Friday, March 30, 2012

Remembering the Titanic

It was 100 years ago, on April 14, 1912, that the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, the pride of the White Star Line, struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, and took the lives of 2/3 of its passengers--1514 souls. The Merrimack Public Library will commemorate this historic anniversary with a series of events Registration is suggested for planning purposes, but is not required. You may attend any or all of these special events.

    Movie and "Dinner"on  Tuesday, April 10 from 6 - 9 pm.  View the 1958 film based on Walter Lord's bestseller A Night to Remember.  This movie has been described as the most accurate of the Titanic films, particularly for its social realism.  Enjoy light refreshments that reflect the disparity in onboard conditions of the wealthy and not-so-wealthy.

    "Remembering Titanic" on Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm.  John Horrigan will present a lecture and slideshow about the RMS Titanic and her single, fateful voyage. Learn about the special features that made Titanic one of the most technically advanced ships of its time. Horrigan will explore the facts, myths and legends surrounding Titanic and explain about how modern technology is helping historians delve into the truth of the great ship's untimely end. 

     "Afternoon at the Movies" on Friday, April 13 from 1 - 4:30 pm.  View James Cameron's 1997 film based on the Titanic tragedy that adds a unique romantic twist to the facts most people are familiar with.

You can register by going to the library's April calendar, emailing, or calling 424-5021.

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