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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. Facilitated by Patty Hymanson, York resident and physician. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served.

   Contemporary Native American Issues
Native American Art and Culture
Saturday, October 11 – 4:00 p.m.
Sherri Mitchell, J.D., Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation and a lawyer for Native American tribes in Maine and across the United States, will talk about contemporary Native issues, including hunting and fishing rights, the use and misuse of Native lands, and the scope of the work of the Land Peace Foundation. There will be time for questions and discussion. This program is part of the series on Native American Art and Culture sponsored by the York Diversity Forum and Museums of Old York. There will be refreshments, and everyone is welcome.

Hospice in York
York Hospital Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, October 15 – Noon
Dr. Robert Horowitz will speak about Hospice in York. This is a York Hospital Lunch & Learn Program. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs a must to York Hospital’s Friendraising Office 207-351-2385 or email by October 8.

“Like Father, Like Son”
Fall Film Festival
Sunday, October 19 – 3:00 p.m.
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. The questions posed are universal in nature and the manner in which director Hirokazu Kore-eda has crafted this piercing, tender poem about the bittersweet ebb and flow of paternal love makes for superior drama. In Japanese with subtitles. Unrated (PG equivalent). 121 minutes.

Poetry Evening
Tuesday, October 21 – 6:30 p.m.
Please bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for October  is “Root”. The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Mystery Authors Panel
Author Talk
Tuesday, October 21 – 7:00 p.m.
Thrills, red herrings, edge-of-your-seat suspense … if you like mystery novels then follow the clues to the York Public Library where Brendan DuBois, Amy Ray, Susan Oleksiw, and J.E. Seymour will read from their new books and answer your questions. The authors will also have copies of their books available.


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
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.

Open-Ended Art
October – May
2nd Tuesdays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Tech Tuesdays
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!

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!

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

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