Events - 20 May 17

Film Club presents "Splendor in the Grass"

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The next film club event will be a showing of “Splendor in the Grass” by Elia Kazan. Splendor in the Grass is a 1961 Technicolorromantic drama film that tells a story of a teenage girl navigating her feelings of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. Written by William Inge, who appears briefly as a Protestant clergyman and won an Oscar for his screenplay, the film was directed by Elia Kazan and features a score by jazz composer David Amram.

Screening begins at 15:00 sharp. This activity is free of charge for all library members. Please reserve by signing up at the front desk in advance. A discussion in English will follow the film.

Saturday Reading Group

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The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. There is the line-up of great reading for 2017! Click here for full schedule and line-up of titles 2017. 

The May selection is the book “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group,
Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank and Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg. Hazel introduces her favorite novel to Gus and tells that she dreamed about having a conversation with the author, Van Houten, who lives in Amsterdam. Gus contacts him and Van Houten invites them to visit him in Amsterdam. They travel to the Netherlands where Hazel will learn that things are not like they seem to be.

When and where: Meetings will be held in the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3:00. Cost: FREE to all members of the library. To join: Please contact Anne Kaar at bookgroup@ellia.org

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