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It's a Sci-Fi Summer!

The summer of 2012 has seen (and will be seeing) more than it's fair share of Science Fiction and Fantasy films. If you can't get your fix through these movies alone, check out what the Westlake Porter Library has to offer in related materials...such as...

Earth Continues Invasion of Mars!

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

 

UFO Program August 2 UPDATE

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Greetings Edge Readers. We've had such a wonderful response to our advertising for the UFO program coming up on August 2 that we've had to up the maximum attendance more than once. We're happy to do that, but since there will be so many of us, we're going to forego the hot beverages and substitute cold ones instead. So, instead of coffee and hot tea, we'll have ice tea and maybe something else, like lemonade, along with cookies and some other snacks.

We don't want to risk anyone getting hot stuff spilled on them. I'm saying this because the last time we had to do this, we had a few very disappointed people in desparate need of a coffee fix.

Also, our speaker has emphasized that he is very interested in learning of your personal experiences with UFOs. The Cleveland Ufology Project is creating a database of UFO sightings and other UFO related experiences. There will be representatives of the Cleveland Ufology Project present to take your reports but we encourage as many of you as possible to write your experiences out, so that you can just turn them in. Be sure to include your name and contact information so that investigators can get back to you with any questions they may have.

So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel

"Humans from H. G. Wells to Albert Einstein to Bill & Ted have been fascinated by time travel-some say drawn to it like moths to a flame. But in order to travel safely and effectively, newbie travelers need to know the dos and don'ts.

The "lost" episode of Dr. Who, Douglas Adams' "Shada" is now available as a novel.

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.

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aahhh, the dog days of summer…

What is MUFON?

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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.

Check out the MUFON website at http://www.mufon.com and the Ohio chapter at http://www.mufonohio.com. There's also a nice article in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUFON.

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.

 

It's a Mystery 7/19/2012

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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.

Have You Had a Close Encounter?

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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.