April’s movie is Gravity.
Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris, Gravity is the story of a medical engineer and an astronaut work[ing] together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. -IMDB.com We’ll be showing Gravity on Saturday, April 5th at 1:00pm. This movie runs for 1hr and 31 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense situations. All children must be accompanied by and adult. Please let us know if you’ll be attending by signing up at the front desk.
This Saturday, March 8th, from 10am-3pm, the Friends of the Library are holding their 4th annual Cabin Fever Sale to raise money in their continuing support of your Cohoes Public Library. In conjunction, a special week long books sale begins on March 3rd through March 8th.
The Friends are accepting household goods, bric-a-brac, books and other treasures at the Library for this sale. Note, NO furniture, TV’s, computers, exercise equipment or clothes, please. This is a great time to think of spring cleaning. Consider also sharing your baking talents by donating your creations for the baked goods table. Books and garage sale items may be brought to the Library during regular hours. Baked goods may be brought to the Library March 6 or 7.
Sherlock Holmes is the epitome of the deductive detective and at 10:30 am on March 19, the Mystery Book Club at the Cohoes Public Library will be discussing the original Holmes story, “A Study in Scarlet.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective first appeared in 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual” and has spawned hundreds of works based on the character. In total, Doyle wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories. All but 4 stories were narrated by Dr. Watson, Holmes friend and “biographer.” Holmes was both a financial blessing and an artistic curse for Doyle who wanted to devote more time to writing historic novels and killed off the character of Sherlock. Public pressure was so great, that Doyle ended up resurrecting Holmes for some additional adventures. Holmes has been interpreted many time through the years in both literature and films. Recently, there are movies with Robert Downey, Jr., CBS’ Elementary and PBS’ Sherlock. Join us in discussing this iconic detective and sharing your thoughts on the best portrayers of Holmes.
For additional info on the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Mystery Book Club in the subject line.
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love.” (imdb.com) We’ll be showing Blue Jasmine on Saturday, March 1st at 1:00pm. This movie is rated pg-13 for language and sexual situations, and runs for 1 hours and 38 minutes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know if you’ll be attending by signing up at the front desk.
Do you enjoy reading? Then there are some children waiting to listen to you. Volunteers are needed for a Reading Mentors program where adults will read to children during the school year. The Everybody Wins program has shown many benefits for both the children and adults that participate in it. Training for mentors will be available. For complete information, please call Carol at the Cohoes Public Library at 235-2570.
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