EVENTS

Movie Night at the Library

We will present a G, PG, or PG-13 movie on the big screen of our theater on the 4th Tuesday night of the month at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited, but we ask that children under 13 be accompanied by an adult. Free!  Limited seating, first-come, first-seated. Doors open at 6 PM.

Assistive Listening devices are available and presentation is T-Coil enabled.  Open captioning for the film will be provided upon request.  Please make the request a week prior to the movie by calling 421-1212.

Unbroken
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6:30 PM
Main Library Theater

Free admission
Limited seating. First-come, first-seated.
Doors open at 6 PM.

Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. Louis (Jack O'Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother's words of advice, "If you can take it, you can make it," push him to overcome any adversity. He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis' indomitable spirit.

Universal Pictures; Directed by Angelina Jolie
Stars John O'Connell
2014; Rated PG-13; 137 minutes

McFarland, USA
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
6:30 PM
Main Library Theater

Free admission
Limited seating. First-come, first-seated.
Doors open at 6 PM.

In this inspiring Disney sports drama based on actual events, Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship. Jim White (Costner) finds his days as a football coach numbered when an incident with a player leads to his dismissal. Desperate for work, he moves his wife (Maria Bello) and daughters from Idaho to McFarland, CA, a rural town that's predominately Latino and the only place willing to give him a teaching job. The family feels like they don't fit into their new community, but White has an epiphany one day when he sees his students running from their early-morning farming jobs to school: Why not channel their talents into running cross-country track? Soon enough, White is connecting with his young charges, particularly a gifted athlete named Thomas (Carlos Pratts), and the squad sets their sights on a state championship.

Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Niki Caro
Stars Kevin Costner & Maria Bello
2015; Rated PG; 128 minutes

Mark your 2015 calendars with these Movie Nights @ the Library dates:
July 28
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 24
December 15 (Special Date: 3rd Tuesday)

Coming this summer!  The new Adult Summer Reading program will bring a book-turned-film to the Theater every Thursday at 6:30 PM from June 18-July 30, 2015.  Doors open at 6 PM.  Free.  Plan ahead to read the book before seeing the movie!
June 18 -- Jurassic Park
June 25 -- Jaws
July 2 -- The Bourne Identity
July 9 -- Goldfinger
July 16 -- The Maltese Falcon
July 23 -- The Notebook
July 30 -- Captain Phillips

Art & Craft Classes
All free and taught by Sue Davidson.  Registration required.  Class size limited to 20. Register online or call 421-1210.

Basic Cartooning
Friday, June 19, 2015
2-3 PM

Meeting Room B; Main Library

Oriental Watercolor Basics
Thursday, September 3, 2015
6-8 PM

Meeting Room B; Main Library

Punched Tin Ornaments
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
2-4 PM

Meeting Room B; Main Library

Beatles Lecture
The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Thursday, August 27, 2015
6:30-8 PM
Main Library Theater


Since its release in 1967, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums. This free 90-minute multimedia presentation by Aaron Krerowicz will observe and discuss the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.

Craft Cafe
Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM

Business, Science & Technology Meeting Room
Main Library

Bring your latest craft project to the library on the 2nd Thursday evening each month and enjoy crafting, coffee and conversation. All crafters and projects are welcome: Scrapbooking, knitting, beading, paper arts, anything creative!

Upcoming Craft Cafe Nights:
July 9
August 13
September 10

1-on-1 Help with Ebooks
Saturdays from 2-4 PM
Art, Music & Media or Business, Science & Technology
ASK HERE desks
Main Library; 2nd Floor

Get help using the OverDrive app on your phone, tablet, laptop, or eReader to enjoy free ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library.  This walk-in help is offered EVERY SATURDAY, no appointment necessary.  We also offer help at other times by appointment by calling Nancy at 421-1212 or Chuck at 421-1215.  In Art, Music & Media, we can also help with other digital loan services, including hoopla for movies and Freegal for music downloads.

Altered Book Contest & Display

An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.

Altered Book Contest

Contest prizes: 1st Place $50 @ United Art & Ed; 2nd Place $30 @ Barnes & Noble; 3rd Place $20 @ Barnes & Noble; 3 Honorable Mentions $10 @ Dunkin' Donuts. Prizes & Winners Announced April 12, 2015 at noon on Facebook.

Altered Book Display at the Main Library
April, May, June 2015

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