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York Public Library’s Annual Book Sale, held this year from Thursday evening July 16th till Saturday July 18th is looking for volunteers. We are also accepting donations of books, especially current fiction, children’s books, DVD’s, CD’s and audio books on CD. Items must be in GOOD condition. If your books are damaged, out of date, or textbooks take advantage of curbside recycling in York. Donations can be dropped off in the children’s craft area downstairs.
Thank you for your help. FMI 363-2818
Independence Day Holiday
The Library will be closed on
Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.
Have a Wonderful Holiday!
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.
Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement that altered American history. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture 2015. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language. 128 minutes.
Tuesday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.
July’s Book Talk, led by Michael Behnke, former dean of admission at Tufts, MIT and University of Chicago and former American Studies teacher, features “Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security” by Sarah Chayes, an award-winning former correspondent and foreign policy expert with ten years’ experience in Afghanistan. The book has been called, “..a thrilling argument connecting the Protestant Reformation to the Arab Spring [and]… a powerful new way to understand global extremism”. Sebastian Junger says, “I can’t imagine a more important book for our time… the connection between deep corruption and civil violence.”
Ageless Driving 101
Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, July 8 at Noon
Are you a senior struggling with driving? Occupational Therapist Heather Shields, from Pathways Rehabilitation Services, will talk about adaptive equipment and techniques that can address a variety of physical and cognitive limitations. This brown bag program is sponsored by Sentry Hill at York Harbor.
Bryson Lang, Juggler
Summer Family Fun Series
Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. at Village Elementary School
What goes up must come down, unless it’s an object juggled by Bryson Lang who brings his mix of great juggling and silly comedy to York. The opening act of this year’s York Public Library Family Fun Series, sponsored in part by the Kennebunk Savings Bank and York Schools, will take place at Village Elementary School.
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.
Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire (John DuPont played by Steve Carell) and two champion wrestlers (played by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo). Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence. 134 minutes.
Artist Talk and Reception
Tuesday, July 14, 5:00 p.m.
Dean Diggins is a multi-media artist whose creativity spans both the visual and performing arts. On July 1, 2015 York Public Library will feature the paintings of Dean Diggins. All are invited to the opening reception on Tuesday July 14th at 5:00 p.m.
Community Resource Directory
A family guide to discover enrichment programs and child care opportunities in the greater York area.