Popcorn Diaries, Episode 26

There was a time when big hair, bright colors, and slogan t-shirts were all the rage. Yes, Popcorn Diaries takes a trip down memory lane and revisits all the movies of the 1980s. Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss their favorite (and not so favorite) movies from that era. Nostalgia is rampant throughout this episode, so join us and relive some of the funniest and craziest moments in movie history.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 025

George-A.-RomeroSpooky ghouls are out for blood in this Halloween edition of Popcorn Diaries. Listen in as Joe and Adriana recount the ever popular George Romero films. From Night of the Living Dead to Survival of the Dead, it’s zombies, zombies, and more zombies! If you love the zombie revolution then this is the episode for you.

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful.

“My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I’m pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.”

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 024

After a long absence, Joe and Adriana return with this recap of the Summer 2015 movie season. There were some amazing choices in films this past summer and it’s time to find out which were Adriana and Joe’s top favorites.

Soon we’ll talk Halloween with a look back at some of the greats. As always please comment below to join in the discussion.

Photography Camp 2015, Week 2

SampleOur Teen patrons were busy snapping and Photoshop-ing pictures at this year’s Photography Summer Camp. The Teens took many pictures and applied new techniques to make their own photography better. Follow this link to see the results of their creative work. We hope you agree that there are some amazing pictures in the group.

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Photography Camp 2015

19953337031_5063ef3bec_zOur Tween patrons were busy snapping and Photoshop-ing pictures at this year’s Photography Summer Camp. The Tweens took many pictures and applied new techniques to make their own photography better. Follow this link to the Studio 300 Flickr page to see the results of their creative work. We hope you agree that there are some amazing pictures in the group.

 

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Popcorn Diaries Episode 023

The Summer is heating up at the box office and Joe and Adriana are cooling off in the air conditioned theaters. In this episode they talk about the June 2015 Summer blockbuster releases including Jurassic World and Inside Out. Listen as they give you their opinions on the movies that are already out. Let us know what you have been watching. Join us in the discussion and leave your comments below.

Popcorn Diaries Episode 022

In this episode, Adriana and Joe discuss all the May blockbuster movies. This year’s crop of summer films is heating up and Adriana and Joe will give you their feedback and suggestions on what to watch. Also, tell us your movie going experiences so far this summer, what have you loved, what have you hated. And you can continue the discussion in the comments below.

Photographers in the making

17091123652_7bf68ce96a_mIt great when kids get excited about learning. Recently Joe and Adriana teamed up with our Children’s department to teach photography skills to our Tween patrons. After talking about some ways to improve their own everyday photography, the kids put what they learned into practice by taking pictures around the library. Follow this link to see their outstanding results.

Also, be sure to check out the Photos of Bolingbrook contest and show us your pictures – past or present – of Bolingbrook.

 

Popcorn Diaries Episode 020

For this latest episode, Adriana and Joe go head-to-head as they discuss the pros and cons of National Treasure. Joe defends his appreciation while Adriana is heavily against it. Will Joe and Adriana find common ground on this movie? Listen in to find out.

Let us know what you think. Are you with Joe? Or is Adriana right? At the end is a sneak peak of the next movie they will fight about … er …. discuss during episode 21.

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Popcorn Diaries Episode 018

POSTERThe topic is movie remakes in this 18th episode. Hollywood loves to remake movies. Sometimes the results are great. Sometimes it’s a disaster. Join Adriana and Joe as they talk about their favorite remake and also nominate their choices for the worst. As always if you have suggestions or wish to continue the discussion, use the comments below.

What’s coming soon to Popcorn Diaries? Click the poster above for a preview. It’s gonna get real.