The library will open at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 7. 

Adult Programs

Adult presentation in auditorium

General Program Information

 

How much do the programs cost? They are all FREE

Book Clubs

Who can join? Everyone 18 years and older is welcome to join!  

What is the difference between the three book clubs? The two afternoon book clubs read the exact same books, just in a different order. The evening book club has a different set of books entirely.   

Can I join more than one club? You are welcome to join the evening book club, and one of the afternoon book clubs. 

Where do I get the book? Come to the circulation desk, and see if there is a copy OR pick a copy up when the book club meets.

Learning at Lunch

Who can come? This program is designed for adults, but anyone may come. We also have a ton of excellent children's programing available specifically for our younger patrons!

When does it start? At 12:00pm (noon).

Tuesday Night Movies

Who can come? Everyone 18 years and older is welcome to come to our Tuesday Night Movies.

When does it start? The doors open at 6:00pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm.

 

 

Between the Covers Book Club: Galileo's Middle Finger

Monday, May 29
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Galileo's Middle Finger

 

Galileo's Middle Finger is a 2015 book about the ethics of medical research by Alice Dreger, an American bioethicist and author. Dreger explores the relationship between science and social justice by discussing a number of scientific controversies

After Dark Book Club: The Argonauts

Tuesday, May 30
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

The Argonauts
 
Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. 
Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.

 

Learning at Lunch: Rockin' Geology

Friday, June 2
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how some areas came to have such spectacular scenery? Join Bob Handfield, a retired geologist, as he takes you through the geology of some of the western US National Parks. He will touch on some of the underlying reasons for the parks amazing rock formations, as well as the plants and animals from the area. Bob will end with some current issues facing the parks. The parks to be discussed are: Yellowstone (WY), Arches (UT), Mesa Verde (CO), Zion (UT), Grand Canyon (AZ) and Joshua Tree NP (CA).

 

Tuesday Night Movies: Taxi Driver

Tuesday, June 6
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Taxi Driver

 

Rated: 18A

This program is FREE. Bring your bowl for popcorn :)
 
** This film contains adult content and is not suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. **
 
Suffering from insomnia, disturbed loner Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the filthy city. When Travis meets pretty campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), he becomes obsessed with the idea of saving the world, first plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate, then directing his attentions toward rescuing 12-year-old prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster).
 
The doors open at 6:00 pm. The movie begins promptly at 6:30 pm.

 

Learning at Lunch: Midday Mindfulness

Friday, June 16
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

What does meditation look like to you? Have you ever wanted to try it, but didn’t know where to start? Join Tom Ashton and examine:  

· the practice of being present       

· being true to yourself and your journey  

· the art of being mindful                                                                                            

 

A Novel Idea Book Club: Recipes for Love and Murder

Monday, June 19
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Recipes for Love and Murder

'Vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable ...A triumph' Alexander McCall Smith Meet Tannie Maria: A woman who likes to cook a lot and write a little. Tannie Maria writes recipes for a column in her local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette. One Sunday morning, as Maria savours the breeze through the kitchen window whilst making apricot jam, she hears the screech and bump that announces the arrival of her good friend and editor Harriet. What Maria doesn't realise is that Harriet is about to deliver the first ingredient in two new recipes (recipes for love and murder) and a whole basketful of challenges. A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries ...

Between the Covers Book Club: Everything I Never Told You

Monday, June 26
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Everything I never told you
 
Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.
 
When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia’s older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it’s the youngest of the family—Hannah—who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.
 
A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

After Dark Book Club: So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Tuesday, June 27
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

 
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
 
'It's about the terror, isn't it?'
 
'The terror of what?' I said.
 
'The terror of being found out.'
 
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.
 
A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.
 
Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.

 

Summer Film Festival: Canadian Film

Tuesday, July 4
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Four movies enter, only one will be shown!

Vote at the Library now, for the movie you want to see! 

Summer Film Festival Canadian

Summer Film Festival: International

Thursday, July 6
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Four movies enter, only one will be shown!

Vote at the Library now, for the movie you want to see! 

Summer Film Festival

Summer Film Festival: Classic

Tuesday, July 11
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Four movies enter, only one will be shown!

Vote at the Library now, for the movie you want to see! 

Summer Film Festival Classic

 

Summer Film Festival: Blockbuster

Thursday, July 13
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Four movies enter, only one will be shown!

Vote at the Library now, for the movie you want to see! 

Summer film festival Blockbuster

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