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Monthly Poetry Evening
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for October is “exodus”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
Tuesday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Bob Stevens, a recognized local educator, will lead the October Book Talk discussion on “The Churchill Factor”. Bob, a 35 year member of the International Churchill Society, recently retired as principal of York High School. “The Churchill Factor” was written by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London in 2008. Johnson is known for his Churchill-like wit and erudition. “The New York Times” calls “The Churchill Factor”, “a sparkling blend of history, biography and geography.”
Do You Wonder about Living with Physical Challenges?
York Reads Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
A panel of individuals with physical disabilities, share their stories and answer your questions. Hear first-hand what it is like to be visually- or hearing-impaired or to rely on a wheelchair. Signing interpreter for the hearing impaired.
York Reads Book Discussion
Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Kathy Welch & Tracy Pepin, Coastal Ridge Civil Rights Team leaders, will lead a discussion of the York Reads book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Space is limited. Please call the library 363-2818 to reserve a space. Copies of the book are available through the Minerva library system and a limited number are available for purchase ($9.00) at the Library.
Ann Beattie: “The State We’re In”
Friday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Ann Beattie, multiple prize-winning author of short stories and novels, will speak about her new collection of linked stories “The State We’re In”. Her stories relate how we live in the places we chose or have chosen us; stories we tell our families, our friends, and ourselves; how our affinities unite or repel us; and where we look for love. Told through the voices of vivid and engaging women of various ages, “The State We’re In” explores their doubts and desires and reveals the unexpected moments and glancing epiphanies of daily life. Copies of her book will be available for sale.
Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Despite being bullied by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly — magic becomes reality! Rated PG. 105 minutes.
“I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m.
In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, Carol Peterson (Blythe Danner) is a widow and former songstress who’s settled into her life and age, until a series of events propels her into a renewed engagement with the world around her. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). Rated PG – 13 for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language. 92 minutes.
Kate Braestrup “Anchor & Flares”
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
Author, Kate Braestrup will read from her new book, “Anchor & Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope & Service” and talk about her work with the Maine Wardens Service. Copies of her books will be available for signing and sale.
(This was rescheduled from Sept. 30)
York Hospital Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, October 21 at Noon
Please RSVP to (207) 351-2385.
“Children of a Lesser God”
York Reads Film Series
Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Marlee Matlin made her screen debut and earned an Oscar as a beautiful young deaf girl who has a conflicted romantic and professional relationship with her teacher, played by William Hurt. Rated R. 118 minutes.
Wonder Where You Can Get Help with Physical Disabilities? York Reads Panel
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00p.m.
A panel of service providers for people with physical disabilities, including deaf/hard of hearing, blind, and physically challenged, discuss the services provided in Maine and the Seacoast region.
FALL Film Series Schedule
|Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
|Now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy, Sony (Dev Patel) has his eyes on a promising property for his expansionist dream of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This charming sequel film is as entertaining as its predecessor and features Judi Dench and Bill Nighy reprising their roles as well as Maggie Smith as the newly installed hotel co-manager. Rated PG for some language and suggestive comments. 122 mins.|
|Oct. 4 3:00 PM||Love & Mercy
|This biopic about the life of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys singer-songwriter and creative soul, shows the heavy price paid for his talent. In the 1960s, his inner demons and his obsession to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, barely functional Brian (John Cusack) meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship grows, she observes Brian’s crippling subservience to his domineering psychotherapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti) with growing alarm. Ultimately, she decides she must take action to stand up to Landy’s oppression. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language. 121 mins.|
|Oct. 18 3:00 PM||I’ll See You In My Dreams(2015)
||In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, Carol Peterson (Blythe Danner) is a widow and former songstress who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propels her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). Rated PG – 13 for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language. 92 mins.|
||Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a successful defense attorney in Chicago. When his brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and his father, the Judge (Robert Duvall), Hank must come to his father’s aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. Rated R for language including some sexual references. 141 mins.|
|Nov. 15 3:00 PM|| Woman in Gold(2015)
||This film tells the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language. 109 mins.|
|Nov. 22 3:00 PM||Pride
|U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan’s nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear, Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. A feel-good charmer with an important message, Pride is funny, warm-hearted and enormously satisfying. Rated R for language and brief sexual content. 119 mins.|
| Far From the Madding Crowd
|The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence. 119 minutes.|
|5 Flights Up
|Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and Alex Carver, who have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn apartment. After enlisting the help of Ruth’s niece, real estate agent Lily (Cynthia Nixon), they’re about to embark on a whirlwind weekend they never imagined! As a series of crazy events unfold and offers on the apartment fly, they find their unwavering love tested in surprising ways – and ultimately discover a whole new lease on life! PG-13 for language and some nude images. 92 minutes.|
Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!
Find 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
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.
October – May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Julie Adams, an elementary school teacher who’s currently on sabbatical, will present art programs that celebrate the seasons. Children should wear play clothes or bring a smock to wear.
October – May
3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Come meet Jen Ring, our Children’s Room scientist! She will demonstrate interesting facts about how the world works and provide you with a related craft.
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!
On October 15, then 2nd Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Nov.-May)
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
3rd Saturday, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Come read to one of the licensed service dogs that visit us on Saturday mornings!