April Movie

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Apr 222017
 

After wandering 1000s of km from home and being adopted by an Australian family, an Indian boy searches for his family in this biographical drama.

Friday, April 28 at 1 PM

Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

April Book Club Selections

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Mar 252017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 AM – April Fool Dead by Carolyn Hart- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Death is no joke on Broward’s Rock, though reading about deadly doings remains as popular a pastime as ever for citizens of the stormy South Carolina sea island. Annie Darling has conceived of an ingenious promotional scheme to draw customers into her Death on Demand bookshop for the upcoming in-store appearance by world-class mystery author Emma Clyde. Offering a free book to anyone who can solve a series of clues about popular whodunits, Annie and hubby Max pass out their flyers all over town. But an April Fool prankster is distributing a counterfeit flyer, supposedly devised by the Darlings, offering clues to several lethal local “accidents” that have occurred lately — including the drowning of Ms. Clyde’s own husband — complete with not-so-vague accusations of murder.”

Community Book Group

Monday,April 10 at 11:15 AM – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 AM –  Dracula by Bram Stoker – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count Dracula and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing deeply into questions of human identity and sanity, and illuminating dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire “

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