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February 2019

Friends of Patten Free Library Meeting

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The meeting is open to all.  Join us in the upstairs Board Room.        

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John Ford’s “The Searchers”

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

John Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He’s out to find his young niece, who’s been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family. In his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity. Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, and Natalie Wood also star. Sponsored by

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AARP Tax Help

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

No appointment necessary; first come, first served basis only. Bring last year’s return, Social Security card, and photo ID.

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Now Read This Book Group: “Heart: A History” by Sandeep Jauhar

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Heart: A History” is an exploration of our most vital organ and favored metaphor. Jauhar, a cardiologist, surveys the heart from all angles — the public and personal history, as inspiration for poets and scientists, what it means for doctor and patient alike. In The New York Times Book Review, author Randi Hutter Epstein calls the book “strange and captivating… a physician excited about his specialty… his journey to understand this organ that has mystified and frightened him ever since…

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AARP Tax Help

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

No appointment necessary; first come, first served basis only. Bring last year’s return, Social Security card, and photo ID.

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John Ford’s “The Quiet Man”

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winner of two Academy Awards and nominated for five others. John Ford directs John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in this romantic comedy. Sean Thornton, an American prizefighter who swears off boxing after accidentally killing an opponent, returns to the Irish town of his birth, and finds happiness when he falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor. Trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry. Sponsored by

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AARP Tax Help

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

No appointment necessary; first come, first served basis only. Bring last year’s return, Social Security card, and photo ID.

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AARP Tax Help

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

No appointment necessary; first come, first served basis only. Bring last year’s return, Social Security card, and photo ID.

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March 2019

Share & Share Alike

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come laugh and learn with your neighbors. Gather in the Reading Room for an evening of “lightning round talks” with a variety of speakers. Seven community members have 10 minutes each to present. After each speaker, there will be 5 minutes for Q & A, and then we’re off to the next topic! The lineup includes: Arctic Attitudes – Lessons from Winters in Norway: Marianne Vold; Native and Pollinator Gardens: kdb Dominguez; How to Fly for Free (or almost): Michael…

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Meet the Author: Colin Woodard

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In an American Nations/American Character fusion talk, Woodard will discuss North America’s rival regional cultures and their effect on history, politics, and the American future, while also exploring the ongoing debates throughout history between the fight for individual rights and the community as a whole. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America was named one of the Best Books of 2011 by the editors of The New Republic and The Globalist and won the…

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