The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is hosting a four-session graphic novel workshop series led by cartoonist Barbara Slate from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 21 through Nov. 12.

Students will learn how to create a graphic novel as they learn about the creative process, learn how to write a character study, focus on the narrative of the story, and create layouts.

No experience or drawing skills are necessary to participate. This workshop is free and open to tweens, teens and adults. Space is limited. Participants must commit to all four sessions. 

To register, call 518-325-4101, email, or visit the library.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.