Ready Player One

Friday, November 19th 2021

5:00 PM

Manheim Community Library invites the public to Ready Player One on Friday, November 19th in celebration of the Extraordinary Give. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at 6 p.m. in the Library’s community room. Sponsored by Just Press Play, there will be fun door prizes including a vintage PlayStation and several Just Press Play gift cards. Walk-ins are welcome but registered guests will be eligible for an additional chance to win.

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.​ @Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving, a day to inspire donors and to celebrate the work of nearly 500 participating nonprofit organizations. Sponsored by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates, The High Foundation, and other community sponsors, donations will be STRETCHED by a pool of more than half a MILLION dollars. Funds raised during the ExtraGive support Manheim Community Library’s efforts to provide a place for the community to turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information, and to maintain a varied collection of resources to benefit persons of all ages and abilities.