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 Summer Film Series Schedule

“Hello, My Name is Doris”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m.
After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. A funny, witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story with stellar performances by Sally Field and co-star Tyne Daly. Rated R for language. 95 minutes.

York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age         Exhibit Tours
Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Currently on exhibit at the York Public Library through August is “It Began in 1891: A York Harbor Collection of Paintings from the American Gilded Age, 1870-1920,” selections from the collection of Dr. William Wieting and his wife, Amey. Dr. Wieting is offering tours of the exhibit on July 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., August 2 at 5:00 p.m., August 16 at 11:00 a.m., and August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Paul Paré
Author Talk
Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Paul Paré of Ogunquit will read from and discuss his most recent novel, “Road Kill”. A seriously noire account delving into homelessness and abandonment, ranging from New England to South Florida, “Road Kill”, was published late last year by Piscataqua Press of Portsmouth, NH. Signed copies will be available.

Neighborhood Network
York Hospital Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, July 27 at Noon
Join us at this Lunch and Learn to hear about everything the Neighborhood Network is offering our community. Affiliated with York Housing Authority, and a partner of York Hospital, the neighborhood “network”, provides support that allows members to remain in their own homes, in the neighborhoods and communities where they have always lived and worked. Please RSVP: 351-2385

“The Lady in the Van”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
“The Lady in the Van” tells the “mostly true” story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith), an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett (Alex Jennings) befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. Together, this very odd couple, with his introversion and her eccentric behaviors, create a memorable relationship no one would have imagined. Rated PG – 13 for a brief unsettling image. 104 minutes.

York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age         Exhibit Tours
Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Currently on exhibit at the York Public Library through August is “It Began in 1891: A York Harbor Collection of Paintings from the American Gilded Age, 1870-1920,” selections from the collection of Dr. William Wieting and his wife, Amey. Dr. Wieting is offering tours of the exhibit on July 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., August 2 at 5:00 p.m., August 16 at 11:00 a.m., and August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Barry S. Jandebeur
Author Talk
Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Local author, Barry Jandebeur will read from and discuss his new book “At The Hands of Others”. Set in Northern Maine, Jandebeur’s third novel is about a 67 year old man who finds himself dumped in the northern Maine woods like a bag of trash with no idea how he got there, who he is, or what was done to him. A series of connected encounters with others provide his well-being and the eventual path that reveals not only who he is, but much more. Signed copies of his book will be available.

Some Holds Barred: The Ancient Olympics & Meaning of Sport            Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Blecker, law professor at New York Law School, will talk about the origin and meaning of the Olympics by taking us back to Olympia, Greece 776 BC, to focus on the early Olympics. Only if we understand Western traditions can we fully appreciate what we witness as part of one great civilizing conversation extending back 3000 years. Blecker, a York Maine resident, writes about cheating, scandal and sport. 60 Minutes Sports, Sports Illustrated, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post have featured his perspective, especially about Deflategate.

“Brooklyn”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.
In late 1951, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn, where her initial homesickness soon gives way to romance with a local.  Her past catches up with her, however, when Eilis’s life is disrupted by news from her hometown. She is forced to choose between two countries and two men on opposite sides of the world. Based on the best-selling novel, Brooklyn is a warm and wonderful story about falling in love…and finding your way home. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay. Rated PG – 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language. 111 minutes.

Monthly Poetry Evening
Tuesday, August 9 at  7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for August is “rock”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Magician Norman Ng
Summer Family Fun Series
Wednesday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Village Elementary School Nationally acclaimed magician, Norman Ng, has amazed audiences in 48 states with his combination of close-up magic and special effects – a magic show that is “far from the Norm!” Funded in part by Kennebunk Savings Bank and co-sponsored with York schools, this performance will be held at Village Elementary School.

“Creed”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), son of deceased world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, has boxing in his blood. Looking to win his own title, Adonis heads to Philadelphia and convinces his father’s rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), to train him – even as Rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside the ring. Adonis must develop the heart of a true fighter in this new chapter of the Rocky story from critically acclaimed director Ryan Coogler. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality. 133 minutes.

York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age         Exhibit Tour
Tuesday, August 16  at 11:00 a.m.
Currently on exhibit at the York Public Library through August is “It Began in 1891: A York Harbor Collection of Paintings from the American Gilded Age, 1870-1920,” selections from the collection of Dr. William Wieting and his wife, Amey. Dr. Wieting is offering tours of the exhibit on August 16 at 11:00 a.m., and August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

“Angry Birds Movie”
Summer Family Film Series
Saturday, August 20  at  7:30 p.m.
Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to. Rated PG for rude humor and action. 97 minutes.

“Grandma”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Directed and written by Paul Weitz, this quirky little comedy-drama features Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin), a caustic, over-the-top outspoken and darkly funny lesbian poet. She’s just ending a relationship when her eighteen-year-old grand-daughter Sage (Julia Garner) shows up at her door to tell her that she’s pregnant and needs $630 for an abortion. Elle is flat broke, and the day turns into a quest to find the money needed. Rated R for language and some drug use. 79 minutes.

“Fish Can’t Climb Trees” by Helyn Connerr
Author Talk
Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Author Helyn Connerr will discuss her new book “Fish Can’t Climb Trees” in which she explains how to identify your unique operating program for learning and communicating. Connerr, has an MSc in physical and hot atom chemistry and was involved in leading-edge research in nuclear medicine in Boston. No stranger to original research, she works at the interface of hard and soft science, mythic and archetypal themes, ancient astrological principles and the New Physics. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase.

“Eye in the Sky”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Rated R for some violent images and language. 102 minutes.

York Harbor Collection of Paintings of the American Gilded Age         Exhibit Tour
Tuesday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Currently on exhibit at the York Public Library through August is “It Began in 1891: A York Harbor Collection of Paintings from the American Gilded Age, 1870-1920,” selections from the collection of Dr. William Wieting and his wife, Amey. Dr. Wieting is offering a tour of the exhibit on August 30 at 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER FILM SCHEDULE:

SUMMER Film Series Schedule

Date Title Summary
June 19
7:00 PM
The Revenant
(2015)
Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity.
156 minutes.
Frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s, fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
June 26
7:00 PM
Trumbo
(2015)
Rated R for language including some sexual references.
124 minutes.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. “Trumbo” recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist.
July 3 7:00 PM Star Wars – The Force Awakens
(2015)
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
136 minutes
 30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. Remnants of the old Empire have regrouped and formed the First Order to rule the galaxy. Only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.
July 4 7:00 PM Fastball
(2016)
Not Rated
87 minutes
The essence of baseball is the primal battle between the pitcher and batter, but the magic of the game arises from that confrontation, only 396 milliseconds in the making. The mysteries and memories of baseball’s greatest heroes are revealed in this documentary, which features interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall of Famers to up-and-coming All-Stars, including Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, & Derek Jeter, and narration by Kevin Costner. This film is peppered with archival footage of baseball’s greatest moments plus original high-speed 4K footage and motion graphics that unlock the secrets hidden within a ball traveling over 100 mph.
July 10 7:00 PM Mustang
(2015)
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture
97 minutes
 Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Oscar-nominated – Best Foreign Film.  In Turkish with subtitles.
July 17 7:00 PM Paul à Québec
(2015)
Unrated
(PG-13 equivalent)98 minutes
 In this Canadian comic drama, Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little daughter in Montreal in the summer of 1999. His in-laws, the Beaulieus, are a large, joyful clan composed of siblings, grandchildren and a much loved patriarch named Roland who constantly reminds Paul that he has yet to marry his daughter. When Roland fades with ill health, the family bands together, and Paul projects his own devotion by doodling several portraits of his ailing father-in-law. In French with subtitles
July 24 7:00 PM Hello, My Name is Doris
(2015)
Rated R for language
95 minutes
After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. A funny, witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story with stellar performances by Sally Field and co-star Tyne Daly.
July 31 7:00 PM The Lady in the Van
(2015)
Rated PG – 13 for a brief unsettling image
104 minutes
The Lady in the Van tells the “mostly true” story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith), an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett (Alex Jennings) befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. Together, this very odd couple, with his introversion and her eccentric behaviors, create a memorable relationship no one would have imagined.
Aug 7
7:00 PM
Brooklyn
(2015)
Rated PG – 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language
111 minutes
In late 1951, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn, where her initial homesickness soon gives way to romance with a local. Her past catches up with her, however. When Eilis’s life is disrupted by news from her hometown, she is forced to choose between two countries and two men on opposite sides of the world. Based on the best-selling novel, Brooklyn is a warm and wonderful story about falling in love…and finding your way home. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay.
Aug 14
7:00 PM
Creed
(2015)
Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality
133 minutes
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), son of deceased world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, has boxing in his blood. Looking to win his own title, Adonis heads to Philadelphia and convinces his father’s rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), to train him – even as Rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside the ring. Adonis has a shot, but first he must develop the heart of a true fighter in this new chapter of the Rocky story from critically acclaimed director Ryan Coogler.
Aug 21
7:00 PM
Grandma
(2015)
Rated R for language and some drug use
79 minutes
Directed and written by Paul Weitz, this quirky little comedy-drama features Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin), a caustic, over-the-top outspoken and darkly funny lesbian poet. She’s just ending a relationship when her eighteen-year-old grand-daughter Sage (Julia Garner) shows up at her door to tell her that she’s pregnant and needs $630 for an abortion. Elle is flat broke, and the day turns into a quest to find the money needed. Lily Tomlin brings an unforgettable performance.
Aug 28
7:00 PM
Eye in the Sky
(2015)
Rated R for some violent images and language
102 minutes
Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intelligence, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.
Sept 4
7:00 PM
Marguerite
(2015)
Rated R for brief graphic nudity and sexual content, and a scene of drug use. 129 minutes
In French with subtitles – Paris, 1920s (loosely based on real events). Marguerite Dupont (Catherine Frot) seems to have it all – great riches, a husband she loves and a passion for music. On the inside she is striving for her husband’s attention and her love of singing gradually turns into an obsession. She arranges private recitals and, with the help of some new friends who have dubious agenda, is training to step on the stage of a real opera house. There’s only one problem, however. Marguerite’s singing voice is terrible.

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, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Julie Adams, an elementary school teacher who’s currently on sabbatical, will present art programs that celebrate the seasons. Children should wear play clothes or bring a smock to wear.

Simple Science
October – May
3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Come meet Jen Ring, our Children’s Room scientist! She  will demonstrate interesting facts about how the world works and provide you with a related craft.

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
2nd Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Nov.-May)
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
3rd  Saturday, 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