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Monster Summer at Muhlenberg Library
Welcome to Monster Summer
All summer long at Muhlenberg Library, we will be delving into all things monster!
ADULTS: we have a special line-up of classic Universal and Hammer Monster Movies planned for you in July and August. TEENS: join us for Teen Monster Movies on Friday afternoons in June and Dr. Frankenstein's Lab in August. CHILDREN: explore the human body with the Mad Scientists program!
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
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.
|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 21, 2014||The Mummy||1959||88 min||Terence Fisher|
|August 28, 2014||Brides of Dracula||1960||85 min||Terence Fisher|
|September 4, 2014||Horror of Dracula||1958||82 min||Terence Fisher|
Please note Horror of Dracula has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 4. All film screenings are FREE, begin at 5:15 p.m., and will be held in the third floor community room of Muhlenberg Library. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Dr. Frankenstein's Lab
This is a FREE hands-on, science-based workshop series for teens. You'll learn about how things work and experiment with paper planes, electrical circuits, boats, and silly putty. You'll even get to participate in design competitions! For ages 12-18.
|August 8, 2014||Let It Fly!||Learn about the basic principles of aerodynamics by folding different kinds of paper planes, predicting how they'll fly, and then observing their actual flight behavior.|
|August 21, 2014||Light It Up!||Explore the differences between conductors and insulators by going hands-on with a simple circuit.|
|August 22, 2014||What Floats Your Boat?||Discover how to use model building to gain first-hand experience of concepts such as buoyancy and density.|
|August 29, 2014||Let's Make Silly Putty!||Learn how to make two different formulations of Silly Putty with varying properties.|
Please note: Light It Up! has been rescheduled for Thursday, 8/21 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is limited to 15 participants. Sign up by visiting Muhlenberg Library or calling 212-924-1585.
Join us for four sessions as we observe, model, and build the human body. All programs are FREE. For ages 6-11.
|July 23, 2014||The Respiratory System||Observe the respiration of a goldfish and build a working model of a pair of human lungs.|
|August 6, 2014||Inside/Outside Skeletons||Build a human bone and observe an insect’s exoskeleton in action.|
|August 20, 2014||Hands, Fingers, & Thumbs||Thumbs up! Build a working model of a hand and see what you can grasp.|
|August 27, 2014||Eye See You||How do we see? How do insects see? Build two different types of eyes and find out!|
Registration is limited to 15 participants. Sign up by visiting Muhlenberg Library or calling 212-924-1585.
Photo by Kit Perren, CC BY-NC 2.0
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
|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.