IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY READ
Sunday, September 28th, 2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
"The Thirteenth Tale" opens the door and invites us into the shadowy and suggestive world of the Gothic. Penniless and beautiful heroines, charming, dark and brooding heroes, wild landscapes, secret gardens, and ghostly mansions all lure us into these timeless tales. Laura Mooneyham White, Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an authority in the Gothic novel, will explore the settings and characters that so completely capture our imaginations. She will provide a guide through the gothic novels of the past and the present and reveal the reasons behind our ongoing love affair with them.
Discussion of the book will follow this presentation, led by Professor White.
CLASSIC FILM FEST -- Plus Book Discussions
A double feature selection of classic gothic film titles will be shown at Anderson, Eiseley, Gere and Walt Branches. Bring a friend and a box of tissues. Each branch will have a different film selection based on novels by authors such as the Bronte sisters, Wilkie Collins, Daphne DuMaurier and Jane Austen. Original film versions as well as contemporary remakes of favorite movies will be shown. Check your library branch for a complete listing of film titles. Each film will have an intermission and there will be a break between films. Each of these classic film fests will be held on the same day, with book discussion following the film showings. Here is the schedule of locations:
Sunday, October 5 2008, 2:00 p.m. at each of the following locations:
Anderson Branch Library -- 3635 Touzalin Ave.
Eiseley Branch Library -- 1530 Superior St.
Gere Branch Library -- 2400 S. 56th St.
Walt Branch Library -- 6701 S. 14th St.
BURIED IN BOOKS -- THE AMAZING LIBRARY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON FITZPATRICK
Sunday, October 12 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
The library in Vida Winter's home and the bookstore owned by Margaret Lea and her father provide a stage for the stories of the "The Thirteenth Tale." Jim McKee, Lincoln resident, historian and a lover of books, will share the story of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, longtime resident of Bethany, and a bibliomaniac. Fitzpatrick, a college professor, lived out the end of his life existing entirely in his kitchen, while the rest of the property was packed floor to ceiling with books. For some it is not enough to hear the stories or read the stories. They must own the very books that haunt their lives. What secrets do their worlds hold for us? What tales do the pages of their lives and collections have to tell? This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Lincoln City Libraries as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.
Discussion of the book will follow this presentation.