab and Octavia E.


Octavia E. Butler at the Central Library in 1995.
Sara Rebman, June 17, 2020

This week we are exploring Octavia E. Butler’s childhood and some great science fiction books for children, as we continue to celebrate her birthday and the first anniversary of the Octavia Lab.


Books by authors that were influenced by Octavia Butler
Daryl M., June 10, 2020

This month is not only the first anniversary of the Octavia Lab at the Central Library, a do-it-yourself studio space, but also Octavia E.


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