Saturday Morning Drop-in Storytime: Stories, songs and a craft. For families.
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
01:00 PM to 03:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(2017) Starring Annette Benning and Jamie Bell. Real life proves just as dramatic off-screen as it does on it for these two actors, the aging Hollywood superstar Gloria Grahame and her younger lover, Peter Turner. As their mismatched romance waxes and wanes over time, events conspire to keep them in each other's lives even when it proves difficult and demanding. Ultimately, they find that they must each come to terms with whatever fate they face in the future whether they are together or apart. Rated R; 1 hour 45 min.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:45pm to 7:30pm
06:45 PM to 07:30 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Craft Night - Make a craft together! There will be a different craft each week that you and your child can make together. This week we will make sensory tubes. Grades K and up (completed). Register beginning June 16 online or in person at the Children's Desk.Location:Activity Room, Storytime RoomAge Group:Children
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
02:00 PM to 03:00 PMNon-Fiction Book Group discusses "Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink" by Anthony McCartenContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or email@example.com
From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister.
“He was speaking to the nation, the world, and indeed to history...”
May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror — as well as a skeptical King, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people?
In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how an often uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how he practiced and re-wrote his key speeches, from ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ to ‘We shall fight on the beaches’; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how 25 days helped make one man an icon. Using new archival material, McCarten reveals the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It’s a scarier—and more human—story than has ever been told.
Books are available at the lLbrary for checkout; new members always welcome.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
05:30 PM to 07:30 PMContact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Team up with up to three friends and compete in the 2018 Teen Battle of the Books! Answer trivia questions based on the eight titles below to compete for the chance to represent Warwick at the regional Battle of the Books in September.
Here’s a list of what you and/or your teammates need to read. Battle books are shelved behind the Help Desk; check there when you need a new one.
Our titles for Summer 2018 are:
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Classic)
Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz (Contemporary)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy)
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Graphic Novel)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Historical Fiction)
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (Humor)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Mystery)
Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin (Non-Fiction)Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Teen
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
06:00 PM to 07:00 PMContact: Laura Ford & Kate Eicher
For ages 9-12
Tween Sheet Music Art: Use sheet music to make a piece of artwork to take home. If you have a favorite song you want to use, please bring in a copy of that sheet music.Location:Activity Room, Storytime RoomAge Group:Teen, Tween