In his newest popular history, West Like Lightning: The Brief Legendary Ride of the Pony Express, New York Times bestselling author Jim DeFelice, a local resident, recreates the sweeping drama of the American frontier's most audacious enterprise: the legendary Pony Express. A meticulous researcher, DeFelice drove the entire, nearly two thousand mile stretch of the original Pony Express trail from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri in 2016. Along the way, he talked with museum curators, local historians, and historical reenactors of the Pony Express Association, and tracked down original documents to convey the full scope of the historic enterprise against the wider background of the U.S. Postal Service, American finance, the Gold Rush, and the impending Civil War.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
02:00 PM to 03:30 PMAuthor Event: "West Like Lightning: The Brief Legendary Ride of the Pony Express" with author Jim DeFeliceContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.orgLocation:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
01:00 PM to 03:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(1966) Starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. Discussion and refreshments to follow.
Based on the book by Ray Bradbury.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: Kathleen G. or Siobhan at 986-1047, ext. 5.
Are you interested in playing this ancient game based on Chinese characters and symbols? Call us at the Library so that we may arrange for you to join a group.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
07:00 PM to 09:00 PMContact: Rosemary Cooper - email@example.com; (845) 986-1047, ext. 6
The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Board Room. The public is welcome to attend.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen