Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I'm not sure if it was a change or a clarification, but on reading Movie Licensing USA's info recently, I found out that we are allowed to advertise the movie titles on flyers and posters inside the library!
But not publicly on TV, or radio, or here on the internet. So, I'm afraid the blog will still leave you guessing!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
It seems as likely as not that other anime companies may follow suit, which will make our license even more necessary. But, for the sake of small libraries and groups who can't afford the license, I hope they carry on with the free permissions. (On the other hand, it would save me from the effort of sending out all those requests before each anime event.)
Monday, June 11, 2012
The movies begin as soon as it is dark enough to see the screen (usually around 8-8:30.)
You may want to bring the following items to our outdoor movies:
A chair and/or blanket to sit on
A jacket in case of cold weather
An umbrella in case of light rain
In case of heavy rain, we will move indoors.
Hope to see you there, and have an awesome summer!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Many thanks to Dan for stringing the wires, and to Ashley Davis for help with set-up!
Our movie screening contract prohibits us from advertising the titles of movies we are showing, but anime is not covered by our contract and screening permission must be requested directly from the anime companies (who almost always agree.)
Therefore, if Funimation approves our request to show Summer Wars, last year's big hit movie, we can advertise the title all we like! It's an action comedy about a boy who is dragged along to a family reunion, only to get involved in battling a computer virus that is about to take over the virtual world of Oz. It's a great, very fun movie. Parents might want to be warned, though, that there is a fair amount of swearing and a few other questionable scenes. (It is rated PG.)
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Summer is coming, and the summer reading program. Be sure to watch for announcements about our annual outdoor movies! This year's possible candidates for outdoor viewing are The Secret World of Arrietty and The Lorax, though the decision isn't final by any means.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The library book sale will be on April 27 and 28! Lots of DVDs and VHSs will be in the sale!
Preparations are under way for April 21's Anime Afternoon, and we're very excited. For the first time officially this year, we are adding the rule that younger children (under 13) may be present, but must leave by 8 pm. Anime with more mature themes, gore and seriously inappropriate material will be held until after 8.
NOTE: We can not guarantee the family-friendliness of all shows shown earlier, though: there may be swearing, nudity, risque humor, or unexpected content in almost any program. We suggest a parent attend with any under-13 children.
The library is continuing to add the hottest new anime releases as they come out. Apart from Fairy Tail and Rideback, we have continued with more Hetalia, as well as adding Broken Blade, the classic Genshiken, and Princess Jellyfish. On order are the complete K-On! and Season 2 of Black Butler! (I hope we will have them in time for the event!) In addition, we have replaced our timeworn Fruits Basket and Trigun with new, compact box sets.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sci-Fi fans will be glad to notice we've added the complete Farscape series and follow-up movie, The Peacekeeper War. Also Crusade, the short-lived spinoff of Babylon 5. By request, we may also be getting Earth2.
Anime fans will be glad to know we'll be adding Fairy Tail (Fantasy/comedy/action about a wizard's guild) and Rideback (Action drama, about an ex-ballerina who becomes a mecha-motorcycle rider and gets involved in a revolution) as soon as cataloging gets them into the computer system.
And, of course, we've been adding plenty of high-interest mainstream movies as well, plus foreign films and non-fiction. Check out My Secret Cache, a Japanese comedy about a girl obsessed with money, or the Canadian film, Gunless, a western where American gunfighter The Montana Kid ends up in a small Canadian town where nobody has a decent pistol.
The next Anime Afternoon is planned for April 21--put it on your calendar!