Staff Picks of the Month
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Monthly Poetry Evening
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for October is “exodus”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
Tuesday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Bob Stevens, a recognized local educator, will lead the October Book Talk discussion on “The Churchill Factor”. Bob, a 35 year member of the International Churchill Society, recently retired as principal of York High School. “The Churchill Factor” was written by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London in 2008. Johnson is known for his Churchill-like wit and erudition. “The New York Times” calls “The Churchill Factor”, “a sparkling blend of history, biography and geography.”
Do You Wonder about Living with Physical Challenges?
York Reads Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
A panel of individuals with physical disabilities, share their stories and answer your questions. Hear first-hand what it is like to be visually- or hearing-impaired or to rely on a wheelchair. Signing interpreter for the hearing impaired.
York Reads Book Discussion
Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Kathy Welch & Tracy Pepin, Coastal Ridge Civil Rights Team leaders, will lead a discussion of the York Reads book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Space is limited. Please call the library 363-2818 to reserve a space. Copies of the book are available through the Minerva library system and a limited number are available for purchase ($9.00) at the Library.
Ann Beattie: “The State We’re In”
Friday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Ann Beattie, multiple prize-winning author of short stories and novels, will speak about her new collection of linked stories “The State We’re In”. Her stories relate how we live in the places we chose or have chosen us; stories we tell our families, our friends, and ourselves; how our affinities unite or repel us; and where we look for love. Told through the voices of vivid and engaging women of various ages, “The State We’re In” explores their doubts and desires and reveals the unexpected moments and glancing epiphanies of daily life. Copies of her book will be available for sale.
Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Despite being bullied by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly — magic becomes reality! Rated PG. 105 minutes.
“I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m.
In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, Carol Peterson (Blythe Danner) is a widow and former songstress who’s settled into her life and age, until a series of events propels her into a renewed engagement with the world around her. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). Rated PG – 13 for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language. 92 minutes.
Kate Braestrup “Anchor & Flares”
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
Author, Kate Braestrup will read from her new book, “Anchor & Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope & Service” and talk about her work with the Maine Wardens Service. Copies of her books will be available for signing and sale.
(This was rescheduled from Sept. 30)
Community Resource Directory
A family guide to discover enrichment programs and child care opportunities in the greater York area.