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 Winter Film Series Schedule

“Citizenfour”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 7, 3:00 p.m.
In January 2013, Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from “CITIZENFOUR,” who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The resulting film is history unfolding before our eyes. Academy Award Winner – Best Documentary. Rated R for language. 114 minutes.

York History Series
Wednesdays, February 10, 24, March 9, 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Local historian James Kences, will offer a series of four programs about York history. His approach will dig into the past, starting with the present, a reverse chronology, as if conducting an archaeological excavation. The programs will be held on the following Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; February 10th, February 24th, March 9th, and March 23rd. This series is co- sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

“Color Your World”
6 Week Series:
Wednesday, February 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 at 2:00 p.m.
York Public Library will host a six week coloring program for adults. Coloring is not just for kids! It can be beneficial for adults to release stress and stimulate brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. You are welcome to bring your own coloring book, but we will have all the supplies you will need to get you started on “Coloring Your World”!

Monthly Poetry Evening
Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for February is “dark matters”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

“Hotel Transylvania 2”
Family Film
Saturday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne, and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp! Rated PG. 89 minutes.

“Le Weekend”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m.
A British couple returns to Paris many years after their honeymoon in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. After half a lifetime of marriage, there has been betrayal, disappointment, and irritation as well as hope and tenderness. A brilliant, moving exploration of marriage. Rated R for some language and sexual content.107 minutes.

“The Seeing of the Thing:
the Art and Teaching of Charles Woodbury”

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Deepen your familiarity and appreciation of renowned Ogunquit artist and teacher Charles Woodbury in this talk and slide show by contemporary artist and art writer Christopher Volpe.

Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz & Friends
Winter Concert Series
Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Act 1 will include highlights of Curt and Jenn’s WWII Tribute Concert ( “A Few Seconds with our Fathers”). Act 2 will be Curt & Jenn, with friends, performing originals and fun tunes from their club repertoire.

“Bridge of Spies”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.
During the Cold War, a Brooklyn lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and help the CIA arrange an exchange of that spy for a captured American U2 spy plane pilot. High stakes and suspense power this edge-of-your-seat Cold War film directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language. 141 minutes.

“The Invention of Nature”
Book Talk
Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.
The March book selection is “The Invention of Nature” by Andrea Wulf. The talk will be led by Debby Ethridge. The book reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1858), an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “The Signature of All Things”, called it an “unforgettable journey through amazing histories of botanical …and historical unfolding”. Wulf has written for “The New York Times”, the “Financial Times and “The Wall Street Journal”. This talk is intended to serve as an introduction to the book and it is not necessary to have read it in advance.

“The Intern”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 6, 3:00 p.m.
A well-crafted comedy about a 70-year-old widower (Robert DeNiro) who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language. 121 minutes.

York History Series – Part 3
Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.
Local historian James Kences, will offer a series of four programs about York history. His approach will dig into the past, starting with the present, a reverse chronology, as if conducting an archaeological excavation. The programs will be held on the following Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.; February 10th, February 24th, March 9th, and March 23rd.  This series is co- sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

WINTER FILM SCHEDULE:

WINTER Film Series Schedule

 Date  Title  Summary
Jan. 10
3:00
PM
La Passion d’Augustine (2013)
French with English subtitles  Rated G (Canada)
In a convent school in Quebec, Mother Augustine provides musical education to young women from all socio-economic backgrounds but the changes of Vatican II and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution put the school’s future in peril.  103 minutes.
Jan. 24
3:00 PM
The Martian (2015)
Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images and brief nudity.
During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind by his crew. But Watney survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal Earth that he is alive. 144 minutes.
Feb 7 3:00 PM Citizenfour
(2014)
Rated R for language.
Academy award winner 2015 – Best Documentary. “Citizenfour” was the name used by Edward Snowden when he sent anonymous encrypted emails claiming to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies worldwide.  114 minutes.
Feb 14
3:00 PM
Le Week-End  (2013)
Rated R for some language and sexual content.

  
A British couple returns to Paris many years after their honeymoon in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. After half a lifetime of marriage, there has been  betrayal, disappointment, and irritation as well as hope and tenderness. A brilliant, moving exploration of marriage. 107 minutes.
Feb. 28
3:00 PM
Bridge of Spies (2015) 
Rated PG-13
for some violence and brief strong language

 
During the Cold War, a Brooklyn lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and then help the CIA arrange an exchange of that spy for a captured American U2 spy plane pilot. High stakes and suspense power this edge-of-your-seat Cold War film directed by Steven Spielberg. 141 min
Mar. 6
3:00 PM
The Intern  (2015)
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief strong language.
 
 A well-crafted comedy about a 70-year-old widower (Robert DeNiro) who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site. 121 minutes.
Mar. 13
3:00 PM
  Learning To Drive (2015)
Rated R for language and sexual content.
As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company, they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel. 90 minutes.

 

CHILDREN’S ROOM:

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
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, 10:15-11:00 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.

Simple Science
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.

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!

Legos
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!

Current Art Exhibits

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