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Lauren Gillette Artist’s Talk & Reception
Tuesday, September 23 5:00 p.m.
Works by visual artist, Lauren Gillette will be on exhibit September 3-October 30. Pieces from her Jacket Project which combine biography and history will be shown. Lauren will talk about her work, what inspires her, and how she creates her jackets.
Marjorie Agosin Author Talk
Tuesday, September 23 7:00 p.m.
Agosin has won multiple awards for her writing and has added a unique personal perspective to her novel, “I Lived on Butterfly Hill” about a young girl living in Chile, who is sent to live in the U.S. for safety when a dictator seizes power. Marjorie Agosín was raised in Chile by Jewish parents. Her family moved to the United States to escape the horrors of the Pinochet takeover of their country. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosín’s writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures. She has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, presented by Spain’s Ministry of Culture to writers of Hispanic heritage living in the United States. Her writings about, and humanitarian work for, women in Chile have been the focus of feature articles in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Ms. Magazine. She has also won the Latino Literature Prize for her poetry and is a Spanish professor at Wellesley College.
Tuesday, September 30 6:30 p.m.
The Portsmouth Herald and the York Weekly are jointly sponsoring a candidates night on Tuesday, September 30, for those seeking election to the state Legislature. Attending will be candidates for Senate District 1 and state Representative Districts 149 and 150. The public is invited to attend the event which will also be broadcast on Channel 3.
“Bears” Family Fun Film
Saturday, October 4 6:30 p.m.
Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family, as two impressionable young cubs learn life’s most important lessons.
“Finding Vivian Maier” Fall Film Festival
Sunday, October 5 3:00 p.m.
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. More connect-the-dots detective thriller than traditional documentary, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s revelatory riddle of a film unmasks a brilliant photographer who hid in plain sight for decades working as an eccentric French nanny. “Vivian Maier is a great Chicago story. And what she did for, and with, the faces, neighborhoods and character of mid-20th century Chicago deserves comparison to what Robert Frank accomplished, in a wider format, with The Americans.” – Chicago Tribune. Unrated (PG equivalent). 83 minutes.
Protecting Our Well Water
Sunday, October 5 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert Marvinney, Director of Maine Geologic Survey and Gail Darrell, Director of the New England Office of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fun will speak about the geology of Southern Maine, the sources of our well water, serious threats to drinking water, and what we can do to protect our wells from the effects of pollution. Sponsored by Patty Hymanson, York resident and physician. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served.
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, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
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!