Books, Media Mondays, Movies, YA

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer

 

It’s finally here!!! Have you seen it yet? Because I’m so excited for this movie and I can’t stop/won’t stop talking about it with anyone who is willing. Each new thing I notice just makes me that much more excited for November.

What do you think about the trailer? Does it meet your expectations? Are you disappointed? Sound off in the comments!

 

Librarianship, Libraries, Library Programs, Library Services, Media Mondays, Music

Media Mondays: Get “Happy” with the DC Public Library

Media Mondays

Welcome to Media Mondays! This meme is dedicated to all things media related: Music, Movies, TV, and possibly other electronics and gadgetry. Here’s how it works (you’re going to love how simple it is)… Just pick a topic that is related to one of these major media formats and discuss!

DCPL Gets β€œHappy” (by DC Public Library)

schoollibraryjournal: “Happy,” library style. @Pharrell

This video, brought to you by School Library Journal’s Tumblr page and YouTube, is the subject of my Media Mondays post because I think it highlights many of the things I think libraries should be doing these days. I love how much the people are enjoying themselves, and embracing Pop Culture as a part of the library’s atmosphere. This is the kind of thing that will bring in new patrons. People can see that the library is a place to have fun at, to celebrate not only books, but also our larger American life. I think more libraries should experiment with videos and using various media as a means to engage their public and, hopefully, inform them about the programs and services offered at the library. You could record videos of book reviews and post them (or any kind of reviews really), or show children’s programs or demonstrate how to do fingerplays and kid songs. You could even use videosΒ as a means of explaining how certain services work, like a new book drop or the summer reading program. So many libraries are already doing it, but if your library hasn’t branched out yet, it’s time to get creative!
Comics, Media Mondays, TV

Media Mondays: Gotham

Media MondaysWelcome to Media Mondays! This meme is dedicated to all things media related: Music, Movies, TV, and possibly other electronics and gadgetry. Here’s how it works (you’re going to love how simple it is)… Just pick a topic that is related to one of these major media formats and discuss! So to kick of my new meme, here is the extended trailer for one of the shows I’m most looking forward to tuning in to next year: Gotham.

 

It’s a look at the city 10+ years BEFORE Bruce Wayne takes up the mantle of Batman. It focuses on a young James Gordon and (I’m guessing) his rise through the ranks of the Gotham PD while fighting the growing criminal underbelly of the city. There are clearly also going to be origin stories for many of the city’s future villains and we will (hopefully) get all the gory details about the deaths of Bruce’s parents and the search for their killer.

Why I’m excited about this:

Well, clearly, this trailer is really fantastic and packs quite a punch. It looks Nolan-esque; intense and dark. And of course, is based on one of the all-time most popular comic book characters/cities. It’s always been one of my favorite stories. I think what is going to make it really special is that it doesn’t focus all that much on Batman, and is truly about the place as much as the people. I’m not a comic expert and have really only read one or two of the Batman storylines. Most of my knowledge is relegated to the movies that have come out in the past. But the trailer makes me want to spend some time this summer doing some research and boning up on the older stories so that I can hopefully have a more well-rounded appreciation by the premiere.

Is there a show that you are excited about? It is Gotham? Feel free to give a shout-out to the show you are most excited to see coming next fall in the comments!