Staff Picks of the Month
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“Fish Can’t Climb Trees” by Helyn Connerr
Author Talk
Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Helyn Connerr will discuss her new book “Fish Can’t Climb Trees” in which she explains how to identify your unique operating program for learning and communicating. Connerr, has an MSc in physical and hot atom chemistry and was involved in leading-edge research in nuclear medicine in Boston. No stranger to original research, she works at the interface of hard and soft science, mythic and archetypal themes, ancient astrological principles and the New Physics. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase.

“Eye in the Sky”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Rated R for some violent images and language. 102 minutes.

York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age         Exhibit Tour
Tuesday, August 30 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 a tour of the exhibit on August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Film Series
Sunday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.
In French with subtitles – Paris, 1920s (loosely based on real events). Marguerite Dupont (Catherine Frot) seems to have it all – great riches, a husband she loves and a passion for music. On the inside she is striving for her husband’s attention and her love of singing gradually turns into an obsession. She arranges private recitals and, with the help of some new friends who have a dubious agenda, is training to step on the stage of a real opera house. There’s only one problem, however. Marguerite’s singing voice is terrible. Rated R for brief graphic nudity and sexual content, and a scene of drug use. 129 minutes.

“American Nations” by Colin Woodard
Book Talk
Tuesday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m.
This month’s Book Talk will be on “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America” by award-winning journalist, Colin Woodard. Woodard argues that the reason North Americans do not agree on such basic concepts as freedom, the role of religion and government, is that the country is actually made up of eleven “nations” each with its own unique historical roots dating back centuries.   It was voted the Best Book of 2011 by “The New Republic” and “The Boston Globe” calls it “fascinating… engrossing … and a smart read.”

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