Next Thursday the library will host the first of a classic movie series with the movie Dinner at Eight from 1933 starring John Barrymore, Jean Harlow and many other vintage movie stars. We’ll provide free soda and popcorn and project the movie on the big screen in the Schafer Room. Call or stop by the library to get your ticket to the show for Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 pm.
And now to move from a classic movie to a historic storyline on a very modern platform: the library has started adding PlayStation Vita games to its video game collection. PlayStation Vita is a small handheld video game device, and the library currently has four titles to check out, with plans to add more. This review is of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.
The Assassin’s Creed games take the player through different historic events through the eye of a trained assassin able to interact with people and the storyline of the time. This title takes place in 1765 in Louisiana as the Spanish take over the new world colony from France for a short time at the end of the French and Indian War. The player is cast in the role of Aveline, a French assassin who is working against the newly appointed Spanish government.
This game actually falls in between the official Assassin’s Creed III and IV games, and supplements their storylines. The library has other Assassin’s Creed games on other platforms, although we don’t have the entire game collection. The games cover historic time periods anywhere from the third crusades in 1100s in the Middle East up through Victorian Era England.
You can get the video game reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”