Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall. Rated R; 141 min.
Join us for the premiere of the "Play in a Day." A group of senior improvisational actors will perform a play they created at the workshop earlier in the day. Under the direction of theater director Ron Wiener, the actors developed the theme, scenario, characters and dialogue from their life experiences and imaginations to create this original improvised dramatic production. This will be a unique theater experience for all!
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. Using the treasured books Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo as guides, the class begins a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against intolerance and misunderstanding. Starring Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey. Rated PG-13; 123 min.
Discussion and refreshments will follow screening; all are welcome.
Discover new authors living in our community! Join us at a reception honoring the local authors particpating in Library's 2nd Annual Marble Notebook Project. Each author has created a work of fiction or non-fiction based on the this year's prompt, Letters to..., a foray into the world of epistolary novels. Notebooks are available for borrowing from our library collection after the Reception. On May 4th they will be on display on the Mainf Floor of the Library.
Join Joe McHugh as he chronicles his twelve-year search for the family of an Arican-American woman named Helen who cared for him when he was a child and who helped his family survive a family tragedy.
Combining his skills as a storyteller with projected images of family photographs, McHugh brings to life the experiences of two unique families and explores the mysterious and dynamic role grace plays in our lives.
Historical fiction author Gretchen Gibbs will discuss her new book, Anne of the Fens, the next book in her gripping Bradstreet Chronicles. The series is based on written records about the author's own ancestors.