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Poetry Evening
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for October  is “Root”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Mystery Authors Panel
Author Talk
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.
Thrills, red herrings, edge-of-your-seat suspense … if you like mystery novels then follow the clues to the York Public Library where Brendan DuBois, Amy Ray, Susan Oleksiw, and J.E. Seymour will read from their new books and answer your questions. The authors will also have copies of their books available.

Brain Games for Seniors
Register for 4 Week Program
Thursdays, October 23, 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.

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.

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.

“The Lunchbox”
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.

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.

Tech Tuesdays
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!

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

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning

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