here for the Winter Film Schedule.
York Reads 2014 - The Maltese Falcon
Saturday, March 8
10:00 a.m. – Noon
This Fair will feature
information for parents and caregivers about
preschool and early elementary school enrichment
programs available in the greater York area.
Hands on activities for kids will be offered
while adults talk to presenters about their
programs. Whether you want to check out a
preschool, an outdoor activity, or a program in
the arts or sciences, the Fair offers one-stop
Saturday March 8
Two turkeys from opposite sides of
the tracks must put aside their differences and
team up to travel back in time to change the
course of history - and get turkey off the
holiday menu for good. Rated PG. 91 minutes.
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 9
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is
a brilliant medical engineer on her first
shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt
Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last
flight before retiring. But on a seemingly
routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle
is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky
completely alone - tethered to nothing but each
other and spiraling out into the blackness.
Rated PG-13. 91 minutes.
Gillard and Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz
Sunday March 16
Maria Gillard is a respected singer
and songwriter from the Finger Lakes Region of
New York State. Best known as a folk musician,
she also includes jazz, swing, and blues in her
repertoire. Her compelling voice and lyrics
head straight for the heart. She tells stories
through her music in ways that are soul
stirring, evocative, contagious, lively and
energizing. Local favorites, Curt and Jenn will
play some old favorite original tunes, some new
songs from their new CD project...and some
selections from their WWII Tribute show.
Please bring poems to share, either
your own or favorite poems by someone else. The
prompt for March is ‘at sea’. The topic is open
for interpretation. Readings from poetry books
are welcome. Readings occur in round table
format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
Thursday, March 20
5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Come and write. Bring a
laptop, pen or pencil, some paper. We will write
individually on a common theme, you may read
your writing out loud or not, then we will go on
to the next theme. All ages, feel free to come
and go. Light refreshments. (Rescheduled from
The Maltese Falcon and
All that Jazz!
One Book, One Community
Join us for a fun evening of jazz
and a dramatic reading from “The Maltese
Falcon” by York Reader’s Theater David Newman.
David “does” Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, and –
Mary Astor! Hunter McKay and his trio will play
jazz. Light refreshments will be available.
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 23
A fictional film set in the
alluring world of the late 1970s' ABSCAM
scandal, American Hustle tells the story of
brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian
Bale), who along with his equally cunning and
seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy
Adams) is forced to work for a rogue FBI agent
Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes
them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and
mafia that is as dangerous as it is enchanting.
This comedy thriller is Oscar nominated for Best
Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual
content and brief violence. 138 minutes.
Mystery Writers Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 25
Mystery writers, Gerry Boyle, James
Hayman, Al Lamanda and Lea Wait will talk about
the craft of writing mysteries, what inspires
them, and how they develop their characters and
plots. They are all Maine authors, with a
national following, and members of the Maine
Crime Writers. Their books will be available for
signing and for sale. This event is one of a
series of programs in the York Reads! One Book,
One Community, which this year celebrates
Dashiel Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”.
(Rescheduled from February 18).
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 30
Documentary about a man's mission
to change the course of history by gathering
undeniable evidence of global warming. His
time-lapse photography of glaciers disappearing
at a breathtaking rate are hauntingly beautiful
and disconcerting. Unforgettable and moving.
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. 75
Art and Poetry
If you are interested in participating in a
project that will pair poetry with art in a
group show, submit 3-5 type-written original
poems in an envelope marked Poetry, to York
Public Library by April 1st. Include your name,
phone number and email and when you are able to
PROGRAMS IN THE
Lapsits (infants to two years old)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Come for a program of stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.
Preschool Story Hours
Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages 3-5.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS --Our special monthly
programs are offered during the school year from October - May.
Check current Children's newsletter for
in Motion October
First Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:00
a.m. A monthly program of music and dance for
young children that celebrates the joy in stories and songs is led by
York educator, Holly MacAdam.
October - May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00
Lauren Pollard and Kate Pfirman invite children and their caregivers to
explore different sensory activities. Please wear old clothes or a smock as
these programs can get messy!
3rd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00
Make cool projects from
recycled materials. This program is
designed for children ages 3-6 with
their caregivers. Children are
invited to be creative and have fun.
Wear play clothes!
Traditional Tales - October
4th Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00
Join us for an story telling program
of folktales and nursery rhymes that
focuses on listening skills, builds
cultural awareness, and fosters
imagination. For ages 3-6.