March Movie

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Mar 182017
 

A working-class father tries to come to terms with events in his life while raising his family in 1950’s Pittsburgh in this drama based on the prize-winning play by August Wilson.

Friday, March 24 at 1 PM

Saturday, March 25 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

March Book Club Selections

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Feb 252017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 AM – Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf—whose original owner was obviously a man of substance—end up embedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end?

Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer—a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys are forced to perform vile acts for men willing to pay a high price for midnight pleasures. Although Monk and his fearless wife, Hester, would prefer to pin a medal on Parfitt’s killer, duty leads them in another direction—to an unresolved crime from the past, to blackmail and more murder, and to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected men. ”

Community Book Group

Monday,March 13 at 11:15 AM – Sea Glass by Anita Shreve – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”In the textile-manufacturing region of New Hampshire in 1929, newlyweds Honora and Sexton Beecher wrestle with all the wonders and challenges that young couples have always faced. They’ve just purchased a house near the ocean that needs a lot of work, but the couple is dedicated to making it a home. When the economy fails and a single unscrupulous act perpetrated by Sexton is revealed, more than love will be required to keep the marriage from collapsing under the weight of this betrayal. Sexton — formerly a traveling salesman — is forced to take a job at the local mill alongside other men, women, and children whose very survival is being threatened by the harsh burden of their daily toil. Repeated pay cuts and inhumane conditions propel the workers closer to a potentially violent clash with management and union breakers. Alliances are formed, honor is challenged, and character flaws become fatal as the tinderbox explodes, leaving old bonds broken and new ones bolstered.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 AM –  A Dark Matter by Peter Straub  – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “On a Midwestern campus in the 1960’s, a charismatic guru and his young acolytes perform a secret ritual in a local meadow.  What happens is a mystery—all that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present.  Forty years later, one man seeks to learn about that horrifying night, and to do so he’ll have to force those involved to examine the unspeakable events that have haunted them ever since. “

February Movie

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Feb 182017
 

A US army medic serving in WWII refuses to kill people and becomes a Medal of Honor recipient without firing a shot.

Friday, February 24 at 1 PM

Saturday, February 25 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated R

February Book Club Selections

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Jan 282017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 AM – Knitting Bones by Monica Ferris- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild are thrilled to have raised over $20,000 for charity-but they’re less pleased when the representative who accepts the check disappears with it. After breaking her leg in a fall from a horse, Betsy’s confined to her apartment and loopy on pain killers-she can’t possibly investigate. But Godwin, her store manager, insists that he can do the legwork. Little do they know that a man across town has a similar injury-and he too is wondering what happened to that check. Betsy and Godwin have got to figure it out first, or it’ll be a bad break for everyone. “

Community Book Group

Monday,February 13 at 11:15 AM – The Known World by Edward P. Jones – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor—William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia’s Manchester County. Under Robbins’s tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation—as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow Caldonia, succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart at their plantation: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love beneath the weight of slavery begin to betray one another. Beyond the Townsend estate, the known world also unravels: low-paid white patrollers stand watch as slave “speculators” sell free black people into slavery, and rumors of slave rebellions set white families against slaves who have served them for years.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 AM – Parasite by Mira Grant  – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.”

January Movie

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Jan 212017
 

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting row boat.

Friday, January 27 at 1 PM

Saturday, January 28 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13