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Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.
A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).
Barry Wiesenfeld will review and expand upon the concepts explored in Part I of How Music Works. He will discuss the components of music and how they work, as well as chords, melody and harmony. No knowledge of music necessary - only a desire to learn! Attendance at all four classes is strongly encouraged.
An invitation open to all seniors who want to experience the joys and wonders of improvisational theater. No prior experience needed, no lines to memorize - just enthusiasm and a willingness to participate. You don’t have to be “funny” to come to these sessions - but you will have fun!
This program made possible by a generous gift from Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes and the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation.