Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Intergenerational Book Club to Discuss The News from Spain at Thomaston Public Library

Thomaston, Maine - On Tuesday, January 21st, at 2:30 PM, the Thomaston Public Library's Intergenerational Book Club will discuss The News from Spain by Joan Wickersham.

The News From Spain is a collection of seven stories, or variations, by Joan Wickersham. Each of the stories is called The News From Spain, though none take place in nor really relate to the country, and as a whole they are concerned with heartbreak, regret, and intimacy. In one story, a paralyzed ballet dancer, married to an unfaithful choreographer, finds emotional respite with her caregiver. In another, a wife, discovering her husband is an adulterer, worries about how easily she and he are falling, in spite of everything, back into stride.

The collection is ultimately a nuanced look at relationships: at what makes them and what causes them to come apart.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds. We thank you for your donations. All are welcome at the Thomaston Library on January 21st at 2:30  p.m.

If you live in Thomaston and need a ride to the discussion, please call the library at 354-2453.

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library Presents

FRIDAY NIGHT  FILM SERIES   6:30 pm

2014  January SHOWING:

Laughter:the best medicine

Jan 3    Secondhand  Lions  

  2003PG107 minutes                                                              

In 1960s Texas, timid teen Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is forced to spend the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles on their farm, where, over time, he learns surprising tidbits about their mysterious and dangerous pasts. The uncles are portrayed wonderfully by Michael Caine and Robert Duvall.

Jan 10    Lars & the Real Girl

2007 PG-13  106 minutes

When a delusional loner buys a life-sized sex doll over the Internet, promptly falls in love with her and starts telling people that she's his girlfriend, his brother and sister-in-law decide it's time to intervene. An endearing intelligent, tender comedy starring Ryan Gosling as Lars.

Jan 17    TTHE PINK PANTHER                    

1963 NR 115 minutes

After arriving at a winter resort with her "Panther," a large priceless diamond with the image of a leaping feline inside, a sexy princess (Claudia Cardinale) meets a debonair professional thief (David Niven). Can the ever-inept Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) stop him from pinching the gem? Also starring Robert Wagner and Capucine.

Jan 24       THE LADY EVE              

1941 NR  94 minutes                                  

Seductive gold-digger Barbara Stanwyck and her conniving father (Charles Coburn) set out to fleece wealthy but na├»ve ophiologist Henry Fonda, the socially inept heir to a brewery fortune. But the tables turn when Stanwyck falls for her prey and Fonda gets wise to their scheme. Stanwyck then goes all-out to recapture Fonda's heart in this raucous battle of the sexes from renowned writer-director Preston Sturges.  

Jan 31   HOPSCOTCH                          

1980 R  104 minutes                                

One of the CIA's top international operatives, Miles Kendig is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, Kendig begins writing a memoir that exposes the secrets of every intelligence agency in the world. Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson are perfect in this delightfully entertaining film.

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.        

The Thomaston Academy Building  is handicapped accessible from the parking lot .  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call the library at 354-2453.

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