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February 2021

Movie Discussion Group: Ball of Fire (1941)

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Movie Discussion Group: “Wonder Women!” Week 2: Ball of Fire (1941) Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM.   “A splendidly funny twist on the story of Snow White, Ball of Fire boasts a pair of perfect leads in Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.” (Rotten Tomatoes).   Join movie buff Al Fick for our weekly movie discussions on Thursdays in February.  His “Wonder Women” series features classic movies with strong female leads.  All you have to do is enjoy the…

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Movie Discussion Group: Pinky (1949)

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Movie Discussion Group: “Wonder Women!” Week 3: Pinky (1949) Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM.   “When reviewing Ethel Barrymore movies, Pinky is a film not to be missed. ” (In the Good Old Days of Hollywood website).   In this race-based drama, a light-skinned black woman “passes” for white falls in love with a white doctor while in nursing school in the north.  She confronts many harsh realities when she returns home to the south and her mother.…

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Movie Discussion Group: Maudie (2016)

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Movie Discussion Group: “Wonder Women!” Week 4: Maudie (2016) Thursday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM.   “Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke open up two closed people, unleashing torrents of feeling, in this film inspired by the life of a self-taught artist. ” (New York Times Review).   Join movie buff Al Fick for our last weekly movie discussion for this month.  His “Wonder Women” series features classic movies with strong female leads.  All you have to do is enjoy…

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March 2021

Movie Discussion Group: “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (1964)

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Movie Discussion Group: “Wonder Women!” Week 5: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1964) Thursday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM.   “Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy.”   Join our movie discussion group to enjoy this award-winning Italian comedy!  All you have to do is watch the movie before the meeting. …

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Susan Conley Presents “Landslide” in Conversation with Richard Russo

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Susan Conley virtually as she discusses her new novel, Landslide, with author Richard Russo.  Susan grew up in Woolwich and attended Bath Middle School and Morse High School. She is the author of five critically acclaimed books; her previous novel, Elsey Come Home, was a Most Anticipated/Best Book at Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Amazon, Pop Sugar, Huffington Post, Southern Living, Fodors, and others. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Virginia…

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Armchair Traveler 3: Bicycling the Silk Road from China to Italy

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 2015, Peter and Coco embarked on a journey to bicycle from China to Italy via the ancient Silk Road. Peter grew up in Pownal, Maine and Coco hails from the town of Seregno in northern Italy. They both studied Chinese language in college/university and their love of Chinese culture drew them both to the city of Kunming in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province where they first met. Not long after meeting they devised a plan to travel by bicycle from China…

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Armchair Travelers Discover Tantalizing Spices from the Silk Road! Now You’re Cooking presents: Pomegranate Chicken

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Thursday,  March 25th, live at 5pm on Now You’re Cooking’s Facebook Live, Louisa Edgerton presents a free cooking demo for One-Pan Pomegranate Chicken. Her recipe features pomegranate molasses and aromatic spices – sumac and cardamom – and is sure to delight your palate and evoke epicurean adventures along the Silk Road.

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Trivia Night for Adults

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Join us for our monthly trivia night for adults.   Many different categories, lots of informal fun.  Make it your happy hour!  Friday, March 26, 5 to 6:15 p.m. Click here to get the registration link for this event.   

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April 2021

Movie Discussion Group: “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943)

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Ox-bow Incident (1943) Thursday, April 8 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Join us for the discussion of this great American western about frontier justice, directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes. The cast also includes Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan, and Jane Darwell. It is based on the book of the same name by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and is part of our month-long movie discussion series, “Order in the…

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Q&A With Hemingway Scholar Susan Beegel

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anyone interested in author Ernest Hemingway will want to tune in to a new, three-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, to air on Maine public television on April 5-7, at 8 pm. For more information, click here.   After you enjoy the series, you can join our Q&A session with Patten Free Library corporator Susan Beegel, a Hemingway scholar. She served as an advisor to the film and was interviewed by Ken Burns, and will share her…

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