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Anime Vampires Exposed at Southern Oaks Library

Ahhh October, when the young at heart’s fancy turns to thoughts of Halloween.

At the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, Halloween is lasting one extra day.  Drop in at Southern Oaks on Saturday, November 1, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00pm for a discussion of one of our favorite monsters, the vampire.

“But these won’t be your parents’ vampires,” said teen specialist librarian John Hilbert. “Dr. Wayne Stein from the University of Central Oklahoma will be with us to lead a discussion of vampires as they are portrayed in Asian animated movies. We call the program ‘Anime Vampires.’”

With the raging success of Stephanie Meyers’ “Twilight” series of romantic vampire novels for teens, the first volume of which will be reaching the movie screen in November, the vampire has conquered teen literature. “Anime Vampires” will talk about the popular undead in a way that will be unfamiliar to most “monster kids.”

  “The vampire genre is not only a favorite theme among western filmmakers,” Hilbert said, “but it is also popular in the Asian film industry.  After the discussion, Dr. Stein will show an example of this increasingly popular genre.”

 “Anime Vampires” is designed for audiences aged 14 and older.  Snacks will be provided.  No wine, of course.  Even Asian vampires never drink . . . wine.

Call 631-4468 to pre-register.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org