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Cinema Club Presents: Summer Hours

Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Summer Hours movie posterWidely hailed by critics as 2009’s best film, Summer Hours is the great contemporary French filmmaker Olivier Assayas’s most personal film to date. Three siblings, played by Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Renier, must decide what to do with the country estate and objects they’ve inherited from their mother. From this simple story, Assayas creates a nuanced, exquisitely made drama about the material of globalized modern living. Naturalistic and unsentimental yet suffused with genuine warmth, this is that rare film that pays respect to family by treating it with honesty. Not Rated.

Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Clash of the Titans

Friday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. Rated PG-13.

Please note that we will not be screening Death at a Funeral on July 30th due to a change in release dates.

How To Succeed and Have Fun in College

Wednesday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Join Susan Solomon Ph.D., CPCC, and founder of MyLifeInCollege.net for an evening filled with essential tips for making your first semester at college a successful one! Learn how you can reach your academic, social, and personal goals and thrive in your college life. Parents are welcome too!

Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

New To Our Children's Collection: Little Pim Language DVDs

The Little Pim series is an award-winning foreign language immersion program specifically designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. These DVDs combine animation and live action to teach children the basics of another language. Studies have shown that young children have a great affinity for learning languages, and it is best to start as early as possible. The Wallingford Children's Library is excited to announce that we have the Little Pim DVDs in 9 different languages. These DVDs are kept in our WORLD LANGUAGES section - if you have trouble finding them, please feel free to ask!

Sisters in Crime

Friday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Room

Love mysteries? Love mystery writing? So do Sisters in Crime! This special program features Massachusetts State Trooper Laura Fogarty, a 14-year veteran crime scene investigator. Trooper Fogarty will discuss her responsibilities in the State Police Crime Scene Services Section -- including identifying fingerprints, footprints, and tire tracks; and the use of photography, video and diagrams to document the scene. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Friday Night Flicks Presents: Brooklyn's Finest

Friday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Fans of the grit of HBO's The Wire, as well as of the mean-streets story intersection plot of Crash, will find a lot to like in the intense crime drama Brooklyn's Finest. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) with a sure hand, Brooklyn's Finest follows three NYPD cops who come from very different places (geographically and personally) as their lives, and the compromises they have made daily to coexist with the mean streets of Brooklyn, dovetail to a climax that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. Fuqua has assembled a stellar cast here, including Richard Gere, a veteran cop just a week from retirement; the always amazing Don Cheadle, an undercover officer whose loyalties to the force may be compromised by his growing loyalties to the groups he's infiltrating; and the film's true revelation, Ethan Hawke, a young corrupt cop whose morals make the stomach turn, though Hawke's performance is nuanced and riveting. Supporting cast members include Wesley Snipes as a gangster whom even the police have second thoughts about messing with. Rated: R

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