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Summer Film Series Schedule

St. Vincent
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 2, 7:00 PM
Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired Vietnam vet curmudgeon. Together with a pregnant stripper, named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. While Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language. 102 minutes.

Book Talk
Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.
“Lords of the Horizon” by Jason Goodwin will be the featured book for August. Goodwin, a regular contributor to the “New York Times” has also written several books. In “Lords of the Horizon” he examines the last period of the Ottoman Empire which he calls “a prodigy of survival and decay” and explores the long reach of this powerful sprawling empire.

The Internet of Things: Home Security & Automation
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest topics in the tech world today.  Millions of dollars are being invested and millions of words written about IoT.  Everything from toasters to cars are being touted as the next great Internet invention. Mike Segroves will take a look at the ways you can apply this new technology to useful purpose in your home. He will discuss how you can easily construct a security system and automate simple tasks around your home, that won’t cost a fortune. All you need is an Internet connection, a smartphone and a few simple and easily installed devices and sensors.

Stress Urinary Incontinence
Lunch & Learn
Friday, August 7, Noon
Dr. Chad Wotkowicz, of Urology Associates of York Hospital, discusses issues associated with stress urinary incontinence. Please RSVP to: (207) 351-2385, or email: info@yorkhospital.com.

“The Immigrant”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 9, 7:00 p.m.
In 1921, Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Bruno’s cousin Orlando, a dashing stage magician, restores Ewa’s self-belief and hopes for a brighter future. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language. 120 minutes.

“The Global Information Battlespace”
The World in Your Library
Tuesday, August 11 , 7:00 p.m.
With the ever-increasing sophistication of our communication technology, the use of information as a weapon system has grown exponentially in importance to governments, militaries, commerce — and terrorist groups. A global struggle is being waged to exploit information in traditional and non-traditional media. Prof. Nick Mills will discuss the evolution of the information environment and why it has become the 21st Century “battlespace.” This program is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.

“Home”
Family Film
Saturday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And, while Oh changes Tip’s planet and she changes his world, together they discover the true meaning of the word HOME. Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor. 94 minutes.

“Big Eyes”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 16, 7:00 p.m.
A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language. 106 minutes.

Where is Cable Television Going?
Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
In the first quarter of 2015, for the first time ever, the total number of cable television subscribers in the United States, decreased. Why did this happen? Will the trend continue? What does it mean to you, the cable (or satellite TV) customer in Southern Maine?  And what are your alternatives?  These are the issues that Mike Segroves, York resident and York County Cable TV Commission representative from the Town of York, will address.

Monthly Poetry Evening
Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for August is “hive”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

“Whiplash”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 23, 7:00 p.m.
Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his terrifying methods as for his teaching talents, leads the top jazz ensemble at the school. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity. Oscar winner – Best Actor. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture. Rated R for strong language including some sexual references. 107 minutes.

“American Sniper”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 30, 7:00 p.m.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq where his pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. As stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend”. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, and the toll on his family at home, Chris serves four harrowing tours of duty, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his family, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture and Best Actor. Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references. 132 minutes.

SUMMER FILM SCHEDULE:

SPRING Film Series Schedule

 Date  Title  Summary
June 14
7:00 PM
Still Alice (2014)  Alice Howland, a professor of linguistics at Harvard University, suddenly finds her life turned upside down when she begins to lose her memory. Gradually things get worse, and she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The movie features mesmerizing performances by Julianne Moore in the lead role and Alec Baldwin as her husband, as Alice bravely deals with the disease in her work, with her family and with herself. Oscar winner – Best Actress 2015. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference. 101 minutes.
June 21
7:00 PM
Gone Girl
(2014)
 The story of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a suburban Missouri man who becomes a suspect in his wife Amy’s mysterious disappearance. Directed by David Fincher, this taut thriller chronicles the media circus that envelops Nick as questions arise about his possible involvement while simultaneously gradually revealing his wife’s parallel tale “on the run”. Rosamund Pike, in the lead role as wife Amy Dunne earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content /nudity, and language. 149 minutes.
June 28
7:00 PM
Wild (2014) Based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, this film chronicles one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike. Starring Reese Witherspoon in an Oscar-nominated performance as Cheryl, the movie is full of beautifully shot scenes throughout the Pacific Northwest. Through great use of flashbacks, we learn of her mother’s death, her nasty divorce, and her reckless sex and drug abuse that lead her to make the trek. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, this is a soulful journey of discovery, healing and transformation of this woman as she discovers who she is. Oscar-nominated – Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Rated R for sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language. 115 minutes.
July 5
7:00 PM
Selma
(2014)
Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement that prompted change that altered American history. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture 2015. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language. 128 minutes.
July 12
7:00 PM
Foxcatcher(2014)
 
Foxcatcher paints a complex, haunting portrait of America – from the gilded halls of the du Pont estate to the sweat-stained wrestling mats that serve as the stage to win Olympic gold. Their deadly intersection is charted with a deft touch by director Bennett Miller, who explores singular truths in a symphony of delusion. Steve Carell’s transformational performance as John du Pont is paired with remarkably real turns by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as the championship wrestler brothers, who bring the film to its feet and prove the power of stories to ask a nation what it is to “win” and to consider the price of the prize. Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence. 134 minutes.
July 19
7:00 PM
 A Most Wanted Man
(2014)
In this film based on a John le Carré novel, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Günther Bachmann, a self-described counter-intelligence agent. He’s following a brutally tortured Chechen immigrant who turns up in the local Islamic community, and is laying claim to his father’s corrupt fortune. There’s money going from Hamburg to terrorists, but no one knows how this money gets there. Somehow the Chechen is involved. On and on it goes, with the German police opposing Günther, the CIA opposing Günther, and everyone betraying everyone else. Rated R for language. 122 minutes.
July 26
7:00 PM
The Imitation Game
(2014)
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the socially awkward (and closeted homosexual) Alan Turing, the film’s subplot involves his working relationship with the brilliant Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley) outside of official channels. This complex historical film received multiple Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Actor and Supporting Actress and won as Best Adapted Screenplay. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking. 114 minutes.
August 2
7:00 PM
St. Vincent
(2014)
Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired Vietnam vet curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. Together with a pregnant stripper, named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language. 102 minutes.
August 9
7:00 PM
 The Immigrant
(2014)
In 1921, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Bruno’s cousin Orlando (Jeremy Renner), a dashing stage magician, restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape her nightmare. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language. 120 minutes.
 August 16
7:00 PM
Big Eyes
(2014)
In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret (Amy Adams) was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving a failed marriage, taking only her daughter and her “big eyes” paintings. By chance Margaret meets charming Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) at an art fair. Walter also is a painter, mostly of Parisian street scenes. They hit it off and marry with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. However, Walter’s actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success, critical failure and a web of lies leads to a complex denouement. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language. 106 mins.
August 23
7:00 PM
 Whiplash
(2014)
Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity. Oscar winner – Best Actor. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture. Rated R for strong language including some sexual references. 107 minutes.
August 30
7:00 PM
American Sniper
(2014)
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend”. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture and Best Actor. Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references. 132 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
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

Engaging the Community in the Joy of Learning