Posts Tagged ‘zombies’

Zombie Awareness Month

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by Anna in Books, Resources


Viewing that May is Zombie Awareness Month, I thought it would be beneficial for everyone if I went over what to do should the apocalypse actually happen. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), families should always be prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse, just as they would be prepared for natural disasters. Here are three things you need to do:


1. Always have an emergency kit ready to go on a moment’s notice:

This should include, but is not limited to, the following:

-Water (1 gallon per person per day)

-Food (non-perishables like canned goods)

-Can opener (not the electric variety!)

-Medications (for all people and pets, if needed)

-Change of clothes and a blanket for each person

-Important documents (such as birth certificates and drivers licences)

-First aid kit (Nothing can heal you from a Zombie bite, obviously, but you’ll want this for every other cut and scrape that might happen during your escape.)

-Battery powered radio

-Supplies for your pets including food and water


-Cellphone with charger

-Extra batteries

-Extra cash (During an apocalypse we must assume that there will be a power outage, in which case, ATMs and cash registers might not take your credit or debit cards. Always have backup cash on hand!)

-And if you don’t need it, don’t take it! (Remember, there may be a time when you’ll have to be running on foot and you’ve already got enough to carry.)


2. Work with your family and/or your friends on an emergency plan:

-Identify what types of disasters, aside from Zombies, could happen where you are (This includes things like hurricanes and flooding.)

-If you get separated, know where to meet up (for this, you’ll want to know your disasters. If flooding is a possibility, you clearly won’t meet up on the beach!)

-Know the best way to escape your area, and then map out several other options in case the first is blocked by Zombies or a downed tree across the road.

-Give everyone in your group a list of emergency contacts from other family members or friends to the fire department and police.


3. Read these terrifyingly good books found at the Boston Public Library: 

(There’s something for everyone on this list!)



Zombies Vs. Unicorns





















pride and prejudice and zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies










is this a zombie

Is This A Zombie?










zombies dr

Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection : Field Notes by Dr. Robert Twombly










marvel zombies

Marvel Zombies










zombies don't cry

Zombies Don’t Cry










zombie survival guide

The Zombie Survival Guide










alice in zombieland

Alice in Zombieland











Super Zombification Day at Copley!

Posted on May 11th, 2011 by Anna in Events, Programs

 As many of you know, May is officially Zombie Awareness Month. The time to learn survival skills, spread word of the upcoming invasion, and dance to Thriller all night long.

Here at the Copley Teen Room Research Center, we are finding new ways of resisting or, in a worst case senario, assimilate into the slowly approaching horde. On May 10th we picked three lucky “volunteers” were ingeniously disguised as one of the undead. These perfectly disguised “volunteers” were taught basic zombie etiquette (i.e. moaning, brain eating, and all together ickiness). After our “volunteers” were thoroughly educated, they showed signs of believing that they were actually  infected. Even though Copley Teen Room Research Center hasn’t infected “volunteers” since the 1947 incident.

Dr. Von Maggenstein

 The disguises (again, flawless) were created by master face paint artists Dr. Von Maggenstein and her assistant Leon Katz. After the perfect disguises were applied the “volunteers” were taught the ancient undead dance known only as “Micheal Jackson’s Thriller”.

Leon Katz

For more evidnece of these extremely controversial tests, see photos below. Also, join us next year to be a “volunteer”. (Il)Legal note: Consent not needed for participation in this research study. Entering the CopleyTeen Room Research Center offers a moderate chance of Z-Virus infection. 

Update: A previous “volunteer” was found shrunken. I assume the scientists up in physics had something to do with it. Maybe because I never returned their pen… It’s a nice pen… I’m keeping it… She’s named Penelope…

-My Darkness Rain Down Upon Your Foes,

Leon Katz

Zombiecorns by John Green

Posted on March 8th, 2011 by Anna in Books

Zombicorns is a free ebook download from John Green you might want to check out if you like Zombies and John Green. Though he does have a disclaimer on the cover stating that there are no Unicorns in the 70 page story.

The following is from the novella’s introduction:

Dearest Reader,
This is a bad zombie apocalypse novella. It was written in a hurry. It is riddled with inconsistencies. And it never quite arrives at whatever point it sought to make. But remember: The $25 you donated to charity in exchange for this steaming mess of prose will help our species shuffle along, and I hope you’ll feel warmed by your good deed as you read. Thank you for decreasing the overall worldwide level of suck, and as they say in my hometown: Don’t forget to be awesome.

Best wishes!
John Green

* The book has been made available under creative commons license, so it can be acquired legally here: http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/post/2835… 🙂

And, if you’d like to read reviews about it, check out it’s GoodReads.com page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10268370-zombicorns Some reviewers have even posted their own pictures of Zombie Unicorns which look so cool! Check it out!