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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:00am to 1:00pm
Joining Forces for Families (JFF) drop-in assistance

Joining Forces for Families (JFF) drop-in assistance

Study Room 109
Wednesday, Sep 7, 9:00am to 1:00pm

A community social worker will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance with these primary areas of focus:

  • Individual/Family:  Working directly with families to offer support or make connections to resources
  • Community:  Collaborating with area partners to build capacity around issues important to people living in the community.
  • System/Organizational:   Helping network area agencies, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and others to better connect families to available resources and opportunities.  Whenever possible, we encourage collaboration across agencies to improve services and support available to families.
Study Room 109
 
10am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10:00am to 11:00am
NewBridge Book Discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver

NewBridge Book Discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver

*Offsite
Wednesday, Sep 7, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a book discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for location or Zoom link.

Synopsis: "Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions—religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's must thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
12pm
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Sep 7, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Do you have clothing or other fabric items that need mending? 

Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending on the second and fourth Wednesdays from noon - 2:00 pm at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library (Aug. 10, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept.21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 21). These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle any other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).

Drop in anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
1pm
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ashman Film Fest presents The Gunfighter (1950)

Ashman Film Fest presents The Gunfighter (1950)

Community Room
Wednesday, Sep 7, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

The Gunfighter (1950)

Dir: Henry King

"A key forerunner of the new breed of dark, brooding westerns that would soon cast a shadow over America’s frontier folklore, this subversive psychological saga sounds a death knell for the myth of the outlaw hero. In one of his most morally complex roles, Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, an infamous gunslinger looking to hang up his holsters and start a new life, but whose reputation draws him inexorably into a cycle of violence and revenge from which he cannot escape. Directed with taut efficiency by the versatile studio-era craftsman Henry King, and shot in striking deep-focus style by master cinematographer Arthur C. Miller, The Gunfighter forgoes rough-and-tumble action in favor of an elegiac exploration of guilt and regret that speaks to the anxious soul of postwar America.A key forerunner of the new breed of dark, brooding westerns that would soon cast a shadow over America’s frontier folklore, this subversive psychological saga sounds a death knell for the myth of the outlaw hero. In one of his most morally complex roles, Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, an infamous gunslinger looking to hang up his holsters and start a new life, but whose reputation draws him inexorably into a cycle of violence and revenge from which he cannot escape. Directed with taut efficiency by the versatile studio-era craftsman Henry King, and shot in striking deep-focus style by master cinematographer Arthur C. Miller, The Gunfighter forgoes rough-and-tumble action in favor of an elegiac exploration of guilt and regret that speaks to the anxious soul of postwar America." -Criterion Collection

Not rated. 84 mins.

 
Community Room
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-ages knitting circle

All-ages knitting circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Sep 7, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in knitting. All experience levels welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.

 

Our knitting instructor will not be present for today's (9/7) session.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Discussion of Pawcasso for the Youth Graphic Novel Club

Discussion of Pawcasso for the Youth Graphic Novel Club

Studio
Wednesday, Sep 7, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us the first Wednesday of every month to discuss an older elementary/tween graphic novel!

We will be meeting 4:30-5:30 in the studio. No registration required!

This month we'll be discussing Pawcasso by Remy Lai

"Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list, and cash in paw to buy groceries for his family. One day, he passes eleven-year-old Jo, peering out the window of her house, bored and lonely. Astonished by the sight of an adorable basket-toting dog on his own, Jo follows Pawcasso, and when she’s seen alongside him by a group of kids from her school, they mistake her for Pawcasso’s owner.

Excited to make new friends, Jo reluctantly hides the truth and agrees to let “her” dog model for an art class the kids attend. What could go wrong? But what starts as a Chihuahua-sized lie quickly grows Great Dane-sized when animal control receives complaints about a dog roaming the streets off-leash. With Pawcasso’s freedom at stake, is Jo willing to spill the truth and risk her new friendships?" - Amazon Description

 

Studio
 
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Teen Programming
*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
5pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Anime Club: Samurai 7

Anime Club: Samurai 7

Community Room B
Wednesday, Sep 7, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Love anime, or been wanting to get into it? Join us every Wednesday evening in September for Meadowridge Library Anime Club's Samurai September! Every Wednesday evening, we'll celebrate by watching an episode of a samurai anime. 

This week, we'll be watching Samurai 7. In this anime based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, a young priestess sets out on a quest to hire samurai to protect her village from a vicious breed of warrior that is more machine than man.

This anime is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Community Room B
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Sep 7, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side