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Weekly Program Bulletin

August 29, 2022

In the Spotlight

ARGO: Behind the Scenes

with Jonna Mendez 

Jonna Mendez, current Hemingway Writer-In-Residence and the former Chief of Disguise at the CIA, will share clips from the film and recount

the behind-the-scenes story of ARGO – the operation,

film, and book. 

Thursday, September 1

6:00 p.m.

More/Register here.

In-Person Only.

Check This Out!

Steam Café 

Check out the Steam and Epic gaming platforms in the Library's 

Juice Box, especially for tweens and teens. 

When you connect to your Steam and/or Epic accounts on the Library's free Wi-Fi, you can play your games. . .and have

free access to ours, too!

Young Adult Juice Box

More Here

2022 Ernest Hemingway Seminar

September 8-10

Literature, lectures, art, discussions, food, and fellowship focused on the posthumously published Islands in the Stream and on Hemingway’s time on the Gulf Stream.

Register to Attend

Virtual Seminar Info

Read it and Eat!

Middle Grade Book Club

September 28

4:00 p.m.

Children's Library

Check out a copy of the book

now at The Community Library.

(Copies are available to check-out for the first 10 participants.)

After that, copies are available to purchase at any local bookstore. Then read the book and prepare to discuss it in a group setting. Also be prepared for great food, lively conversation, and FUN! Start by signing up

at the link below.

More/Sign-up here

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Horses

Monday, August 29

10:30 a.m.

Cimino Plaza

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 30

Noon-1:00 p.m.


TV Discussion Group:

The Bear

Wednesday, August 31

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Cimino Plaza

Advanced registration is requested.

More Here

Next Week at The Library

  • Audacious Read Book Group: Don Quixote
  • Ernest Hemingway Seminar: Hemingway and the Gulf Stream

Click here for our full calendar.

Replay: "Joy Ride in a Paint Box"

“Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely. Light and color, peace and hope will keep them company to the end of their days.” ~Winston Churchill, December 1921

In case you missed it. . .

“Joy Ride in a Paint Box”: 

The Art of Winston Churchill

with Lee Pollock

Historian and popular Community Library speaker Lee Pollock a tells the story of Winston Churchill’s romance with canvas, paint and brush and

the all-important role that

painting played in his life.

Watch on Vimeo here.

          Want more? See our complete Vimeo program archive here.

Book Review: Library Staff

"Someone’s killing Drag Kings, and Sammy’s been conscripted into finding the killer. His reward? Housing. Yeah, some things are timeless."

Will Duke, Information Systems Manager, recommends Razmatazz by Christopher Moore.

Sammy “Two-Toes” Tiffin is back in the sequel to Christopher Moore’s sequel Noir. Now, if you haven’t read Noir, go do that right now. I’ll wait. 

Okay, good book, right? Well, you’re in for more of the same in Razzmatazz. 

Eddie’s back trying to start a driving school with his girlfriend, while his crazy uncle is trying to save his opium den business while hiding from the Tongs long enough to get Sammy to retrieve the dragon to appease them.

There’s a new top cop in town and he’s got an agenda. Unfortunately, that agenda isn’t to find the murderer. Murderer? Yeah, someone’s killing Drag Kings, and Sammy’s been conscripted into finding the killer. His reward? Housing. Yeah, some things are timeless...

Read Will's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! My name is Simi. I love reading because it lets me travel to other places and times that I wouldn’t otherwise see. I also love to play lacrosse and hockey, and write. For my Book Beat review, I read The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin.

The Last Bookshop in London is a heartbreaking yet hopeful book set in the streets of London during World War Two.

It follows Grace Bennet, a hardworking woman who has suffered the loss of her mother, as she moves from small town Drayton to the bustling city of London.

In an attempt to find a job without a letter of recommendation, Mrs. Weatherford...gets Grace a job in a rundown bookstore with a grouchy owner. Grace, previously oblivious to the wonders of books, falls in love with the books, the bookstore, and even grouchy old Mr. Evens...who, as it turns out, isn’t that grouchy after all...

Read Simi's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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