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Spring Film Series Schedule

“Birdman”
Winter Film Series
Sunday, March 29 @ 3:00 p.m.
2015 best picture Oscar winner is set in the heart of New York City and focuses on Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), an aging actor who gained fame for his role as the iconic superhero Birdman. In a desperate attempt to claim acting legitimacy, he struggles to adapt and star in his own Broadway drama. The all-star cast includes Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Ed Norton and Zach Galifianakis. The turbulent previews of this production, including quarrels with his own inner psyche (voiced by the Birdman character), lead to a climactic finish. Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence. 120 minutes.

Hiking the John Muir Trail
Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:00 p.m.
In July 2014, New England peak-bagger, Allison Nadler set out to complete a thru hike of the John Muir Trail, a 220-mile footpath that leads from Yosemite National Park to Mount Whitney, the tallest summit in the lower 48. See photographs from her journey, learn how she prepared for a solo 15 day high-altitude hike of the Sierra Nevada, and hear what it was like to walk all day, every day. Looking to hike the trail yourself? Learn about the permit process, packing suggestions, and Allison’s secrets to getting up mountain passes! Q&A session will follow the slideshow presentation.

York River Community Meeting
Thursday, April 2 @ 7:00 p.m.
This meeting will provide an update on the study of the York River and the Partnership Wild and Scenic River Program. The formation of a York Wild and Scenic River Study Committee will also be discussed. Light refreshments will be served.

“Havana Nocturne”
Book Talk
Tuesday, April 7 @ 10:30 a.m.
April’s Booktalk which will introduce “Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba…and Then Lost It to the Revolution” by T.J. English. According to Tim Miller of the “Washington Post Book World,” “”Havana Nocturne” has the air of a thriller with the bonus of being true…English’s well-researched descriptions of how business, gambling, politics, revolution, music and religion all played off each other give it a broad context and knowledgeable edge”. “The Wall Street Journal” said, “Keenly researched history” and “Library Journal” said “The dark underworld of Havana comes to life”. Led by Mary Behnke, it is not necessary to read the book prior to the program or register in advance.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Spring Film Series
Sunday, April 12 @ 3:00 p.m.
In a village in France, there’s a quintessentially French Michelin star-rated restaurant, owned by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). A refugee Indian family arrives in the village, and Papa Kadam (veteran Indian actor Om Puri) and his son Hasan (Manish Dayal) open the “Maison Mumbai” restaurant across the road. The imperious Madame Mallory does not take kindly the arrival of these upstart foreigners, and in no time at all it’s war between Papa Kadam and Madame Mallory. An engaging film with a marvelous cast, a gifted director (Lasse Hallstrom – Chocolat), lush cinematography, and A.R. Rahman’s mood-setting musical score. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality. 122 minutes.

Student Art Show Reception
Wednesday, April 15, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
The 14th Annual Student Art Show will be on display throughout the library until April 30. The show features a variety of art from acrylic paintings to charcoal drawings, photography, sculpture, and multi-media masterpieces, all created by York students from kindergarten through high school.

Poetry Evening
Wednesday, April 15 @ 6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for April is “1915 Armenia”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated
by Priscilla Cookson.

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
Family Film
Saturday, April 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
The exhibits at the Museum of Natural History come alive and go wild once again. Larry, the manager, finds himself in trouble and an epic quest unfolds…. Rated PG. 98 minutes.

SPRING FILM SCHEDULE:

SPRING Film Series Schedule

 Date  Title  Summary
March 22 Boyhood(2014)
Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use. 164 minutes.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, director Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
March 29 Birdman
(2014)
Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence. 120 minutes.
2015 best picture Oscar winner is set in the heart of New York City and focuses on Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), an aging actor who gained fame for his role as the iconic superhero Birdman. In a desperate attempt to claim acting legitimacy, he struggles to adapt and star in his own Broadway drama.
April 12 TBA
April 26 TBA
 May 3 TBA

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
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.

Open-Ended Art
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.

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
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!

Current Art Exhibits

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