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Breathless in Trinidad and Tobago

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Come check out a free film! Breathless in Trinidad & Tobago is a documentary film that demonstrates how youth can connect with their community and their culture.

Trinidad & Tobago is a beautiful twin island located in the Caribbean Sea. It has a total population of 1.3 million people. In the year 2008 over 500 murders took place in the country. The community of Gonzales is at the epicenter of the country’s many social and economic problems.

In 2008, Vincent T. Joachim and Jeff Cruz traveled to Gonzales, Trinidad and set up a free photography program with over 20 marginalized youth. The workshop documented the Carnival, the youth, their community and culture through hope and empowerment. The goal was to change the youth perspective, not just with a camera, but also in their everyday life. The documentary features the videography and photography of the youth.

Central Library—John Dutton Theatre

Tuesday June 8th from 6:30-9pm

We Don't Have It: What Now?

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Sometimes, the Library doesn't have the book, CD, or DVD that you really want. What do you do?

Tell us! Your opinion counts, and we often end up buying the stuff you want!

AND if we buy the item you ask for, we'll automatically put it on hold for you when we get it. Aren't we nice?

To get to the "Suggest a Title" page, click here or go to our homepage and click on "Contact Us" and then "Suggest a title."

Fright Night

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This Halloween season, we will be hosting vintage horror movie nights!

Teen Read Week @ the Movies is a fun new event - come watch The Haunting with your friends. This is the classic 1963 version, so don't expect blood and guts, but prepare to be scared! Haunting DVD

Space is limited at every location, except the spacious Library Theatre at Central. Screenings are at:

  • Fish Creek - October 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Country Hills - Oct 19 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Louise Riley - Oct 20 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Central - Oct 22 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Crowfoot - Oct 22 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Forest Lawn - Oct 23 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us if you dare!

Read the Movie

by Alexandra May - 1 Comment(s)

Tons of books are popping up on the silver screen lately! Movies based on books (mooks?) are a huge trend right now. Here are some of my favourites...

at the movies

Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight Cover

Cirque du Freak: the Vampire's Assistant, by Darren Shan

Cirque du Freak Cover

Gossip Girl, by Cecily Von Ziegesar

gossip girl cover

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne

Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Speak

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson (like Twilight, this one stars Kristen Stewart!)

...And here are some to watch for:

Beastly, by Alex Flinn

Beastly cover

The Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith (starts in Fall on the CW) ... see the trailer here!

Vampire Diaries


Hunger Games

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins ... you'll have to wait until 2011, but check out the book trailer and first chapter here!

New MoonNew Moon, by Stephenie Meyer (in theatres this November) ... Check out the movie tie-in covers for New Moon, here!

Can you do better than the producers? What book do you think should be turned into a TV show or movie?

Twilight - the movie

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The time has finally come! Twilight, the movie based on your favourite Stephanie Meyer's series is opening in theatres at midnight on November 21st. Do you have your tickets?

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie. How did it compare to the book? Did it live up to the hype? Was Robert Pattinson beautiful and hunky enough to play Edward?

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