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Friday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Library
Come under the spell of a wonderful storyteller! Fireside Stories are for families with kids ages 5 and up, as well as interested adults.
This program is offered thanks to a generous donation made by Barbara Kennedy Shortell.
Calling all teens! Your vote counts. You will help determine the King of the Ring, the best book in the Teen Area. Look for the display of 12 titles in the Teen Area and on the Teen Blog. You may vote for your favorites in person or online. One book will be voted out each Friday until only one book remains. The King of the Ring will be announced on Friday, March 19th just in time for WrestleMania XXVI. May your favorite book win!
Wednesday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Collins Room
Director James Whale's 1931 film adaptation of Mary Shelly's masterpiece novel remains a timeless classic. All are welcome. This film is not rated.
Frankenstein the novel will be the topic of our book discussion on February 10th at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, January 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Over twenty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when a human field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable – he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9. Rated R.
Saturday, January 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Collins Room
The poetry group’s second meeting this month is a special event featuring Julie Cook, musician and poet. This program is open to anyone who loves music and poetry and would like to explore ways in which these two arts enhance one another. However, reservations are required and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. No prior experience with either poetry or music is required and poems and instruments will be available. Participants are welcome to bring their own poems and/or instruments as well. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.