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“Eye in the Sky”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Rated R for some violent images and language. 102 minutes.
York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age Exhibit Tour
Tuesday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Currently on exhibit at the York Public Library through August is “It Began in 1891: A York Harbor Collection of Paintings from the American Gilded Age, 1870-1920,” selections from the collection of Dr. William Wieting and his wife, Amey. Dr. Wieting is offering a tour of the exhibit on August 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Summer Film Series
Sunday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.
In French with subtitles – Paris, 1920s (loosely based on real events). Marguerite Dupont (Catherine Frot) seems to have it all – great riches, a husband she loves and a passion for music. On the inside she is striving for her husband’s attention and her love of singing gradually turns into an obsession. She arranges private recitals and, with the help of some new friends who have a dubious agenda, is training to step on the stage of a real opera house. There’s only one problem, however. Marguerite’s singing voice is terrible. Rated R for brief graphic nudity and sexual content, and a scene of drug use. 129 minutes.
“American Nations” by Colin Woodard
Tuesday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m.
September’s Book Talk will be led by Mary Behnke . She will introduce “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America” which is written by award-winning journalist, Colin Woodard. Woodard argues that the reason North Americans do not agree on such basic concepts as freedom, the role of religion and government, is that the country is actually made up of eleven “nations” each with its own unique historical roots dating back centuries. It was voted the Best Book of 2011 by “The New Republic” and “The Boston Globe” calls it “fascinating… engrossing … and a smart read.”
“The Jungle Book”
Saturday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.
Rated PG. 106 minutes.
Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for September is “blubber”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
The 2016 Presidential Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Few presidential elections in the history of our nation have so confounded, confused, and challenged political pundits as has the 2016 race. The two major party candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton, will assure a dynamic and highly contentious campaign. Professor Alan Gitelson, Political Science Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Chicago, will sort out the underlying forces influencing the race from the characteristics and personalities of the candidates to the role of the media, third-party candidates, polls, issues, ideology, campaign financing and the polarization of voters.
Sue Horowitz in Concert
Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Sue will share songs from her recently released 4th album of original lo-fi folk “Notes From The Garrison”. Sue has performed and been an artist in residence all over the United States. With song-writing influences such as James Taylor, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell and Dar Williams, Sue’s warm and engaging style engages audiences of all ages. She will be joined by some special musical friends. CDs will be available for sale following the concert.
Understanding Policing Today: A Community Conversation Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Join a panel of York’s police officers discussing important topics in their work – screening and training, profiling, and local crime issues. Learn of some of the challenges of policing today and hear ways that we can support our police in keeping our community safe. Come with your questions. Sponsored by the York Diversity Forum.
SUMMER Film Series Schedule
Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity.
|Frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s, fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.|
Rated R for language including some sexual references.
|In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. “Trumbo” recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist.|
|July 3 7:00 PM||Star Wars – The Force Awakens
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
|30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. Remnants of the old Empire have regrouped and formed the First Order to rule the galaxy. Only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.|
|July 4 7:00 PM||Fastball
|The essence of baseball is the primal battle between the pitcher and batter, but the magic of the game arises from that confrontation, only 396 milliseconds in the making. The mysteries and memories of baseball’s greatest heroes are revealed in this documentary, which features interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall of Famers to up-and-coming All-Stars, including Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, & Derek Jeter, and narration by Kevin Costner. This film is peppered with archival footage of baseball’s greatest moments plus original high-speed 4K footage and motion graphics that unlock the secrets hidden within a ball traveling over 100 mph.|
|July 10 7:00 PM||Mustang
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture
|Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Oscar-nominated – Best Foreign Film. In Turkish with subtitles.|
|July 17 7:00 PM||Paul à Québec
(PG-13 equivalent)98 minutes
|In this Canadian comic drama, Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little daughter in Montreal in the summer of 1999. His in-laws, the Beaulieus, are a large, joyful clan composed of siblings, grandchildren and a much loved patriarch named Roland who constantly reminds Paul that he has yet to marry his daughter. When Roland fades with ill health, the family bands together, and Paul projects his own devotion by doodling several portraits of his ailing father-in-law. In French with subtitles|
|July 24 7:00 PM||Hello, My Name is Doris
Rated R for language
|After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. A funny, witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story with stellar performances by Sally Field and co-star Tyne Daly.|
|July 31 7:00 PM||The Lady in the Van
Rated PG – 13 for a brief unsettling image
|The Lady in the Van tells the “mostly true” story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith), an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett (Alex Jennings) befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. Together, this very odd couple, with his introversion and her eccentric behaviors, create a memorable relationship no one would have imagined.|
Rated PG – 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language
|In late 1951, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn, where her initial homesickness soon gives way to romance with a local. Her past catches up with her, however. When Eilis’s life is disrupted by news from her hometown, she is forced to choose between two countries and two men on opposite sides of the world. Based on the best-selling novel, Brooklyn is a warm and wonderful story about falling in love…and finding your way home. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay.|
Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality
|Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), son of deceased world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, has boxing in his blood. Looking to win his own title, Adonis heads to Philadelphia and convinces his father’s rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), to train him – even as Rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside the ring. Adonis has a shot, but first he must develop the heart of a true fighter in this new chapter of the Rocky story from critically acclaimed director Ryan Coogler.|
Rated R for language and some drug use
|Directed and written by Paul Weitz, this quirky little comedy-drama features Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin), a caustic, over-the-top outspoken and darkly funny lesbian poet. She’s just ending a relationship when her eighteen-year-old grand-daughter Sage (Julia Garner) shows up at her door to tell her that she’s pregnant and needs $630 for an abortion. Elle is flat broke, and the day turns into a quest to find the money needed. Lily Tomlin brings an unforgettable performance.|
|Eye in the Sky
Rated R for some violent images and language
|Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intelligence, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.|
Rated R for brief graphic nudity and sexual content, and a scene of drug use. 129 minutes
|In French with subtitles – Paris, 1920s (loosely based on real events). Marguerite Dupont (Catherine Frot) seems to have it all – great riches, a husband she loves and a passion for music. On the inside she is striving for her husband’s attention and her love of singing gradually turns into an obsession. She arranges private recitals and, with the help of some new friends who have dubious agenda, is training to step on the stage of a real opera house. There’s only one problem, however. Marguerite’s singing voice is terrible.|
Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!
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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.
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!
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!