The Future, the Past, Slaves, and Dorks are at the Library

The Liberal Memorial Library is constantly adding new material all the time. Here are some of the new items that we’ve acquired recently.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
Have you seen the blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past?” Did you wonder where they came up with the plot? Wonder no more as you can read the original story from the graphic novel – what else? – X-Men: Days of Future Past. The graphic novel is a compilation of X-Men issues 138-143 and Annual 4.

Relive the legendary first journey into the dystopian future of 2013 – where Sentinels stalk the Earth, and the X-Men are humanity’s only hope…until they die! Also featuring the first appearance of Alpha Flight, the return of the Wendigo, the history of the X-Men from Cyclops himself…and a demon for Christmas!?

The Days of Future Past arc is covered in issues 141 and 142. Take a read of the story, compare that to the movie and you’ll see immediate differences right away. It’s a great read and time travel is always incredibly thought-provoking. You’ll also get to enjoy the superb artwork of John Byrne and the embellishments of Terry Austin as well as the story telling abilities of Chris Claremont.

Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star
Everyone’s been rooting for Nikki Maxwell and her crush, Brandon—and fans will finally learn if they had their first kiss in this seventh book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes?

We also have Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Spanish.

12 Years a Slave (DVD)
Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

So come down to the Library and check out these and other new items!

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