Category Archive – What’s Going On

Month of the Macabre Week 4: Warm Bodies

by Ali Cat  | Category: Movie Madness, What's Going On
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And again, cue music…

Noticing a theme with my posts?  Something along the lines of spooky anthology shows?  You can’t get much scarier than The Twilight Zone.  Though more Sci Fi based than horror, and with lots of commentary lurking behind each story, a trip to the Zone can still scare the heck out of you on the right night.  Much like what we’re trying to accomplish with our continuing saga of the Month of the Macabre Movie Break programs here at the Pierre Berton Resource Library.

*clears throat and puts on best Rod Serling voice*

Submitted for your approval; a world ravaged by a zombie outbreak, with humans forced into isolated strongholds while the infected undead roam the larger cityscapes.  One of those undead, a young man known only as R, is about to cross baths with the woman of his dreams…though she is very much alive and he is, for all intents and purposes, dead.  Can their comedic and horrifying bond be sustained amongst a world divided?  Perhaps it can…in the Twilight Zone.

That’s this Friday at 2:45pm.  Just a little over a week before Halloween.  Try to hold in the creepiness until then smile face icon

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Murder Mystery After Dark is Almost Here!

by Ali Cat  | Category: It's here!, What's Going On
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Hi Everyone

Are you eager to finally wear a costume but don’t want to wait another week until Halloween?  Do you want to try out your detective skills before inevitably joining the police force or CSI or starting your own PI operation?  Do you want to hang out with cool people, eat delicious snacks and have a great time?

Well, if you’re between the ages of 13 and 18 then come out to the Pierre Berton Resource Library this Friday at 6pm for our annual Murder Mystery After Dark party.  You can sign up at the information desk on the first floor of the branch this week and choose a character to play during the evening’s murderous festivities.  Our theme this year is Super Heroes! (Cue John Williams!)  Costumes are not mandatory but they are very much encouraged, and there will be food, music and tons of fun!

Please call the Pierre Berton branch if you have any questions.  Hope to see you amateur sleuths there!

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Month of the Macabre Week 2: The Woman in Black

by Ali Cat  | Category: Movie Madness, What's Going On
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“…We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits.”

Sorry, had to set the mood again.  If not now, then when?

Yep, it’s week two of Month of the Macabre at the Pierre Berton Library.  This week we’re screening a MOTM favorite, one that’s become a bit of a tradition as I believe we’ve shown it every year since we began the theme of October scary movies.  That would be Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter follow-up The Woman in Black.  Set in the early 20th century in a creepy isolated village Radcliffe plays a young lawyer who arrives to go over the final possessions and home of a deceased woman.  It goes about as well as you would expect.

That’s Friday at 2:45pm in the teen area.

“We now return control of your television set to you. Until next week at the same time, when the control voice will take you to – The Outer Limits.”

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Month of the Macabre begins again with Carrie

by Ali Cat  | Category: Movie Madness, What's Going On
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Cue music…

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Sorry, had to set the mood smile face icon

It is officially October, which means colder days, brightly colored leaves and the sense of dread that hangs in the air as the last night of the month approaches.  So how do we mark the occasion?  Well, here at Pierre Berton, we do many things, but one of the best is the Month of the Macabre, where our weekly Movie Break program is taken over by movies to frighten, chill and thrill the average teen viewer.  Bwa ha ha ha ha!

This week we kick things off with Carrie.  Based on Steven King’s debut novel and a remake of the 1976 horror classic, Carrie stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a bullied teen who discovers she may have the power to fight back.  Here’s the trailer.

That’s this Friday, 2:45pm at the Pierre Berton Library.  If you end up watching through your hands, nobody would blame you.

Stay tuned for more spine-tingling movies every Friday this October.  And watch out for Hitchcock cameos.

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Finito!! The Teen Summer Reading Challenge

by Vee  | Category: It's here!, Randomness, What's Going On
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Hey guys,  so summer is officially over (that went by waaaaaaaaay to quickly for me, I don’t know about you, jeez!)  Anywho, you are all now back in school, some of you have maybe started high school for the first time, some of you are now in university..Boy O Boy!  What changes!

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve now emailed our winners for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge, as well as our winners of the draws from the different contests we ran this summer.  So, check your email!!!  Fingers crossed that I emailed YOU!!!

For those crazy curious folk, our top reader managed to squeeze a grand total of 63, 152 pages this summer.  Yeah, that’s right.  WowEE!

Kudos to you all. I hope you had fun, and are kicking things off to a good start this fall at school.
Stay classy, Vaughan