2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1977 – The Beginning of Star Wars

May 25, 1977: A new movie hit the theaters – a space opera film called Star Wars. It followed Luke Skywalker’s life going from ordinary to extraordinary. Following the purchase of some droids, Luke finds a message from Princess Leia – “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” After speculating that she may be talking about a local hermit named Ben Kenobi, he is blasted into a high energy and exciting adventure with Leia, Han, Chewie, and plenty more. Together, they take the first steps to defeating the evil empire, the Emperor, and the mysterious Darth Vader.

George Lucas has created a saga that started with a bang and has lasted ever since. The characters, their adventures, and a galaxy far, far away still draw in millions. Be sure to check out the movie that started it all, along with the rest of the saga thus far!

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The Legends Stories

Before LucasFilms was purchased by Disney and the new Star Wars Trilogy began, a number of book series came out continuing the story of Luke, Leia, and Han.

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The New Canon

After Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars universe, a number of new books have been released to expand on the new movies. Here are some of the most popular!

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1987!

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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Another Tolkien Classic

Many have either read or watched J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, but few are aware that The Silmarillion was Tolkien’s original follow up to The Hobbit. It focused on the lore of the world, telling stories about the broader universe that contains Middle-earth and the events leading up to the rest of his stories. The five stories within the book were published posthumously by Tolkien’s son.

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The Bridge to Terabithia

A book any child should read, The Bridge to Terabithia celebrates it’s 40th anniversary this year. Focusing on two lonely children who create a home away from home together, this book focuses on friendship, loss, and facing challenges. The film adaptation was released in 2007 and is just as touching.

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Horror Classics

Two horror classics also happened to release in 1977 – Stephen King’s The Shining and Jay Anson’s The Amityville Horror. Both led to enticing films that still terrify and intrigue their viewers!

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We know what you’re thinking…we forgot an entire franchise taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Don’t fret! Our next anniversary post will be focused solely on Star Wars!

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1957 – The Cat in the Hat

Known as one of the most beloved of Dr. Seuss’ fun books, The Cat in the Hat was first published March 12, 1957. In the book, two children and their pet fish are left alone at home on a dull, rainy day. Soon after the cat in the well-known red and white striped hat comes in and tries to create a fun day with games that could cause a mess. Below are links to books featuring the Cat in the Hat, the movie adaptation, and a short biography on Dr. Seuss.

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1967 – Rosemary’s Baby

Renowned as a classic horror story of the 60’s, Rosemary’s Baby was published March 12, 1967. Rosemary and her husband move into a home with a bizarre past and some strange neighbors, but Rosemary’s suspicions truly arise when she becomes worried that her neighbors and their cult are planning to steal her unborn child. The following year, director Roman Polanski brought the film to the big screen, with Mia Farrow starring as Rosemary.

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1967 – The Graduate

Film classic “The Graduate” hit the big screen 50 years ago! Benjamin Braddock returns home after graduating college, with everyone expecting great things from him. Little does he know that his drama will involve an affair with his parent’s friend Mrs. Robinson, a relationship with the Robinson’s daughter Elaine, and a drawn out battle to get Elaine back. It is often held as a classic 60’s film, with a great soundtrack.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1977!

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1942 – Casablanca

Film classic Casablanca hit the screens 75 years ago! This acclaimed film stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as estranged lovers meeting in Casablanca. The movie won 3 Oscars and is still held as a film from Hollywood’s classic era.

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1947 – Anne Frank’s Diary Released

70 years have passed since Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl was published. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in just before German’s Holocaust era. She and her family hid for years in concealed room in her father’s place of work, where she kept a diary from June 1942 to August 1944. Shortly after her last entry, her family was discovered and seperated. After being sent to a concentration camp, Anne Frank died at the young age of 15. While her life was filled with tragedy, her story is widely held as an inspiration of a youthful woman’s hope. She is widely regarded as one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust. Below are links to her journal, and well as other items on Anne’s experiences.

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1947 – Goodnight Moon creates a Children’s Classic Bedtime Story

September 3, 1947, was when the classic bedtime story Goodnight Moon was first published. A bunny preparing for bed begins to tell everything around him goodnight. It is still widely regarded as a classic children’s book for adults to remember and kids to enjoy. Other “Goodnight” stories are featured below as well.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – 1957 through 1967!

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1917 – America enters World War I

History buffs may recognize that this year is the 100th anniversary of America joining into the Great War, later known as World War I. While the war started 3 years earlier, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany on April 2, 1917, aligning America with the Allies. The war came to an end nearly a year and a half later in November 1918. Below are some items on the history of World War I of films that are set during the war.

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1927 – Mount Rushmore Begins Sculpting

2017 marks the 90 year anniversary of the beginning of Mount Rushmore’s sculpting. While conceived several years before to promote tourism in South Dakota, it was Gutzon Borglum and a band of 400 workers who were the legs of the Rushmore project. Sculpting began October 4, 1927, on the faces of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Roosevelt. The project finished just over 14 years later. Click below to check out biographies on these famous Rushmore faces.

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1937 – Popular Books For All Ages

While several notable books came out during 1937, 3 have truly stood the ages and are still popular titles. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, and “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” by Dr. Seuss were all published this year. Both “The Hobbit” and “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” were first publications by their respective authors, “Of Mice and Men” is still one of John Steinbeck’s best known works. Below you’ll find links to each book.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – the 1940’s!

2017 is an interesting year for pop culture anniversaries-popular movies, books, and events are celebrating 10, 50, or even 100 year anniversaries. Join Eckhart Public Library’s Charlie Chat as we explore some of these items. Click on any title or picture to find them within Eckhart Public Library or through Evergreen Indiana!

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1917 – America enters World War I

History buffs may recognize that this year is the 100th anniversary of America joining into the Great War, later known as World War I. While the war started 3 years earlier, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany on April 2, 1917, aligning America with the Allies. The war came to an end nearly a year and a half later in November 1918. Below are some items on the history of World War I of films that are set during the war.

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1927 – Mount Rushmore Begins Sculpting

2017 marks the 90 year anniversary of the beginning of Mount Rushmore’s sculpting. While conceived several years before to promote tourism in South Dakota, it was Gutzon Borglum and a band of 400 workers who were the legs of the Rushmore project. Sculpting began October 4, 1927, on the faces of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Roosevelt. The project finished just over 14 years later. Click below to check out biographies on these famous Rushmore faces.

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1937 – Popular Books For All Ages

While several notable books came out during 1937, 3 have truly stood the ages and are still popular titles. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, and “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” by Dr. Seuss were all published this year. Both “The Hobbit” and “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” were first publications by their respective authors, “Of Mice and Men” is still one of John Steinbeck’s best known works. Below you’ll find links to each book.

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Be sure to check back soon for our next anniversary installment – the 1940’s!