Welcome to the February 2017 issue of Cary News! Inside you'll find news about our Page to Screen series, a visit from Ted Reinstein, and more events at Cary Library. 

Cary News - February 2017
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Socrates Café
Friday, February 3, 10:30 a.m, Learning Center
Lexington now has its own Socrates Café, which meets on the first Friday of each month in the Learning Center at 10:30 a.m.  Topics discussed are chosen by vote at the gathering. All present have an opportunity to speak and share their ideas on the topic briefly, in a safe environment where there is no pressure to agree or disagree, or engage in debate. The discussion is moderated by a member of the group and requires no advance preparation.

No registration is required, but be aware that space is limited. Only the first 25 people present will be admitted. 
Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds with Ted Reinstein
Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m. Large Meeting Room
New England is as dotted with colorful and fascinating feuds as it is with low stone walls and big, red barns. And many of them go back just as far! For instance, did you know that the Breeds and the Bunkers are still fighting over a hill? Or that the revolution is still being fought-by Lexington and Concord?! From the colonial era, through early
aviation (CT claims the Wright Bros. are wrong), to Red Sox-Yankees and present-day food fights, Ted Reinstein tells us who's really "Wicked Pissed" in New England, and why. The talk will allow time for questions and be followed by a book sale.

Knit 200 Together: A Knit In at CML!
Saturday, February 11, 1-5 p.m. 
In our lives we spend so much of our time in our comfortable bubbles of people we already know, and who already have something in common with us. Yet, the more time we spend in our bubbles, the scarier those outside them become.  Knit 200 Together is an event bringing together a group of 200 diverse knitters from around the region to knit, talk about their projects, their yarn, and their lives - and in doing so get to know someone new who comes from a different background - in turn creating new connections and giving birth to new communities.

Knitters can gather in the Large Meeting Room, Learning Center, and Living Room. We'll have a yarn swap and knitting lessons in the Learning Center. Stop by anytime in the afternoon and get a lesson from a neighbor! At 1 p.m., start the youngest knitters off with a storytime all about yarn in the Storytime Room. All are welcome, whether you've never held a pair of needles or you've mastered the art. 

Page to Screen
Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m. Large Meeting Room
Professor Monika Raesch joins us to discuss how books are adapted to the screen. The differences in medium, the strengths of each format, and the ways we react differently to these stories will be explored in depth. Each month we will discuss one story and its film adaptation. Only clips will be shown, but the entire story will be discussed. Be warned: spoilers ahead! 
The following will be discussed:
Clueless, as an adaptation of Jane Austen's " Emma" (February 16)
Everest, as an adaptation of a real event (March 23)
Rear Window (Hitchcock version); adapted from the short story It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich. (April 14)
Death Cafe
Sunday, February 26, 2:30 p.m. Large Meeting Room
Death Cafe, which began in London in 2011, is a non-profit enterprise that's dedicated to raising community awareness about death. Since 2011, over 32 countries have offered Death Cafes based on the London model: a group-directed discussion of death, without agenda, objectives, themes or "right" answers. It's not a grief support group or an end-of-life planning program. The purpose of a Death Cafe is simply to provide an opportunity for people to talk with one another about death, something we're all affected by in our lives.

Death  Cafe is brought to Lexington by Lexington residents Mary Ann Christie Burnside and Sairey Leone Luterman, both accomplished professionals who are passionate about caring for others. They share an interest in what death and dying, a natural stage of life, can teach us about living. Registration is required. Please sign up on the online calendar or at the reference desk. 
Meet the Author: Hester Young
Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m. Large Meeting Room
Join Hester Young, a former Lexington resident, as she reads from her new book, The Shimmering Road. Her character, Charlotte "Charlie" Cates, has been having strange visions again, dreams where children plead for help. In her panic, Charlie can't tell what is real and what is her anxiety.

As she tries to decipher her visions, she learns about the mother who abandoned her as a toddler and of her mother's fate in a double murder. The other victim is family she never knew she had: her mother's half-sister. Charlie pieces together her visions, realizing the little girl who appeared in her dreams is her orphaned niece. Charlie heads to Arizona to help her, but gets caught in her own troubling revelations along the way.

A book sale and signing will take place after a short discussion.
Looking for ways to support the Cary Memorial Library?
More Events at Cary Library

Don't miss our exciting schedule of events and activities for adults, teens and children of all ages! Check our Calendar of Events
for programs and activities offered by the many organizations that use the library's meeting rooms.  

Art at Cary

Piper GalleryNancy Earsy,  A Long Journey to Justice

Pierce Gallery: Anne Gaposchkin, Dreams

Large Meeting Room Gallery Youngsheen Jhe, You're Loved

Cary Commons Gallery for Student ArtLexington schools art students

Lexington Community Center, 2nd floorCarolyn Fleiss, Amphora Muse

For more information, please visit our  Art@Cary page.

Cary Library Book Groups

The  Mystery Book Group will meet on Monday,February 13 to discuss "Regency and Victorian Mysteries."

The  Adult Book Group will meet on Monday, February 27 to discuss Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng. ( Note; the meeting will be held in the Large Meeting Room.)

The  Nonfiction Book Group will meet on Monday, February 27 to discuss Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick.

For more information, please visit our  Book Groups page.

Cary Library will be  closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents' Day. 


Did you know we have a podcast?
Biblio Files is available now! 
Biblio Files is the Cary Library podcast full of recommended books, movies, and TV shows. Who better to give you some reading ideas than the ultimate book lovers, librarians? Each month a new episode is released covering a theme or topic. Past episodes are available now! Biblio Files is available on iTunes, RSS feed, and via our website .  

Check it out, leave a review on iTunes, and let us know what you think! 
Staff Picks

Our staff handles hundreds of books every day! Here are just a few that we are enjoying. For more staff recommendations, listen to Cary's book podcast, Biblio Files

Preparing for this March's Lexington Reads theme of 'Wanderlust,' Kate is enjoying the Lonely Planet's "Epic Bike Rides of the World."  Filled with beautiful photos and first person tales of riding both famous and obscure, "Epic Bike Rides of the World" excites the imagination with thrilling descriptions of everything from bikepacking in Mongolia to circumnavigating Manhattan.  Kate will certainly be adding several more destinations to her travel list!

Alissa was extremely impressed by "Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille" by Jen Bryant, which was this year's Young Children's Book winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, which honors books for their portrayal of the disability experience.  Despite the picture book format, readers will learn quite about about Louis Braille, someone just about everyone has heard of, but often knows little about.  The story of how he lost his eye sight as a young child and his frustrations about not being able to read like everyone else is wonderfully portrayed for young children.  Bryant explains how those things led him to invent Braille when he was only twelve years old.  Share  Six Dots  with your kids and show them that you don't have to be grown up to do something important or change the world!

Lisa recommends "Eggshells" by Caitriona Lally.  A bittersweet novel of a young woman dealing with her aunt's recent death. Vivian is a lifelong loner who has way too much time on her hands, and we follow her as she stumbles through life trying to find a job and make new friends, after moving into her aunt's home. The main character likes to take long walks through Dublin, which the author describes in great detail. The reader will find him/herself routing for Vivian!

If you're watching " Victoria ," the latest Masterpiece Theater offering on PBS, you might like to do a little research on the queen's life to discover how much of what you're seeing is true.   Jean  picked one of our many biographies, and is enjoying "We two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals" by local writer Gillian Gill.  If you choose this one, you'll find out why Gill would name the era Albertian, rather than Victorian. 
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