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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • It's zombie time — are you ready?

  • Something is up Leavenworth! Fall is here, yes, but something else is brewing! Patrick the Great and Crew hold the secret, and I will share it with you this week.
    Let's talk zombies!
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  • Something is up Leavenworth! Fall is here, yes, but something else is brewing! Patrick the Great and Crew hold the secret, and I will share it with you this week.
    Let's talk zombies! For three weeks young adults have been exploring the world of zombies.
    Beginning with the creation of zombie costumes, followed by a zombie make-up tutorial, and finishing up this last week with a zombie awareness plan, the Teen Scene continues to be on the cutting edge of pop culture with innovative programming laced with education!
    Let me start at the beginning . . . Patrick, YOUR Young Adult Librarian, began formulating his plan for October events in the summer of 2013.
    Wanting to capitalize on the allure of the zombie craze, he framed the Teen Scene's October programs to culminate in a zombie apocalypse at YOUR Library.
    As a way to promote the series of programs in October, Patrick, with a strong theater background, planned, directed, and produced four videos with zombie as the theme.
    Melissa Bower, the Public Information's Officer for the city of Leavenworth, and Patrick filmed the first three videos in September.
    Collaborating with the GIS Department of the city of Leavenworth, the River City Community Players, Not My Enemy, an up-and-coming local band, and staff from YOUR Library, Patrick wrote short storyboards for each video with the intent of zombie sightings showing a herd moving toward YOUR Library.
    If you missed the "Zombie Sighting" videos you can find them on YouTube.
    Patrick the Great and Crew plan to shoot the final video, the public service announcement, Oct. 25 at the Library.
    In the final video, zombies are moving on the Library in an attempt to breach the Teen Scene room through the courtyard. There are a few survivors in the Library.
    To find out what happens next, make plans to join the herd on Oct. 25.
    If you need help with make-up, Patrick and Crew open the Library that evening at 5 p.m.
    Filming begins around 6 p.m.
    Famished "zombies" will enjoy light refreshments after the shoot wraps up.
    The evening ends promptly at 9 p.m. YOUR Library's Teen Scene invites everyone to come and let their inner zombie out!
    Now, are you ready to join the conversation?
    I hope you join us for this zombielicious event Oct.25!
    Let's make some history!
    For more information on this event and others, be sure to check out our website, www.leavenworthpubliclibrary.org.
    LIKE us on Facebook too!
    It is our pleasure to be YOUR Leavenworth Public Library Staff! As always, we look forward to talking books and more with you soon!
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