Students work with author and graphic novelist Deb Lucke

Local author Deb Lucke will host a Creating a Character Workshop for students in grades 3 through 5 on Friday, April 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon. If students get out of school a little later, they are still welcome to join.

Lucke, creator of four picture books for children, has just had her first graphic novel, The Lunch Witch, released. She would like to share the experience of creating characters for graphic novels with students. She will also read excerpts from her new book.

In this hands-on workshop, Lucke will help students turn real-life people, animals and inanimate objects into characters. Students will then try putting them into different situations and settings, causing stories to emerge.

The workshop is for anyone who likes to draw, has a sense of humor and/or is a bit of a drama queen/king. Register by contacting Ginny Figlia, head of youth services, at 831-1134, ext. 103, or [email protected]. Check out the online events calendar at for more youth programs.

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