Events

Tue
Jan
172017

Tech Tuesday

6pm - 8pm

Open hours with our tech experts. Bring questions and learn new skills. New tech from the holidays? Don’t forget your devices for hands-on learning, or use ours to learn general skills. Did you know you can use MARVEL databases to access Ancestry Library Edition, academic, magazine, and newspaper articles, and more? Or borrow downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from the library? Trouble using the services on your Kindle, iPad or mp3 player? Tech Tuesdays are a perfect time to come learn how!

Sat
Jan
212017

Teaching in Malawi: Armchair Adventure Series

1pm

Argy Nestor and Lindsay Pinchbeck will share stories and images of a 13-day summer teacher workshop in Malawi which had integrating the arts at the heart of the learning experience. They traveled with the Go!Malawi, program, founded by Janet Littlefield who grew up in Union with her family.

Mon
Jan
232017

Teatime Movie: Calendar Girls

2pm

A feel-good comedy based on the true story of a group of British housewives who became overnight celebrities by posing for a nude calendar and raising more than 500-thousand pounds for a new leukemia unit. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted. Best friends Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Julie Walters), both members of the charitable Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire take action after Annie's husband John (John Alderton) succumbs to leukemia. They convince the group to craft a tastefully nude calendar featuring the usual ladies' activities of gardening and baking, as photographed by the young amateur Lawrence (Philip Glenister). Despite the disapproval of the Institute's leader Marie (Geraldine James), the calendar quickly becomes a best-seller and leads the group to Hollywood. Ciaran Hinds appears as Chris's husband Rod Harper. 2003, PG-13.

Fri
Jan
272017

Hour of Code

4pm

Anyone can learn to code. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, that reaches over 100 million students in over 180 countries. Try it at hourofcode.com. Our Hour of Code event is hosted by Mr. Andrew of Mid Coast Martial Arts here at the library. Ages 8 and up; parents, adults, teenagers - all are welcome. No experience needed. We have 20 slots for participants on our computers. We encourage those that have them to bring their devices (tablets, laptops) to stretch the number of computers we have available. Call 785-4733, email sue@voselibrary.org or visit the library to reserve your place.

Sat
Jan
282017

Recent Release Movie: Sully

1pm

Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley Sully Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Directed by Clint Eastwood. 2016, PG-13. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted.

Thu
Feb
022017

Finding "Real" News

1pm

“Real” News - Identifying Reliable Info Thursday, February 2, 1pm Learn to find good reliable information and how to tell it apart from “fake news”.

Sat
Feb
042017

Kids' Movie: Zootopia

1pm

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis. 2016, PG.

Sat
Feb
112017

Appalachian Odyssey - Author Visit

1pm

Jeffrey Ryan is the author of Appalachian Odyssey, an enduring story told through a refreshing blend of history, photography and wit. This Appalachian Trail book is an uplifting reminder that the most meaningful accomplishments in life rarely happen overnight, but are achieved by making steady progress toward our goals. Talk followed by questions and answers and book signing. Part of our Armchair Adventure Series.

Mon
Feb
132017

A Raisin in the Sun

7pm

A socially conscious drama about a struggling African-American family. 1961, Not rated. Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) is a strong, proud woman who has raised a family in a crowded apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Her son Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) works as a chauffeur; intelligent and ambitious but impulsive and often angry, he desperately wants to get ahead in a world that offers him few opportunities. His wife Ruth (Ruby Dee) takes in laundry to help make ends meet and watches over their son. Younger daughter Beneatha (Diana Sands) is a college student who wants to become a doctor and often speaks of searching for her cultural identity. On the death of her husband, Lena becomes the beneficiary of a $10,000 life insurance payment, and suddenly the family is in conflict over how the money should be spent. Lena wants to use the money for a down payment on a house. Beneatha is hoping that Lena will help her pay for medical school. And Walter Lee wants to go into business with friends who plan to open a liquor store, which he's convinced will be a sure money maker.

Tue
Feb
212017

Tech Tuesday

6pm - 8pm

Open hours with our tech experts. Bring questions and learn new skills. New tech from the holidays? Don’t forget your devices for hands-on learning, or use ours to learn general skills. Did you know you can use MARVEL databases to access Ancestry Library Edition, academic, magazine, and newspaper articles, and more? Or borrow downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from the library? Trouble using the services on your Kindle, iPad or mp3 player? Tech Tuesdays are a perfect time to come learn how!

Thu
Feb
232017

Kids' Movie: Frozen

2pm

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. 2013, PG. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted.

Sat
Feb
252017

Movie: Southside With You

1pm

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady's fateful first date. 2016, PG-13. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted. Sponsored by Shep's Imports

Mon
Feb
272017

Teatime Movie: Chocolat

2pm

The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in this comedy. In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community's activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship -- shortly after the beginning of Lent. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, using her expert touch to create just the right candy to break down each customer's resistance. With every passing day, more and more of Vianne's neighbors are succumbing to her sinfully delicious treats, but the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina), the town's mayor, is not the least bit amused; he is eager to see Vianne run out of town before she leads the town into a deeper level of temptation. Vianne, however, is not to be swayed, and with the help of another new arrival in town, a handsome Irish Gypsy named Roux (Johnny Depp), she plans a "Grand Festival of Chocolate," to be held on Easter Sunday. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris, Chocolat features a distinguished supporting cast, including Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Peter Stormare, Hugh O'Conor, and Leslie Caron. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted. 2000, PG-13.