The Library will be showing the movie, Queen of Katwe, starring Madina Nalwanga. This is an American biographical sports drama about a 10 year old girl living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala , Uganda who learns to play chess and dreams of escaping the life of poverty and being a Woman Candidate Master. The Queen of Katwe is a feel good movie you won’t want to miss. The movie and snacks are free – sign-up to reserve your spot. After watching Queen of Katwe, get a taste of Uganda street food by going to the Simply Delicious library cooking program with Director Mandie Roberts.
Our Book Into Movie Club will watch the movie, The Caine Mutiny, a 1954 fictional Navy drama set in the Pacific during WWII. The all-star cast includes; Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Francis. Based on the 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Herman Wouk, the film depicts the events on board a U.S. Navy minesweeper and a subsequent mutiny court-martial. You don’t have to read the book to sign-up for the movie. Be sure to sign-up for the next Book Into Movie, Daisy Miller, by Henry James. The movie and snacks are free – sign-up to reserve your spot.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the library is happy to present Pushing the Limits a book club meets science café for an experience you won’t want to miss. In February, we will explore the theme of survival while discussing the book Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler. It is very informal and even the science challenged among us (me) will realize that science is all around us. The library has partnered with High School Science teacher, David Munson, who will guide the discussions. Door prizes will be given away and the library will provide dinner along with free books for the first five who sign-up! Other attendees will receive books to check-out.
The library will be beginning its annual Poetry Contest this month. Be sure to visit us online or stop at the front desk for an entry slip and contest rules. All ages from Kindergarten-Adult can enter!