First up, some library news of note.
The Spokane County Library District’s North Spokane branch will host a visit from the Digital Bookmobile on May 7 and 8.
The Digital Bookmobile is traveling around the country to help people learn how to download free library content to their Kindles, Nooks, iPads and various other smartphones or media devices.
The 18-wheel tractor-trailer will be open from noon to 6 p.m. both days at the library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. The event is free and open to all ages.
Meanwhile, users of the Cooperative Information Network – library patrons in Idaho’s Panhandle and Pend Oreille County, Wash. – will find a new look to the computer catalog beginning Monday.
The 27 member libraries have switched to a new Koha computer catalog system, which offers patrons more options in searching for books and other items and managing their accounts, according to a news release. Among the new advantages, the system allows patrons to keep reading histories, and more easily place holds.
For more information, call or visit your local CIN library.
‘Heard Color’ author to visit Auntie’s
Boise author Kelly Jones, a Gonzaga University graduate, is returning to Spokane today to read from her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman Who Heard Color,” at Auntie’s Bookstore.
The time-shifting novel tells the story of a German art dealer caught up in the world of banned art as Adolf Hitler ascends to power. Copies of her previous novels, “The Seventh Unicorn” and “The Lost Madonna” also will be available.
Discussion begins at 1 p.m., followed by a book signing. Auntie’s is located at 402 W. Main Ave. For more information, visit www.kellyjonesbooks.com.>
A comic convention
Spokane Comicon is coming back for a sixth edition, on May 19.
The annual gathering for all things comics and pop culture will take over the Lair at Spokane Community College from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guests include Spokane native and former Pultizer-winning Seattle Times reporter Mark Rahner, who created the comic “Rotten,” comic book artist Colton Worley and Lars Brown, creator of “North World.”
Additionally, the nonprofit Star Wars Havoc Squad will be raising money to help buy backpacks for children in Spokane.
Admission is $6 and free for children 12 and younger. Get $1 off admission with the donation of a canned food item to support the SCC student food bank.
For details, visit www.spokanecomicon.com .
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