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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cures for Cabin Fever

Movie Night at Your Library, Thursday January 30th, 6:30 PM

Short days and cold, cold weather got you down with a raging case of cabin fever? Escape to free movie night at the Boscobel Public Library,  this Thursday, January 30th at 6:30 PM in the library building's downstairs clubroom.  

While licensing restrictions prevent us from printing the actual title of our upcoming movie, we can tell you all about it:  we'll be showing a 1997 Academy Award winning drama by director Gus Van Zant (Promised Land, Restless, Drugstore Cowboy)  about a young, hot-headed, mathematical genius Will Hunting,(Matt Daemon), who works as a janitor at MIT. After MIT professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) stumps students with a challenging math formula on a hallway blackboard, Will anonymously leaves the correct solution.  When  he's discovered as its author, Will resists all attempts to  guide him to develop his talents. In spite of escalating  problems with the law, he's proud of his working-class street cred and scarred by old wounds, "he's a smart man who knows he's smart but pulls back from challenges because he was beaten down once too often as a child." Co-starring Robin Williams, Ben Affleck  and Minnie Driver, Williams gives one of his best performances of his career as Sean McGuire, a counselor with some scars of his own who is finally able to connect with Will and lead him to realize the potential of his life and mind. Powerful performances that are touching without being sentimental, the movie's rough exterior yields a wealth of positive inspiration. Rated R for strong language and adult situations. Monthly winter movie nights continue through April 24th. This event is open to the general public and there's no charge to attend. For more information, please contact the library, 375-5723. 

Spring Storytime  Mondays and Wedn
.esdays beginning February 24th
Hard as it may be to believe this week, the beginning of  winter's end is really not that far away. We'll begin welcoming the warming season next month with our annual eight week Spring story-time for pre-k age children, families and caregivers. Library Storytime  is now offered mornings and evenings each week to help meet the schedules of busy parents:  Monday evening from 6:30 - 7:00 pm and Wednesday morning from 10:00 - 10:30. Don't miss the fun, reading and activities for your little ones and play date time for parents and families afterwards.  The kids will enjoy an interactive story, learning skills activity and take home crafts, books and DVDs related to each week's special theme. Spring themes include "Baking is F-U-N" , "Books of 3's" and "Daffy about Ducks". All children, families and caregivers are welcome. There's no cost to participate and regular attendance isn't required. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones @ the library.

Just For the Grown-Ups
In 2014 we're looking forward  to bringing more adult programming events to our library, as well as drop in fun and creative activities that you can enjoy during a quick visit. We'll be asking for public  feedback and ideas over the next several weeks so that we have a "good read" on what interests all of you the most. Guest speakers on a wide range of topics, artsy-craftsy fun workshops, technology petting zoos, author book talks, cookbook workshops, "makerspaces" and many other ideas are already percolating. We'd love to hear yours!  Watch this column for more information about how you can share your  feedback with us. We're preparing a quick survey form that will be available at the library  and online in the next week or so. Have an idea? Drop by and share it. Right now through the month of February you can grab and scorecard and join in our "Book Bingo" reader's challenge: try reading something completely different from your usual favorites. Fill in a bookish bingo card, five in a row wins a lovely prize. Stay tuned, there'll be plenty more to come @ your library in 2014.