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Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
“Ladies First” is a one-woman dramatic presentation exploring the lives of six of America’s First Ladies: Mary Lincoln, Rachel Jackson, Julia Tyler, Jacqueline Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Abigail Adams. Robin Lane gives an entertaining yet accurate portrayal of the the first wives as they really were: thoughtful, caring human beings, whose lives were profoundly affected by their husbands’ calling.
The public is invited to attend both the meeting and the program. All are welcome; refreshment will be served following the program.
Friday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
This completely hilarious horror spoof by the master of parody pulls out all the stops. The film is replete with stellar performances by Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, and Peter Boyle. Shot in black and white, complete with Transylvanian fog and spooky laboratories, Young Frankenstein proves that low humor, double entendres, and really cheesy accents can add up to high comic art. Rated: PG.
Saturday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Professional storyteller and puppeteer, Marilyn O’Connor Miller, will present a series of stories in which something magical happens exactly at midnight.
Using puppets, masks, mime and music, she will weave folk and fairy tales from many lands to delight children and adults alike. Following the performance there will be a meeting of the CT Guild of Puppetry, open to the public, for those who wish to learn more about puppetry as an art form, a craft, and an educational tool. This program is co-sponsored by the CT Guild of Puppetry and the Wallingford Pubic Library.
Free tickets for this performance are available in the Children’s Library.
Monday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos), an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is part cold-case mystery, part long-lost love story, and part thriller set both in the present and in 1970s Argentina, under the tight control of its infamous military dictatorship. Director Juan José Campanella manages to tread easily across these genres with a story that's gripping, a little outlandish, and compelling--if full of a growing sense of dread. Rated: R.
Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Rated: PG-13.