Staff Picks of the Month
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“Secret Life of Pets”
Family Film Series
Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day!Rated PG for action and some rude humor. 87 minutes.
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Inspired by true events, this is a film about women willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. Galvanized by outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud (Carey Mulligan) joins the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement alongside women from all walks of life willing to sacrifice everything for the right to vote. These working women were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity. 106 minutes.
The Lewis Paintings
Exhibition Talk & Gallery Tour
Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Heather Lewis will lead an exhibition talk and walk through of the current show on the main level of the Library. The Lewis Paintings: Scenes from the Backyard Revisited features the Father/Daughter works of Jack Lewis and Heather Lewis. All are invited to attend.
Monthly Poetry Evening
Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share – either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for December is “shiny”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Spanning the 1910 decade, this film, based on the beloved Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon adapted and directed by Terence Davies, is an intimate epic of six years in the life of Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn), one of numerous children of a tyrannical Scottish farmer. It shows a young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life through years of high hopes and of disillusionment, of mirth and sorrow, of dreaming and toiling, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change. Rated R. 135 minutes.
A Victorian Christmas
Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The York High School Drama Department, under the direction of George Hosker-Bouley, will present A Victorian Christmas at the York Public Library. Guests will be greeted by costumed actors as they welcome you into their home and regale you with tales of their family history. Once everyone has arrived the family of actors will present a staged reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and a few other short selections. A Victorian Christmas is a perfect slice of the holiday in just one hour! After the performance guests are invited to chat with the actors and stay for an exquisite selection of treats and goodies set up in Victorian splendor.
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