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 WINTER Film Series Schedule

 Monthly Poetry Evening
Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 PM

 Please bring poems to share – either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for January is “secret”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are
facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
(This was rescheduled from January 18th.)

York History Series: The Hotel Era 1865-1925
Thursday, January 26 at  10:30 a.m.
The second of a 9-part series will cover the onset of the tourist era at the conclusion of the Civil War. During this time period the town acknowledged its historical heritage and the railroad and trolley were introduced. It was a time of rapid modernization and social conflict. In the early twentieth century the town saw the decline of the rails and early phase of automobile tourism. This series is presented by York historian James Kences and co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

 Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn
Winter Concert Series
Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn got their start in 1976 at the fabled Cape Neddick Lobster Pound with their R&B band, The Big Note. Since then, they have played every conceivable gig on the seacoast and are thrilled to be playing the York Library. Johnny Mercer. Curtis Mayfield, The Band. Cole Porter. Sam Cooke. Ray Charles. Ernie K. Doe. With their vast and varied repertoire, going deep in the history, Ben and Kent love playing this music and sharing it with audiences of all ages. Bring the kids. Bring the parents. Join us on the 29th!

“Girl on the Train”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m.
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing person’s investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. This intense mystery/thriller stars Emily Blunt. Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity. 112 minutes.

York History Series: The Civil War Era 1820-1865
Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m.
During this time period, York lost its position as the County Seat to Alfred, the temperance movement developed, and the Civil War loomed. Mr. Kences will discuss the causes of the Civil War, York politics and political parties, the vote for Lincoln in 1860 and the impact of the war on the town. This series is presented by York historian James Kences and co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

“Trolls”
Family Film Series
Saturday, February 11 at  6:30 p.m.
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Rated PG for some mild rude humor. 92 minutes.

“Innocents”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 12  at 3:00 p.m.
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced stages of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. Rated PG for disturbing thematic material including sexual assault, and for some bloody images and brief suggestive content. 115 minutes.

Love Letters
Tuesday, February 14  at  7:30 p.m.
The York High School Drama Department, under the direction of George Hosker-Bouley, will present a reading of A. R. Gurney’s Love Letters, the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with a loved one. The heralded work is a read play that traces the relationship of two friends through the letters they write to each other over a fifty-year period. Funny and poignant, the play revolves around stories of love, failed marriages, career, conquests and intrigue. After the performance guests are invited to chat with the actors and stay for some sweets to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Monthly Poetry Evening
Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share – either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for February is “troll”; the topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Ed Gerhard
Winter Concert Series
Sunday, February 19 at  3:00 p.m.
From Tokyo to Rome and venues across the US, Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world. Performing on 6-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide, Gerhard’s virtuosity, generosity and humor shine through. His distinctive touch is unmistakable. Whether performing a lush, sensual ballad or a haunting, bitter lap steel melody Gerhard will mesmerize. His connection with his audience is palpable.

York History Series: Statehood 1785-1820
Thursday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m.
During this time period, Maine separates from Massachusetts to achieve statehood, the embargo and the War of 1812 affect local commerce, and the courts move from town. This series is presented by York historian James Kences and co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

“Mia Madre”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, February 26  at  3:00 p.m.
Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother. Italian, English and French with English subtitles. Rated R for language. 106 minutes.

WINTER FILM SCHEDULE:

WINTER Film Series Schedule

Date Title Summary
Jan. 8
3:00 PM
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
(2016)
Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material.
111 minutes
Comedy/ drama based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
Jan. 15
3:00 PM
“Sully”
(2016)
Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language.
96 minutes
Based on the true story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Starring Tom Hanks, directed by Clint Eastwood.
Feb. 5
3:00 PM
Girl on the Train”
(2016)
Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity .
112 minutes
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. This intense mystery/ thriller stars Emily Blunt.
Feb. 12
3:00 PM
“The Innocents”
(2016)
Rated PG for disturbing thematic material including sexual assault, and for some bloody images and brief suggestive content.
115 minutes.
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
Feb. 26
3:00 PM
“Mia Madre”
(2015)
Italian, English and French
with English subtitles.
Rated R for language.
106 minutes.
Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Mar. 5
3:00
“Queen of Katwe”
(2016)
Rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material.
124 minutes
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change when she is introduced to the game of chess and instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Mar. 12
3:00 PM
“Moonlight”
(2016)
Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout.
111 minutes
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Mar. 26 3:00 PM “Captain Fantastic”
(2016)
Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity.
118 minutes
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

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
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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