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October 2021 Displays: Afrofuturism ; Marvel Cinematic Universe

by Pat Dover on 2021-10-06T10:01:00-05:00 | Comments

                            Afrofuturism, a term coined in the 1990s by Mark Dery in his article “Black to the Future,” describes a genre of music, literature, and art. Afrofuturism combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and magic realism with Afrocentric & non-Western belief systems to tell stories of past and present dilemmas faced by people of color, while also imagining futures for those groups that stem from the experiences of cultures formed as a result of the historical African diaspora.  Afrofuturism often explores themes of alien or “otherness”, utopian ideologies, the digital divide, feminism, the grotesque, and reclamation of culture.  

The term has morphed and expanded over the years, and there are many different but related definitions you can find online if you do a simple search, so we've taken into account the different definitions and we've put together a display full of books, located in the main lobby of the library.



Enter the Marvel Universe
Browse this collection of DVD and Blu-ray movies that are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a collection of movies and television series that tell a singular narrative related to Marvel comic book characters, settings and stories. The MCU is a product from Disney and Marvel that brings us heroes from Black Panther and Doctor Strange to Spider-Man and Iron Man.

If you want to watch all of them in order, here is a link to a handy guide.

This display is adjacent to the Children’s Collection in the library. (See map.) And don’t worry if your laptop doesn’t have a disc drive—we have those available at the circulation desk as well!

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