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Zombie Awareness Month: Final post

Zombie sillhouetteThis is our final post in our May Zombie Awareness Month blog series.  Each Thursday this month, we brought you ways to celebrate and learn about all things Zombie using resources from your library.  If you want to see other posts in this series, here’s the whole series on one page.

This week, I just wanted to point out that you can find zombie book selections and more on our Zombie Pinboard on Pinterest.  If you haven’t used Pinterest before, it is a fun new social networking site where you can group pictures and other stuff together on virtual pinboards.  Feel free to explore our other pinboards as well, or check out What Are You Reading?, a pinboard where librarians from across the country pin information about their current reads.

Even though Zombie Awareness Month is drawing to a close, remember that the library is happy to help find an answer to any of your questions, zombie-related or not.  Call us at (360) 755-0760, email us at blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us, or just stop by!

-Jane

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Zombie Awareness Month: Hands-on learning!

Zombie sillhouetteMay is Zombie Awareness Month, and so every Thursday this month, we will be showing you ways to use the library to learn more about zombies.

How can you get hands-on knowledge of how to survive a zombie apocalypse before it’s too late?  At your library, of course!  We are looking for teen volunteers to join our zombie horde next month.

June 15th the library will showcase our “Juicy Brains” in the Berry Dairy Days parade, and we need zombie volunteers to get in costume and walk with us.

Then, June 26th from 2:30-4:30 the Burlington Public Library will be overrun with Zombies for our first-ever Zombie Survival Scavenger Hunt.  Zombies will roam the book stacks, looking for participating “survivors” and trying to infect them before they gather all of the required pieces of their Bug Out Bag survival kits.

For the Survival Scavenger hunt, volunteer zombies will be made up by the good folks at the Northwest Hair Academy, and will have their hands dusted in glow powder so that when they touch the Survivors’ arms or backs the “infection” will show under a blacklight sweep (Blacklight courtesy of the Burlington Police Department).

Zombie volunteers can earn community service credit, as well as get some sweet photos taken of themselves in full zombie regalia at our zombie “photo booth.”

Want to be a part of our horde?

  • Email SarahL [at] ci.burlington.wa.us,
  • Come sign up in person (ask for Abby or Maggie), or
  • Contact the BPL Teens Facebook page.

zombie recruitment postcard

-Jane

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Zombie Awareness Month: ebooks and audiobooks!

Zombie sillhouetteMay is Zombie Awareness Month, and so every Thursday this month, we will be showing you ways to use the library to learn more about zombies.

This week, we will be highlighting our fabulous zombie ebooks and audiobooks, which you can check out and enjoy from your computer, e-reader, phone, or other device.  If you want to read a book, but the library’s copy is checked out — or if you just want to try out reading a book on a new device — you can find the following zombie titles (and more) online through your library.

From the Washington Anytime Library (ebooks and audiobooks):

  • The Zombie Survival Guide, by Max Brooks
  • Zombie Makers, a non-fiction book about “nature’s zombie makers — including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp — and their victims.”
  • World War Z, by Max Brooks — available both as an ebook and an audiobook.
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s “classic regency romance, now with ultra-violent zombie mayhem.”  Also available as both an ebook and an audiobook.

From One Click Digital (audiobooks):

  • Grampa’s Zombie BBQ, an audiobook about Wiley and Jubal, two boys who unknowingly cause a zombie outbreak at their grampa’s annual neighborhood barbecue!  “Only Vera the lunch lady’s spicy beet borscht can save the party-goers now.”
  • Rot and Ruin, a teen audiobook novel about Benny Imura, a 15 year old who reluctantly apprentices with his older brother, Tom, as a zombie killer.

Of course, both the Washington Anytime Library and One Click Digital have plenty to offer for all of you who aren’t interested in zombies as well.  Just check out the links below and search for your favorite books.

One Click Digital AudiobooksWashington Anytime Library - Ebooks and Audiobooks

– Jane S.

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Zombie Awareness Month

Zombie sillhouetteMay is Zombie Awareness Month, and so every Thursday this month, we will be showing you ways to use the library to learn more about zombies.

Zombie Awareness Month happens in May because it is the month that provided the setting for the 1968 zombie classic Night of the Living Dead, the film that launched the zombie film genre.  Here’s the story of Night of the Living Dead from the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culturean online encyclopedia that the library subscribes to.

In October 1968 a low-budget horror film titled Night of the Living Dead, directed and cowritten by the independent filmmaker George Romero, opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, far from Hollywood and the mainstream cinema. Shot in the Pennsylvania countryside using mostly amateur actors and boasting ludicrously low production values, Romero’s short black-and-white film nevertheless managed to leave its first viewers disturbed, even traumatized[…] Decades later the film is considered a classic. Recognized for its cultural significance, the film was placed in the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress.

You can read the full article, complete with a still from the movie, here. If you have a library card, you can use the St. James Encyclopedia yourself to find articles about famous and influential movies, music, authors, and shows — both with and without zombies.

— Jane S.

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