Author Archives: Liz Reed

June is GLBT Book Month

GLBTBookMonthDid you know that June is GLBT Book Month? Join us and other libraries across the nation in celebrating June as GLBT Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and books that reflect the GLBT experience.

Of course we have some reading suggestions! Check out the Stonewall Book Awards, the first and most enduring award for GLBT books. Over the Rainbow lists must-read fiction and non-fiction LGBT books for adults. Find suggestions for GLBT books for children and teens on the Rainbow List. Read with Pride, folks!

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Titles on Tap Book Group – June

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

difference_engineOur next book will be “The Difference Engine” by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. This science fiction classic set the conventions for the steampunk subgenre. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 6/28 @ 7:30 pm!

Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for TOT_matthe young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.

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“The Finest Hours” film screening

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm

FinestHoursDid you miss the daytime screening of “The Finest Hours?” Want to see it again? By popular demand, we will again be showing this new hit film!

“The Finest Hours” is an historical drama chronicling the true account of the 1952 United States Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton, after it split apart during a nor’easter off the New England coast. This film is based on the book of the same name by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster, the film is rated PG-13 and runs about 2 hours. All are welcome and popcorn will be served courtesy of Regal Cinemas in Bellingham.

Please sign up by calling 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, by emailing norprograms@minlib.net, or by visiting the Reference or Information Desks. The film will be shown in our handicapped-accessible Simoni Room.

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Star Wars Wednesdays Film Series: “The Phantom Menace”

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

PhantomMenaceExperience the Star Wars saga at the Morrill Memorial Library this summer! Beginning July 13th and running every Wednesday at 6:30 pm through August 24th, we will be showing the Star Wars films in order, from Episode I through Episode VII. Join us to revisit these beloved films on the big screen, or to see them for the first time.

“Episode I: The Phantom Menace” (1999) will be shown on July 13th, is rated PG and runs 2 hours 16 minutes. We’ll show “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” (2002) on July 20th, which is rated PG and runs 2 hours 22 minutes. On July 27th, we’ll show “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” (2005), which is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours 20 minutes. The original Star Wars film, “Episode IV: A New Hope,” made in 1977, will be shown on August 3rd; this film runs 2 hours 1 minute and is rated PG. “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) will be shown on August 10th, is rated PG, and runs 2 hours 4 minutes. We’ll be showing “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983) on August 17th, which is rated PG and runs 2 hours 11 minutes. Finally, on August 24th we’ll show the 2015 box office hit “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” rated PG-13, 2 hours 16 minutes.

To register for any and all of these films, please email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information Desk. Popcorn for these films will be provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham. All films will be shown in the air conditioned Simoni Room on the second floor.

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