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Henrietta Eghan, Contributor

 Could libraries be more than a place where knowledge is stored and questions get answered? Yes, yes it can be. Recently at the Lewis University Library there are new and exciting clubs that have been created for the entertainment of us Lewis University students. 

These clubs include Flying Needles, Flying Raspberries and Talking Comics and much more. There are so many events in the library that prove that you can explore so many wonders even when you're not reading. 

Flying Needles is a knitting/crochet/cross stitch club that meets in the Library Glass Conference room on the first Friday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The club is a fun and relaxing place to hang out with other fellow knitters and friends of all various levels. Knitting is relaxing and fun and it keeps one from unraveling. In the club you can bring your own project, or make and take one of the projects. There are refreshments and companionships provided in the club.

In addition to the Flying Needles club, which offers a fun yet relaxing activity to do, there is Flying Raspberries, in which you can actively watch and discuss movies. The club occurs on the third Wednesday of every month from 4 to in the library media classroom. On the first meeting, the club watched the classic American comedy film Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) Abbott and Costello. This classic movie sparked the momentous beginning of the Flying Raspberries club. 

Furthermore, there is a club called Talking Comics in which students get to discuss graphic novels. Talking Comics is a graphic novel club which meets twice a semester and occurs from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Talking Comics started with a bang by choosing the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer by John (Derf) Backderf. The graphic novel is about the true story of a notorious young serial killer. The book was recently made into a movie called My Friend Dahmer starring actor Ross Lynch. So if you missed the first meeting, you can always watch the movie and come by the library for the next Talking Comics meeting to discuss on the next graphic novel. 

The library has a lot of events and clubs and has hosted events such as Valentines for Vets, Zombie Week and International Games Week. To participate and get more knowledge about the events and club, please contact public services librarian Kristin Anderson at

Books are not the only form of entertainment offered by the library so when in doubt about what to do, stop by the library.