No-Book Book Club (3:30 in the Community Room)
January 18th - Award Winners
People and organizations give awards for a surprising variety of things. There are the obvious awards: the Nobel, the Pulitzer, the Oscar, the Grammy.
There are smaller awards, such as Alex Award for best YA novel, the Caldecott Medal for best picture book, the Stoker Award for best horror, the Nebula for best science fiction, and so on.
And then there are the less obvious awards…
The Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year
The Golden Raspberry, aka the Razzie, for the worst movie, actor, etc. of the year
The Useless Pages, a now-defunct website that collected links to websites the creator considered useless
The IgNobel Award, given by the Annals of Improbable Research, for science “achievements that first make people LAUGH then make them THINK.” (For example, this year’s IgNobel Peace Prize was given to the trio of scientists who “test[ed] the hypothesis that humans evolved beards to protect themselves from punches to the face.”)
Come join us on January 18th as we talk about what makes something award-worthy and whether that’s truly always a good thing and then watch a movie that won an award of some sort.
On February 15th we'll talk about (anti-)romance
Based on feedback, we're going to start an Anime Viewing Club in the Community Room on early-release days and other Fridays as the opportunity arises.
Thanks to Crunchyroll's outreach program, we have access to all the shows on their site.
Next meeting will be December 29 at 2:00.