Getting ready for ‘Twilight’

After-hours at library draws teen fans

“Twilight” will open at area theaters Friday, Nov. 21, but the excitement for the movie, based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, has been building for months. Midnight openings of the movie -- fitting for a flick about a human girl who falls in love with a 100-year-old teenage vampire -- are selling out all over the country.

At the Blount County Public Library, doors opened after hours last Friday for “Twilight” enthusiasts to get together, enjoy refreshments, play games and participate in a costume contest.

“Twilight” is the story of Bella Swan, a clumsy teenager who has to move in with her father in Forks, Washington, when her mother remarries. Bella is intrigued by a strange family in Forks, where her father is police chief, and finally gets to know the dazzling Edward Cullen and his family. Edward, she soon learns, is a vampire, and the two fall hopelessly and inconveniently in love.

Meyer has written four books in the Twilight series to date.

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