UPCOMING ADULT EVENTS

 

York Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 26
for the Memorial Day Weekend.

“Wind River”
Spring Film Series
Sunday, May 27 at 3:00 p.m.
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy. Rated R for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language. 107 minutes.

York History Series: Prehistory – The Most Ancient Occupation
Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m
York historian, James Kences, covers York in the prehistory period, from the arrival of humans to the region at the end of the Pleistocene era to the earliest arrivals of Europeans; the epidemics of the early seventeenth century; and the abandonment of native habitations. This series is co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library. This series is co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

Book Talk
Tuesday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Debby Ethridge will be discussing “The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us” by Richard O. Prum. This ornithologist’s compelling science book challenges modern views of evolution and returns to Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as a topic too hot for Victorian England. Funny, witty, and totally enlightening, Prum describes complex behaviors in very engaging prose. He sees adaptations throughout the avian world that lead to his conclusion that beauty evolved for sheer pleasure. Debby has a keen interest in birding and the natural world. She was a teacher naturalist for many years and continues to lead bird walks in the area.

Italian Conversation

Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Parliamo Italiano! Announcing a new group for casual conversation in Italian. The group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Suitable for those with intermediate to advanced conversational skills in the Italian language.

“A Wrinkle in Time”
Family Film Series
Saturday, June 9 at 6:30 PM
Meg's father has disappeared and following the discovery of a new form of space travel, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which - to travel across the universe and rescue him from a terrible evil. Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril. 109 minutes.

“The Post”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.
This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers - documents which detailed the history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country (specifically of the "Washington Post"), as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee. The two become involved in an unprecedented power struggle between journalists and the government, exposing a cover-up that has spanned four different American presidencies. Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence. 116 minutes.

York History Series: Geology
Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m
York historian James Kences covers the geology of York; the relationship of metamorphic and igneous formations of the region; plate tectonics; the movements of continents; and the post-Pleistocene landscape. This series is co-sponsored by the Old York Historical Society and the York Public Library.

“All the Money in the World”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Based on real events, the film tells the story of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III's kidnapping and his devoted mother's desperate attempts to convince his billionaire grandfather, J.Paul Getty, to pay the ransom. Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief drug content. 132 minutes.

“Maine’s Beaches are Public Property”
Author Talk

Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Join law professor Orlando E. Delogu as he advocates for a re-examination of court cases that ceded title to Maine’s intertidal lands to upland owners and limited public use of these lands to “fishing, fowling, and navigation.” Delogu is emeritus professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law where he has taught and conducted research for 51 years. He has a long record of public service and engagement in land use, property and environmental law, and public policy. His most recent book, published in December 2017, is “Maine’s Beaches are Public Property: The Bell Cases must be Reexamined”. A question and answer session will follow his presentation and copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

Monthly Poetry Evening
Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share - either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for June is “vertigo”; the topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

"I, Tonya"
Summer Film Series
Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity. 120 minutes.

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