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 FALL Film Series Schedule

Colin Sargent
Author Talk
Tuesday, September 27 at  7:00 p.m.
Just published in London, Sargent’s acclaimed new novel’s US release is October 1. Maine readers know Sargent as the founding editor and publisher of Portland Magazine. Set in the Roaring Twenties, “The Boston Castrato” follows a young uprooted Italian singer to Boston. The London Morning Star has called it “brilliant, compelling …. an extraordinary literary expression of the American nightmare.” Foreword Reviews calls it “…a lively American adventure that sparkles with wit and wisdom.”

Write-In
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sometimes tiny shifts in perspective can radically change your approach to writing. The Maine Writers and Publishers Allance (MWPA) has partnered with libraries across the state to offer free writing space and community. Bring your own laptop, pens, paper, water, etc. Drop by York Public Library’s Kennebunk Room anytime between 10 and 1 to write and connect.

“Rams”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, October 2 at  3:00 p.m.
In a secluded valley in Iceland, sheep farming brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, but have not spoken to each other in four decades. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers and many abandon their land. Gummi and Kiddi try to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi with his rifle and Gummi with his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save their special breed and livelihood. In Icelandic with subtitles. Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity. 93 minutes.

Book Talk
Tuesday, October 4 at  10:30 a.m.
Michael Behnke will present a Book Talk on the recent book, “John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit” by James Traub. Traub is a teacher of foreign policy at NYU and a regular contributor to journals. Author, Alan Taylor, says “In lucid prose with canny insight, Traub illuminates the life and political career of Adams.” Fareed Zakaria, author of “The Post American World” says that this is a book “worthy of its subject. Traub is a splendid storyteller.” Michael Behnke, a York resident, is the former Dean of Admission at Tufts and M.I.T. and Vice President of the University of Chicago. He graduated from Amherst College with an honors degree in American Studies and has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Forgetting Tabitha”
Tuesday, October 4  at 7:00 p.m.
Historical fiction writer Julie Dewey will read from her novel, “Forgetting Tabitha”, as well as present a slideshow on the orphan train movement that transported more than 120,000 neglected and orphaned children from cities in the East to live and work on farms in the Midwest from 1853 to 1929. Dewey is a novelist who resides in Central New York with her family and has vacationed in Wells, ME, for 45 years. “Forgetting Tabitha” and Dewey’s other titles will be available for purchase and signing.

Candidates Night
Friday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.
York Weekly is sponsoring a candidates night for state representative and  senate candidates. The following candidates have been invited to attend: Dawn Hill, incumbent Democrat, and Theodor Short, Republican challenger, Senate District 35 (York, Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, Ogunquit); Lydia Blume, incumbent Democrat, and Pete Mantell, Republican challenger, House District 3 (most of York); Patricia Hymanson, incumbent Democrat, and Bradley Moulton, Republican challenger, House District 4 (Ogunquit and parts of York, Wells and Sanford). The public is invited to attend and may submit questions in advance by emailing dmcdermott@seacoastonline.com. There will also be index cards on hand that night to write out questions for the candidates.

“Embrace of the Serpent”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, October 9 at  3:00 p.m.
This Colombian film, a festival favorite and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, is based on the diary and letters of a scientist-explorer who visited and researched the Amazonian peoples in the early 20th century. This is a story of two explorers who, exploring the Amazon region three decades apart (1909 and 1940, respectively), both end up enlisting the help of the same man, Karmakate, one of the few remaining shamans. Shot in exquisite black and white, the film is artistic, dreamy, raw, poignant, and mysterious. In Spanish & Portuguese with subtitles. Unrated but probably PG-13 equivalent. 125 minutes.

Elizabeth Lonseth on Dementia
Sentry Hill Program
Thursday, October 13 at  Noon
Elizabeth Lonseth will speak about dementia and her two books; “A Gradual Disappearance” which was written to help families deal with a loved one with memory disease and “The Dangers of Denial” deals with the biggest challenge that we face in getting good care for memory patients – denial. Both Elizabeth’s parents and in-laws suffered with memory disease. This talk is sponsored by Sentry Hill and all are invited.

“Ice Age Collision Course”
Family Film
Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world. Rated PG for mild rude humor and some action/peril. 94 minutes.

“Love & Friendship”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Based on Jane Austen’s comic novella “Lady Susan”, this film, set in the 1790s, centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon. She has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica. This film’s stylish repartee, innuendos, and put-downs make for a “howlingly funny” (New York Times), highly satisfying picture. Rated PG for some thematic elements. 92 minutes.

Lasting Impressions
Author Talk
Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Mother/daughter team, Paulette Chernack and Cassandra Davidson, will talk about their new book, “Lasting Impressions: Art, Symbolism, and History Found in Graveyards and Cemeteries”. Their discussion will include how to properly rub a gravestone, important conservation and preservation practices, and American gravestone carving of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing.

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

 FALL  FILM SCHEDULE:

FALL Film Series Schedule

Date Title Summary
Sept. 18
3:00 PM
The Wave
(2015)
Rated R for some language and disaster images.
105 minutes.
Nestled in a Norwegian fjord, the small village of Geiranger is a significant tourist destination. With the mountain that overlooks the village constantly threatening to collapse – it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning center, geologist Kristian is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he’s to leave the town, the mountain begins to crumble and every soul in Geiranger has only ten minutes to get to high ground. In Norwegian with subtitles.
Sept 25
3:00 PM
The Meddler
Rated PG-13 for brief drug content. 100 minutes.
Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life. Rated PG-13 for brief drug content. 100 minutes.
Oct. 2
3:00 PM
Rams(2015)
In Icelandic with subtitles
Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity. 93 minutes.
In a secluded valley in Iceland, sheep farming brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, but have not spoken to each other in four decades. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers and many abandon their land. Gummi and Kiddi try to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi with his rifle and Gummi with his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save their special breed and livelihood.
Oct. 9
3:00 PM
Embrace Of The Serpent
(2015) – In Spanish & Portuguese with subtitles
Unrated but probably PG-13 equivalent. 125 minutes.
This Colombian film, a festival favorite and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, is based on the diary and letters of a scientist-explorer who visited and researched the Amazonian peoples in the early 20th century. This is a story of two explorers who, exploring the Amazon region three decades apart (1909 and 1940, respectively), both end up enlisting the help of the same man, Karmakate, one of the few remaining shamans. Shot in exquisite black and white, the film is artistic, dreamy, raw, poignant, and mysterious.
Oct. 16
3:00 PM
Love & Friendship (2016)
Rated PG for some thematic elements. 92 minutes
Based on Jane Austen’s comic novella “Lady Susan”, this film, set in the 1790s, centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon. She has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica. This film’s stylish repartee, innuendos, and put-downs make for a “howlingly funny” (New York Times), highly satisfying picture.
Oct. 29
3:00 PMSpecial Saturday Showing!
Food Fight: Inside The Battle For Market Basket (2016)
Unrated. 110 minutes
Throughout the summer of 2014, a corporate food fight between cousins Arthur S. and Arthur T. Demoulas played out in dozens of communities impacting tens of thousands of workers and the economies of three states. Only one film crew, headed by local documentary filmmaker Jay Childs, was on the ground throughout the summer, following the fear, anger, hope and courage of a most unlikely cast of characters. This film is a fast-paced, emotionally rich, and at times humorous exploration of the family, feud, rebellion and resolution of the Market Basket drama
Oct. 30
3:00 PM
Food Fight: Inside The Battle For Market Basket (2016)
Unrated. 110 minutes
Throughout the summer of 2014, a corporate food fight between cousins Arthur S. and Arthur T. Demoulas played out in dozens of communities impacting tens of thousands of workers and the economies of three states. Only one film crew, headed by local documentary filmmaker Jay Childs, was on the ground throughout the summer, following the fear, anger, hope and courage of a most unlikely cast of characters. This film is a fast-paced, emotionally rich, and at times humorous exploration of the family, feud, rebellion and resolution of the Market Basket drama
Nov. 13 3:00 PM Dark Horse (2015)
Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language. 85 minutes.
Set in Wales, this film is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners, he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
Nov. 20
3:00 PM
45 Years (2015)
Rated R for language and brief sexuality. 95 minutes.
Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband, Geoff (Tom Courtenay), both retired and childless, are preparing to celebrate their 45th anniversary when a letter from Switzerland brings a revelation from Geoff’s distant past. The revelation sets off a firestorm of emotions in both Kate and Geoff that threatens to change their lives forever. This drama transpires during the course of one week, during which both Kate and Geoff become somewhat obsessed with the past and what their lives were like before they met each other. Both characters struggle with regret, and in the case of Geoff, shame. It’s obvious they have loved each other until now. Will that change? Oscar Nominee – Best Actress.
Nov. 27
3:00 PM
The Fits (2016)Unrated but probably
PG-13 equivalent. 72 minutes.
This debut full-length feature from writer-director Anna Rose Holmer is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old tomboy Toni (Royalty Hightower) assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s gritty West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells and violent fits plagues the team, Toni finds herself caught up in danger.
Dec. 11
3:00 PM
Suffragette (2015)
Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity. 106 minutes.
Inspired by true events, this is a film about women willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. Galvanized by outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud (Carey Mulligan) joins the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement alongside women from all walks of life who sacrificed their jobs, homes, children –and even their lives for the right to vote. These working women were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Dec. 18
3:00 PM
Sunset Song (2015)
Rated R
135 minutes
Spanning the 1910 decade, this film, based on the beloved Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon adapted and directed by Terence Davies, is an intimate epic of six years in the life of Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn), one of numerous children of a tyrannical Scottish farmer. It shows a young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life through years of high hopes and of disillusionment, of mirth and sorrow, of dreaming and toiling, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change.

CHILDREN’S ROOM:

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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
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

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning