Join librarian/filmmaker Nick Szedga and Salon Menlo co-founder Lauren John in a discussion of the H.G. Wells novella(1898), the Orson Welles radio broadcast(1938) and the Steven Spielberg film(1995) of War of the Worlds.
Exactly 75 years ago, the science fiction radio drama, presented in the form of a real time news report, caused panic in the streets--convincing listeners that Martians were attacking New Jersey. With World War II approaching, fear of invaders ran high--even if they were from another planet.
This FREE event is sponsored by the Al Jacobs Fund administered by the Friends of the Menlo Park Public Library. The event will be held in the Elm Room of the Arillaga Family Recreation Center at 701 Laurel Street in the Burgess Park complex. Refreshments will be served.
Causes Lauren John Supports
Keplers Bookstore Circle of Friends (Menlo Park)
Friends of the Menlo Park Public Library
Book Group Expo
Marin Agricultural Land Trust...