UPCOMING ADULT EVENTS
Call for Artists, Designers and Craftsmen:
Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction at York Public Library
Entries must be delivered to YPL on November 15th. See the flyer or visit the library for details.
“The Zookeeper’s Wife”
Fall Film Series
Sunday October 22 at 3:00 p.m.
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking. 127 minutes.
Katherine Mayfield “The Meandering Muse”
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Local author Katherine Mayfield will bring humor to York as she reads from her latest book, “The Meandering Muse: Uncommon Views of Everyday Things”. This Dave Barry-esque collection of humorous essays, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry spans 20 years of Mayfield’s writing life, and ranges wildly from subjects such as multitasking, schizophrenia, shopaholism, money, and the government to the woes of a homeowner forced to use bananas and daffodils to humanely remove wasps from her living room. Mayfield will also talk about her writing life and the process of self-publishing. Her books will be available for purchase and signing.
Community Conversation on Hope and Resiliency
Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Please join NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to raise awareness around mental illness, substance abuse and suicide. Hear stories of those who have experienced these issues themselves or with loves ones; and be part of a local plan of action. Open house with coffee and cookies from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Conversation from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by NAMI Maine.
Fall Film Series
Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality. 133 minutes.
Tuesday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m.
The November Book Talk will be presented by Debby Ethridge on "The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life" by Laura Markham. Jennifer Senior of "The New York Times" says, "This book follows twin teenage brothers on their journey from El Salvador to California. "The Far Away Brothers" is impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed. Markham infuses her narrative with facts, figures and policy particulars without ever once getting tangled up in them." Kirkus Reviews states that the book is "compellingly intimate--one of the most searing books on illegal immigration." Debby Ethridge is a York resident who has held leadership positions in the Audubon Society, taught English as a second language, and has lived in France and Germany.
“Draining the Swamp: Professional Politics
and the Cult of Democratization & Popular Participation”
Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The 2016 presidential campaign included a challenge by Republican candidate Donald Trump, to “drain the swamp” to rid Washington DC of corrupt elected officials and bureaucrats and to change the culture of Washington. Dr. Alan Gitelson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago and now resident of York, will focus on the tensions between popular participation and the role that members of “the swamp” play in the governing process. The presentation will weigh the roles that political parties, interests groups, the bureaucracy, and our elected officials play as well as our citizen role in the policy-making process. Emphasis will be placed on the exchange of comments and questions among audience members and the presenter.
Family Film Series
Saturday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Take an adventure in the secret world inside your smartphone to Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene who is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal”, Gene enlists the help of his friends. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” to find the code that will fix Gene! Rated PG for rude humor. 86 minutes.
“The Lost City of Z”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Colonel Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity. 140 minutes.