Teens meet to discuss books they are currently reading as well as any writing projects they are working on. New members welcome!
(2014) Starring John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks. Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. Rated PG-13; 120 min.
Join us for a discussion of Alan Lightman's fictional collection of stories that explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence. Copies of the book will be available at the Library.
(2008) Starring Gary Cole and Aaron Yoo. This heartfelt family drama is based on the true story of a community in crisis in a World War II Japanese-American internment camp. Their loyalties questioned, their freedom suspended and their lives interrupted, numerous American families of Japanese descent were forced to live in internment camps. Unshakeable in their patriotism, they turned to the most American of sports -- baseball -- as an escape from their hardship. NR; 107 min.