Marry Makofske will lead a discussion of Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake. Told in several different voices, this novel vividly depicts the impact of mountain-top coal removal on West Virginians pulled between their intimate connection to their land and their economic dependence on mining.
What is our evolving relationship with our environment? Can we live on Earth withour destroying what supports us? Mary Makofske will present an introdction and overview of our book discussion series "Earthwise." The books to be discussed over the next 4 months include: Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake; Garbageland by Elizabeth Royte; The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood; Eaarth by Bill McGibben.
The Friends and Bookends bookshop at the Albert Wisner Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9-3PM.Choose from our collection of bestsellers, holiday books, children’s books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, library notecards and tote bags.
Meet "The Group of Nine" plein air painters. Their show "From the Adirondacks to Warwick and Beyond" is currently on exhibit in the Gallery on the library's Lower Level. "The Group of Nine" painters include Bruce and Lita Thorne, Neil Granholm, Marylyn Vanderpool and Marge Morales. Join them to discuss their art.
John Ruszkiewicz, president of the Drowned Lands Historical Society, will present facets of the history of the black dirt region and the Pine Island community. Open to all adult and teen area residents; registration required. In case of snow closure, alternate date will be Jan. 22. Register below or call the Help Desk
Come in out of the cold and enjoy some of the stories behind these wonderful paintings of the Warwick Valley and Orange County area in times past. Noted for his renderings of rural landscapes, lifestyles, and people, Robert Fletcher will discuss some of the works currently on exhibit in the Community Room, and share a few previews of his upcoming book on the wonderful stories of the late Luther Barrett.
Read the book, see the film and join us for a discussion of the popular 2009 novel "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. Set in Jackson Mississippi in 1962, the book tells the story of women who cross boundaries as the civil rights movement explodes around them. The discussion will explore the book and its transition to film.
Copies of the book and the film are available at the Library. The film will be shown at the Library on Saturday, February 25 from 2 to 4:30pm. Registration required.
Join us for this showing of the film version of the popular 2009 novel "The Help," written by Kathryn Stockett. It tells the story of African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s.
Participants are encouraged to read the novel, see the film and then join us on February 27 for a discussion of novel and its transition to film. Copies of the book are available at the Library.