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Avon - Avon Free Public Library presents: Titanic
Posted on: 2020-02-14
What: Avon Free Public Library presents: Titanic
Where: Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001
When: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Including both historical and fictionalized aspects, the film is based on accounts of the sinking of the Titanic, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. Rated PG13. The movie is 194 minutes plus 15 minute intermission. Snacks will be provided. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12 p.m.
One Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2 p.m., come and listen to story of the Titanic - its celebrated construction, employing thousands during difficult times, its sailing, life on board and final hours. Join us as we share insights about a well-known story that might change your viewpoint of that fateful date with destiny. Few know that the Titanic's plunge into the frigid Atlantic was predicted more than a decade before the disaster. In a strange twist of fate, the author inadvertently foretold his own death, he was on board the Titanic when it sank in April 1912.
Presenter: John Cilio is a historian and storyteller. John lives in Sherman, CT and is the author of six historical books and over 200 articles covering a broad range of topics and has spoken on a wide range of topics in over 60 countries. His goal is to make history relevant, engaging, and enlightening.
For more information please contact Anna Korkus akorkus@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext. 234
All events will be held at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001.
 

 
Avon - "Outstanding" Film Series - Spring 2020
Posted on: 2020-02-14
What: "Outstanding" Film Series - Spring 2020 at Avon Free Public Library
Where: Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Dates are below, beginning 3/26/2020
Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 pm - Volver
Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm - If Beale Street Could Talk
Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 pm - Divided We Fall
Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm - Honeyland

Volver, Spain, 2006. Directed by Pedro Almodovar, March 26 at 6:30
Volver is recognized as one of the best foreign films of the past 20 years. Raimunda and Sole are sisters who live in Madrid. They lost their parents in a fire years ago. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about their mother as if she were still alive. When Paula dies the things change and the past returns in a story of mystery and suspense. Shown with subtitles. Rated R, 2 hours 1 min.

If Beale Street Could Talk, United States, 2018, Directed by Barry Jenkins, April 16 at 6:30
This film was a major crowd pleaser last year. The story focuses on two young lovers in early 1970's Harlem. Tish, and her boyfriend Fonny, have plenty of time to plan their future. However, their plans are upended when Fonny is arrested and accused of a crime he did not commit. This riveting drama is a story of love and the search for justice. A wonderful script and superb acting make it a must see. Rated R, 1 hour 59 min.

Divided We Fall, Czechoslovakia, 2000, Directed by Jan Hrebejk, May 14 at 6:30
Set during World War II in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, The Cizeks, can only watch while the Jewish family they work for, the Wieners, are sent to a concentration camp. Years later, the only surviving member of the Weiner family returns to the Cizeks and asks to be sheltered. Knowing that harboring a Jew is punishable by execution, the Cizeks face a decision that was a reality in many parts of 1940s Europe. Shown with subtitles. Rated PG-13, 1 hour 57 min.

Honeyland, Macedonia, Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, June 11 at 6:30
This documentary follows Hatidze, an old woman, who lives in the wild hills of Macedonia. We follow her as she lovingly cares for her hive of bees from which she extracts the golden honey she sells to buy what she needs. Her life is disrupted when neighbors move in and alter the delicate balance of nature. This incredible story features spectacular cinematography and is certain to transport you to an unimaginable world. Shown with subtitles. Not Rated, 1 hour 30 min.

For more information please contact Anna Korkus akorkus@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext. 234 

 
Simsbury - Author Talk with Susan Hoben: Dying Well
Posted on: 2020-02-05
What: Author Talk with Susan Hoben: Dying Well
Where: The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070
When: Sunday March 1st from 1:30-2:30 pm.
Join author Susan Hoben as she discusses her new book, "Dying Well."
ABOUT THE BOOK: Months after her husband Bruce's untimely death from cancer, author Susan Ducharme Hoben was sitting at her first grief counseling meeting. As each person went around the circle sharing their heart-wrenching stories full of tears, anger and regret, Hoben paused. Her experience had been so different. She and Bruce spent the last months of his life doing all the things he loved, spending time with the people he cared for the most and savoring every moment. She felt she grieved with him, and then celebrated with him. After he passed, she was at peace. This is the inspiring story she shares in her new memoir, Dying Well: Our Journey of Love and Loss. Detailing how Bruce celebrated life while facing his death with grace and dignity, Hoben guides readers through the decisions made and actions taken on their nine-month journey from diagnosis. Dying Well brings readers into their celebrations and goodbyes, to a peaceful death free of fear and regret. Hoben shares the lessons she learned as their family came to terms with Bruce's impending death, and the ways they made this last stage of his life as loving and joyous as possible. Admission includes light refreshments, and Susan will have signed copies of her book available for purchase. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is required
visit the website to register! 

 
Simsbury - Alice in Wonderland Springtime Tea Party
Posted on: 2020-02-05
What: Alice in Wonderland Springtime Tea Party
Where: The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070
When: Saturday March 7th from 3:30-5:00 pm
Join us for a whimsical afternoon of tea and cakes, crafts and games! Enjoy scones, sandwiches and petite desserts, make tiny Mad Hat favors, and test your knowledge of Alice's quirks at our trivia game (win a prize!). Cost: $30. Pre-registration is required.
visit the website to register! 

 
Simsbury - Night Writers: Pajama Pizza Party
Posted on: 2020-02-05
What: Night Writers: Pajama Pizza Party
Where: The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070
When: Saturday March 7th from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Writers! Join your fellow authors for a fun night of freewriting, writing contests, pizza and prizes! Bring whatever writing project you have underway and settle in to a cozy writing nook in your favorite corner of the Cottage. Stuck? Jump into one of the fun writing sprints or contests happening around the house! Enjoy pizza and soda while you work, meet new writer friends, and make some serious progress on your writing project. Wear your PJs if you dare! Cost: $15. Pre-registration is required
visit the website to register! 

 
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