Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas movies!

It's the holiday season again, and once more the Christmas movies are on the shelf! I'm afraid we haven't added a lot of new movies this year, though we now have The Search for Santa Paws.

Looking for something different? Here are some great Christmas movie recommendations!

A Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon)
Miracle on 34th Street
Holiday Inn
White Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (movie)
Tokyo Godfathers (Movie, subtitled)
Christmas in the Clouds
Skipping Christmas
Shrek the Halls

Monday, October 25, 2010

How Anime Afternoon works

Since somebody asked in the comments, I will let you know how Anime Afternoon is run.

There is no charge for anything.

It runs from 4pm to midnight on Saturday, Oct 30.

We will have around a hundred Anime titles available! Most are owned by the library system, some are on loan from the private collections of participants.

We try to keep to anime rated for 13-14 year olds up till 8pm. After that, we need any younger kids to go, because we allow people to choose programs with more mature content.

We draw names, and the person whose name is picked gets to choose the next title we watch. There will be food and soda available. We have door prizes, but it's small stuff--second-hand mangas, stickers, library discarded DVDs, back issues of Shonen Jump, that sort of thing. There is no charge of any sort for anything, although donations of any sort are always welcome!

We encourage cosplaying (dressing up as an anime character!)

I hope that answers any questions! If not, call us at the library-- 920-833-2725 -- and ask for Colette!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Anime! Anime! Anime! :D

I'm very excited about our second Anime Halloween! We will have more anime titles available than ever before! Not only have several other libraries added new titles, so have we, including the highly popular Hetalia: Axis Powers and the football comedy, Eyeshield 21. We will have curry rice and Taiyaki and Pocky, as usual. :)

If there is enough interest, we may do an Anime Christmas event...not as long and grueling, though. Maybe show Tokyo Godfathers and the Love Hina Christmas movie, and a couple of Christmas-themed anime episodes.

One note on attending our Anime event this October 30th: Most of our programs are rated for age 13 and up. But not all. In the evening we allow people to choose more mature programs to watch, closer to Rated R/ TV-MA. Anyone under the age of at least 13 should be heading home by 8.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Movie lineup change

We're changing the Oct 1 movie from Free Willy to...ugh, not allowed to advertise titles. But it's a Disney action movie that takes place in ancient Persia.

PG-13, for intense violence and action. (Lots of sword-fighting!)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Star Trek returns to shelves

If anyone heard the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the missing Star Trek DVDs, I would just like to announce that they have been found. They were apparently put in the wrong package...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Anime Halloween Returns!

Get your cosplay gear together again, otaku hoard, because it's Anime Halloween again on Saturday, October 30, from 4pm to midnight! Watch Japanese cartoons with us! Free door prizes and snacks! Dress up as an anime character, and get a free Seroogey bar!

Recommended for teens to adults: some programs may contain swearing, nudity, and other material unsuitable for young children.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Outdoor Movie was a success!

Thanks, everyone who came to the outdoor movie and made it such a success! We had between 40 and 50 people, the weather was pleasant, the movie was fun, and the mosquitoes were bearable. We watched Diary of a Wimpy Kid! A good time was had by all.

I've added the provisional lineup of new Friday movies! We are currently at a slow time of year for new releases, so September 3 we will feature a star-studded favorite of mine: rated PG, and may be slightly scary for very young kids. It is a time-traveling comedy directed by Terry Gilliam, with roles played by some of the Monty Python actors, including John Cleese, and also features Sean Connery, Ian Holm and Shelley DuVal. Star Wars fans might be interested in this trivia: two actors in the film also appeared in costume in the Star Wars original trilogy: Kenny Baker, the man inside the original R2D2, and Jack Purvis, who played a Jawa and an Ewok.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Movie lineup change.

Due to the next Friday Night movie conflicting with the Balloon Glow at the Hamburger Festival, we will be canceling the show that night. Don't forget the outdoor movie, though, on Wednesday, August 18! (Or, in case of rain, August 19)

If it rains both nights, we'll do it indoors on Friday instead! :D

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Outdoor Movie

This summer's outdoor movie is scheduled on Wednesday, August 18th. (Rain day on Thursday.) The summer reading program theme this year will be Make a Splash at the Library!

So, what splashy movie would you like to see on the outdoor movie night? The Little Mermaid? Help, I'm a Fish? Free Willy?

Suggestions strongly encouraged!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New 3D films at the Seymour library!

I've always loved 3D, from Viewmaster slides and 3D comics to mind-boggling films like Avatar. It's always a pleasure to add more 3D films to our collection, and the current number of releases is making me a very happy camper! You have to be careful when buying 3D movies though: some require special 3D electronic equipment. We try to buy only the ones requiring simple paper glasses.

Recently we've added National Geographic's 3D film, Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. It's a documentary about fossil hunters, and an excitingly animated recreation of the lives of the aquatic creatures they dig up. The 3D effects are weak in some scenes, but fantastic in others. (red and blue glasses)

Coming soon is Fly Me To The Moon, the story of three young flies who accidentally go up with the Apollo 11 mission. We might make a Movie Night out of this one!

Movies we already own in 3D:

Blue and Red glasses:
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl
Spy Kids 3D
Santa vs the Snowman
Shrek 3D

Trioscopic (purple and green glasses)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
B.O.B.'s Big Break

Monday, May 3, 2010

Biggest Ever Anime Afternoon!

Last Saturday was our anime afternoon, and with 21 people turning up, it was our most widely attended anime event ever! We kicked off with Ouran High School Host Club, but Bleach was the most popular choice, with three people choosing to watch episodes of soul-reaping action. We also saw two episodes of Red Garden, Seymour's newest anime title.

Thanks to all who showed up, and to those who brought their own anime and treats to share!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Movie lineup Anime!

The Fox movie has had to move back to May to make room for the Chipmunk sequel! The original Alvin and the Chipmunks movie was the library's record-setting movie night of all time, with 70 people in attendance!

We have ordered the full series of Pumpkin Scissors on DVD, for those of you who have not had the chance to see the entire series yet! (Part of it is in the system already.) We have also ordered Gakuen Alice, a highly-rated comedy from Rightstuf/Nozomi. (Subtitled only.)

With a little luck, at our next Anime Afternoon, I will try my hand at making Taiyaki, the fish-shaped, filled waffles that have appeared in so many anime series.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Anime Afternoon scheduled...

In the mad scramble for meeting room time (it's occupied almost every Saturday in April) Anime Afternoon has been bumped back to May 1st! Since I have not yet started any permission requests or ordered any new anime series, this gives me a little breathing room.

One problem with ordering new series is that many companies have stopped adding English dubs to their anime DVDs. They need to cut expenses to stay competetive, and also they feel the need to get the new programs out on DVD as quickly as possible, before the fans who have watched online versions lose interest in the title.

Still, no problem filling Friday movie slots for April! As always, Spring comes with a bevy of new releases, including such films as Ponyo, The Frog Princess, Fantastic Mister Fox, Planet 51, Astro Boy, etc.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Post-Holiday movie stuff!

Whew, the holiday shuffle is over, as is the end-of-year budget crunch, so we're back on schedule for Friday movies and new additions!

Hitting the DVD shelves soon:
Eerie, Indiana--a children's series where mysterious and horrifying things happen in a small Indiana town.

The Scarlet Pimpernel--The 1980's Jane Seymour made-for-TV version: everyone knows this is my favorite! (Though they should have restored it a little.)

My Family and Other Animals--the Masterpiece Theater performance of zoologist Gerald Durrell's hilarious childhood memoir.

Millionaire Dogs--an animated cartoon made in Germany. Haven't watched it yet, so I can't tell you more than that. If it's good, I'll add it to the Friday lineup.

Plus the usual new releases and hot items!

Next Anime Afternoon: nothing firm is planned yet, but we nearly always have one in April, when the danger of blizzards is past, so start planning on a Spring event again.