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30 Days of Night by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith

30 Days of Night is a graphic novel; it is the first in a series of graphic novels of the same name. It is also the graphic novel upon which the movie of the same title is based; the movie version stars Josh Hartnett and Melissa George.

30 Days of Night is so titled because for 30 days from mid-November to mid-December Barrow, Alaska is shrouded in night. More specifically the 30 days in the title refers to the period in 2001 during which this phenomenon endangers the entire town when a murderous band of vampires descend upon it to cut off all communications and escape routes in order to massacre all the citizens in the town. Essentially the vampires wish to make the town their own private playground. The husband and wife team that sheriffs the town leads a small band of citizens that hides out in the basement of one of the buildings in town; they hope to wait out the month of night when hopefully the vampires will be forced to abandon the town when the sun rises again. Unfortunately, …

Shakespeare's King Lear

The Matthews Public Library is proud to present its own adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy, King Lear. Prepare to be amazed by this special presentation of the play as you've never seen it before! You can click here to view the video on our YouTube channel or you can click on the video below to view it here. Fix a bowl of popcorn, sit back and enjoy the wonders of Shakespeare!