Upcoming Events at the Library:
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Saturday, February 28 @ 3:00 p.m.
The York Diversity Forum and the York Community Service Association present the movie: “Food Chain$”. A coalition of Florida tomato pickers struggle against abuse, poverty and corporate greed in order to create a more humane food chain. (86 minutes). There will be an opportunity to tour the YCSA Food Pantry (45 Woodbridge Road) with Executive Director, Michelle Surdoval following the movie.
Saturday, February 28 @ 7:00 p.m.
Kevin Farley, local musician, – the Irish Music Guy, – and now author, will speak about his memoir, “Out of the Woods,” with his daughter Kendyll Farley. One summer, Kevin, a widower, took his then six-year-old daughter to see a summer production of “Into the Woods,” the Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, thinking it appropriate for children, a musical about fairy tales but dark and scary. Seeing the show opens the floodgates to almost seven years of unresolved grief for both of them. “Out of the Woods: A True Story” is about the power of music, theatre and storytelling to cast light into dark corners, and show how true, life-changing catharsis can happen.
Film and Discussion
Sunday, March 1 @ 3:00 p.m.
On average, Americans use 500 plastic bags every year, disposable bags that are often used once and thrown. “Bag It” looks at where bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life and human health. “Bag It” follows ‘everyman’ Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.” Following the movie, Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation volunteer, Bob Luttman, will lead a discussion on what York residents can do to reduce their use of single-use plastics. The event is sponsored by Bring Your Own Bag York. Free admission and refreshments. More info: www.BYOBYork.org.
“The Revenge of Geography”
Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The York Library is introducing a new program, Book Talk, to highlight new and interesting books, mostly non-fiction. The first session will be led by local resident and scholar, Mary Behnke who will introduce and discuss the book “The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate” by Robert Kaplan. Maline Ruthvan (“New York Review of Books”) writes the book “…displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet’s geophysical configurations as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present.” No registration is necessary.
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