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McKeldin Hosts Movie Marathon for Halloweekend

By University Libraries Staff

In an homage to the old Blockbuster video rental stores, McKeldin Library puts on its own Halloween costume for a weekend of holiday film fun.

The first-floor service desk is masquerading as “MckBuster” and lending movies from the Libraries’ physical and streaming collections for Terps to watch at home. Staff has even curated a Movie Guide with suggestions to suit anyone’s movie-viewing sensibilities.

McKeldin Library’s Special Events Room (6137) is also hosting a weekend-long movie marathon featuring a hand-picked selection of so-bad-they’re-good B horror movies to get Terps in the Halloween spirit, including 1962’s “Carnival of Souls’ (6 p.m. Friday), 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead” (7 p.m. Saturday) and 1960’s “Little Shop of Horrors” (6:30 p.m. Monday). All movies are available in the public domain; learn more about what that means on the Libraries’ copyright guide.

While in McKeldin, stop by the second-floor Tech Desk’s retro Halloween makeover as the TLC TechShack, highlighting the equipment available for borrowing, like laptops, chargers and media production equipment. Or visit Haunted Hornbake Library for ghostly stories and to explore the “Mysteries, Monsters and the Macabre” exhibit.

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