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The 2014 General Elections: Does it Matter?
Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.
In a relaxed and informal session, Dr. Alan R. Gitelson will review the 2014 congressional and gubernatorial elections nationwide and in Maine. What is in store for the nation and for Mainers? What elections should we watch closely? What is the future impact of the elections on national and state outcomes? Does 2014 predict or tell us anything about the 2016 presidential race? Time will be given for an exchange of the ideas and perspectives of those attending. This may be one of the more important elections to take place in the nation and in Maine both in terms of national and global politics.
College Planning Seminar
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
This seminar will address ways to avoid spending any more money than is necessary when paying for college. Speakers; Joshua Bartlett, Certified College Planning Specialist, Tanya Ouellette, CPA, will speak about proper tax-planning during college years; Josef Winkler, attorney, will address the importance of Powers of Attorney for college students and their families; and Greg MacDougal, College Admissions Counselor, will discuss the positioning of student applicants.
Brain Games for Seniors
Register for 4 Week Program
Thursdays, October 30, November 6, 13, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Stimulating brain exercises, puzzles, riddles, games, simple math and more to promote memory, better concentration, new ways to reason and other cognitive skills. Correct answers are not important… having fun, doing the activity and interacting as a group is what is important. This is a pilot program with limited space for 12 participants. Contact the Library 363-2818 for further information or to sign up for the four week program. Please bring paper and pencil to class.
Veterans’ Writings and Stories
York Diversity Forum
Saturday, November 1, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A panel of Veterans and Veteran writers from New England, including “Warrior Writers” and “Veterans for Peace” will share homecoming experiences, through poetry, prose and story-telling, followed by a Q&A and discussion period with the audience. This program is the first of two titled: Coming Home: Reintegrating veterans into our communities. The second program will take place on November 8 from 10-3.
Fall Film Festival
Sunday, November 2, 3:00 p.m.
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famous lunch delivery connects a neglected housewife and a lonely man. Through a series of exchanged notes they become too involved in their virtual relationship and jeopardize their realities. In Hindi with English subtitles. Rated PG for thematic material and smoking. 104 minutes.
Discover Your Civil War Ancestors
York Public Library & Museums of Old York
Thursday, November 6, 1:00 -5:00 p.m.
An estimated 100 million Americans are descendants of Civil War soldiers. York Public Library and the Museums of Old York are sponsoring Civil War researcher Clay Feeter of York to assist you in your search for your soldier-ancestor and bring his story to life. Using an extensive Union and Confederate Army database, Feeter has performed more than 2,000 Civil War ancestor searches over the years. He notes that “In most cases we can learn what rank an ancestor held, which battles he was in, whether he was wounded or captured and what town and state he lived in at the time he enlisted; occasionally we also find his wife’s name and other rich details to broaden your family’s story.” Please bring the following information to this event: -Ancestors’ birthdate and place of birth, if known. (Note: most Civil War soldiers were born between 1818-47). And, if possible, which state he lived in in 1861. Be sure to check all sides of your family. You may also want to bring in family history notes, genealogy books or even artifacts or discharge papers to share with others at this “Antiques Road Show” type event.
Yoga with Veterans
YDF & SATYA
Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Veterans of recent wars are joining a national wide yoga movement to ease reintegration into community life. Iraq War Veterans and certified Yoga Teachers David Glazebrook and Kristine Ringler join SATYA (Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action) colleagues in inviting the community and other veterans to participate in this interactive, drop-in event featuring poses, meditation and breathing exercises in 20 minute, rotating sessions. Mats and equipment will be provided. Relevant information and community service personnel who work with Veterans will be available. Sponsored by York Diversity Forum (YDF) and SATYA.
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
Family Fun Film
Saturday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor. 92 minutes.
Why I Love the Library
Wednesday, November 12, Noon
James Kences, a self-educated historian will speak about his experiences of growing up with a learning disability and how libraries offered him a refuge from the bullying and failures he experienced in school. James joins a long and distinguished line of self-educated men, from Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, to Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. He encourages those who attend to share their own stories.
Portland Public Library Bookmobile Visit
Friday, November 14, Noon-1:00 p.m.
The Portland Public Library bookmobile will be visiting our library! A financial expert will be on hand to answer your money questions. Here is your chance to ask about: Protecting your bank account from scams and identity theft, Retirement and estate planning, Types of mortgages, Credit card basics, Saving for college, Establishing good credit and credit report scores.
Fall Film Festival
Sunday, November 16, 3:00 p.m.
A gifted high class chef suddenly quits his job at a trendy LA restaurant, and then teams up with his ex-wife, best friend, and son to launch a food truck business. Taking to the road reignites his passion for cooking and zest for life and love. Rated R for language, including some suggestive references. 114 minutes.
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for November is “Wild Life”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
|Documentary of the life of the late, eccentric French nanny whose secret cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.|
|Oct. 19||Like Father Like Son (2013)
Japanese with English subtitles
Unrated (PG equivalent)
|A successful businessman learns that his biological son was switched at birth with another child. He must make a life changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.|
|Nov. 2||The Lunchbox (2013)
Hindi with English subtitles
Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking
|A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famous lunch delivery connects a neglected housewife and a lonely man. Through a series of exchanged notes they become too involved in their virtual relationship and jeopardize their realities.|
|Nov. 16||Chef (2014)
Rated R for language, including some suggestive references
|Hilarious comedy. A gifted, high class chef quits and then teams up with his ex-wife and son to launch a food truck business. Taking to the road reignites his passion for cooking and his zest for life. All star cast.|
|Nov. 30||Louis Cyr (2013)
In French with English subtitles
Rated G in Canada
|A great mix of drama and humor in this mostly true biopic of the strongest man in the world in the first decade of the twentieth century. From difficult beginnings he went on to a historic career.|
|Dec. 14||Locke (2013)
Rated R for language throughout
|A dedicated and successful family man faces the biggest challenge of his career that sets of a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.|
Try our new Nook Book Program and borrow a preloaded Nook HD tablet!
Find 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
Thursdays & 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, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Miss Kimberly (formerly of Tactile Toddler) is excited to be back to lead Open-Ended Art. Children will be allowed to create with many different mediums. The focus of Open-Ended Art is on the process, not the product.
October – May
3rd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Join Theo for a monthly science experiment or technology project. Each month we’ll learn about a cool new science topic. Warning: Things could get a bit messy!
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.
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
2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturdays, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Come read to one of the licensed service dogs that visit us on Saturday mornings!