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COMING EVENTS…

“Gloria”                                                                               Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 31                                                                             7:00 p.m.
Gloria (Paulina Garcia) is a fifty something woman living alone who dances and flirts, drinks and dreams, and meets Rodolfo, a handsome but slightly fishy recent divorcee. Best Actress – Berlin International Film Festival. Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use and language. 110 minutes.

Our Stories, Our Lives
Tuesday, September 9                                                                         7:00 p.m.
Thatcher Freund, a memoir writer and former journalist, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives, and why it matters so much that we preserve them, not just for our descendants and the people who will live in York a century from now, but as a vital historical record for historians and others who will want to understand our time. Thatcher has lived in New England off and on for the last twenty years. He is author of “Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them”, which follows three pieces of American furniture from their creation in the 18th century to their sales at Sotheby’s some 250 years later.

Mount Agamenticus to Nubble Light: Celebrating York
Flower Show
Thursday, September 11                                                            5:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 12                                                            10:00 – 5:00 p..m
Saturday, September 13                                                      10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Old York Garden Club will present a Standard Flower Show at the Library. There will be exhibits in all areas of the Library, including horticulture with displays of vegetables, fruits, perennials, and shrubs, flower arrangements by members of The Garden Club Federation of Maine, special exhibits by York businesses and informational exhibits about the monarch butterfly, Cape Neddick River, and York Land Trust.

Poetry Evening
Tuesday, September 16                                                                       6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for September is “I Pledge Allegiance”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

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.

Candidate’s Night
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.

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
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.

Hands-On Tuesday
October – May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Lauren Pollard and Kate Pfirman invite children and their caregivers to explore different sensory activities. Please wear old clothes or a smock as these programs can get messy!

Preschool Recy-cool!
October – May
3rd 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!

Tuesday Traditional Tales
October – May
4th Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Join us for an story telling program of folktales and nursery rhymes that focuses on listening skills, builds cultural awareness, and fosters imagination. For ages 3-6.

Current Art Exhibits

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning