The first step to geeking out about comics is to read some. The second step is to read all about them. Check out these great histories and analyses of modern comics.
Comic book nation: the transformation of youth culture in America by Bradford W. Wright
Understanding comics: the invisible art by [Scott McCloud]
DC Comics: sixty years of the world's favorite comic book heroes by Les Daniels ; introduction by Jenette Kahn
And don't forget to stop by the Geek Out table during the CYS kickoff and complete a Nerd Knowledge quiz! Completed quizzes can be put into a drawing for summer movie passes from Goodrich Theaters. We'll select and announce the winner just before the movie starts! Join us in the Community Room on Monday, June 17 at 7:00 PM for the first in our Movie Mondays summer film series!
Monday, June 24, we'll give give our planet a GREEN THUMBs up and get our GAME ON with these fun summer films. We will start our day with fairies in the rainforest who are about to meet their first humans and end with the story of a football team that embraced challenges and change to triumph with a perfect season.
Monday, July 15, we will celebrate our furry friends with films that bring out the ANIMAL LOVER in you, and a romance so sweet we guarantee you will LOVE IT. We'll begin our day with the search for our favorite clown fish and end with a heartwarming and bittersweet tale of first love.
Monday, July 1st, we will celebrate our state with a special MY MITTEN movie: a film shot in Marquette, MI and written by a native Michigander.
- 6:00 PM — Anatomy of a Murder (Unrated-contains mature themes)
Monday, July 22, we will both GEEK OUT and SLEUTH IT. We'll start our day with a video game bad guy who wants to play the hero and end with a backwards tale about a man who can't remember much-and has the tattoos to prove it.
Monday, July 29, we will CHOW DOWN with the CURTAINS UP. We'll start our day with a Parisian mouse who dreams of great food and end the evening with a song.
Monday, August 5, we will celebrate our final Movie Monday by with films about BEing CREATIVE. We will begin our day exploring the 2nd Dimension and end it with a look at London's most elusive and intriguing street artist.
Join us each Monday to beat the heat and enjoy fun films in our Community Room! Each week we'll fill the day with films for kids, adults, or the whole family!Monday, July 8, we will BE WELL with some healthy viewing and go BACK IN TIME with some time-traveling classics. We'll start our day with a collection of stories about our favorite aardvark and end with two totally excellent dudes who ace their history assignment with the help of a very special phone booth.
- 10:00 AM — Arthur: Hooray for Health (G)
- 1:00 PM — Back to the Future (PG)
- 4:00 PM — Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (PG)
You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy lawn chairs if you like.
So you've finished the Hunger Games, and you're looking for more tales of grim future days? Look no further...
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
The stand by Stephen King
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
The maze runner by James Dashner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Will we ever be able to travel through time to different eras? These books tackle tough questions about "life, the universe, and everything."
Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles
Chronos: how time shapes our universe by Etienne Klein ; translated by Glenn Burney
How it began: a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey
How to build a time machine by Paul Davies
Registration is required for this class.
Prerequisites: MS Word I or equivalent experience.
Join us on March 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Internet Lab.