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The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th, and Saturday, December 26th in observance of Christmas. Regular hours resume Monday, December 28th.
The Book Seller will be closed on Wednesday, December 23rd.
Tuesday, December 15th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Enjoy delicious homemade treats as you marvel at the splendid display of holiday decorations that adorn the walls of the Community Room. All of the decorations are designed and made by Garden Club members.
Bring your neighbors,family and friends to share the warmth and beauty of this traditional holiday tea, and learn more about the Garden Club from members of this 79-year-old community organization.
Tuesday, December 8th 6:30–8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 9th 9:30–11:00 a.m. in the Community Room
Nothing is as precious as a card handmade by a child. Help your kids spread a little cheer and make holiday cards for all those special people in your life. We will have ideas and materials for all the December holidays!
We will also encourage kids to make a card for someone serving overseas. We’ll make sure to get that special card to someone who will really appreciate it this holiday season.
This is a drop-in program and everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
The library is delighted to present a special holiday celebration featuring some beautiful voices from Choate Rosemary Hall’s a cappella groups and Chamber Chorus. Program selections will be presented by the Maiyeros and the Kaprophones (boys’ groups), Lilith and the Whimawehs (girls’ groups), and Stonatos, a coed student-faculty ensemble. In addition to these student-run groups, Choate’s select Chamber Chorus, directed by Ralph Valentine, will round out the program. The Choate students and faculty are eager to share their voices and good cheer with all who attend and all are welcome to this free program!
Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Tyson is acclaimed indie director James Toback's stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Toback allows Tyson to reveal himself without inhibition and with eloquence and a pervasive vulnerability. Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. In its depiction of a man rising from the most debased circumstances to unlimited heights, destroyed by his own hubris, Tyson emerges as a modern day version of classic Greek tragedy. Rated: R
Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
The story continues: Julian Padowicz is back with his new book: A Ship in the Harbor, sequel to his memoir, Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw 1939 (Academy 2006). A Ship in the Harbor picks up where Mother and Me ends, as Yulian and his mother, dressed as peasants, limp into Budapest’s posh Bristol Hotel, thinking themselves safe. What they had not figured on was that Hungary was a Nazi-sympathizing country and the exhausted Barbara had allowed herself to brag to a Hungarian border security officer that, when they arrived in America, she would write a book exposing Nazi and Soviet brutalities. What ensues is a game of hide and seek as Barbara and Yulian try to stay one step ahead of the authorities.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of his talk.