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Our volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders),consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor Thursday night, April 3rd, beginning at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders),  consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor Thursday night, March 6th, beginning at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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The Walking Dead and the Dystopian Obsession

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WALKINGDEAD2.pngStudent Leader member Jonathan Wilder submitted this interesting and informative take on AMC's The Walking Dead:

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead is undeniably one of the most popular and successful modern shows. According to an article by the Hollywood Reporter, the midseason premiere this past Sunday had 15.8 million viewers. Why is this show such a success? It could be a cultural trend.

 

Divergent, The Hunger Games, and The Walking Dead. What do these all have in common? They are all widely popular and take place in a dystopian universe. The success of the aforementioned may be an unintentional, yet profound statement by the youth of this era. Dr. Beth Weiner, a clinical psychologist, astutely stated, "I think there is a certain amount of hopelessness in our society and we channel it into fantasy movies and books with those kinds of themes. So, we can divorce ourselves from that despair." This phenomenon is heavily embedded in The Walking Dead universe.

 

The Walking Dead questions to what extent humans are willing to go to in their fight for survival. The viewers inherently wonder: Would I be the steadfastly moral Rick or would I devolve into the likes of the Governor? The fourth season's midseason premiere connected with the audience on an emotional level while following the typically stoic  Michonne as she finally broke down. The audience was able to project real-life vulnerabilities onto Michonne. Truthfully, we are not that much different than the people of The Walking Dead universe and that is definitely why it is so compelling.

 

Even if the correct conclusion is that dystopian genre is representative of modern day society, it does not mean the world is entirely dark and gloomy. This is just a trend in the spectrum of popular culture. Who knows what will come next?

 

Works Cited

 

O'Connell, Michael. "TV Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Outperforms Winter Olympics." hollywoodreporter.com<http://hollywoodreporter.com>. The Hollywood Reporter, 10 February 2014. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.

 

Weiner, Beth. Personal Interview. 13 Feb. 2014.

 

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More Student Leaders Meetings Coming Up

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StudentLeaders21014.pngThe Student Leadership Council -AKA Student Leaders- will now be meeting every first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Teen Central area on the second floor of the library.  Our next three meetings are tentatively scheduled for March 6th, April 3rd, and May 1st.  New members are welcome.  See you then.

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council (AKA Student Leaders),  consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor Thursday night, February 6th, beginning at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council, consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor this Wednesday night,  October 2nd, at 7:00 pm . They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council, consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor  this Wednesday night, September 11th, at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here

Students Leadership Council members assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared!

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council, consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor  this Wednesday night, August 7th at 7:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here.   

Students assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared! One of the topics they're covering that night is the upcoming City of Bones movie party on August 8th (click here to read about that). 

Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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StudentLeadersJpeg.jpgOur volunteer advisory group, the Student Leadership Council,  consisting of students from grades 7-12, will get together at Teen Central on the second floor this Monday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. They'll discuss using library resources to initiate, develop & realize projects relevant to their peer group in exchange for community service hours. For more details, click here

Students assist the library to provide essential programs to their particular age group as well as contributing to the library community. So come prepared! Snacks & refreshments will be served.  Email us here, or call Ed and/or Everett at (203) 622-7918 or 625-6507 for more info. Hope to see you there!

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Newtown Blog.pngOne of our Student Leaders members, Uma,sent us the following account of her participation in a recent ceremony noting student responses to last December's Newtown tragedy.  Here's Uma:

 

On Wednesday, June 5th, I went to a ceremony held by the Connecticut Commission on Children with my English teacher, Mrs. Drake, and one of my classmates, Christy Kuesel. This ceremony honored the ideals of love, strength, and community, and specifically how these ideals were demonstrated in student responses to the shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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