In the 1970s Douglas Adams worked as a writer on the British sci-fi series Doctor Who, while at the same time writing the iconic "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series.
Shada was written by Douglas Adams as the proposed final episode of the 1979-80 season of Dr. Who. However, a strike at the BBC caused the episode to be shelved, even though primary filming had already begun.
Some of you have been asking, "What is MUFON"?
MUFON stands for Mutual UFO Network, which is an American Non-profit organization devoted to investigating UFO sightings. MUFON is currently headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and has over 3000 world-wide members, The large group is made up of a number of regional and state chapters. Our speaker on August 2, Thomas Wertman, is Chief Field Investigator for MUFON Ohio.
If you watched the TV series X-files, you may remember members of MUFON involved with Fox Muldur and Dana Scully in more than one episode.
If you're interested in attending our program on August 2, you need to register. You can do so at any public service desk, online using our event calendar, or by calling 440-250-5460. Our doors will open at 6:30 and the presentation will run from 7:00 PM to approximately 8:30 PM.
From Book to Big and Small Screen
Recently there have been several blockbuster novels made into blockbuster movies, including the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games series, Twilight series, James Patterson's Alex Cross (partly filmed in Cleveland!), and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Many of the movie premieres were characterized by long lines and midnight showings. Our copies of the books were always checked out, with long waiting lists.
If you’re planning to attend our program on UFOs with Thomas Wertman and you’ve had an experience with UFOs or Alien Life of any kind, yourself, please come prepared to SHARE.
Our speaker is interested in learning of your experiences. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the program—those of you who are not shy can speak up then.
Mr. Wertman will be arriving before 7:00 to make sure that we have no technical glitches—Assuming everything runs smoothly, he’ll be available to chat with some of you, personally, as you come in, so you might want to come a little early. We’ll be serving coffee, tea, and cookies and we’ll have some literature to pick up, so this is always a good idea anyway. Our doors will open at 6:30 pm.
Two iconic authors take on "Earth"
Orson Scott card, best known for Ender's Game has published a new book entitled, "Earth Unaware". This book is a "prequel" of sorts to that classic tome that covers the time directly before the Formics (Buggers) arrived in our solar system.
Mark your calendars!
Thursday evening, August 2 , Thomas Wertman, chief field investigator for the Ohio branch of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and codirector of the Cleveland Ufology Project will give a presentation in the Porter room on UFO Activity in Ohio.
Mr. Wertman's presentation will focus on UFO activity in Northeastern Ohio. He welcomes your questions and he’s anxious to learn of your personal experiences with UFOs.
The program will begin at 7:00 PM and run to 8:30. Come early and have a chance to talk to Tom yourself. Our doors will open at 6:30. We’ll be serving coffee, tea, and cookies. We’ve had rave reviews of Mr. Wertman from other libraries, so this looks to be an exciting evening.
Register in person, online using our event calendar, or call 440-250-5460.
Since Ray Bradbury's death on June 5, his most famous work has been steadily increasing in sales. The newest trade paperback edition of Fahrenheit 451, published in January 2012 by Simon & Schuster, has returned to the bestseller list.
Are you a fan of the old-school sci-fi pulps? Do you wish there was a place you could find a collection of these stories?
Planet Stories was a popular pulp digest published between 1939 and 1955. Many well-known science fiction writers got their start writing for Planet Stories and other pulp digests, and now the works of some of those authors are being collected and reprinted.
Science fiction legend Robert Silverberg reflects on some of his earliest, least-reprinted tales in a new Planet Stories collection!