Our library purchased a license to do movie showings. It has factored in greatly to our summer reading program this year as a kind of supplement. It is especially hot in the south right now so the cool of the library works well as a venue for any program. We have done a number of movie nights for various age groups all with a focus on our Summer Reading Program theme: Reading is So Delicious. We visited France one week watching Ratatouille for the children’s program, The Three Musketeers for the teens and Julie and Julia. We incorporated a cheese sampling and fresh apples and of course french bread, for dessert we had creme puffs and eclairs. The library offers Transparent Language services which we shared with program attendees. To additionally promote library materials we coordinated displays with books on France, French cooking, and fiction with a french relation.
Tonight we had an Adult Movie night…it is awkward telling people we are having adult movies at the library…movies for adults..it can be hard to market. We had a great turn out for our Julie & Julia movie night but tonight we showed Chocolat. There was an error in the original calendar that was published in the local paper with the wrong date for the program and I am afraid that the small error was enough to derail attendance. The people who did come had a great time though. In addition to Chocolat we served chocolates! We got a selection of chocolate from different countries as well as some odd ball chocolates like Vosges Mo’s Milk a milk chocolate with hickry smoked bacon bar and a chipotle dark chocolate. The best surprise for our attendees was the Chocolate Soda.
Monday we are doing an India program for the teens with Indian food and bollywood movies!
Really enjoying the response from patrons, they are excited by our new programs and pleasantly surprised by the movies at the library.