April Newsletter Adults
Happy Spring everyone! You can use the extended daylight hours as an opportunity to visit the library. Take a look at the wonderful adult programs planned this month.
The Book To Movie Club will be reading, and then watching, 2001: A Space Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Unlike most, this book and movie were developed concurrently and the movie was released before the book. With science fiction themes such as; the perils of technology and nuclear war, evolution, space exploration, and artificial intelligence it is the perfect movie to watch in June during our science themed adult summer reading program. So sign-up in April, read the book in May, and watch the movie in June.
The DIY Club will be recognizing National Poetry Month by painting quotes (or very short poems) on canvas boards. Join us and release your inner poet. Registration is required.
The library will show the movie “Gravity” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. “Gravity” is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Highly acclaimed and winner of seven academy awards, “Gravity” is a movie not to be missed especially since it’s free at the library – with snacks!
The Book To Movie Club will be watching the movie Deliverance starring Burt Reynolds on April 28 at 6:30 PM. No one under 18 allowed for this movie. If you haven’t read the book, no problem, you can still see the movie, but registration is required.
Stop in the library to see the 2014 World Book Night picks. Enter a contest to see how many of the 36 books you’ve read. World Book Night is April 23 in honor of William Shakespeare’s birth and death day (same day). People all over the world will be giving away free books to non-readers. Librarians and others will be handing out books in the Spencer area – hopefully we will recruit new readers!
Congratulations to Ashlee Bennett for winning our Beatles Trivia contest! Here are the correct answers:
1. The Beatles received $10,000 for performing three times on the Ed Sullivan Show.
2. The #1 song on the Billboard’s charts on Feb. 1, 1964 (a week before the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show) was “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.
3. The first song the Beatles performed live in front of an American audience was “All My Loving”.
4. Elvis Presley sent a congratulatory telegram to the Beatles before their first performance.
5. A front row ticket to the Beatles first American concert cost $4.00.
6. Ringo Starr had his St. Christopher medal stolen while in New York for their first concert there in August.
7. When the Beatles performed their regular set of songs during their North American tour in the summer of 1964, they did not sing “Yesterday”.
8. A record breaking 454,000 people saw the Beatles on their first North American tour.