Lauren Kratz, Librarian III, Octavia Lab


Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler: Her Legacy Lives On

June 12, 2024

"People have changed the climate of the world. Now they’re waiting for the old days to come back."The Parable of the Sower

Authors Michael Yates and Paul Downs

Will Eisner Celebration: Paul Downs & Michael Yates

March 04, 2021

Paul Downs is a screenwriter, animator, and educator. Paul's animation credits include the Ice Age franchise, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Rio, Spies in Disguise, and the 2017 Oscar® nominated film, Ferdinand.

Chris Grine

Will Eisner Celebration: Chris Grine

March 04, 2021

Chris Grine is a Will-Eisner nominated comic book author and illustrator.

Darnell Johnson

Will Eisner Celebration: Darnell Johnson

March 03, 2021

Darnell Johnson is an Atlanta, Georgia-based artist and illustrator.

Natalie Riess

Will Eisner Celebration: Natalie Riess

March 02, 2021

Natalie Riess is an Austin, Texas-based cartoonist and illustrator. Natalie’s popular graphic novel Space Battle Lunchtime Vol.

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with Chalk board and apple

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

May 08, 2018

Every year during the first full week of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Of course, teachers should be celebrated all year long, but a United States national holiday is a good reminder to show our teachers some extra love and appreciation. I remember my favorite teacher was Ms.

lots of star wars book covers

Star Wars Books to Share With Your Children

May 03, 2018

“Where are your Star Wars books?” This is a very popular question librarians receive from children and their caregivers at the library.