Staff Picks of the Month 


Exhibit Tours
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. during August
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
William Wieting will lead tours of the art exhibit currently on view at the Library. This show, “Eclectic Contemporary Art of New England: Fifty-something Years of Collecting” is an exhibit of works from the collection of York residents Bill and Amey Wieting.

Writers’ Critique
Wednesday, August 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Marjory D. Lyons, Ph. D., will present “A Writers’ Critique: Writing and Revising Your Memoir, Short Story or Novel”. Register at the Library or at 363-2818. Please bring 10 copies of your work, typed or word-processed (up to 6 pages). All genres are acceptable with an emphasis on memoirs and life stories. Participants will engage in a round robin to share and respond to individual writings.

“Patriot’s Day”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, this film is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston. Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use. 133 minutes.

Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, August 29,  2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The York Public Library Board of Trustees invites the public to an ice cream social on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 2 pm until 4 pm.  This date marks the one-year anniversary of our Library Director, Michelle Sampson.  Come say hello to Michelle, her staff, volunteers and the trustees as we begin a new year under Michelle’s leadership. Help us celebrate this occasion and the end of summer by making your own ice cream sundae (from the Village Scoop) and enjoying other refreshments.  This event is free and open to all – children and adults.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Book Talk
Tuesday, Sept 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Michael Behnke will discuss “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America” by Pulitzer Prize winner, Frances FitzGerald. Harvey Cox, Jr., Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School says, “Without a doubt the best book on the history and present status of American evangelicals…ambitious, engaging and nuanced.” Daniel Okrent, author of “Last Call: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition” calls this, “a rare and valuable book. It’s admirable that Frances FitzGerald is able to tell the story of the American evangelical movement without judgment or bias–but it’s absolutely astonishing that she’s able to tell it with such authority, clarity, and complete grasp of the historical context.” Michael Behnke, a York resident, is the former Dean of Admission at Tufts and M.I.T. and Vice President of the University of Chicago. A graduate from Amherst College with an honors degree in American Studies, he also has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Boss Baby”
Family Film
Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Rated PG for some mild rude humor. 97 minutes.

Summer Reading Programs for ALL AGES!
(Children – Teens – Adults)
Don’t forget to bring in your reading logs & BINGO boards!

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