• Modern Masters: TBD

    Panera Restaurant

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  • That's Science Fiction presents:

    Hillsdale Public Library

  • Suspense Central: Circe by Madeline Miller (online discussion)

    **Circe is currently being adapted for television series by HBO Max**

    In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

    Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

    But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

    With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

  • DAC - The Myth-ing Link: online discussion

    Online event

    The Myth-ing Link: Mythology in the Comic book universe - Greeks, Romans, Norse, Native American and more, old stuff, new stuff, the possibilities are all over the place. Myths in genre.

    This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss all things related to comic books, anime, and manga. Whether its Golden Age, Silver Age, Manga, or Anime, this group tackles the ins and outs of art, story, and the graphic media. Join our moderator, Haywood Clark, as he explores the comic book universe and beyond!

  • Films to Come Movie Discussion Group

    Online event

    Films to Come: 4 Star Movie Discussion Group
    This group discusses the world of cinema and entertainment. Classic, current and upcoming genre and genre-related films, TV, books and media happenings are discussed. If it deals with entertainment, our Master of Entertainment Moderator will cover it.

    This discussion group, led by a moderator, covers all aspects of entertainment: classic movies, current movies, TV, plays, animation and more.

  • Modern Masters: TBD

    Panera Restaurant

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  • TSF! online The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

    Online event

    This month we will have a tie-in with Suspense Central. Please view the 1933 film, The Invisible Man based on the H.G. Wells book. We will discuss the similarities and differences between book and film adaptation.
    The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells: A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

    Film is available on dvd thru bccls and kanopy streaming free of charge

    *Ordinarily, this group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and other genre related films. Dining follows the movie. Due to our usual venue being unavailable, we have not been able to meet together and enjoy watching films together.

  • Suspense Central: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (online)

    *This month we have a tie-in with TSF!
    The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year.

    This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

  • DAC - Research Awry!: online discussion

    Online event

    This month we investigate those research experiments that awry! Did botanist and biochemist Poison Ivy mean to create her poisonous touch? Did mysterious scientist Griffin mean to drive himself insane in his quest for invisibility? Let's find out.

    This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss all things related to comic books, anime, and manga. Whether its Golden Age, Silver Age, Manga, or Anime, this group tackles the ins and outs of art, story, and the graphic media. Join our moderator, Haywood Clark, as he explores the comic book universe and beyond!

  • Films to Come Movie Discussion Group (online)

    Online event

    Films to Come: 4 Star Movie Discussion Group
    This group discusses the world of cinema and entertainment. Classic, current and upcoming genre and genre-related films, TV, books and media happenings are discussed. If it deals with entertainment, our Master of Entertainment Moderator will cover it.

    This discussion group, led by a moderator, covers all aspects of entertainment: classic movies, current movies, TV, plays, animation and more.