The ABQ-Bernco Public Library starts out the new year by mixing a bit of literature with a bit of film. On Sunday, Jan. 7, folks are invited to the Central & Unser Library (8081 Central Ave. NW) for a free screening of the 2017 fantasy feature The Dark Tower. The movie is a (mostly) family friendly, PG-13 adaptation of Stephen King’s epic, eight-book series about an extradimensional gunslinger battling the forces of evil in the form of the demonic Man in Black.
Weirdly enough, Hollywood had a great year pumping out innovative, entertaining and downright rule-breaking mainstream blockbusters (Logan, Baby Driver, Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnaraok, The Last Jedi). Not that Hollywood proper was without blame when it comes to bad movies. The newest obsession of movie studios—going beyond the mere movie trilogy to create a movie “universe”—gave us such inane fare as The Mummy.
The South Broadway Library (1025 Broadway Blvd. SE) presents a special family movie screening this Saturday, Dec. 23. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the film is 1983’s perennial holiday classic A Christmas Story. The film is based on radio humorist Jean Shepherd’s semi-fictional 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. (So this is kind of a literate event.) The film is free to the public and will show from 3:30 to 5pm in the library’s Youth Section.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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