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 WINTER Film Series Schedule

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.

“Pete’s Dragon”
Family Film Series
Saturday, March 4 at  6:30 p.m.
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Rated PG for action, peril and brief language. 103 minutes.

“Queen of Katwe”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 5  at 3:00 p.m.
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. Rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material. 124 minutes.

“War of Two”
Tuesday, March 7  at 10:30 a.m.
Michael Behnke will present “War of Two” by John Sedgwick, subtitled “Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation.” Despite Hamilton’s current Broadway fame, few people know about his political and personal convictions. Sedgwick provides critical insight into the true motivation for the duel. Matthew Pearl, “New York Times” bestselling author of “The Last Bookaneer” calls this book “an explosive historical narrative. With Sedgwick’s deft, clever writing ….the world of the Founders becomes as gripping as any novel”. 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. A graduate from Amherst College with an honors degree in American Studies, he also has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Amelie”
Film & Discussion
Wednesday, March 8, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with an afternoon of film and fellowship. Please join us for a screening of “Amelie”. “Amelie” (Audrey Tauto) is a charming and witty film about a waitress in a Montmartre who enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. In French with English subtitles. Following the film there will be a discussion and social hour with French treats provided by The Ladies of the International Women’s Club of New England. Door prize donated by Le Creuset shop in Kittery. Sponsored by the International Women’s Club of New England, this program is free and open to the public.

York History Series: Statehood 1785-1820
Thursday, March 9 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.

“Moonlight”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 12  at 3:00 p.m.
Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young gay 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. Cinematography and musical score are evocative and extraordinary. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates superior story-telling in film, this film offers three great performances by actors playing the same character as well as Oscar nominated supporting roles by Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. Golden Globe winner – Best Picture. Oscar-nominated in 8 categories including Best Picture and Director. Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout. 111 minutes.

York History Series: The Revolution 1735-1785
Thursday, March 23  at 10:30 a.m.
In the years leading up to the Revolution, York evolved from a frontier town and its influence spread both locally and regionally. The last two of the French wars of the 1740s and the 1750s, the pre-revolutionary politics in York, and the three phases of the Revolution from 1775 to 1783 will be discussed. This series is presented by York historian James Kences and co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

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:

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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

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