Get involved and do something in your community with the Teen Action Board. Help plan and run events and perform good deeds – all while earning community service hours. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. No registration required.
Get invovled and let your voice be heard with the Teen Action Board. TAB teens are leaders in the library community that run their own classes, events, and philanthropy projects -- all while earning community service hours for graduation. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. No registration required.
Spend a Saturday afternoon at the library taking in the sights of art being created right before your eyes. Local community artists will be working en plein air throughout the library, and will be available to chat and answer your questions. Featured mediums include glass blowing, weaving, and painting with accompanying live handpan music. Light refreshments will be provided. Drop by any time between 2-4pm to see and hear art in action. Appropriate for families and all ages. No registration required.
We’ll try out our new action cams by playing a fun game with cams tied to our heads. Appropriate for tweens ages 9-12. No registration required.
Originally, I was going to write a 5-star review for the new box-office hit, The Monuments Men. However, numerous reviews are already available (check out: MetaCritic). Thus, let us take a different review adventure:The Monuments Men preview trailers. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about the theater is getting to view the new movie trailers. They tend to stir just as much excitement, disappointment and conversation as the movie.
As some of my previous blog posts have mentioned, I love animated movies. My favorite animated filmmaker is Hayao Miyazaki. His movies cover many topics, but focus on coming-of-age stories and interactions with nature. These deep and visually impressive films pull at the heart-strings while impressing the eye. Any of his movies are worth watching, but these four movies will pull you into a new magical world.
As the summer spectacles roll out I fondly look back at all giant action movies. There are underappreciated films in the genre, many of which have been foreign films in the past few years. With dynamic action scenes and interesting cinematography, these action films all bring something different to the table. There are many movies focusing on martial arts and gun ballets, but here are a few that struck a chord.
Best Television-Inspired Movies:
Television shows often end too early or not early enough. Movies based on television shows can be retreads of old materials or new spins on old classic themes. When thinking about movies based on television shows, there are many more groan-inducing experiences and a lesser amount of engrossing experiments. There are a few movies that extend or breathe new air in their universe and here is a list of some of my favorites.