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August 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Downtown Library
This month in our Year of Reading Women series, we'll discuss A.S. Byatt, who is renowned internationally for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning "Possession," "The Biographer's Tale" and the quartet, "The Virgin in the Garden," "Still Life," "Babel Tower" and "A Whistling Woman." A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A.S. Byatt was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1999.
August 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Library
Discover the best in new contemporary fiction. New York Magazine's The Strategist, says of Exit West, "This love story amid the rubble of violence, uncertainty, and modernity feels at once otherworldly and all too real."
August 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Library - Discover Studio
The computers in Discover Studio will be available to all participants who wish to use our video-editing software, iMovie, to edit their videos for the Kids' Spooky Film Festival, which is part of the annual Shriek Week event at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Qualified films will be shown online in October, and select films will be screened during Shriek Week in late October. They are seeking original work; short, spooky films from 3-10 minutes long in three categories: Youth Filmmaker (ages 12-17); Family (one adult plus at least one child 17 and under); and Adult (ages 18 & above). All films must be suitable for screening to children ages 5-12.
August 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Downtown Library
This month's selection is "The Bat," by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, which Booklist's starred review calls a "wrenching, emotionally charged tale." Join Neil Schulhoff for a discussion of this acclaimed mystery, and enjoy coffee and muffins.
August 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Spanish River Library
Join us for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Lakeside Patio! Free solar eclipse glasses, cookies and lemonade will be provided (while supplies last). No registration required.
August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Library - Discover Studio