The Milton Public Library’s teen services department has another afternoon of fun planned for teen residents with a screening of the 1968 zombie classic, “The Night of the Living Dead.”
The screening is part of the library’s “Own the Night” program, the library’s first summer reading program geared specifically to teens.
Young Adult Librarian Emily Calkins, said she felt it was important to keep Milton teens engaged with library and reading activities throughout the summer. As such, she planned three months of movies, activities, and new clubs, some of which will continue after school resumes in the fall.
“The response has been really good, especially for it being the first summer we’ve done the teen summer program,” Calkins said in a phone interview.
During the school year, Calkins hopes to keep the newly formed anime club going and will show movies once a month and talk with students about starting new events.
“It’s just kind of a fun thing,” she said of the many teen-themed events. “By Friday afternoons, the kids are ready to check out (of school) for awhile.”
The “Night of the Living Dead” screening will take place Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and registration is not needed. Teens entering grades sixth through 12th are invited and parents should note that the film was released before the movie rating stystem was in place, but it features zombie violence and brief nudity.
For questions about the event or the summer program, contact Calkins at 617-698-4958 or email email@example.com.
Natalie Feulner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.