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Emerson “Tad” Baker
Tuesday, January 6, 7:00 p.m.
Award-winning author, Emerson “Tad” Baker, will discuss his recent book “A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience”. Baker’s work sets the Salem Witch Trials in the broader context of American history from the seventeenth century to the present, and examines their enduring legacy. Baker is a professor of History at Salem State University and a local resident. This free public lecture is co-sponsored by Museums of Old York and York Public Library. Signed copies of “A Storm of Witchcraft” will be available to purchase.
Winter Film Series
Sunday, January 11, 3:00 p.m.
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language. 130 minutes. In French and Persian with subtitles.
Appy Hour @ Your Library
Wednesday, January 14, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
For users of mobile devices, applications (apps) are what turns a smartphone into a GPS navigator, or a tablet into a gaming machine. But apps can do so much more! Join Jared Leadbetter from the Maine State Library as he talks about a selection of apps currently available for Apple and Android devices that can expand how you use your device and look at the world of mobile computing.
“Earth to Echo”
Saturday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.
After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language. 90 minutes.
Winter Film Series Schedule
|Jan. 11||The Past (2013)
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language
|An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.|
|Feb. 1||Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout
|A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.|
|Feb. 8||Violette (2013)
French with English subtitles
|Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives.|
|Feb. 22||Belle (2013)
Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images
|The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.|
|Mar. 8||The Trip to Italy (2014)
|Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.|
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!
October - May
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!