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Events for Wednesday May 28, 2014


Summer Book Club Registration

Summer Book Club Registration


Wednesday May 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Interested in a summer book club? We have summer book clubs for children entering 2nd grade and all the way through 12th grade. They will begin the week of July 8th and go for five weeks. The grade is where the child will be in September. 2nd grade will meet either Monday or Tuesday at 2:00pm. 3rd-4th grade will meet either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 2:00. 5th and 6th grade will meet either Wednesday or Thursday at 2:00. 7th-9th grade will meet either Monday at 4:00 or Tuesday at 7:00. 10th-12th grade will meet Thursday at 7:00. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration will begin May 27th at 9:30am. You can register in person, via phone or email at mmtsummerreading@gmail.com. If you have any questions, or you want to register, you can call us at 973-538-6161.


Craft Story Time

Craft Story Time


Wednesday May 28, 2014
10:00 AM
Come join us as we listen to some stories and then make a simple craft to take home. For ages 2-5. All supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays starting January 06, 2015 until January 28, 2015


Midnight Movies at 7

Midnight Movies at 7: Screening of the "Final Cut" of Blade Runner


Wednesday May 28, 2014
6:30 PM
As part of an occasional series entitled “Midnight Moves at 7” (showing cult and B-movies traditionally shown at Midnight Movie houses), library is providing a screening of the final cut of Blade Runner (1982).

Just think, in only five more years, we will have reached the 2019 world of Blade Runner, a dystopian science fiction film starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young and Rutger Hauer. Should the local authorities should be alerted that ‘replicants’ are among humankind and will have to be hunted down? The Ridley Scott film, which focuses on Blade Runners (i.e. special police operatives who go after replicants) was originally based loosely on a novel by Philip K. Dick called, of all things, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The film is hailed by many as a science fiction masterpiece and not only brought the novels of Philip K. Dick to mainstream attention, but served as a model for many futuristic noir films and productions that succeeded it. Like the dark and shadowy appearance of the film, even ancillary aspects of the film have taken a strange turn. The movie was scored by noted Greek (and Chariots of Fire-known) instrumentalist Vangelis and yet the release of its acclaimed soundtrack was delayed for almost a decade. There is even a supposed ‘Blade Runner curse’ since many of the companies with product placements in the film (Bell, Atari, Pan Am, etc.) suffered a demise after the film’s release.

For a film that did not fare well at the box-office, Blade Runner has had a second life as a cult favorite and has gone through various versions from what was shown in theaters. The original workprint version was modified for the theatrical release due to poor test audience response. A ‘director’s cut’ was issued in 1992 (although not under the supervision of director Ridley Scott), but a DVD release received vehement criticism when the quality failed to live up to expectations. A ‘final cut’ was released in 2007, as a 25th anniversary edition, and this cut­––the only one where Scott had true artistic freedom—will be the one shown at the library.

Light refreshments will be served.

This program was made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library.


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