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
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.
Balto, a sled dog in Alaska, makes an arduous journey to bring life-saving medicine to a town during a diphtheria epidemic. 1997, G.
Ruth Ann Weimer, Union resident and library volunteer, will share stories and pictures from her trip to Peru, hiking up to Machu Picchu and snorkeling in the Galapagos.
Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture Design will discuss food-producing and sustainable polycultures. Permaculture is a design system for regenerating landscapes and whole ecosystems. We take design inspiration from patterns we see in nature and use them to elegantly manage resources in a sustainable way. Permaculture can offer powerful and often intuitive design solutions for dealing with water, erosion, plant and animal systems. In this presentation we will discuss how to heal ecosystems, efficiently manage water, grow perennial food crops and adapt to climate change using the landscapes around us. We will highlight permaculture design principles and methods by looking at some case studies in Maine. We will imagine ecosystems designed to produce food and other useful products for all species.
The new sheriff and his sidekick, retired gunfighter Waco Kid, protect the town of Rock Ridge from the men who want to run the railroad through the town. A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town. Mel Brooks. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted. 1989, PG.
Paul and Linda Marshall of Hope will talk about their longtime connection with the country and a family in Ireland.
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!
During the bloodiest battle of WWII, in Okinawa, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. 2016, R. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted.
Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), an eccentric New York playgirl determined to marry a millionaire, faces a difficult choice as she comes to know her next door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored by a wealthy socialite. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted. 1960.