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 FALL Film Series Schedule

“Secret Life of Pets”
Family Film Series
Saturday, December 10  at 6:30 p.m.
Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day!Rated PG for action and some rude humor. 87 minutes.

“Suffragette”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m.
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 willing to sacrifice everything 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. Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity. 106 minutes.

The Lewis Paintings
Exhibition Talk  & Gallery Tour
Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Heather Lewis will lead an exhibition talk and walk through of the current show on the main level of the Library. The Lewis Paintings: Scenes from the Backyard Revisited features the Father/Daughter works of Jack Lewis and Heather Lewis. All are invited to attend.

“One Brave Thing”
Author Talk
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Karen Maffeo Creamer of Wells will read from and speak about her novel, “One Brave Thing”.  Bebe is a young woman whose dating life starts off on the wrong foot. Bad luck and naïve choices complicate situations and make her relationships so much harder. She wants to get married someday so she forges ahead, adapting her approach, learning from her mistakes, and overcoming obstacles to reach her goals. Karen will also talk about the writing process and how she published her book. Copies will be available for signing and sale.

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

“Sunset Song”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m.
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. Rated R. 135 minutes.

A Victorian Christmas
Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The York High School Drama Department, under the direction of George Hosker-Bouley, will present A Victorian Christmas at the York Public Library. Guests will be greeted by costumed actors as they welcome you into their home and regale you with tales of their family history. Once everyone has arrived the family of actors will present a staged reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and a few other short selections. A Victorian Christmas is a perfect slice of the holiday in just one hour! After the performance guests are invited to chat with the actors and stay for an exquisite selection of treats and goodies set up in Victorian splendor.

 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:

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