Free Comic Book Day, an event that promotes comics and local comic shops across the country, will be celebrated Saturday, May 3, beginning 10 a.m. at Vose Library, 392 Common Road.

Everyone is invited to celebrate the magic of comics and graphic novels and even make their own, as well as pick up a free comic book. Comics foster literacy, imagination and creativity. Attendees will learn about drawing characters, telling a story with pictures and writing dialogue.

This all-ages program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vose Library at 785-4733.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or