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Justice League Comics Available at Your Library

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Justice League hits the theaters this weekend, and fans get to see Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg on the big screen together for the first time. Villains beware!

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Metro Libraries to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 and remain closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Access to digital resources like eBooks, eAudiobooks, online research sources, digital magazines, streaming tv & movies and music downloads are available anytime at www.metrolibrary.org.

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Marvel Movies

Marvel Movies

Do you like Marvel movies? It seems like they have so many of them coming out every year! Marvel Entertainment is “one of the world’s most character-based entertainment companies, build on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.” We have lots of Marvel movies in our collection. Feel free to explore what we have and if we're missing one, you can suggest we buy it!

 

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31 Titles of Fright and Delight

October and fall are two of my favorite things. It is the season of all things monster, horror, and paranormal. So I’ve pulled together a list of 31 titles for all of you guys and ghouls! Some are scary, some are classics, and some are something else entirely; but they are all monster-rific!

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Stranger Things

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Someone recently asked me this: "If you could choose any category to play in Jeopardy, what would it be?" My immediate answer: "80s pop culture, please!" To me, the 80s were a wonderful and awkward decade of perms, mullets, "mom jeans," and wood paneling, alongside some of the best films, books, music, and art.

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Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

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As the Cold War simmered on, the world’s two great powers–the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union–continued to find ways to antagonize one another. From setting up puppet regimes and engaging in proxy wars to practicing espionage and disseminating propaganda, both nations desperately sought to gain any sort of an edge in the pursuit of dominance. Beginning in the late 1950’s, the race to outer space would take on a central role in this struggle, with each side seeking to attain superiority in technology, military might and political prowess.

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Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017

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144 novels were submitted, the longlist of 13 was whittled down to the shortlist of six, and the winner was announced October 17. First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker is one of the leading prizes for literary fiction written in English. For most of its history, the prize was limited to the UK and Commonwealth, but the rules were changed in 2014 to expand to all English language novels published in the UK during the year.

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Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

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The Nobel Prize in Literature is given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work rather than a single title. This year’s just announced recipient is British author Kazuo Ishiguro.  Born in Nagasaki, Japan, Ishiguro moved to Surrey, England when he was 5 years old and was raised and educated there.  In a recent interview, he said he discovered his love for literature through the Sherlock Holmes stories he found at the library.  Yeah, libraries! Once again, we can take the credit for starting someone on the path to literary greatness.

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Let’s Get Dark and Twisted, Part 2

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Do you like spooky stories, folklore, and history? Then you NEED to check out Lore!

So what is Lore? It’s an award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast containing non-fiction (meaning real) scary stories, often told through the lens of folklore, written and narrated by Aaron Mahnke. Listeners have compared the experience to listening to campfire tales. If podcasts aren’t your thing, never fear. Lore is being adapted into a TV show, streaming on Amazon and a book series.

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Let’s Get Dark and Twisted, Part 1

lore podcast image

Do you like spooky stories, folklore, and history? Then you NEED to check out Lore!

So what is Lore? It’s an award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast containing non-fiction (meaning real) scary stories, often told through the lens of folklore, written and narrated by Aaron Mahnke. Listeners have compared the experience to listening to campfire tales. If podcasts aren’t your thing, never fear. Lore is being adapted into a TV show, streaming on Amazon starting on October 13, and a book series, the first of which was released on October 10.

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