Staff Picks of the Month
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Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Tom Carnicelli will read poems from his recent collection, “Old Guy, Part One: Getting Used to Old Age and Retirement”. These poems convey his thoughts and feelings during the first two years, the “part one,” of his retirement. Tom writes with humor about the challenges, the good days and the bad ones, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He received his Ph.D from Harvard and taught English for 53 years, 46 of them at the University of New Hampshire. A York resident since 1971, he has served on a number of town and local organizations, including the York School Board, the York Library Board of Trustees, the York Tax Task Force, and the York Community Service Association. Tom will be happy to sign books which will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to RiverRun bookstore in Portsmouth.
Spring Film Series
Sunday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m.
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy Theeb (Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat) experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. British born Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar has described his debut film as “an Arabic western” in the tradition of Sergio Leone. All but one of the actors are Bedouin villagers who have never acted before. This spectacularly epic film is a wonderfully intimate human story that has won awards and acclaim at film festivals worldwide. In Arabic with subtitles. Not rated. 100 minutes.
Renée P. Parent
Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Renée Parent will speak, read from, and answer questions about her debut novel “My Father’s Widow”. Renée writes what she terms as “coming of age for the middle-age” with believable characters facing real problems. In this multi-faceted work of fiction she explores the question of ‘How well do we ever know our own parents?’ The novel will be on sale after the reading and Renée will be happy to sign her book at this time.
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