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Community Yoga
Fridays, August 1, 8, & 15                                                        1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
This “beginner-friendly” class will introduce breathing techniques, core strengthening warm-ups, gentle posture flows, and deep relaxation. It is open to students at all levels of experience and ability. Led by Deborah Levine, M.Ed., Certified Advanced Kripalu & Adaptive Yoga Instructor with over 20 years experience. Please bring a yoga “sticky” mat (if you have one), or a towel/blanket and a small pillow. Wear comfortable clothing. Class size is limited. Sign up at the library or call 363-2818. People with medical conditions or injuries may participate with medical approval for light exercise.                                                               

“August: Osage County”                                              Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 3                                                                               7:00 p.m.
A family crisis brings the strong-willed women of the Weston family back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in and to their dysfunctional mother (Meryl Streep). Based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, this all-star cast includes Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Oscar-nominated for Best Actress and Supporting Actress. Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material. 121 minutes.

Cultural Presentation of International Seasonal Workers
Tuesday, August 5                                                                              7:00 p.m.
Seasonal workers from around the globe make up a part of the fabric of the York Community each summer. Upon returning home they become our good ambassadors. Please come to hear them share their habits and customs. Presented by York Diversity Forum.             

“The Dragon King”                                                                Family Fun Series
Wednesday, August 6                                                                          10:30 a.m.
The Tanglewood Marionettes present their award-winning adventure “The Dragon King,” the story of an epic underwater quest to return life and water to the earth. Funded in part by Kennebunk Savings Bank and co-sponsored with York schools, this performance will be held at Village Elementary School.

“Robots”                                                                                   Family Film Series
Saturday, August 9                                                                             7:30 p.m.
In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management. Rated PG for some brief language and suggestive humor, 91 minutes.

“The Book Thief”                                                              Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 10                                                                             7:00 p.m.
A profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her in Germany during World War II. Although Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew sheltered in the family’s home, escape from the events unfolding around them. Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material. 131 minutes.

Writers’ Critique
Tuesdays: August 12,19, 26                                 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Marjory D. Lyons, Ph. D., will present “A Writers’ Critique: Writing and Revising Your Memoir, Short Story or Novel”. Please bring 10 copies of your work, typed or word-processed (up to 6 pages). All genres are acceptable with an emphasis on memoirs and life stories. Participants will engage in a round robin to share and respond to individual writings. Register at the Library or 363-2818.

“Blue Jasmine”                                                                Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 17                                                                             7:00 p.m.
Poignant, romantic, and mesmerizing, writer/director Woody Allen’s latest film centers around Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a former New York socialite teetering on an emotional tightrope, balancing between her troubled, but glamourous East Coast past and a fresh start limited by finances in San Francisco. Academy Award winner – Best Actress. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content. 98 minutes.

“No Fret Cooking”                                                                            Author Talk
Tuesday, August 19                                                                            7:00 p.m.
Marilynn Carter, a holistic health practitioner, will discuss her book, “No Fret Cooking,” and present a slide show featuring recipes and tips on cooking and healthy eating. In a unique twist Marilynn’s husband, well-known jazz guitarist Steve Carter, has composed, arranged, and performed 22 songs on 2 CDs that are included with the cookbook. “Music to Cook By” and “Music to Dine By,” include such tunes as “Hold the Bacon”, and “The Great Asparagus Caper”. Steve will be on hand during the book signing, performing some musical selections from the CDs.

Beginner’s Bridge Classes
Thursdays; Aug. 21, 28, Sept. 4, 18, 25, & Oct. 2     5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Have you always wanted to play Bridge? Did you play years ago, and would like to learn the current approach to the game? We’re offering a six-session Beginner’s Bridge Class, starting on Thursday, August 21st. We’ll explain how to evaluate your hand, bid and play. Every session will include hands-on practice games. We’re not experts — just bridge players who like to have fun! Please sign up at the Library (363-2818). Class size is limited to 16.

“Divergent”                                                                     Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 24                                                                             7:00 p.m.
Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality. 139 minutes.

“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.

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.

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