UPCOMING ADULT EVENTS

Monthly Poetry Evening - This program has been postponed to next Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 PM
Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share - either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for November is “letter”; the topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Wednesday, November 21, OPEN 10 AM – 2 PM
Thursday, November 22, CLOSED
Friday, November 23, CLOSED
Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monthly Poetry Evening
Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share - either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for November is “letter”; the topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Gingerbread House Festival
Festival of Lights Celebration
The Gingerbread House Festival is back! No rules this year – just bake it, build it, and bring it in! Drop off your creation during library hours November 27 - 30. The houses will be on display until December 15. On Saturday December 1 you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite!

Holiday Book Sale
Festival of Lights Celebration
Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The annual holiday book sale has been expanded to include cook books, gardening books, fine coffee table and art books in addition to our quality collection of holiday titles for children and adults. We also have puzzles, gift books and specials on Children's Collectibles/Vintage Books and hard cover novels. Please come to YPL during this Festival of Lights Holiday Sale and help support your library!

Here Comes Santa Claus
Festival of Lights Celebration
Saturday, December 1 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Santa Claus visits the Library and welcomes children in front of the fireplace. Be sure to bring your camera for this photo op with the Big Guy!

“First Reformed”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m.
A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past. Rated R for some disturbing violent images. 113 minutes.

Book Talk – “The Feather Thief”  
Tuesday, December 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Debby Ethridge will be discussing “The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century” by Kirk Wallace Johnson. This weirder-than-fiction true-crime thriller focuses on the feather obsession of a flautist fly-tier! The heist involves the theft of rare bird feathers from the British Museum of Natural History in 2009. The author’s own obsession is with the story and he goes to great lengths to find the facts. Debby knows nothing about fly fishing or fly-tying but does know a bit about birds. She was a teacher naturalist for many years and continues to lead bird walks in the area.

Italian Conversation
Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Parliamo Italiano! Join us for casual conversation in Italian. Suitable for those with intermediate to advanced conversational skills in the Italian language.

“The Eagle and the Dragon”
Camden Conference Community Event

Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
The York Public Library, in cooperation with the Camden Conference 2019, will present a program entitled: “The Eagle and the Dragon: A New Geopolitics of the 21st Century.” Guest speaker Matt Ward, a retired U.S. diplomat and China expert, will examine how China and the United States see their place on the world stage. He will also discuss the military, political, economic, social and cultural factors that influence both their domestic policy making as well as their respective international interactions. There will be a period for questions and answers and audience comment. “Is This China’s Century?” is the Camden Conference theme for 2019 and the Conference itself will take place in Camden February 22-24, 2019.

Joel Lefever
The People in our Neighborhood
Thursday, December 6  at  7:00 p.m.
Joel Lefever, Executive Director of the Old York Historical Society, will speak about his work in York. This is the third in our continuing series, “Who are the People in our Neighborhood.” Originally from central Illinois, Joel received his B. A. from Hope College, Holland, Michigan in 1987 and M. A. from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies in New York in 1998 where he specialized in American architecture and decorative arts. He came to York in 2012 to lead the Old York Historical Society.

“Novitiate”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality. Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity. 123 minutes.

“Small Foot”
Family Film Series
Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
A yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as "Small Foot" is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist. Rated PG for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements. 96 minutes.

“Sweet Country”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Australian western set in the 1920s, justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down. Rated R for violence, bloody images and for language throughout. 113 minutes.

“Hidden Figures”
Exploring Racism Film Series
Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Rated PG for thematic elements and some language. 127 minutes. This program is made possible by the Maine Humanities Council, the York Diversity Forum, United Methodist Church of York-Ogunquit, and the York Public Library.

Monthly Poetry Evening
Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share - either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for December is “believe”; the topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

A Victorian Christmas
Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The York High School Drama Department, under the direction of George Hosker-Bouley, will present A Victorian Christmas at the York Public Library. Guests will be greeted by costumed actors as they welcome you into their home and regale you with tales of their family history. Once everyone has arrived the family of actors will present a staged reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and a few other short selections. A Victorian Christmas is a perfect slice of the holiday in just one hour! After the performance guests are invited to chat with the actors and stay for an exquisite selection of treats and goodies set up in Victorian splendor.

“Alone in Berlin”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 30 at 3:00 p.m.
After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government. Rated R for brief violence. 103 minutes.

 

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