FanCon in Arlington Heights, featuring Jarrett L. Krosoczka!

If you are a Potterhead or Trekkie, a Marvel or D.C. fan, a gamer, or a nerd of any age or stripe, you are invited to Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Saturday, July 13th from 11:00 AM–4:00 PM to be part of this premiere comics and pop culture event. You'll find something for everyone with the Library's wide variety of awesome activities, fan-themed crafts, and hands-on workshops. Meet some of your favorite characters – or come dressed up yourself! Visit Artists’ Alley to meet artists, illustrators and authors.

This year's special guest star is the incredibly talented Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy book series and National Book Award Finalist for Hey, Kiddo. We'll have his books on hand!  The entire event is free but you do need to register.

Jarrett will be signing books  (Artists’ Alley) – 11:00 AM to noon

He'll lead an Illustrator’s Workshop (Lindsey Room) – 12:15 – 1:15 PM

He'll present an Author Talk (Hendrickson, next to Artists’ Alley) – 2:00 - 3:00 PM with final book signing immediately following.



Event date: 

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Event address: 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545902489
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

A National Book Award Finalist!

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is.

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375846830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2009

From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

A New Class (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545875738
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 26th, 2016

Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style.
While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda.