and my young Jedi, I hope to see you at our program from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on October 11th. We will read an intergalactic story, have a spacey snack, and enjoy a surprise from dear Master Yoda. Registration begins September 25, 2014 and is open to children ages 5 years to 9 years old with a caregiver.
Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.
The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM Plymouth film maker and CEO of At Risk Entertainment, Larry Simmons, will screen his haunting tale. Locked in a Room has been featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, has been distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland looks forward to distribution in Spanish speaking countries such as Brazil and Mexico. Stick around afterward the screening for a rousing Q&A with the film maker himself. Check out the official trailer here and be spooked out just in time for Halloween! This film is not rated but does include mature language and themes and is recommended for people ages 13 and up.
Demon's brood: a history of the Plantagenet dynasty by Desmond Seward
Eichmann before Jerusalem: the unexamined life of a mass murderer by Bettina Stangneth ; translated from the German by Ruth Martin
Midnight at the Pera Palace: the birth of modern Istanbul by Charles King
The Nixon tapes: 1971-1972 by edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter
The Opium War: drugs, dreams and the making of China by Julia Lovell
Discover tai chi for fitness [videodisc] by Created and produced by Scott Cole
How to stay fit as you age [videodisc] by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura
Age of champions [videodisc] by Documentary Foundation presents a film by Christopher Rufo & Keith Ochwat
Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2010.
Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Join us on Thursday, October 2 from 6:30-8:00 PM.
The rush: America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 by Edward Dolnick
Makers of modern Asia by edited by Ramachandra Guha
Empire of mud: the secret history of Washington, DC by J. D. Dickey
Someone by Alice McDermott. We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood.
Racing dreams [videodisc]: coming of age in a fast world by produced by Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry ; written and directed by Marshall Curry
GMO OMG [videodisc] by a Compeller Pictures production ; in association with Heartworn Pictures ; presented by Nature's Path ; produced by Joshua A. Kunau ; written and directed by Jeremy Seifert
Freedom summer [videodisc] by Corporation for Public Broadcasting