Library News

Thursday afternoon at the Movies: Come join us in the youth area on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 3:15 pm for a showing of a popular movie in which an acorn obsession sparks a continental catastrophe. Yikes! Free popcorn. After all, a movie isn’t complete without popcorn!

New Art Exhibit at the Library: Our new art exhibit showcases a selection of works of art by the students of Tracy Vartenigian Burhans of Pear Tree Studio. These paintings in various media–including pastel, water color and oil–span a variety of subjects and have been produced by Frances Hoadley, Celia Oliver, Ellen Bosworth, and Molly Williams. Be sure to view the exhibit when you next visit the Library.

Downtown Abbey fans take note: Our January book display is devoted to the Downton Abbey era. If you are in the mood for non-fiction, pick up Adam Hochschild’s riveting “To End All Wars.” His book covers both the social changes occurring in England during World War I as well as the war itself. After finishing this book, you are likely to hope that it had been, indeed, the war to end all wars. On a lighter note, you may wish to choose “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey,” or select a novel based on that period, such as Ken Follett’s multigenerational saga “Fall of Giants,” the first book of a planned trilogy, which follows families in England, Russia, Germany and the United States during World War I. Alternatively, escape with a novel like Kate Morton’s “The House at Riverton.” We have many books for you to choose from, and if you have only recently become aware of Downtown Abbey, you can catch up by watching Seasons 1 and 2, available on DVDs at the Library.

Plan Ahead: The Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Be sure to drop by the Library in advance to stock up on good books, movies or books on tape for the holiday weekend.

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