Just in time to kick off our New Year, library movie night continues on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 PM with a recently released, uproariously funny comedy about a group of British retirees who head to India to try and beat the high cost of living. Our public movie license prevents us from naming the movie, but we can describe it: The cast includes some of the best actors in Britian. Evelyn (Judi Dench), Muriel (Maggie Smith), Douglas (Bill Nighy), and Graham (Tom Wilkinson), are planning retirement in a less expensive country. After "thorough research on the Internet," the group chooses what looks to be a grand, peaceful hotel retreat. It turns out that the bloom is off this place--it's shabby, antiquated, and as chaotic as the city in India, Jaipur, where it is set. Who can adapt to this very different retirement experience, and who founders? That question lies at the heart of the plot. The cast is uniformly superb, as the retirees bond and bicker and fall out and then try to encourage one another. And Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) shines as Sonny, the barely-holding-it-together hotel manager. Patel and Tena Desae, who plays Sunaina, his girlfriend, are charming yet face adaptation struggles of their own, in a modern-day India still tied strongly to its traditions but rapidly charging into the future. The movie is an uplifting journey, allowing the viewer to feel what the retirees are discovering on the screen. When Evelyn sighs, "Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected," Muriel crisply replies, "Most things don't. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff."
For additional information about this movie and our movie series, please call the library, 375-5723 Movie nights will continue in on the first Thursday of each month thru April and feature family, documentary and popular movies. Join us for an enjoyable movie, snack and discussion in the comfort of the library's downstairs clubroom. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend the show. These programs are presented as part of you library's ongoing "Your library. Your community. Friends for life" outreach.
A Japanese New Year: Travel to Japan January 24th at 6:00 PM
Join us on Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 PM for an evening abroad with Boscobel exchange student Joelle Bohringer, as she shares stories, souvenir and pictures from her month long visit last summer to Tokoyo, Japan. Learn about Japanese customs, culture, celebrations and foods, and what it's to live as an exchange student in a foreign country. Joelle's program will feature a slideshow, souvenirs, question and answer session and the opportunity to sample some tasty Japanese treats. Don't miss this opportunity to share the adventure of travelling to the other side of the world!
Spring storytime for preschool age children begins February 6th, at 10 AM. All children, families and caregivers are invited to bring the little ones for a half hour programs featuring reading, activities and take home crafts designed to engage children with reading and prepare them for school. Please contact children's librarian Gina Schmitz at the library for more information.