Titanic’s Sinking 100 Years Ago Remembered at the Library

April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic disaster. Constructed to the highest standards of luxury, Titanic was the ship to sail on when she debuted in 1912. Her opulence captured headlines before her departure from Europe, and her tragic ending still fascinates the public to this day.

Everyone knows the basic facts of the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage: the iceberg, the sinking, and the considerable loss of life due to insufficient numbers of lifeboats. But there is so much more to learn about the famed ocean liner, her crew and passengers, and the events of that fateful night.

On April 13 and 14 the library will be hosting several events focused on Titanic – join us for one event or for all!

Friday, April 13th  6:30 – 9:00pm (Marvin Auditorium 101BC)
Oh Ship!  Titanic Like You’ve NEVER Seen It
Everyone knows about Jack and Rose and what happened on that fateful night…but for our riffers, James Cameron’s film becomes prime fodder for jokes and mischievousness. Think Mystery Science Theater 3000 meets the History Channel. Bring your evil moustaches and silly hats and join the fun. Film is rated PG-13.

Saturday, April 14th 9:00am – 4:00pm (Marvin Auditorium 101B)
Titanic:  A Day to Remember
Revisit the famed ocean liner with a day of Titanic-themed crafts and displays. This entertaining and educational event features activities for all ages.

Saturday, April 14th 3:00 – 5:00pm (Marvin Auditorium 101C)
Titanic (1953)
Set sail on Titanic’s doomed voyage with an all-star cast. Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck star as a wealthy couple in a collapsing marriage, while dashing Robert Wagner romances a lovely Audrey Dalton.  Join us in watching this version of the legendary story in Old Hollywood style. Film is not rated.

Michelle Stottlemire

Michelle is a fifth-generation Kansan who has a passion for history, radical home-making and science fiction. When not on one of TSCPL's bookmobiles she can be found educating students at surrounding schools with dynamic programming.