Don’t be afraid of the dark, at Shreve Memorial library on June 21st!
What happens in the library once everyone goes home and the librarians turn off the lights and lock the doors? According to some people the library is haunted. Families are invited to find out what lurks in the dark in the historic Main branch of Shreve Memorial Library, but have no fear, we will create proper ghost hunting gear and outfit ourselves with head lamps and flash lights. Then Dr. Spaghetti will help us gather our courage with Lemony Snicket’s latest book The Dark. Finally, we’ll explore the depths of the library guided through the dark by only our headlamps and flashlights.
We can start the program at 6:30p.m; please print out a permission form here, fill it out and bring it with you when you come in!
I can't be the only one out there fascinated by criminal psychology...right? Who's with me?! When I came across this book I knew I needed to read it. If you like thrillers, mystery, and crime novels this is the book for you. It's dark and grotesque and gruesome and everything in between...and it's fantastic! I mean let's face it...when we're teens our parents are always awkward--what if yours was a serial killer? Imagine that instead of homework help from dad you're taught the best way to dissolve a human body. That's what childhood was like for Jasper Dent and this story follows him as a 17-year-old who is now putting those lessons from Dear Old Dad, the infamous Billy Dent, to good use when another killer strikes. Don't take my word for it--here's the book trailer--see for yourself...
Space, the final frontier. These are not the voyages of a particular Constitution or Galaxy class starship. Not even the voyages of Firefly class ship. Nope, and if you get any of those references, silver stars to you. In truth, I’m not talking about going to space but space coming to us. To Earth.
Recently I got to go to my first ever festival/con/whatnot. Technically it’s a festival, and it was for one of my favorite things – TV! I brought my mom along because I’m just that kind of gal, and she was somewhat interested in the whole adventure. That was until a particular show had a viewing and panel. Mom fangirls; I’m talking little squealing glee with the squinched up arms in miniature flailing mode (think Kermit the Frog post announcing the guest on a more constricted scale). She was so very happy and excited; funny thing, it’s for a show by all rights I should be interested in. I should be, if I were given to it, fangirling right along with her.
Now, I can’t say the writing’s bad. It isn’t. I can’t say the effects are bad; they aren’t. The acting is pretty darn good. So, that’s not a problem.
It’s about aliens and their taking over the Earth. They want it; they attack it, and they use humans for slave labor, like any alien would. I wouldn’t say they’re smart aliens because anyone who’s seen anything about humans we do tend to revolt, unless the alien has plans to serve man (‘nother star if you get that one). The humans fight back, but it’s not a perfect rebellion. In fact, it’s grimy, dirty, hard fought, barely won – or not won at all. This is a fight, and this particular fight is now going into its third season, which means it’s a pretty darn good fight. Yet, it doesn’t click with me.
No, it clicks with the woman who raised me. The woman who started me on my way to space adventures, mutants, and superheroes. The one who let me dabble in the macabre, the undead, and the night creatures when they just didn’t speak with her. So, there’s got to be something to this show.
It’s not Earth Final Conflict (humans aren’t exactly in such dire straits or that aware), V (again, pre-all out rebellion by the humans, mostly), or even Spaced Invaders (not a tv show!). The show I’m talking about that made my mother get so adorably excited was and is Falling Skies.
Noah Wylie takes a turn at the action-y good guy stuck in some very tough situations, a nice turn from the action-y camp in the Librarian series (oddly, I have seen all of those). Wylie’s character has three boys, each dealing with the aliens in different ways, including abduction and destruction, or being abducted and destructed(?). The show doesn’t focus solely on Wylie’s character, and it does bring in some really great actors and stories, creating a decent alien-war-survivor drama.
Yet, it’s just not my show. So, why bring it up at all? Because sometimes it’s not about my things; sometimes it’s about others’…things – in this case, one of my mom’s favorite shows. Maybe it’ll be yours; give it a try.
There are a few movies I have seen that never get old. I can watch them over and over again and never seem to get tired of them. If I get lucky, I might catch them on T.V, but if I’m in the mood to watch one of these movies without having to wait, I search the DVD shelves at the library. These are some of the movies I’ve found at the library that I can’t seem to get enough of!
Ironically, I could watch this movie over and over. Cue Sonny and Cher - I Got You Babe...
When I think of a good horror movie, this is it. The Shining includes the most memorable scene that I think tops all other scary flicks. Jack's son riding through the long hallway on his bike until he is stopped by two young, seemingly normal "undead" girls. He then sees flashes of them on the ground in pools of blood. Come play with us, Danny...This vision is hard to forget and it's also the scene that pops in my head when I think "horror movie".
Sportran is holding a public meeting to discuss moving the Sportran bus terminal from Crocket Street and constructing a new intermodel transportation terminal on Murphy Street. The first exhibit viewing is on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, located at the Sportran Bus Terminal. There is an additional Exhibit viewing on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, directly followed by a Presentation at 6:00. The June 13th event takes place at Airport Park, located at 6500 Kennedy Street. Discussion may include new bus stops and extending the stops farther North.
Persons with special needs and/or accomodations who are interested in attending the meeting are asked to contact Bill Spickerman, ADA Coordinator at (318) 673-7415, at least five working days prior to the meeting.