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Cinema Club Presents: The Reader

Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

What is the nature of guilt--and how can the human spirit survive when confronted with deep and horrifying truths? The Reader, a hushed and haunting meditation on these knotty questions, is sorrowful and shocking, yet leavened by a deep love story that is its heart. In postwar Germany, young schoolboy Michael meets and begins a tender romance with the older, mysterious Hanna. Years later, the two cross paths again, and Michael learns, slowly, horrifyingly, of acts that Hanna may have been involved in during the war. There is a war crimes trial, and the accused at one point asks the panel of prosecutors: "Well, what would you have done?" It is that question--as one German professor says later: "How can the next generation of Germans come to terms with the Holocaust?"--that is both heartbreaking and unanswerable.

Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be served. Rated: R

Kamishibai Storytelling with Dianne Clouet

Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Kamishibai is a special form of Japanese storytelling told through art. Dianne Clouet is an elementary school teacher from Vermont, who will introduce this very special art form to elementary school students. Come and join us at the library for an evening of Japanese storytelling. This program is for kids in grades K-5.

To register for this program stop by or call the Children's Library at (203)284-6436.

Dessert with a Doc

Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

The Library and MidState Medical Center invite you to Dessert with a Doc: Are you at risk for breast cancer? Join Kathy Clements, RN and Rajani Nadkarni, MD for a discussion of the hereditary factors that put women at risk for breast cancer, and and an overview of MidState's Risk Assessment Clinics. All are welcome to this free program. Please register in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Reel 'Em In: Wii Fishing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room

To celebrate Earth Day and the opening of the 2009 fishing season, the Teen Department is sponsoring Wii Fishing! All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to cast the fishing pole for their chance to win a Wal-Mart gift card. Registration is required, as these events fill up quickly. Please reserve your spot in person, online, or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 10th in observance of Good Friday and Sunday, April 12th in observance of Easter. The Main Library will be open on Saturday, April 11th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Yalesville Branch will be open on Saturday, April 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular hours resume Monday, April 13th.

Explore Peru: Amazon and the Andes

Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Javier Chung, a native Peruvian and tour organizer, will provide details on traveling to Peru: planning, budgeting, destinations, and more. Whether you are an armchair traveler or ready to book a trip to South America, you will enjoy this program highlighting a culturally rich and beautiful country.

All are welcome to this free program.

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