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“The Lady in the Van”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
The Lady in the Van tells the “mostly true” story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith), an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett (Alex Jennings) befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. Together, this very odd couple, with his introversion and her eccentric behaviors, create a memorable relationship no one would have imagined. Rated PG – 13 for a brief unsettling image. 104 minutes.

York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age         Exhibit Tours
Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Currently on exhibit at the York Public Library through August is “It Began in 1891: A York Harbor Collection of Paintings from the American Gilded Age, 1870-1920,” selections from the collection of Dr. William Wieting and his wife, Amey. Dr. Wieting is offering tours of the exhibit on July 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., August 2 at 5:00 p.m., August 16 at 11:00 a.m., and August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Barry S. Jandebeur
Author Talk
Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Local author, Barry Jandebeur will read from and discuss his new book “At The Hands of Others”. Set in Northern Maine, Jandebeur’s third novel is about a 67 year old man who finds himself dumped in the northern Maine woods like a bag of trash with no idea how he got there, who he is, or what was done to him. A series of connected encounters with others provide his well-being and the eventual path that reveals not only who he is, but much more. Signed copies of his book will be available.

Some Holds Barred: The Ancient Olympics & Meaning of Sport            Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Blecker, law professor at New York Law School, will talk about the origin and meaning of the Olympics by taking us back to Olympia, Greece 776 BC, to focus on the early Olympics. Only if we understand Western traditions can we fully appreciate what we witness as part of one great civilizing conversation extending back 3000 years. Blecker, a York Maine resident, writes about cheating, scandal and sport. 60 Minutes Sports, Sports Illustrated, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post have featured his perspective, especially about Deflategate.

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