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Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 30, 7:00 p.m.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq where his pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. As stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend”. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, and the toll on his family at home, Chris serves four harrowing tours of duty, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his family, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture and Best Actor. Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references. 132 minutes.
Book Talk: “The Village Effect”
Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Mary Behnke will introduce “The Village Effect: How Face to Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter” by Susan Pinker. Pinker is a developmental psychologist who writes about social science. Her first book, “The Sexual Paradox” was awarded the William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association and her work has been featured in “The New York Times”, “The Atlantic” and “The Economist” among other publications. Michael Gazzaniga, director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UC, Santa Barbara calls the book “brilliant and compelling”. Author Paul Bloom, calls the book
“Provocative and Engaging”.
“Ice Cream, Gas Masks and God”
Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 p.m.
Fascinating, funny and gloriously nostalgic, “Ice Cream, Gas Masks and God” is author Joyce Lovely’s trip down memory lane to 1940s Liverpool, where early reminiscences include not just the hated gas masks, but also the regular night time spells in the air raid shelter as the bombs fell. Discover what it was like to be a child during this time. Then follow Joyce during her teenage and young adult years in Liverpool and London, her marriage to a parson, and three years on the remote Shetland Islands.
“Almost Famous Women”
Thursday, September 3, 7:00 p.m.
Join Megan Mayhew Bergman for a reading from her critically-acclaimed short story collection, “Almost Famous Women”, fictional tales that explore the lives of unforgettable women in history. Megan will discuss where she finds inspiration for her work. Copies of her book will be available for signing and purchase.
Community Resource Directory
A family guide to discover enrichment programs and child care opportunities in the greater York area.