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Winter Film Series Schedule

MaineSqueeze / Jim Gallant
Winter Concert Series
Sunday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.
Jim Gallant captures the hearts and feet of his audience with his up-tempo guitar style, mix of catchy originals and masterful interpretations of contemporary music. Whether fingerpicking a Celtic jig, a Bach fugue or a New Age instrumental, his distinctive style has won him accolades. An accomplished songwriter, his original compositions have brought him awards throughout the country. His down to earth sense of humor, his mastery of fingerstyle guitar, and warm, rich vocals will make this
a memorable afternoon.
MaineSqueeze is a brilliant mix of rhythm and roots, Texas-swing, folk, country and more with 3-part harmonies, hot guitar and pedal steel. Lead vocalists Sammie Haynes and Doug Bennett breathe new life into old songs through their interactions and vocal blend. Add thoughtful and impeccable sidemen Bruce Derr (pedal steel) and Jonathan Booth (bass/lead guitarist) and you have good reason to make sure you don’t miss their shows.

“Gidion’s Knot”
York Readers Theater
Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Over the course of a 90-minute parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, the teacher’s student, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely — or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.
Gidion’s Knot” by Johnna Adams will feature Arlene Barnard and Kate Bossi and is directed by David Newman.

“Magic in the Moonlight”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 1, 3:00 p.m.
In this latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, Stanley (Colin Firth) is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie (Emma Stone) and her scheming mother. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry? Woody Allen pulls the strings with precision in this enchanting romantic comedy that explores the realm between what’s understood in our minds and what’s known in our hearts. Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout. 97 minutes.

Perimenopause and Hormone Replacement
York Hospital Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, February 4, Noon
Erron Kinsler, MD will speak about perimenopause and hormone replacement treatment. Dr. Kinsler practices obstetrics and gynecology with York Hospital OB/GYN, Surgical and Midwifery Associates. This is a York Hospital Lunch & Learn Program.
Lunch will be provided. RSVPs a must to
York Hospital’s Friendraising Office
207-351-2385 or
email by January 30.

 Third Community Design Workshop
York Village Study
Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The third community-wide event planned by the consultants developing the York Village Master Plan, The Downtown Revitalization Collaborative. The objective is to keep the community at large informed on what is happening as the plan develops and get feedback and ideas from as many people as possible in order to design a better master plan. All are welcome. Refreshments.

Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 8, 3:00 p.m.
Violette is a finely nuanced portrait of Violette LeDuc, one of the foremost French writers of the 20th century. Director Martin Provost depicts LeDuc’s extraordinary life, from her low beginnings as the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl followed by tense years as a black marketeer during WWII. Violette LeDuc’s writing is her ticket out of misery, and with the encouragement and mentorship of Simone de Beauvoir, Violette achieves admiration, renown and controversy for her emotionally raw novels and memoirs. Superb performances by Emmanuelle Devos and Sandrine Kiberlain. In French with subtitles. Unrated probably PG-13 / R equivalent. 132 minutes.

Tar Sands Mining & Its Effect on a People, Place and a Planet
York Diversity Forum
Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 p.m.
Hilary Clark, coordinator for 350 Maine, York region, will recount her experience of last summer’s healing walk with Canadian First Nation People through the Alberta tar sands.

York Diversity Forum Film
Friday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
“Pride” is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all… 120 minutes. Rated R.

 RMS5 & Bob Halperin
Winter Concert Series
Sunday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.
Five of the driving forces behind New England’s highly acclaimed “Rock My Soul Gospel Choir” branch off with a sound of rich vocal blends and soul-stirring harmony. Their repertoire explores American music from the Delta blues to Folk Gospel, including slave spirituals, hymns, and traditional songs. Bob Halperin is a disciple of the pure blues tradition. A fluent guitarist and singer, his guitar work is nimble and assured and his vocals are rich and gritty.

Poetry Evening
Wednesday, February 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for February is “Grimm Tales”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

“Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”Family Film Saturday, February 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. He finds little sympathy from his family and wonders if bad things happen only to him. But his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Rated PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language. 81 minutes.

“Belle”Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 22 @ 3:00 p.m.
The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images. 104 minutes.


Winter Film Series Schedule

 Date  Title  Summary
Jan. 11 The Past (2013)
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language
130 minutes
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.
Feb. 1 Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout
97 minutes
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.
Feb. 8 Violette (2013)
French with English subtitles
Not rated
139 minutes
Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives.
Feb. 22 Belle (2013)
Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images
104 minutes
The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.
 Mar. 8 The Trip to Italy (2014)
Not rated
108 minutes
Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.


Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!

Nook Book ProgramFind out more information HERE!

Infant 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 & 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 more information.

Music in Motion
October – May
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.

Open-Ended Art
October – May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Miss Kimberly (formerly of Tactile Toddler) is excited to be back to lead Open-Ended Art. Children will be allowed to create with many different mediums. The focus of Open-Ended Art is on the process, not the product.

Preschool Recy-cool!
October – May
4th Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
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!

October - May
2nd Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Do you love to build with Legos? Come to the library Legos group where you can create and share your Lego structures, Kindergarten to Middle School children.

Reader Dog Program
2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturdays, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Come read to one of the licensed service dogs that visit us on Saturday mornings!

Current Art Exhibits

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