Events

altMondays,September 8 - November 24, 10:30 am, CAMS Branch

Come for stories, songs and a craft especially for 2 years old and up! Drop In, no registration

 

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Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Bring the your family to a story time and craft program focusing on colors: Purple 9/8, Yellow 9/15, Green 9/22 and Blue 9/29. Crafts suitable for 3 and up; storytime appropriate for 3 - 9 year olds, but siblings old and young always welcome. Working Parent Friendly!

Registration required.

 

titleThursday, April 30, 7 pm, North Branch 

In 1917, Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.

Copies of the book are available at the North Branch for those who will be attending the discussion. Please register for an email reminder.

 

   

altMonday, August 31, 2015, 7 pm, Chicago Avenue/Main Street

The novel that takes place during the waning period of the Ottoman Empire, in the small Anatolian town of Eskibahce. As the story opens, an ethnic mix of Turks, Armenians, and Greeks, both Muslims and Christians, are living side-by-side in a comfortable and relatively peaceful existence. But first the Franks, as the Ottomans call the Western Europeans, and then the Greeks invade their homeland. These events set off a cataclysmic chain of events that tear apart the lives of the residents of Eskibahce. The Sultan declares a holy war against the invaders. The Muslims are conscripted as soldiers and the Christians are sent into labor battalions. The Armenians are evacuated from the region in a death march. The Italians occupy Eskibahce. The Christians are forced to relocate to Greece. Throughout it all, the residents struggle to survive amidst the turmoil.

 

Copies of Birds Without Wings will be held at the Chicago Avenue/Main Street location; stop by or call 847-905-0764.

 

 

 

altThursday, August 20, 6 pm, North Branch

The epic love story about Ernest Hemingway and the romance which inspired him to write his masterpiece "A farewell To arms". A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to health after a devastating battlefield injury. - See more at: http://evanston.bibliocommons.com/item/show/875340035_in_love_and_war#sthash.Q18f7hvS.dpuf
The epic love story about Ernest Hemingway and the romance which inspired him to write his masterpiece "A farewell To arms". A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to health after a devastating battlefield injury. - See more at: http://evanston.bibliocommons.com/item/show/875340035_in_love_and_war#sthash.Q18f7hvS.dpufReporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky.
The epic love story about Ernest Hemingway and the romance which inspired him to write his masterpiece "A farewell To arms". A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to health after a devastating battlefield injury. - See more at: http://evanston.bibliocommons.com/item/show/875340035_in_love_and_war#sthash.Q18f7hvS.dpuf

The "Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and non-coms of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good, all to no avail. Behind the lines or in the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself...if only he can.  The Fighting 69th. (DVD 2007)

Run Time: 90 minutes

Rated: PG

 

   

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