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Summer Film Series Schedule

Star Wars – The Force Awakens
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Thirty 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. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. 136 minutes.

Fastball
Summer Film Series
Monday, July 4 at 7:00 p.m.
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, including Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, & Derek Jeter, and narration by Kevin Costner. This film is peppered with 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. Unrated. 87 minutes.

“Project Puffin”
Book Talk

Tuesday, July 5 at10:30 a.m.
The Book Talk on July 5th will be led by Debby Ethridge on “Project Puffin: the Improbable Quest to bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock” by Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson. Stephen Kress is the Vice President of the National Audubon Society for Bird Conservation and Derrick Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and photographer/ columnist at “The Boston Globe” Richard Luov author of “Last Child in the Woods” calls this, “a story of struggle and hope, and an inspiration to future wildlife stewards”. Scott Weidensaul author of “Living on the Wind” says “This is the compelling story of the messy, uncertain, ultimately uplifting work of REAL conservation.”

“Kung Fu Panda 3”
Family Film
Saturday, July 9 at  7:30 p.m.
Continuing his legendary adventures of awesomeness, Po must face two hugely epic, but different, threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home. Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor, 95 minutes.

“Mustang”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m.
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. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture. 97 minutes.

“The Dragon King”
Family Fun Series
Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. The Tanglewood Marionettes present their award-winning adventure “The Dragon King,” the story of an epic underwater quest to return life and water to the earth. Funded in part by Kennebunk Savings Bank and co-sponsored with York schools, this performance will be held at Village Elementary School.

ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE
July 14-16
Donations being accepted now! York Public Library’s Annual Book Sale, held this year from Thursday evening July 14th till Saturday July 16th, is accepting donations of books, especially current fiction, children’s books, DVD’s, CD’s and audio books on CD. Items must be in GOOD condition. If your books are damaged, out of date, or textbooks, take advantage of curbside recycling in York. We cannot take video or audio cassettes. Donations can be dropped off on the lower level of the Library. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the sale and with sorting items in preparation. Thank you for your help. FMI 363-2818

“Paul à Québec”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.
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. Unrated (PG-13 equivalent) 98 minutes.

“Hello, My Name is Doris”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m.
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. Rated R for language. 95 minutes.

Paul Paré
Author Talk
Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Paul Paré of Ogunquit will read from and discuss his most recent novel, “Road Kill”. A seriously noire account delving into homelessness and abandonment, ranging from New England to South Florida, “Road Kill”, was published late last year by Piscataqua Press of Portsmouth, NH. Signed copies will be available.

“The Lady in the Van”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 31 at7:00 p.m.
“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 brief unsettling image. 104 minutes.

SUMMER FILM SCHEDULE:

SUMMER Film Series Schedule

Date Title Summary
June 19
7:00 PM
The Revenant
(2015)
Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity.
156 minutes.
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.
June 26
7:00 PM
Trumbo
(2015)
Rated R for language including some sexual references.
124 minutes.
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
(2015)
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
136 minutes
 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
(2016)
Not Rated
87 minutes
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
(2015)
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture
97 minutes
 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
(2015)
Unrated
(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
(2015)
Rated R for language
95 minutes
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
(2015)
Rated PG – 13 for a brief unsettling image
104 minutes
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.
Aug 7
7:00 PM
Brooklyn
(2015)
Rated PG – 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language
111 minutes
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.
Aug 14
7:00 PM
Creed
(2015)
Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality
133 minutes
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.
Aug 21
7:00 PM
Grandma
(2015)
Rated R for language and some drug use
79 minutes
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.
Aug 28
7:00 PM
Eye in the Sky
(2015)
Rated R for some violent images and language
102 minutes
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.
Sept 4
7:00 PM
Marguerite
(2015)
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.

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

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning