Dec. 14 – Refugee by Alan Gratz (tentative depending on availability) Alternate title: The Road to Character by David Brooks.
New members and guests are welcome. A limited number of copies of the selected titles are available at the circulation desk 3-4 weeks before each discussion.
Back for its second season, mark your calendars to travel with us--through the magic of movies--to Europe, Australia, China, Mexico, India.... All without leaving town. On two Sundays in November, December, January and February we will be showing a feature length movie at the Library at 2 o’clock. A wonderful opportunity to escape for a couple of hours and share a movie with friends and neighbors. After each movie there will be time to socialize and discuss the film. There is no charge for the event. Feel free to bring your own (non-alcoholic) refreshments.
The films are scheduled as follows:
December 17, WATER, Writer and Director: Deepa Mehta 115 minutes
India. 1938. An 8 year-old, sold as a child-bride by her impoverished parents, is suddenly widowed. The Hindu practice of suttee—wherein a widow hurls herself onto the funeral pyre of her late husband—has been outlawed. Chuyia, the young girl, is consigned to an ashram, where widows who aren’t married off to their brothers-in-law, live out their lives in a kind of suspended animation. Deepa Mehta’s exquisite film “Water” follows the girl as she makes a life for herself in the ashram and finds her way to liberation from its confines. It also explores the traditions of an Indian society on the brink of independence. Released in 2005, this lyrical movie was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film.
Students will recreate Still Life exhibits from their choice of media and materials, i.e. painting (watercolors/oils) or drawing (charcoals/pastels.) Kristen Thornton will guide them through their projects as they work at their individual paces. Materials will be supplied for all programs, but students may bring their own supplies if they choose. Limited to 10 participants. Please call or email email@example.com to register.