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Sci-Fi Summer Reading 2011
Summer Reading is not just for aliens, kids, or cyborgs anymore! Here at Mid-Manhattan Library, we are gearing up for a universe of different events for older teens and adults this summer.
NEW! You can also log all of your summer books, movies, music, and even video games by creating an account at www.summerreading.org.
NEW! Follow us on Tumblr for free sci-fi downloads throughout June, July, & August.
Take a look below to see just some of our upcoming Sci-Fi Summer 2011 programs and keep your eye on this space for even more!
All summer, we will be blogging about our favorite sci-fi books, movies, and television shows. Read more below:
Sci-Fi Summer Television We Love To Watch
Star Trek: The Next Generation by Ryan Donovan
Mulder, Scully, and the X-Files by Ryan Donovan
The New Battlestar Galactica by Ryan Donovan
The Fifth Column Lives! V by Ryan Donovan
4400 Taken, 4400 Returned by Ryan Donovan
J.J. Abrams and Fringe by Ryan Donovan
Into the Vortex! Sliders by Ryan Donovan
The Teen Aliens of Roswell by Ryan Donovan
What is "anime"? It's short for Japanese "animation," which exploded in its home country in the 1960s, rose to international popularity in the 1980s, and has since only grown in visibility. Join us for our monthly summer screenings, hosted by Ryan Donovan, on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
|Gun x Sword||June 1|
|Sgt. Frog||July 6|
|Kaleido Star||August 3|
Come play your favorite classic games or try a new one at this monthly gaming event! In the spirit of summer reading, we’ll be playing (Sci-Fi) Scrabble, Battleship (Galactica), Checkers, Taboo, (Intergalactic) Monopoly and other fun, low-tech games.
|DAY & TIME||DATES|
|Last Friday of the month, 5-7 p.m.||June 24; July 29; August 26|
Join us each week in June, on the Reader's Den, for an online book discussion of the cyberpunk classic, Software by Rudy Rucker.
Get started by asking a question or posting a comment on the first week's post!
This summer, explore dystopian visions of the future, wacky low budget B-movies, and classic science fiction films at our weekly screenings on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
|Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959, 79 min)||June 8|
|Cat-Women of the Moon (1953, 64 min)||June 15|
|Teenagers From Outer Space (1959, 72 min)||June 22|
|Killers From Space (1954, 71 min)||June 29|
|H.G. Well's Things To Come (1936, 100 min)||July 13|
|Last Man on Earth (1964, 84 min)||July 20|
|Peter Greenaway's The Falls (1980, 195 min)||July 27|
|Atom Age Vampire (1960, 65 min)||August 10|
|The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962, 82 min)||August 17|
|Rocketship X-M (1950, 77 min)||August 24|
|The Amazing Transparent Man (1960, 57 min)||August 31|
Brush up on your technology skills or pick up some new ones in these cutting-edge technology classes held on the fourth floor of Mid-Manhattan Library. Registration is required and opens one week in advance, starting at 1 p.m.
|Cell Phone Buyer's Guide 2: Smartphones|
|Getting More Out of Cloud Storage||June 23; July 14; August 25|
|What Do I Read Next? (Sci-Fi & Fantasy)||June 3; July 5; August 1|
|Introduction to eBooks||June 28|
MIXED BAG: STORY TIME FOR GROWN-UPS
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Brown bag lunches welcome!
|A Delicate Architecture by Catherinne M. Valente
The Farmer’s Cat by Jeff VanderMeer
|The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick
Scroogled by Cory Doctorow
|Time of the Snake by A. M. Dellamonica
The Thing on the Roof by Robert E. Howard
The King of Beasts by Philip José Farmer
|Fair Game by Philip K. Dick
The Night Wire by H.F. Arnold