Celebrate the beginning of baseball season and join us for March's First Friday Flick, this week at 7pm, Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. (Amazon)
Just a friendly reminder that the Library is CLOSED on Monday the 18th for Presidents' Day! See you Tuesday morning.
Join us this Sunday at 2pm for March Through History: The Civil War Soldier, a high energy interactive program. Our presenter, Ken Gavin, will be in period Union army dress and interprets a soldier from the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment. He discusses his reasons for joining the Union army, why he is fighting, his transformation from being a civilian to a soldier and battle experiences.
This program is funded by Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It is a national public programing initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts. The project is presented by The Library of America, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of America, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The WHHS and HTFLteens show scheduled for this evening, Friday, February 8th, has been cancelled due to the impending winter weather. Please watch for a new date soon!