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Beautiful Voices, Beautiful Holiday Music

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!

Cinema Club Presents: Tyson

Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

cover of Tyson DVDTyson 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.

Author Event: Julian Padowicz

Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

cover of A Ship in the HarborThe 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.

It's Magic with Chick Kelman

Saturday, November 28th at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room

Looking for some family fun during the Thanksgiving Weekend? Magician Chick Kelman will present a program full of magic and fun. Join us at this free, drop-in event. Everyone is welcome.

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th. Regular hours resume Saturday, November 28th.

Friday Flicks Presents: Star Trek

cover of Star Trek DVDFriday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

If ever there was a film begging to be shown on the library big screen, it’s this one.

From the Boston Globe review: "In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made."

Rated PG-13

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