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Monster Summer at Muhlenberg Library

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Welcome to Monster Summer

All summer long at Muhlenberg Library, we will be delving into all things monster!

TEENS: please join us for Teen Monster Movies on Friday afternoons in June. ADULTS: we have a special line-up of classic Universal and Hammer Monster Movies planned for you in July and August.

And this is just the start! Watch this space for announcements of even more great events and book recommendations. You can also quickly access this page at: bit.ly/monstersummer2014

 

Monster Movies

In the 1930s and 40s, Universal Pictures produced some of the most indelible monster movies of all time. We highlight four black-and-white classics from the era, starring Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein) and Bela Lugosi (Dracula).

Later in the 1950s and 60s, Hammer Films updated these films for a new generation in vivid Eastmancolor and gained a cult following (that continues to this day) for their luxurious, period sets and committed performances by Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

DATE FILM YEAR TIME DIRECTOR
July 3, 2014 Frankenstein 1931 70 min James Whale
July 10, 2014 Dracula 1931 75 min Tod Browning
July 24, 2014 The Mummy 1932 73 min Karl Freund
July 31, 2014 The Bride of Frankenstein 1935 75 min James Whale
August 7, 2014 The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 82 min Terence Fisher
August 14, 2014 Horror of Dracula 1958 82 min Terence Fisher
August 21, 2014 The Mummy 1959 88 min Terence Fisher
August 28, 2014 Brides of Dracula 1960 85 min Terence Fisher

All film screenings are FREE, begin at 5:30 p.m., and will be held in the third floor community room of Muhlenberg Library. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

Monster Summer Reading Kick-Off

Please join us for the official Monster Summer Kick-off on Wednesday, June 18! CHILDREN & PARENTS: we will have crafts, board games, and story time from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. TEENS: Come play video games, listen to monster music, and win prizes from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Photo by Jennifer Rodgers, CC BY-NC 2.0

 

Teen Monster Movies

Throughout June, we will be screening Japanese monster movies (or Kaiju) on Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Please contact Thomas Knowlton (thomasknowlton@nypl.org) if you have any questions!

DATE FILM YEAR TIME DIRECTOR
June 6, 2014 Mothra 1961 81 min Ishiro Honda
June 13, 2014 King Kong Vs. Godzilla 1962 87 min Ishiro Honda
June 20, 2014 King Kong Escapes 1967 92 min Ishiro Honda
June 27, 2014 Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidora:
Giant Monsters All Out Attack
2001 105 min Shusuke Kaneko

All film screenings are FREE and held in the third floor community room of Muhlenberg Library. Seating is first-come, first-served.

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